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Real Estate porn! What is your present fave house/apartment/residence?

 
 
Reply Wed 3 Apr, 2013 12:07 pm
I now have a new favorite residence here in NYC:
Inside An Insane Penthouse Atop One Of City's Oldest Skyscrapers
http://gothamist.com/2013/04/03/video_inside_insane_penthouse_atop.php

How about you? Do you have a favorite video/photo gallery depicting that unreachable/unobtainable luxury apartment/house/mansion/etc... you would love to own or just live in?
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 3 Apr, 2013 12:48 pm
@tsarstepan,
I have walked by this house and drooled.
http://www.weinmayrjay.com/images/026_400.jpg
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 3 Apr, 2013 12:51 pm
http://media.kansas.com/smedia/2012/12/13/10/04/HD5w8.SlMa.80.jpeg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 3 Apr, 2013 12:55 pm
@jespah,
What a dump of a cardboard box that house is! Rolling Eyes

Wink
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 3 Apr, 2013 01:27 pm
@Rockhead,
a link with more pictures from the auction...
http://media.kansas.com/smedia/2012/12/13/10/04/TUok6.SlMa.80.jpeg
http://www.kansas.com/2012/12/13/2602628/castle-inn-riverside-to-be-auctioned.html
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ochomefunding
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 01:27 am
@tsarstepan,
Ahaan! nice one. You know what i would love to stay in one of the luxury sky chalets somewhere at the wilderness of Apls!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 10:04 am
Good thread idea, somehow I missed it. I've seen some neato houses (etc) in the SF Chronicle in among the baddies. Will post some later.

Then of course there are actual architectural sites - don't get me going. Irving Gill apartments, for example. Well, I'll be back.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 10:56 am
@ossobuco,
Ok, here's one I like a lot, except for some recent surface type interior choices.

http://www.sfgate.com/realestate/walkthrough/articleGallery/Laurel-Heights-home-designed-by-Julia-Morgan-4612823/photo-4801187.php

http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/22/24/12/4801187/0/960x540.jpg


Favorite? an impossibility for me, re houses. I like lots of genres and dislike many within those too.
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saab
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 11:15 am
I am contentwith my house and do not feel like another one. But when money did not play any role why not this?

Osso I liked the house you choose, but the wallpaper in some of the rooms would drive me completely nuts-

http://www.svenskfast.se/Templates/ObjectViewPremium.aspx?objectid=418IJ5BIOFDPF03J
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 11:22 am
@saab,
That house is quite lovely Saab. Smile

I actually liked those weird wallpapers in Osso's posted home. Also love the roof deck. But what I really love is this bedroom:
http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/22/24/12/4801172/0/960x540.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 11:27 am
@saab,
That's what I meant by surface interior choices. Wallpaper: wrong house for it.

Julia Morgan was a well loved, well, still is, early century architect in California.

http://www.google.com/#fp=f893b46a557620ec&gs_ssp=eJzj4tTP1TcwsrCoTAEADCMCjg&q=julia+morgan+architect

I think I've liked - well, at least in part - everything I ever saw by her, in photo or just standing in front of some place, but it's possible I would like some more than others. I'd have to look at Hearst Castle again to be sure I don't hate it.. I've been there, sort of forget the details except for the indoor swimming pool. I do know I love that land it's on, totally gorgeous area.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 11:33 am
@saab,
I like that Swedish house, Saab.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 11:35 am
@tsarstepan,
I'm figuring the wallpaper was chosen in a kind of defiance. I understand doing that. I put plaid wall paper in my first california bungalow, circa 1906 according to the real estate blurb. What was I thinking?!?! Not too long afterwards I took it off.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 11:48 am
@ossobuco,
I like defiance-induced interior decorating. Very Happy
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 12:27 pm
@tsarstepan,
I checked Hearst Castle. Ah, one of her's I've little sympathy for, though as a purposely overdone extravanza I've got to say it works. Much has been added to the complex since I was there, but I remember the overcookedness. Still, I liked parts of it. The indoor pool, the indoor pool...

Speaking as I was of overdone on purpose (hard to believe the same woman designed all this) -

http://blog.aaronmphotography.com/wp-content/images/main/2010_12/107_DSC_5258_hdr32.jpg

Wiki on the development of Hearst Castle:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearst_Castle

The land I was referring to that at the time I saw the place was extensive..
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/Hearst_Ranch_01.jpg/330px-Hearst_Ranch_01.jpg


Still, I grumble, I prefer similar land at Point Reyes National Seashore, which has no damned faux castle on it.
saab
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 12:35 pm
@tsarstepan,
Imagen to end up in this hotel room in Gothenburg.
I would think I had ended up in a whorehouse around 1890
http://www.skonahem.com/Global/Skonahem/2013/bilder/sovrum/dorsia/sovrum_dorsia.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 12:36 pm
@ossobuco,
It was interesting to read about her - thanks for the link
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 12:52 pm
@ossobuco,
to edit, that pool photo was on http://blog.aaronmphotography.com
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 01:02 pm
And your 'whorehouse decor - not quite' room reminded me of the photographer Bellocq.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._J._Bellocq

we had this book of his photographs, but when x and I split, that one was his since he bought it - we both liked photography.

http://www.harpersbooks.com/pictures/15670_afront.jpg

http://www.americansuburbx.com/wp-content/gallery/storyville/520bg.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2013 10:09 pm
@ossobuco,
For something entirely different, I'm looking around Italy. I did that once for real, but I could never have made that kind of move and still afford to go back and forth to the US. But that was a long time ago, and whatever websites I looked at I've now forgotten about. I was looking at waaaaaaay lower prices. But to get started on my fantasy life, here's one that is sort of my type of place -
in the Monteriggioni area of Tuscany, not very far from Siena.

Only a million Euros, needs some effort put into it. Oh, and heating. Well, hey.

More photos in the link info..

http://media.immobiliare.it/image/Rustico_Casale_vendita_Monteriggioni_foto_338519957.jpg

http://property-italy.immobiliare.it/42578605-country_houses-for-sale-Monteriggioni.html
 

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