March 21, 2004

The Local Castle

There's this house I pass on my way to and from work that's been under construction for about two years. Its big. Silly-big. Someone's-got-way-too-much-money-big. We decided to go see it today.

The value of the house is currently estimated at $3 million. And after looking at it, I don't doubt it. After all, it is 13,000 square feet and has an 1800 square foot underground bomb shelter. Sounds like a good value to me!

From the top, left to right: -The front of the house with kick-ass fountain. Everyone has fountains, right? -A view from the entrance. Yes, that is a third story. It has a dome with Greek gods painted on it. No, I'm not kidding. - From the second story into the living room. - Check out the closet space! We've lived in apartments smaller than this closet. -The master bath. Large for...uh...entertaining? Posted by Chris at March 21, 2004 4:42 PM

And just think, someone out there can actually afford it.

Posted by: Annie J. at March 21, 2004 5:10 PM

I can't believe you're making fun of our new house. That's cold, brutha.

Posted by: Buzz at March 21, 2004 5:15 PM

Who's buying it? Tell me Kimora Lee Simmons, so I can visit you and we can go over and burn Baby Phat tees on her lawn. Like the rotten kids we are.

Posted by: Coleen at March 21, 2004 5:27 PM

Omg. I absolutely love it. I must buy it. I'll just get my checkbook...

Posted by: Burnt Fuse at March 21, 2004 5:28 PM

i want it like i've never wanted anything in my life.

Posted by: kelly at March 21, 2004 5:40 PM

Chris - I'd appreciate if you'd ASK me before you put pictures of my house on your blog.

Posted by: Zoot at March 21, 2004 6:45 PM

I'll have two please

Posted by: Fluffy at March 21, 2004 7:16 PM

That's some house. A little big for the two of us, but I could probably adjust.

Posted by: Cassie-b at March 21, 2004 7:49 PM

That house is absolutely amazing. Not for me however, I'm happy with a lot less space!

Posted by: Dana at March 21, 2004 7:54 PM

How gorgeous is that closet? I'm drooling! :) But think of how much you'd have to pay your servants to clean a house that big! I'm happy in my little shoebox.

Posted by: Kimmie at March 21, 2004 7:57 PM

Somehow, I wouldn't be surprized if that house showed up on Cribs in the near future.....

Christ on a cracker.... looking at stuff like that always makes me wonder what is it REALLY like for people with that much money????

Posted by: Tjej at March 21, 2004 8:27 PM

Do you think they'd let me clean the toilets in exchange for letting me live in one of those "closets"?

Posted by: myllissa at March 21, 2004 9:21 PM

Holy shit that's one big ass house. I don't see how anyone could need that much space unless they had like 15 kids or something. It would need one of those "you are here" maps in the foyer.

Posted by: Jaded Angel at March 21, 2004 10:03 PM

Welcome to McMansion's, would you like to supersize your property taxes today?

Posted by: amalah at March 21, 2004 10:24 PM

I want to like... spend a day in there or something. just a day!!!

Posted by: Jessica at March 22, 2004 7:37 AM

I'm ... I'm ... just ... speechless ...

Posted by: Sweety at March 22, 2004 8:28 AM

That's not unlike our new place, with the exception of umpteen thousand square feet, less amrble and a bath not quite big enough for 6...

Posted by: zeno at March 22, 2004 8:44 AM

OMG... beautiful!!! I work for a builder/developer. We just broke ground last Friday on our first two model homes - and I thought THEY were extravagant. [well, they ARE, for this area]. We design and build luxury executive homes, and our showcase home that my boss and I were designing, has a $600,000 price tag so far with the elegant fixtures, maple woodwork, etc... and I always wonder, WHO are these people who will buy this home??? WHY would they pay SO MUCH when they could get alittle less house and have it paid off so much faster? Or, am I simply being too practical here? LOL [and what a BITCH to clean it... but these folks could certainly afford maid service! lol]

Posted by: Dee at March 22, 2004 9:56 AM

Thats...a closet? I thought it might be a living room at first, with the little window seat and all the bookshelves...

I see the hangers now. I was thinking that was the entertainment center area. Man.

Posted by: Alicia at March 22, 2004 10:19 AM

i'd never find my cat.

Posted by: laura at March 22, 2004 10:29 AM

Sooooo, how did you get into the house to get the pictures? : )

Posted by: T at March 22, 2004 11:13 AM

Ten bucks says my dog can skid to the edge of that circular hole on the third floor and plummet two stories within 10 days of me moving in.

Posted by: Iki at March 22, 2004 8:09 PM

It's just way too big for the amount of people that are going to end up living there. Living proof of people who have so much money that they have to seek out ways like that to get rid of it.

Posted by: Zandria at March 22, 2004 8:43 PM

holy crap

Posted by: Maureen at March 23, 2004 5:31 PM

duuuude, that house is huuuuge.

Posted by: whistler at March 24, 2004 2:06 PM

Our apartment is 550 square feet. This house is 13,000? That's almost twenty-four times the size of our place. That's like over one half of our apartment building. But then who needs 24 kitchens?

Posted by: Shiz at March 24, 2004 4:27 PM

Dayum, you could totally swing a cat in there.

Posted by: Casey at March 25, 2004 5:39 PM