Monday, August 4, 2008

Got a condo made of stone-a



Maybe it isn't fair of me to include these photos. Sure, they're badly framed and slightly tilted. But could you do any better if you had a penthouse with an "Egyptian theme that dominates the main living areas" to sell?

Found by Amanda. Many more excellent photos -- plus one ho-hum kitchen -- here.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

No pictures of the bedrooms? Is that because the beds are actually sarcophagi??

T said...

that kitchen doesn't even look like it's in the same zip code as the rest of the house... no anubis head faucets?

of course, compared to most of your lovelies on this site, this is a gem... too bad I don't have 655,000 laying around.

BrightCrayon said...

I want it!!

Sara said...

t-- It's only US $606,137 (according to Google, price subject to change as US dollar plummets). Does that make it any more reasonable?

T said...

oh, how could I have been so silly... of course, that puts it RIGHT in my price range :)

PollyAnna said...

Oh My... Oh My... Wow... There should be laws preventing the overuse of a decorating theme! It looks like the wall sconces have moving "flames" LOL

rajf9598 said...

What a bargain, they should tie it in with the new mummy movie to help the sale. lol

Mary the Nebraska Realtor said...

I haven't looked at the rest of the pictures, but I'd like to believe the garage is shaped like a pyramid.

Brian H said...

I incorrectly assumed this would be in Arizona.

Fnarf said...

That "ho-hum" kitchen looks pretty good to me. I cannot believe how many of the kitchens in my area (Seattle, WA) have been remodeled by the blind or the soulless. It's not just the hideous granite countertops; it's the disgustingly ornate cabinetry that strives for Versailles but only reaches as far as Home Depot. I could use some moderation and some clean modern lines, but those have all been ripped out.

I don't like it enough to put up with the Egyptian thing, though. I can only imagine what went through the listing agent's mind when he first saw it.

Maki said...

I think my mom would be happy to live in this space who is infatuated with Egypt. LOL

Vanessa said...

I wish I could see the people...

Anonymous said...

Why are there no actual sand dunes, or palm trees or camels on the roof deck?

Chris said...

aww, doesn't come furnished? I was expecting to see a nice throne or stargate or something.

kelliebean said...

Anyone else got a Bangles song going through your head now?

Theresa said...

Oh, this will be the perfect house for my sarcophagus collection, potted palms, and scroll library. It's a home were you can truly sleep like the dead. And then I'll lounge around in my silk robes all day long like Cleopatra. Can I keep my camel in the garage?
T

SuperRaizy said...

Just stumbled upon your site and I think it's very funny. I have linked to you over at my blog.

Our Family said...

That is too funny. I think some people have more money than sense these days. Love all the sarcophagi comments. Forwarded this site to my mother-in-law who sells real estate!

*Amber* said...

pollyanna said: "There should be laws preventing the overuse of a decorating theme!"

AGREED!

I wonder if this person lost their house due to the foreclosure crisis, because Lord knows they weren't thinking RESALE!

Deb Clague said...

Not gonna lie, I like it and would live there. I wouldn't pay that much for it though. Kudos to them for not following the cookie cutter format that HGTV loves to market to those with no individuality.

Meg said...

Damn. Someone beat me to the sarcophagus joke!

I find the beige contractor grade carpet amusing. Like that should appeal to the buyers and they will overlook the heiroglyphics on the walls. "oooh! it has new carpet! How nice"

beko said...

miller is the best
in my country...


so u r the best..

dont worry ...
:-)

homefris said...

ha! this is beautiful. obviously it's haunted.

Wicked Gardener said...

Oh my - this site is funny!!

Heather said...

Does it come with eunuchs?

Andy said...

I wish my place had Egyptian artifacts. Nothing like rolling out of a sarcophagus each morning to get you going, right?
Good photos...

eye in the sky said...

perfect posting for the opening of "mummy" at the theaters. lol. you have to admire the imagination of the builders... great site

Jason and Kelli said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this blog!
You are my new favorite thing on the web!

sn00dle said...

If I had the cash I would totally buy that XD

Mage's double whammy diary said...

Sara,

I just found your blog. First, I want to tell you I am cracking up. These photos are hilarious, and somehow satisfying. I guess it's just nice to know I'm not the only one making stupid mistakes on a daily basis.

Second, thank you for introducing me to the spectacle of human tetris! I don't know how I lived without knowing about it!

Third, when you said BOOTY is your book, did you really mean YOUR book? Are you Sara Lorimer of Girl Pirate fame? I LOVE THIS BOOK. A few moves ago I got sick of transporting heavy boxes and I donated of ALL my books except a dozen of my very-favorite-cant-live-without-them volumes. This one made the cut and I still pull it out monthly to share with friends. It's one of my treasures.

thank you!

Lauren said...

haha,my boyfriend's daughter actually has a pair of those egyptian dogs shown on the floor of your first picture. But um, she's 11!

JazLive said...

Here are a couple of suggestions:

- lease time to "music video directors" - be sure to have proper insurance coverage and word the contract to specify damages and alterations

- convert to a "bed/breakfast Egyptian Theme"

The decor is very unique!

jshay778 said...

Thats seriously a house!? I would be scared of the statues in there! I cant believe people buy places like that!

Stacy said...

Are you sure that kitchen belongs with that apartment?

This is probably the reason why we aren't allowed to even paint our apartment.

me said said...

I wonder how they got the smell of embalming fluids out.

Sara said...

Mage's double whammy diary -- yup, that's me. Thanks!

GracefulFire Girl said...

Found your blog recently, showed the DH and we were both crying we were laughing so hard. Love the egypt theme, its SO 80's.

After house hunting several times as we moved, I can so relate to these posts!!!

wundermary said...

I don't think the beds would be sarcophagi. They'd be nothing more slanted boards with fancy, painted legs and a wooden head rest. Maybe after all of the rest, the realtor thought that would be the deal breaker!

Love, Netta said...

Its LOVELY, I'll Take it FOR REAL!

Anonymous said...

A SNL, Steve Martin/King Tut reference?
Really, I don't think I could possibly love your blog anymore!

Mary T. said...

OMG -- I love that it says "SIMPLY AMAZING!" on the description. That it is. That it is.

rahd said...

Aargh! By publishing these photos you have awoken the Mummy curse! All who view them are damned forever to live in shabby condos with outdated bath fixtures! HGTV CAN NOT SAVE YOU NOW!!!! What have you done? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!!!

Love the site. LOVE.

Tara (Random Acts of Home Decor)

rita said...

... Buried with a donkey (funky Tut)
He's my favorite honkey
(Born in Arizona)
(Moved to Babylonia, king Tut)

Dancin' by the Nile (disco Tut)
The ladies love his style (boss Tut)
Rockin' for a mile (rockin' Tut)
He ate a crocodile...


i don't know about you guys - but that just remind me of steve martin.

MoLiSi said...

RITA BEAT ME TO IT!!
KING TUT!

MoLiSi said...

im a little rusty but, i believe the heiroglyphics on the bathroom says "pee goes in here"

Anonymous said...

Kitchen? What kitchen? I don't see any pics of a kitchen! I wanna see the kitchen!

Shawna said...

Anyone else got a Bangles song going through your head now?

Me! Me! Everybody join in: "All the kids in the marketplace say, Way oh, way oh, waaaay oh, Walk like an Egyptian..."

No roach problem in this place. No, I daresay any bug infestation will involve scarabs.