Monday, August 4, 2008

A remodeling idea

Which is better? One?


Or two?

13 comments:

Fnarf said...

It's always good to know before you move in that you are about to live in a neighborhood where it's prudent to board up any building standing vacant for more than a few hours.

Theresa said...

I think the half a wicker chair really adds to that second picture. I'm glad they retook it.
T

Eric B. said...

I love the description: "Once was a beautiful Victorian mansion." Perfect for your steampunk house parties!

I actually live just a few miles from this one and trust me -- the whole neighborhood looks like this. Block after block of Victorian mansion-turned-crack house.

Kim said...

This is one of the funniest blogs I have read!!! Your dry, off-the-cuff sense of humor in your captions has made me laugh so hard I have nearly cried. MUCH THANKS!!! I've linked you to my fledgling blog so my few readers can get a kick out of you, too!

PollyAnna said...

I went to college in Pomona. Scary place. My boyfriend belonged to a fraternity that had a house there. It was across the street from a whore house (bordello?) And that was one of the good neighborhoods. Such a shame because the city is full of those huge, old, victorian homes.

~~Silk said...

Notice that whatever it is in the corner of the counter is still there in the second photo. It looks like a dead cat....

Um, define "mansion"?

Chris said...

my guess is someone broke in during the 7 days between pictures and stole the half-wicker chair, which required the boarding of the window...

or not lol

Meg said...

Victorian? Sure, let's go with that.

And ~~silk...I'm pretty sure that's a dead possum.

Anonymous said...

victorian mansion?!?!?! WTH? is the real estate agent on crack? i love how real estate agents glorify all their listings when, clearly, it's not.

Anonymous said...

Bwa-ha-ha! "No electricity, so bring your flashlights." That sure sets the tone.

Kate said...

This kitchen, I think, would confuse the hell out of me first thing in the morning pre-coffee. There just seem to be too many doorknobs in the photo. I think it's the tiles, but it gives the illusion of too many choices when hunting for the teaspoons.

Thanks for alerting me to the possum, too - gives it ambience.

David said...

I would be so interested in seeing the book of architecture that would describe this as either victorian or a mansion.

Trisha said...

Red carpet, dead possum, iffy looking pool, and a bathroom that will take acid to clean? SWEET!!