Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I won't clean up for a penny under $1,000,000



Oh, San Francisco, where a one million dollar house isn't worth half a day's cleaning...

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

For a million dollars I don't want a house where they painted the ceilings in glossy paint. Yuch.

javagrrrl said...

who knew a million dollar home could be so unappealing. i love the mint green carpeted stairs with the dirt track down the middle. ugh.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I don't know. Personally I think the exposed fluorescent lighting tubes on the kitchen ceiling are worth a million bucks.

Jill said...

Wow! That is horrible! And I guess it proves that money can't buy good taste.

The other picture of that messy room really showed how far the clutter extended.

But other than that awful, awful kitchen, my personal favorite is the tiny, narrow hallway with the mirrored closets on each side... "It'll make the hallway look bigger!"

T said...

that room looks like they spent another mill on the crap to fill it up!

Janet said...

The dirt runner down the stairs also caught my eye. Why on earth didn't the shoot the staircase from below? Or, better yet, not at all?

jen. said...

I left S.F. 6 months ago. If I had a million, I would pay it in a second to go back! This place is totally worth it!

Dyslexic Heart said...

I like the dirt track runner on the stairs.

It's much more convenient to get through the house if you don't have to take your work boots off first.

Colleen said...

no wonder this house is so expensive - it's actually a perfectly preserved time capsule from the 1980's!

Anonymous said...

Why oh why is this house priced at one million dollars????

Cottagecheap said...

well....there was the lovely seventies glass entryway followed by antiques and chandaliers then clutter and then...that kitchen. Someone get a paintbrush, cabinet refinish guy or something. That kitchen looked like 1974 petrified right there.

I am also with jaagrrl on the dirt path. Least they could do is walk to each side to make it all dirty! LOL

Stuart said...

Just goes to show that money doesn't buy you good taste. Or a vacuum cleaner. Or closet organizers. Or storage containers. Or cleaning products. Or ...

Karin said...

wait! They did clean the bathroom - see the gloves hanging up on the towel rack on picture 16?

eireann said...

i love sf (i'm with jen, i'd go back in a heartbeat), but i can't imagine any realtor would be insane enough to price THAT at $1M, with all the updating/cleaning/blowing up that would need to happen to get me to move in to that place.

leftyfro said...

But look at the ammenities you get for $1,000,000.

That steel handle screwed into the wall to help pull yourself off the toilet is a stroke of genius!

Emily said...

I am so glad I do not live out there. $1M for THAT? It looks like 1982 blew up in the living room. I could buy that place for a cool $32,000 here in Memphis, no question about it. :)

Chris said...

Oh my ...

Can you spell T.A.C.K.Y?

-Chris

Chitown Meg said...

I love it!

Stephen Hegedus said...

And it's in the Richmond Dist., the foggiest, depressing part of SF. Believe it or not, it's almost a steal, SF is where a 2br condo will cost you 1.3 million. This is why at 39 y.o. I still rent here.

yousuckatcraigslist said...

Seriously, I was looking at that and thinking, $1 million isn't that bad. I mean, you're going to have to gut it and start over, but you're not going to feel guilty about doing it.

Besides, look at the Zillow estimate -- it's saying $1.2 million. For the $200k you save on buying it, you could do an amazing renovation.

Honestly, I'd live there in a second if I could. And honestly, I'd even live in the house the way it is, if it meant I was back in San Francisco.

fposte said...

The Richmond's a lot sunnier than Sunset. And for 2500 square feet spitting distance from the park? I'm another ex-San Franciscan who'd take this in a heartbeat. If I could find the other 99,999,999 million nickels in my sofa.

Constructively Reasonable said...

If anyone is looking to buy that house for... $1 million... then I would be happy to clean it up for only $200k.

Ash said...

You know, if I spent 48 hours cleaning, my house ~might~ achieve the level of cleanliness achieved in the first shot (cluttered, yes, filthy, no). But with a million bucks on the line, I think I'd find a hundred bucks or so for a one-time rent-a-maid blitz. Call it my idea of a sound business investments.

Anonymous said...

So glad there are people who are willing to live in places like San Francisco, where you could not pay me to live. So glad there are wonderful places where housing is still reasonable that are clearly a mystery to people who love places like San Francisco, Portland, New York....!
I'll take poduck-ville and a nice new 4000sf. house on 4 acres for less than half a million any day.

Melenie Taylor said...

What a dump.

Angela said...

I'm stunned,,,lol. My goodness gracious, I think I even noticed a bed in the living room,,lol