Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Blue, blue, electric blue, that's the color of my room



We call this... the Blue Room. We've left it just the way it was.

40 comments:

Kerry said...

Is it so wrong that I actually quite like this one?

Melanie said...

I LOVE it when the lamps and chairs blend into the walls! :-\

Meg said...

Wow. That's fabulous! I love that blue room. I do have to wonder though, where do these people go when they sell these kind of homes? I mean, if I sell my house for $200K, I might buy a bigger place for $250K because I need an extra bedroom or something. But, where do they go? Do they buy a mansion for $54 million? I know it's SF, CA, but how many can there be, really?

Anonymous said...

$48 million?!? Wow I like the blue room but not the dining room. Amazing views though.

Andra said...

I. Must. Have. This. House.
I love it! Now I just need to look in my sofa cushions to scrounge up $48 mil...

Jodi said...

More concrete evidence that having money does not equal having good taste.

On the bright side, I think I finally found Nemo.

Shira-chan said...

Call me crazy, but I actually like this room. It's pretty. Just that I wouldn't be able to sleep in it. lolz

Hot Belly Mama - taking it all back said...

I am oddly attracted to this room. Is is cursed?

Kerry said...

Whyyyy do people who Photoshop in furniture use so many crazy patterns? The wood desk against that crazy carpet design in the one room is enough to make you dizzy!

Karen said...

Finally. A house I can AFFORD! Not.

yousuckatcraigslist said...

Want. Want very much. Blue room and all.

The 3% realtor commission on a $48 million is $1,440,000. I'd settle for that.

Paul said...

Kudos for the Bowie reference in the title... I love "Low"

T said...

I know we don't judge, but really - I looked at that and my eyes nearly fell out of my head... then I say the "SF" label down in the corner and I said, "oh, okay, makes more sense now"...

Vickie said...

Im going with Jodi here...lots of money and good taste apparently dont go hand in hand. Alas, I didn't find Nemo. However, I did find my first car in the garage!Always wondered where my green VW bug went. She married up I see, sitting side by side with the Rolls (??). Good little VW!(gold digger!)

David said...

I think it looks like an odd room in a big hotel or something - what is with the orange curtains???

Cottagecheap said...

What are the odds? I was looking at a place on HGTV today and found THIS
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/designers_portfolio/portfolio/0,2159,HGTV_16257_1764,00.html
dining room! Guess which house? is in the designers 'showcase' wonder if the same designer did the weird shadow window paint in the other room and the blue room?

hello jessi! said...

Extra points for the David Bowie reference.

Moongrl722 said...

Wow! Staff Quarters, a mezzanine, a Curio Room!? Note to self: rename some rooms in my home. I can just imagine myself descending the stairs with a martini in hand uttering "I'm ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille".

Average Jane said...

I like it, except for the curtains.

Stuart said...

The only things missing from the decor are a check-in desk, dozens of standing ashtrays and several slot machines. I especially like the VW in the garage to help drive home the point that they are "regular people", just like everybody else.

Oh, and thank you for that gift of sound and vision.

Wendy said...

Ha, finally a house featured from SF that's not a squat...is there no middle ground in the real estate market in that city? ;)

eireann said...

$48M and i'd still have to redecorate. maybe i'd just have my live-in staff do it. i like the kitchen though, and do those vintage cars in the garage come with the house? for $48M i'd hope so.

jackie31337 said...

Are the table and chairs actually IN the bedroom? Why why why?

haikitay said...

Did anyone else notice on the floor plan that the "girls bedroom" is smaller than the "laundry room"?

Patricia said...

That house is amazing! I love the views. If I had $48 mil I would totally buy it. I wonder if I wrote an offer for $48,000.00 if they would notice the missing zeros. Hee hee.

Anonymous said...

According to Curbed SF:

"The owners & real estate team hosted charity benefit gala events 9/15 & 9/16 to showcase the property to potential buyers. The events were called 'an Evening to Remember' and featured opera singer Barbara Payha on Friday and the High Society Orchestra on Sat. Tickets started at $1,000 a pop... A couple of things - the house itself isn't actually that large... there's 2 floors (3 counting the garage) of dark offices & maids quarters before you get to the top 2 floors of living space. 2nd, the bedrooms are surprisingly small. 3rd, you'll notice there are no pictures of bathrooms and the kitchen - that's because they're horribly out of date! linoleum! cracked tiles! orange counter tops! The home has been in the same family since the 40s and they've done very little to keep it up. It was painted & staged before the event ('natch) to make it more appealing... Oh - and they got a $40 mil offer at the event - don't know from whom, and don't think they accepted."

Jill said...

Well put me in the crazy category, because I love how this house is decorated! Some rooms more than others, but in general, I think it's pretty awesome.

Julie said...

Okay... San Francisco, all right...

What's up with the paint job in the 15th picture?

Anonymous said...

Agreed, the kitchen in this house seemed to still reflect 1920's.
I ony have 47 mil available myself so I guess I will just have to keep looking.

Old House Junkie said...

OMG, love it. If I could afford airfare to SF I'd get right out there and buy it.

Cellar Door said...

My favorite part is the old green VW in the garage. Brings back my childhood in SF...

Mary said...

I love that they're only paying $7300 per year in property taxes! Wonder what the new owners will pay?
I love the blue double chaise!

Mary said...

I love that they're only paying $7300 per year in property taxes on at $48 million dollar home. Wonder what the new owners will be paying? That will help California with their budget problems.

Alice said...

Maybe they just love David Bowie? :o)

Burhanistan said...

Hey! I was also just coming in here to praise the title.

Sound and Vision

wundermary said...

I don't know about anyone else, but when I saw that foyer, the Beverly Hillbillies theme went off in my head! I love the Beetle and Rolls side by side in the garage, too.

Mary T said...

Holy crap -- I love it to!

Shawna said...

OMG, OMG, OMG!!! Someone's found a few pieces of SUPER-RARE Chameleon Furniture!!! They're priceless and nearly impossible to find--I've been looking in flea markets and furniture stores for just years, years, I'm telling you! But of course, if I've actually run across any, I must've looked right over them.

Juddie said...

People pay $48,000,000 for something like this??? That dining room is hideous!
Jodi's right - too often, having money seems to be a symptom of good-taste deficiency.

Anonymous said...

Wow, it looks like they got the decorator of the Madonna Inn to stage this one. Good job!