Thursday, January 15, 2009

For people with good pedigrees



"What?" you're thinking. "So it's cluttered and fussy and I'm glad I don't have to dust it, but what's so off about this listing Mid-C Frank found?"

Keep looking. Keeeep looking....

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Besides the dog/person portrait above the fireplace?

Valerie said...

Yess ! I found my new home... :)

Linnea said...

that reminds me of those scooby doo cartoons where the creepy portrait always followed them with its eyes...

whynotsmile said...

Well THAT almost caused an unfortunate tea-keyboard interaction. Nice suit.

graceco said...

I guess great great grandpa had a real pedigree---AKC that is!!!

Tracy Simmons said...

I read your blog every day and laugh out loud more often than not, though I don't think I've ever commented before now. This was too funny to not say something, though.

I LOVE IT! At least they have a sense of humor, you have to give them that!

Laura said...

Wouldn't have expected anyone who could choose such furnishings to have a sense of the ridiculous, would you? Maybe their ancestors really were...? Gave me a chortle opportunity, anyway, so thank you!

alnhouston said...

the portrait of Sir Poops a Lot over the mantle is a nice touch.

AJT said...

I would want it ONLY for the painting. That is great.

Erica said...

it's a millionaire dog's paradise!

Loops (UK) said...

I can't decide if it's the comedy dog portrait over the fire or what appears to be a very small lady in front of the firplace.

Put me out of my misery please

Anonymous said...

AAAHHH! Dog Man! Dog Man! Over fireplace! AAAHHH! Run!

Misscon said...

Is it the dog in a suit portrait or the 3' ghosts?

Meg said...

For $32 mil, can I keep the painitng of Uncle Scruffy?

Lucky Wife/Bookaholic said...

flat stanley in the fireplace? Or stanley-etta? Dog face over the fire?

Are you sure this isn't the house from Clue?

Crazy Mo said...

I don't see Dogs Playing Poker. Now that's class!

Mid-C Frank said...

Hooray! My first "It's Lovely" post! I'm thrilled and honored.

Several at work were impressed by the beds -- as the saying goes, "Money can't buy taste" -- but it can buy a LOT of pillows!

Anonymous said...

Aaaagh, there are more flat dogs and people! There's a dog pillow on the sofa, and I think the picture in the top of the bookcase might be a dog. And then in the foyer, there's another short, flat person.

Elia said...

Eek! Isn't that the dog from the backyard - the giant one peeking through the double glass doors?

electrasteph said...

If I had the cash, I'd buy this in a heartbeat, doggie portrait and all. Especially the doggie portrait. That's awesome.

Gamzulatov said...

Its almost as if the entire interior of the house exists just to set up the dog portrait.

This home is brilliant!

Lauren said...

No - the way scarier thing is the pygmy-high-society lady standing behind the chair, pushing it in.

Like what, does the house come with a magical maid from the days of yore? Or did someone make some kind of renaissance quarter-size cardboard cutout person?

Clarity the Realtor in Utah said...

Excellent! Woof!

Paul Riddell said...

To quote Lord Flashheart, "WOOF!"

Dani said...

It looks like a room in a dollhouse

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that the ornate vases with lids on the mantel are just that; vases.

They aren't urns, right? Right. Absolutely right. No way are those urns.

Please, God.

Mary said...

WHO'S A GOOD BOY?!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice that they blurred out the faces of the people in the photos on the front table in picture two?

Didn't want anyone to know who was related to Sir Woofsalot?

Callisto said...

I enjoy classy decor, but it appears these people were on the way to classy and then became very, very lost. And then some.

Mama T said...

I can't even comment, it's too odd. and besides, everyone above has said it already. how very very odd.

Michelle said...

the first thing i noticed was the creepy little woman....then the creepy little man in the hall.. the dog portrait was just icing on the cake...

Susie Q said...

I guess I am the exception here but I LOVE it, doggie portrait and all. I have seen such oil paintings and think they are whimsical and fun. Now I need to go and count the change in our coin jar...think I could swing the
down payment?

ipa said...

The plate above the large hutch in the breakfast room is NOT centered! UHG! I hate when that happens!
No class at all!
IPA

Glory von Hathor said...

Clearly this is the house where Emily from Bagpuss now lives.

What I think is wrong is that Madeleine Remnant is living there, but where are the mice, Gabriel Croaker and Professor Yaffle? And where for the love of God is that old, saggy cloth cat Bagpuss?

I hope it has nothing to do with Sir Woofsalot.

Prigruss said...

Its the coffee table. I'm sure. Its photoshopped

Trudi said...

Am I the only one who wished the portrait in the second had the horse riding the human? It would suit the animal-centered decore much better :)

Kerry said...

LOL you guys have said it...but I have to add there's something awfully Photoshoppy about this picture - maybe it's the way the perspective made me squint when I looked at the big size. Also, the tiny 18th century maid was a clue.

Justine said...

It's only 32 Mil? At that cheap price I'm sure it won't come furnished. They'll probably take the drapes down too. Bummer.

It looks like the doggie version of Mario Buatto (The Prince of Chintz) designed the place. But, I could roll with the funhouse effect. :)

eireann said...

what, no photo of the french country kitchen with the leaded glass windows? i'm taking my $32m elsewhere.

Chris Z. said...

Reminds me of a 'Mystery Case Files' game - there's the Dog, the Victorian Woman......

Another other mother said...

What gets me about this place is that for $32 million it's not even a brownstone -- it's a coop apartment with more than $8000/month in maintenance. Probably a pretty nice building, with parking and a doorman and thick walls and all, but still if you had a spare $32 million a brownstone on the East Side would be much, much nicer.

Anonymous said...

I am horrified by those awful brown spots...are those roaches?! Moths?!
They are horribly creepy, and if they are bugs, this place needs some hardcore fumigation.

Viktoria said...

What's so off is that it costs over 30 million dollars and if you buy it, you'll have to share your home with a creepy midget in front of the fireplace.