Thursday, January 22, 2009

NOW NOW NOW

I HAVE TO TAKE THE PHOTOS NOW

NO TIME TO WAIT FOR YOU GUYS TO GET OUT OF THE WAY



NO TIME TO TURN 90 DEGREES AND POINT THE CAMERA IN ANOTHER DIRECTION



NOW NOW NOW

(Found by Cecile. Once again I have a "I think someone else sent me this, but what did I do with it?" sensation.)

16 comments:

Juliana said...

A realtor named Roach? No...noooo...no, it's too easy. Between that and the model car box collection, I'm going back to bed.

R2K said...

Boy I really want to speculate about the racial background and parenting skills of these people. But I frankly dont care about their class. That would make me a jerk.

E said...

Wow. They coated all of that 100 year old wood (steps, trim, molding, bannister, flooring!!!) in white paint. Makes it look like an anemic contractor's special from this century. Takes away any charm that the original must have had. So sad. And any buyer then gets to deal with crappy-looking steps and hardwood in a short time when the paint starts to wear off.

Stuart said...

Fox and Roach? Sounds like a British-style pub in a particularly filthy part of town.

And now we know where all those missing Toys For Tots went ...

BikerPuppy said...

I think I dated this guy. Went to his place for the first time and there was a room devoted to his toys. An entire room. Full to the brim. With toys. I left.

haikitay said...

I noticed they didn't want the address published. They might have been afraid someone would steal their collection of model cars that don't even look opened.

T.S. Garp said...

Nice work Cecile!

T said...

look, model cars and the "staff" to assemble them! oops, except there's no white model paint left, it's been used to hide the beauty of the wood :(

Paul Riddell said...

Ummm...speaking as a recovering model and toy collector, that last photo scared me to death. I've read ads in trade magazines for estate sales on gigantic model collections, usually when either the owner died of toluene poisoning from sniffing too much model glue or when the collection shifted and buried him, but I've never actually seen the pile before.

Glory von Hathor said...

Don't worry, E. I know the trends in Britain are likely to have been a little bit different, but if that is the original woodwork, (which I have some doubts about) it was highly likely to have been painted over from the very start, as was popular at the time the house was built. The skirtings would have been replaced when electricity came in, and people would have done horrible, unspeakable things to any original features in the 1950s.

Now, I'm off for a swift half down the old Fox and Roach.

PrincessLuceval said...

Did they make that weird jutting out addition to the wall just to house the toys?

Nice paint job, guys.

Aunt Bren said...

Did you notice there are no pictures of the kitchen whatsoever? {SHUDDERS}

Madaly said...

omg. its so white..why??? why???

Anonymous said...

Except for that massive collection of models/toys there doesn't appear to be anything else in the house, it's otherwise empty. What in the world can the story there be?

They took all of their stuff, beat it out of Dodge, and the wife finally saw an opportunity to ditch the eight thousand Hotwheels?

At least I understand why the things are in the picture, after all there was a positively desperate need for some color.

Maya said...

Are all of those model kits included? If so, SWEET! They're probably worth more than the house itself.

janny226 said...

If I had all that stolen loot in my house I'd make sure the goons, er, guards stayed with it too! Blasted photographer might steal sumpthin'...