Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Humanity won't be happy until the last interior decorator...


I'm not much of a class warrior, for the good reason that I'm firmly middle class and wouldn't know who to go to war against, or what my agenda should be: jogging strollers for all? Give us Costco executive membership or give us death? Don't tread on me, please?

But when I see a listing like this one, found by MidC Frank, I think it might be time for a little adjustment in our economic system. If you're going to spend ten million clams and do this... well, maybe you'd be happier out here in suburbia with me.


(Also found by Cara, who saw it on blog.deleteyourself.com, but I'd already written this entry so Cara just gets the small letters. And then Melanie sent me it. You see a big nekkid lady, you think of me. Hurray! No, really, hurray. Thanks to all three of you. I couldn't do this without the e-mails I get.)

24 comments:

CJandErik said...

How much will it cost to get rid of the wall paper with matching curtains and bedding? They may have money, but they don't have taste.

Galadriel said...

Aw, she's not *nekkid*. There's a bikini there.

Ruthykins said...

yikes...

Brandy said...

LOVE your battle cries, I'm down with all of them!

OMG, money can't buy me taste! And WHAT does nearly $6K in 'maintenance' get me? Hot and cold running maids? My houseplants watered? Daily repainting of antiquated 60's - 90's design faux pas?

And thank GOODNESS pets are welcome! At $38K+ a MONTH mortgage, I would be rather glad not to be paying for Fido boarding!

IS a 4th floor unit a "great place to watch Macy's parade", or a scary place to watch from? Imagine forgetting it was T-Day morning, and you awake to a HUMONGOUS Underdog face peering in at your groggy self? ARG!!!

Juliana said...

Nothing says "teenage boy room not decorated since the 70's" like this one. Note the awkward junior-high student sized desk. I want the Pachinko machine against the wall to the the left!

The Mef Thing said...

Ya know, I kinda like it better than the picture beside it of the bedroom with all those flowers (and are those hot-air balloons or something?).
But it's still very weird and not really a selling point.

Meg said...

Is that mortgage calculator correct? The monthly payment is just less than $35K? Seriously? My annual salary paid...monthly? For an apartment?

Sheesh. I'll stick to my $615 a month overlooking the homeless guys sleeping behind the dumpster.

Steeltown Landlady said...

$35K a month plus $6K in maintenance and they still have window-banger air conditioners. yay.

Anonymous said...

Based on my very very limited knowledge of New York real estate, this actually sounds underpriced. The place would be big anywhere, which means it's astronomically huge in New York terms. (It doesn't give the total square footage, but the living room alone is 570 square feet. My entire first apartment wasn't a lot bigger than that, and many New Yorkers live in much less than 570 square feet.) And it is a good location.

So I can only conclude that they knocked a couple million off the price to allow for the removal of the giant semi-nekkid lady.

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

Do New Yorker's use a different numeric system? It says the place has 9 rooms. 4 of which are bedrooms and another 4 of which are bathrooms... leaving 1 except there are at least 5 other rooms......well maybe only 4 it doesn't actually say there is a kitchen.

Things that make you go Hmmmm.....

Dani said...

Am I wrong or is that a still from an old Sunkist add?

Alex -S- said...

You my friends are looking at internet history - this believe it or not is the very bedroom where Ron Jeremy grew up ....

Sara said...

Bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens all count as "rooms" in NYC, Helen + ilana = Hi. Plus they measure square footage including the exterior wall.

Bill's Bayou said...

That's the Coppertone Girl, Debra Jensen; Playboy's Miss January, 1978! The wall is covered with the billboard ad used by Coppertone in the 1980's. Here's a link to an interesting story about one group of college kids using that very billboard to promote their team:
http://www.komar.org/faq/coppertone_girl_at_sign_contest/

(I surf too much and too far)

Jamie said...

And the 35K per month is after you already put 5 million down.

Anonymous said...

Great, so there's a picture of a woman in a bikini that covers an entire wall, but the picture is circa 1978? Basically there's a giant bikini photo of a woman who is now, at the very least, sixty. Yeah, what an aphrodisiac.

Here's a thought -- how about spending a grand, or whatever it would take to have the thing removed, and perhaps just go with ...oh, almost anything but that.

And who is Ron Jeremy?

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing a father thought this room would somehow guarantee his son would be straight.

Loquacity said...

My god, how long are her *legs*?!

L

glittermom said...

OK, I could not help but notice the window air conditioning unit in one of the bedrooms..almost 10,000,000 and I would have to listen to that all night..yuck

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Marytoo said...

Some of those pictures look like the scenery in the old movies where the backgrounds were just painted onto a flat surface.

And such odd angles. Reminds me of the Casa Magneta at Six Flags in Dallas.

Patricia Linehan said...

Why do rich people think they "the more floral, the better"? Maybe I'm making a generalization here, but yechh.

Anna said...

I'm willing to bet this is the Manhattan Apartment that Peter Criss and Debra Jensen lived in when they were together.

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20074717,00.html

Marytoo said...

Ok, so Debra Jensen is Miss Playboy from the last century. Who is Ron Jeremy?

This whole thing is just wrong on so many levels.