That's actually a Bizzaro World Mr. Yuk sticker. Strange, huh? That listing is from Bizarro World. They should really check on their DNS servers or routers.
http://www.nz.open2view.com/tour/photo/200453/8Also, teddy bear eagerly anticipates the comical crashing and tripping that will ensue when someone tries to enter through that door.
You know, I was just trying to figure out a way to decorate my bathtub. Why didn't I think of wallpaper? If only I could find a nice pink and orange floral...
Is it wrong that I kind of love that wallpaper? Even though I despise wallpaper... It sort of draws you in, doesn't it? And check out chair's fancy cousin in photo 12! Cushions and everything- Oh la la! http://www.nz.open2view.com/tour/photo/200453/12
I want to sit in that bathroom in a robe made of that pattern and watch myself disappear.
Now I know how to get rid of that stubborn soap scum in my tub. I'll wallpaper it!
The bear needs company.
God, I heart New Zealand, where it is perpetually 1966.And here's a question that I think only women can answer: What is the rationale behind putting crap in front of egress points? Like the Table O' Fragile Things in front of the (hopefully unused) door? Seriously. Why is that? Lastly - this looks like exactly the kind of house where Michael Bay would film part of the earthquake scene.
That is it! I am moving to New Zealand. Where else in the world will I feel comfortable doing household chores in my pearls and frocks?Keep bringing us NZ goodness!And you're amazing wit, we love that too!
It makes me think of the Malibu Barbie Doll house I had in the 70s...Ken is so dreamy...
I want to know what is behind the door with the self-closer, the locks and the table perched in front of it!
i think the door/table combo is a cheapo burglar alarm. or burglar trap anyhow, you come home, burglar bill is writhing on the floor with a broken leg and shards of glass sticking from his thigh. that'll teach him to break in.also, is it just me, or all the tables and cabinets super skinny?
Oh New Zealand, how I've missed you! As soon as I saw the picture, I knew it was a New Zealand listing. I love the crazy Kiwi listings best. I do wonder though, since everything always appears as if it was decorated in 1977, that must be their current trends, right? Or did they halt time in 77?
Stuart, most women couldn't answer that. In fact, I suspect that the percentage of women who can answer that is identical to the percentage of men who can - close to zero.Having worked in the field, however, I think I can answer: nobody has used that door in 24 years, and putting the table there is an attempt at making sure nobody tries.
I love the table of fine China placed right in front of a door! "Honey! I'm CRASH!"Why are the door knobs at chest height? Are they trying to keep handicapped thieves from stealing all their nick-nacks?
New marketing tagline:"New Zealand. The Land Where Time Stands Still."
I didn't know Dolores Umbridge lived in New Zealand.
Aaah the latest set for a Jean Jeunet film
Clearly, the downstairs has been converted into a rental unit, hence the term downstairs flat. The table blocks the inside stairway, assuring tenant and landlord of privacy.Would it have been too much trouble to change the burned out light bulb in the bedroom?
You know, other than the gosh-awful bathroom and decorating that is definitely not my taste, I don't think this house is so bad. Maybe that's because my house here in the good ol' USA was built in the '70s. Maybe that's because I would be happy to live here (sans weird wallpaper) because it's in New Zealand, and I would move there in a heartbeat. I could tolerate this long enough to rip out all the weird stuff and update it (like we did with our 70s house here in the good ol' USA).
I thought I recognised the house, I used to live in that suburb (in a nicer, up to date house thankfully).Wow, very ancient, my guess is it's an elderly person who passed away.Best part? The phone book on the bed in the downstairs flat. That phone book is from 2004.I get so annoyed with those stupid smiley faces too, some real estate agents put them on photos where there's a mark. Gets really annoying after about 50 of them.
I don't think you're happy enough.... I'll teach you to be happy! I'll teach your grandma to suck eggs....OH! Happy happy joy joy!Happy happy joy joy!Happy happy joy joy!Happy happy joy joy!Happy happy joy joy!Happy happy joy joy!Happy happy joy joy joy!
No that is intense. I feel candy wrapped!
Clearly I'm giving this too much thought, and all of the listings that end up here will have something funky about them. That said, if you go and search New Zealand Furniture you'll find a billion links (which is part of the reason I'm not including any, there are tons) and pretty much NZ had the same styles available that we currently do. The vessel sinks, the trend toward contemporary, etc. I have to wonder if there was a building boom in the seventies for NZ and the eighties for Australia and if that might explain why NZ appears to be stuck there, and AU stuck in the mauve-ilicious eighties. We're really obsessed with remodeling, and updating -- almost all of our real estate shows feature people sneering that something is outdated, and the word is clearly supposed to be synonymous with worthless -- but I guess in other parts of the world you just don't replace your stuff unless it isn't working or is worn out. That's a far more sensible approach. Still makes me want to sing the Time Warp song.
Why is there a handheld shower mounted to the backsplash of the counter in picture 17? Surely that is NOT the shower? Though I suppose it would aid in cleaning the bathroom, just hose everything down after removing the silk plants.
Hmmm, not to be all humourless or anything but actually NZ is not all backward. We're all just intentionally very ironic and/or frugal. I could go through all the things we did "first" or pretty early on (women's suffrage, anyone? or even- whisper it - flying!)but that's a bit dull.We actually have plenty of really pretty awful(as opposed to this one, which is awesome) new houses, with all those new fangled appliances such as ovens and electricity, too.
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