Friday, June 12, 2009

Like a stuffed animal, but flat

 


Who's a cute little fuzzy wall? You is! Yes you is. I just want to cuddle with you, you cute little furry basement. Awwww. And Kate found you, yes she did! Fuzzy Wuzzy was a wall! Tickle tickle tickle!

16 comments:

jackie31337 said...

Heck, the fact that the street is named Screech Owl Circle alone is enough to make me want to buy it!

Decadent Housewife said...

Trying to be positive here - looks painterly.

Karin said...

I have to say, sometimes, I appreciate the honesty...

Susan said...

From the looks of the rest of the pictures, the basement is not the only place with mold. Unless it's a defect of the camera, I'd say the whole house is moldy. I'd sell if I were the owners too! get out while the gettin's good.

Galadriel said...

Aaaaaaaack. That's not "cute" fuzzy, that's "ohmigod I need to shower in bleach just from looking at it" fuzzy.

piranhafish said...

Did you look at the other images of the house? Yuck-oh! You can see where the studs are under the walls - look for the darker shaded strips than run down the walls. What else could cause that, if not mold under the wallboard???
Eew-Eew-Eew!
And all that mold can be yours FOREVER for only $119,000!!!

Anonymous said...

Gee Whiz, with that much mold you're basically getting a buildable plot of land.

scowl said...

True, Karin. The listing says, "There is mold in the Basement so be careful."

Yeah, don't breathe down there.

piranhafish: Although the stud staining may be from the mold (that would be my bet), it can also be from cigarette smoke or regular dust. The studs are a thermal bridge that keep those strips of the wall colder than the insulated parts. This often causes condensation which collects whatever's in the air.

I managed to create mold in my house. I put a sheet of rigid insulation between an exterior wall and a radiator to reflect the heat back into the room. Years later I pulled it out to paint and YIKES, two small patches of mold were there.

Angel said...

Oh my, that is one sick house. And I don't mean sick as in teen-speak sick. What would cause that much of fungi? Grow-op, perhaps?

Tim said...

That basement floor looks soaking- has it actually got a layer of water? Potential for an indoor pool feature maybe.

I also really like how the kitchen has been laid out to make it look as if one of the units is making a run for it.

scowl said...

Angel: I'd guess there was a major leak in the basement that the owner completely ignored since it isn't living space. Basement slabs should always have a drain but they easily get clogged. I can imagine six inches of water sitting down there for days considering how even the staining is on the walls. If it were a leak from a gutter or something, the stain wouldn't be that even.

Mandy said...

There's mold in the basement so be careful. Nice of them to say that.

ShortWoman said...

Oh if only I hadn't actually toured places like this. You would think we wouldn't have mold houses in the desert. Wrong!

Anonymous said...

I really, REALLY thought that this was a nice mural of a desert scene when I first saw it, with majestic mountains and peaceful valleys. Maybe they can market it as a naturally-occurring trompe l'oeil.

bikerchick said...

It's obviously a furry house for hobbits. Every room in the place is the same 10 ft square!

Emma said...

Is it just me, or does it look like there's a few inches of water on the floor in the basement? Scary.