Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Look away, children

Which is better? With?


Or without?



("With" found by Anna.)

22 comments:

Tony Paul said...

When Michaelangelo painted the Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel the Pope had the nude bodies repainted by Daniele da Volterra, who afterwards called "Il Braghettone" (the painter of trousers). Maybe this is Michaelangelo's (or the Pope's) house...the realtor could be called "Il Boxer short-tone".

Always more stylish than fig leaves anyhow, they are SO 1504...

mudslicker said...

California:

Michelangelo must be smacking himself in his grave for not thinking of this brilliance. "What does this carerra marble need to dress it up a bit...thinking..thinking...(we don't need no stinking fig leaves)"

Washington:

Nothing like a bottle of Summer's Eve and Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion on the bidet to "up" the class factor on this place. Although they did lose me on all those creepy toilet hugging rugs.

burhanistan said...

Those two crazy kids in the second photo can't wait for the agent to leave so they can try out the bearskin rug.

mudslicker said...

How could I have missed the shot of the shower? Realtor/owner perched precariously on the bidet taking his shot.

The only disappointment is that it doesn't appear to be reflectoporn. *drat!*

bikerchick said...

Yes, well apparently the first home demonstrates (once again) that you can't buy good taste. I don't know that market, but a 5 br home in Tiburon for $975k is probably a smokin' deal.

Susan said...

You have to wonder why there are two bathrooms with bidets in the "with" house. Never mind the toilet on the diagonal...

Decadent Housewife said...

Are those apples on the mantle?

Anonymous said...

I would have gone with a modesty chair myself...

Alissa said...

I'm wondering if this was a realtor choice, maybe trying to avoid a porn charge for having quesitionable photos on their website. We all know that realtor's have been known to do some interesting things with these listings.

jackie31337 said...

Did anyone else notice the full-size popcorn machine and the see-no-evil hear-no-evil speak-no-evil monkeys in the "with" house?

Liz said...

It looks like the green chair can't believe he lives at that house banging his head up against the table and all.

E said...

$975K would be a smokin' deal if it were located in Tiburon. This house is in San Diego, though, which explains the price.

Land of shimp said...

Weird pricing history on the "with" house, it recently had a fairly substantial price increase, but then sold for below the original, lower, price. Very odd furniture in that house. It really doesn't fit the place. One end table in the living room looks just like an animal half way through squatting on the rug. It has the weirdest splayed legs on it.

On the "without" house, clearly this are people quite dedicated to butt cleanliness, and therefore more likely to embrace nudity near the upholstery.

Galadriel said...

An employee at a local antiques store was bemoaning his employer's insistence that their little (4-foot-ish) copy of "David" had to wear a cloth draped over him (rather like a toga, only not). Poor David, so misunderstood.

This same town had a lawsuit quite some time ago where the owner of "Leonardo's Pizza" insisted he should be able to keep his business sign, a copy of Leonardo's overly famous anatomical drawing. The town had demanded he take it down under obscenity laws.

I am surrounded by prudes. Help.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, Green Chair has got drunk again and passed out on the table!

Loye said...

So that's what John Ashcroft's house looks like.

Anonymous said...

I think the Washington house is a wee bit pretentious. Where to start? In the time it took to take the close-up of the lion hose big (always a selling point for me!) someone could have cleared away the dishes in the kitchen.

Also, the red rug bathroom is clearly more hoity toity than the other one because it has two toilet paper holders instead of just one. Poor bidet and toilet have to share. Now that's class.

Christina said...

@Gladriel: Does this town perchance have a Hooters in it? I've seen the same thing happen where I lived. People protested an art exhibit, but got really excited when the paper announced we'd be getting a Hooters.
What is draped over the statue in the first pic? I thought it was shopped but it appears in all of the pictures, even those where the bits aren't showing.

Galadriel said...

Nope, no Hooters. At least they're consistent in their prudery.

They, or we're just too small to support one, but since the town does have lots of college bars, it's probably the first option.

Glory von Hathor said...

Hee hee. I'd have been tempted just to put blindfolds on them all.

Anonymous said...

the scariest thing is that someone would have full size (or just big) classical statue reproductions in their home. And in San Diego no less- SD is a little more beachy and conservative. I could totally see this in , oh, Bel Air.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the thing that's really bad is the all-white furniture. That's just horrid.