Monday, July 13, 2009

One building; so many opportunities.

The morning amphetamines haven't kicked in yet, and I'm having a tough time figuring out what I'm looking at. Is it one of those buildings where firefighters practice with their hoses and ladders?



No, wait. It seems to be some sort of an underground bar / bathhouse.




Even the Chairs are cowering in the corner, uncertain what they're supposed to be doing about the giant manta ray that swooped down into the missile silo.


And in this room, we have a giant hatbox. Or possibly a six-foot-across wedding cake. Why? What's going to leap out of it? Will it hurt me?



Wandering over here, we seem to be in a lawyer's waiting room.


Or maybe not. I'm not saying this is a bordello. I'm just saying... never mind. On advice of the legal counsel I waited for above, I'm not saying anything.


Now we seem to be in an office. Or a movie set. Possibly a furniture showroom.


Noooo... we're in an airport? In Dubai? In 1978?



Ah hah! It's a fire station! All is clear.

(Found by Beth, who says that it isn't even in a residential area but instead is on a service road. That doesn't really help with the confusion, does it?)

30 comments:

Charlene said...

It's a repurposed 1980 firehall located right on the third-busiest highway in the entire nation and downwind of the freaking Dofasco plant, and it's decorated like a Bollywood set designer's impression of a Montreal brothel?

For $999,000? In HAMILTON?!?

By the way, here's the listing page:

http://www.topnegotiator.ca/ezweb/listings.php?lstid=212&bak=y

I love how he spins the great big concrete pad. "40-car parking!"

Anonymous said...

OMG! I drive by this place all the time and have been confused by it for many years. It fronts right onto a major highway and there are always at least 10 cars parked out front. Now that it's for sale, there's a huge sign out front - like the kind typically used for farmland or commercial buildings. At least now I know it actually IS a house - I've been wondering for some time!

Land of shimp said...

I realize now that you actually tag the country a property is in, but it took me forever to figure out that this property is in Ontario, Canada.

I don't know why that actually makes it seem even odder, but it does, to me.

Odder still? It appears that the two bedrooms with round beds are both kids' bedrooms. I'm not sure what you are encouraging your son and daughter (it would appear they have one of each) to grow up to be in a room like that, but at least it isn't something boring.

You can see other residential properties in the background and outside of the sun room, but yeah, what a surreal joint.

Anonymous said...

Yes, many opportunities. To have wild parties. The kind where people aren't necessarily clothed.

Artful Dodger said...

They are right! They do, "...do the impossible...." All that for less than $1mil.

Lori said...

My eyes are blinded from all that red, and those pink or red couches. It looks like it might have been a commercial building, and evidently someone got the bright idea to turn it into a dwelling. I think if they had used some better decorating, it might be really cool. As it is, it looks like a fancy doctors office.

Cellar Door said...

Pave the world!

jackie31337 said...

I swear I've seen this place in a dream before. I have a very clear memory of seeing the columns on the front while turning around in a car on the driveway. In my dream it was in Pennsylvania though, and it was an inn/hotel.

mtuttle said...

"Noooo... we're in an airport? In Dubai? In 1978?"

LOL...you are absolutely hilarious. This blog makes my day, every day.

Sabra said...

I want it! As long as it comes furnished. My kids need round beds. It keeps the chi flowing. Or something.

jackie31337 said...

Well, it's $1 million Canadian, so that means it's actually only... yeah, I got nothin' now that the Canadian dollar is catching up to the US dollar. I fully expect the Canadian dollar to overtake it soon.

Andrew Hime said...

I kinda want it.

Emmy said...

Wow.. well it is one of a kind all right.

Tim said...

I wonder if any other of the male readers here have the same suspicions as I do about the original purpose of the "bar" room. I just hope they have cleaned the floor.

Sorry ladies.

Glory von Hathor said...

Manta ray cokesplort! Can somebody get me a tissue?

burhanistan said...

Hey baby. Why dontcha come over some time and check out my ladders and poles.

Diagnose Rachel said...

Dear Lovely Lady,

I love you. You bring together the best people, the best photos, and add the best captions.

The world needs more blogs like yours (and cakewrecks).

Thanks for the sunshine from Seattle (oh, and what did you think of that rain yesterday? My kids forgot what rain bouncing on a roof looks like)

:) Rachel

Insanewiches said...

The Terracotta roof is a lovely touch!

Anonymous said...

You buy a fire house and remake it into a home, but take out the pole to slide to the lower level? Where's the fun in that?

Cherisse said...

That is a pretty cool home, but with ugly decor. Yikes.

Sadako said...

Nice post! This blog is really funny.

Brett said...

Being new to the site i thought that they were pictures of different houses, not all the same one! Great find. Great blog.

Chris said...

It's so odd, but curiously.....appealing......the decor is awful, but I think the house itself is pretty cool.

Melanie said...

Wait I need to look again without my rose colored glasses on..oh their off ?!?! Oh well :)

theladyjess said...

I like the wood paneling but they need to get away from the primary colors.

Mandy said...

Wow trippy. Its actaully pretty cool if you look at it with potential. The decorations are so so tacky. Its like eating a lemon when you look at the photos. Bleh... It would be a pretty cool place with the right deco... I like the big staircase. That is indeed pretty. Another really cool find I enjoyed :)

Anonymous said...

It's in Canada...what can you expect from those Canuckleheads.

Kit said...

BURN THE FURNISHINGS! SAVE THE COOL BUILDING!

The Mef Thing said...

Oh wow now that was hilarious!!!! Great find!!!

VampgirlRC said...

Gah! I work down the highway from that place. Always wondered what it looked like inside