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  • Grrrowler

    Picture 1 looks like a mirror image of the Brady Bunch house. It looks better on streetview but I still don’t think the front is particularly attractive. I normally like shingle houses, but the style of this house and the shingles just don’t go together.

    Inside, I like the living room, dining room, and kitchen. They’re simple, but they don’t look bad to me. I also really like the central courtyard. I’m not a fan of any of the recreation areas. The theater looks particularly unwelcoming, and the bowling alley and nearby rooms seem to cross a line into tacky. The room in picture 8 looks like a kindergarten classroom. Even though it’s a large house, 9 bedrooms seems a little excessive. I’d rather it had fewer larger rooms.

  • Daniel

    Absolutely loathe the exterior. Disgusting. Interior is much better but in general feels cold. Doctor-office chic.

  • Bill_in_NY

    OMG that is a serious kitchen!! They must love to either cook or throw parties. Or both. You could literally run a restaurant with that setup. And I think the unit between the range and reach-in cooler is a double-pot deep fryer.

    I agree about the theater. Those seats aren’t any better than those in a movie theater…the backs are just higher. And I don’t get personal bowling alleys at all.
    Is bowling really THAT popular?

  • Sam

    I absolutely hate everything about this house, ESPECIALLY the exterior.

  • Teddi

    I’ll start with the negatives just to get them out of the way.

    I never thought I’d see a movie theater that would make me NOT want to watch movies. That has to be the single most unwelcoming, unappealing theater I’ve seen to date and I’ve seen some doozies.

    I’m not really sure what’s going on in that dining room. Is that a toupee display? Whatever it is, it doesn’t make me want to eat there. And slapping a massage table in the middle of an all-white, barren room does not a “massage studio” make.

    I like the 2 lane bowling alley, I think if it’s a house with kids, it’s always a fun thing to have around for game night. I really like that living room, which is surprising. I know.

    As for the kitchen. I would really love it if they had a regular kitchen and had this as their commercial/catering kitchen. It is truly fabulous, but I can’t really picture any warm family gatherings or holiday meals in it. I love a REAL chef/restaurant quality kitchen in a home, because so many homes tout a chef’s kitchen that no self-respecting chef would want to cook in, but this is not a kitchen I’d want to use for every single little thing. It’s a little too big, commercial and sterile for the everyday cooking or heating up, IMHO. It’s what a commercial kitchen should be, just not what a ‘home/family’ kitchen should be. I think a regular kitchen PLUS this one to use for events and parties would have given the best of both worlds.

    • Sam

      So pic 4 and 5 aren’t separate kitchens? If so, I hate this house even more!

      • Teddi

        Doubtful. The center island, the sink in it and the flowers on it are the same in both pics. So I’m guessing one kitchen.

  • Eric

    See Teddi, and that is why the “Two Kitchen” thing works so well for BIG Houses! 😉

    • Teddi

      HEY! I am adamantly, profoundly pro-double kitchens in every house. Even non-mansions. We only disagree on where to put them. LOL. 😛

  • Bill_in_NY

    @ Teddi
    1) You put the bowling alley into a new perspective for me. If they have kids, then it would make more sense. T Y

    2) The “toupee display” comment: I haven’t had Coca-Cola out through the nose in a long time. Wonderful sensation! Thanks loads! 🙂

    • Teddi

      Oops. Sorry about that 😛

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