Author Topic: The anti-mustache house  (Read 9846 times)

JoJo

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 807
The anti-mustache house
« on: July 17, 2017, 05:40:12 PM »
Not for its 1.25 million price tag, but for its contents.  You need to look at the pictures of this one to appreciate.  WTF?

https://www.trulia.com/property/3096959500-4302-Colony-West-Dr-Richmond-TX-77406

free to do what i want

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 07:53:49 PM »
As someone who recently moved, this almost gave me an anxiety attack.
Imagine, this is the cleaned up version! 

rockstache

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3243
  • Age: 2013
  • Location: Northeast
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 08:25:37 PM »
I couldn't even look at them all. That was so creepy.

Miss Piggy

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 934
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 08:30:15 PM »
O.
M.
G.

That was creepy as hell.

I couldn't even look at them all. That was so creepy.

I, on the other hand, couldn't stop looking. And I'm pretty sure I'll have nightmares tonight.

CindyBS

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 193
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 08:34:22 PM »
O.
M.
G.

That was creepy as hell.

I couldn't even look at them all. That was so creepy.
I, on the other hand, couldn't stop looking. And I'm pretty sure I'll have nightmares tonight.

Me too.  I looked at all of them and laughed out loud at #17.  It actually had a manaquin of a child riding a tricycle attached to the ceiling.

Joeko

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 42
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 08:44:19 PM »
Wow...is that a joke? Why did the realtor agree to list it in that condition?  Some family needs a hoarder intervention.

Aegishjalmur

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 79
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 08:47:03 PM »
What should really scare you is each of those dolls and mannequins has it's own name. And the owner knows them all.....


Plans are useless. Planning is indispensable.

Caoineag

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 385
  • Age: 36
  • Location: Denver
    • My Journal
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 08:50:54 PM »
Seriously, wow, just, wow. I kept remembering a movie I watched where the mannequins were actually jinn in the house. I am pretty sure that I couldn't last an hour in a house that busy/creepy. 7400 sq ft, fillled to the brim. *Shudders* How much you want to bet that they are selling that house to buy a bigger one...

mustachepungoeshere

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1829
  • Location: Sydney, Oz
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 09:36:33 PM »
I just looked at 32 photos and have no idea what the interior of the house actually looks like because I was transfixed by the train wreck.

Big sigh of relief not to see one submerged in the pool!

chrisgermany

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 81
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 10:51:35 PM »
How many hours/week would you need to keep it clean???

Free Spirit

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 89
  • Be water, my friend.
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 11:03:04 PM »
How many hours/week would you need to keep it clean???

I was just thinking how their cleaner (and you KNOW they have one) must be making BANK!
"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind." - Bruce Lee

Mrs. S

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 104
    • Royally Frugal
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 02:10:30 AM »
This is scary and for some reason t gives me anxiety. It might be worthwhile if you get all the 'collections' and then spend years selling them room by room. I'd guess you can make hundreds even thousands selling these at 1$ each. Or is the owner going to clear these off and take it with her?
FI in India- {Royally Frugal}

farfromfire

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 219
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 02:20:05 AM »
I love that mannequin on the barstool so much, I want to get my own

kina

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 72
  • Location: Greater Philadelphia
  • formerly JustJane
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 04:01:54 AM »
I love the descriptions that try ever-so-hard to direct attention to the architectural features (look at those arches! and you can almost see the hardwood floors!) and away from those elephants in the room!

Aegishjalmur

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 79
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2017, 07:08:35 AM »
The real question though: Does the home come fully furnished or do you have to pay extra money to get them to take all those with them?
Plans are useless. Planning is indispensable.

acepedro45

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 72
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2017, 07:15:59 AM »
From the realtor's description...

"You truly have to let this one sink in to appreciate all the extras."

I'll say.

farfromfire

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 219
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2017, 07:19:26 AM »
The real question though: Does the home come fully furnished or do you have to pay extra money to get them to take all those with them?
If it comes with the, um, collectibles - it might be worth it to buy the house, sell all the items on ebay/yardsale, and then sell the house for a higher price as most sane people would not buy it in its current state.

Quote from: trulia
You truly have to let this one sink in to appreciate all the extras.
Indeed.

ETA: damn, acepedro45 was quicker on the trigger.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2017, 07:21:06 AM by farfromfire »

solon

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1093
  • Age: 1817
  • Location: CO
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2017, 07:29:45 AM »
Nothing wrong with that house a match and a can of gasoline couldn't cure.

Holyoak

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 249
  • Age: 51
  • Location: W. PA
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2017, 07:32:14 AM »
It rubs the lotion on its skin...  "The spacious basement includes a fully stone lined guest pit".

slugline

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1108
  • Location: Houston, TX USA
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2017, 07:33:11 AM »
This house listing went viral, eh? Yeah, this is in the Houston metro and the story that I'm seeing is that the seller is some sort of artist. I have no idea if he/she is someone who actually makes money with art as frequently it turns out that these folks are either already independently wealthy or otherwise supported and they just need **something** to do with their spare time. . . .

Rural

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4240
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2017, 09:06:01 AM »
The place is a fine candidate for McMansion Hell without even looking at the inside. How many dormers is that again?


Plus I think there's a mannequin on a riding mover out back.

PoutineLover

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 362
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2017, 09:09:39 AM »
Absolutely terrifying

Warlord1986

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 672
  • Age: 31
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2017, 09:31:49 AM »
How much would it cost to exorcise a house that large?

LadyMuMu

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 132
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2017, 10:25:15 AM »
artist + hoarding = well-curated clutter

They're going to get at least $150,000 less than they could for that house just because it shows like a crazy person's home.

TheGrimSqueaker

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1648
  • Location: A desert wasteland, where none but the weird survive
  • www.theliveinlandlord.com
    • The Live-In Landlord
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2017, 10:48:03 AM »
What was this, one of the Huguette Clark properties?
I squeak softly, but carry a big schtick.

FireHiker

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 435
  • Location: So Cal
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2017, 12:01:29 PM »
Wow. That would be my mom if she had money (thank goodness she doesn't, I guess?). I am horrified and want to rush home and get rid of stuff now...

Debts_of_Despair

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 425
  • Location: NY
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2017, 12:14:35 PM »
Crazy to think how much all that *hit cost and how much it is now worth.

AlanStache

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1641
  • Age: 38
  • Location: South East Virginia
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2017, 12:23:04 PM »
Its like a TGIF vomited up a Ruby Tuesdays.
Be the person Mr. Rogers knows you can be.

Sibley

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2117
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Chicago, IL
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2017, 12:28:29 PM »
From what I can tell of the house behind the unusual decorating choices is it's really nice.

Really hope it's a stunt though.

BFGirl

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 669
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2017, 01:24:45 PM »
I feel so much better about my house now. 

DTaggart

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 226
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2017, 01:33:12 PM »
*sigh*

If this were a 2 bedroom condo, it would be an almost perfect replica of my FIL's house.

9-Volt

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 29
  • Location: Vancouver B.C.
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2017, 01:41:29 PM »
What I find the craziest is that one of the metrics at the very bottom is "distance to nearest Starbucks".

zolotiyeruki

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2284
  • Location: State: Denial
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2017, 01:45:15 PM »
The real question though: Does the home come fully furnished or do you have to pay extra money to get them to take all those with them?
If it comes with the, um, collectibles - it might be worth it to buy the house, sell all the items on ebay/yardsale, and then sell the house for a higher price as most sane people would not buy it in its current state.
That sounds like a fantastic way to make a few bucks.  Even with realtor commissions on both sales, you'd still make a pile of cash.

LalsConstant

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 439
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2017, 02:30:34 PM »
Well we now know where Pee Wee Herman has been living all these years.

AnswerIs42

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 70
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2017, 02:55:07 PM »
Haha. I looked at the first couple of photos, and thought "Well, it's a bit excessive, but it looks quite nice. What's the fuss about?"

Then I saw the rest of the photos. :O Wow, what a load of useless tat...

paddedhat

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2138
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2017, 03:38:04 PM »
Its like a TGIF vomited up a Ruby Tuesdays.

You have to add the contents of at least two cracker barrel restaurants to your mix, to even generate enough volume of crap, to match that train wreck. That has got to be multiple tractor trailer loads of useless shit. Kind of reminded me of "House on the Rock" in southern Wisconsin.

The Guru

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 165
  • Age: 62
  • Location: Great Lakes
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2017, 04:56:23 PM »
Add good taste to the list of things money can't buy.

BTW did anyone notice the sign on the left-hand side of photo #15?

The Guru

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 165
  • Age: 62
  • Location: Great Lakes
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2017, 05:01:09 PM »
How much would it cost to exorcise a house that large?

Don't ask me- I fell behind on payments to my exorcist. Then I got repossessed.

Dicey

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6232
  • Age: 59
  • Location: NorCal
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2017, 01:03:04 AM »
Well we now know where Pee Wee Herman has been living all these years.
Nah, Pee Wee has better taste...
I did it! I have a journal!
A Lot Like This
And hell yes, I am still moving confidently in the direction of my dreams...

RetiredAt63

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6877
  • Location: Eastern Ontario, Canada
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2017, 11:02:15 AM »
It is actually a nice house (huge, but nice) under all the stuff.  But the stuff, omg.  At least the pool table had nothing on it but the racked balls.
The measure of civilization is how people treat one another.

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/ontario's-own-camp-mustache-2017/ - MEET US THERE!

solon

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1093
  • Age: 1817
  • Location: CO
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2017, 11:06:51 AM »
How much would it cost to exorcise a house that large?

Don't ask me- I fell behind on payments to my exorcist. Then I got repossessed.

Put it on the joke thread!

LadyMuMu

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 132
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2017, 11:45:20 AM »
But underneath the pool table is the bearskin rug with a golf hat on its head. Walking into this house must be like walking into the pages of a kids' I Spy book.

meghan88

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 404
  • Location: Ontario
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2017, 02:33:20 PM »
It rubs the lotion on its skin...  "The spacious basement includes a fully stone lined guest pit".

Gahhh ... where's the little white poodle?

It was tough, but I think I actually identified two beds, out of all the pictures.  It wasn't easy.  Not bad for a 5-bedroom.

marielle

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 779
  • Age: 24
  • Location: South Carolina
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2017, 02:38:52 PM »
Anyone else notice the obscene amount of throw pillows on the beds? Enough to cover the entire floor of the bedrooms I think.

JoJo

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 807
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2017, 04:00:10 PM »
But underneath the pool table is the bearskin rug with a golf hat on its head. Walking into this house must be like walking into the pages of a kids' I Spy book.

Good Idea!  They should totally hide a mannequin dressed like Waldo in there!

Dicey

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6232
  • Age: 59
  • Location: NorCal
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #45 on: July 19, 2017, 08:14:59 PM »
This is like trying to look away from a train wreck! Imagine moving all that shit out if/when it ever sells. Where will she put it all next????

Can anyone local report in on how that asking price compares to something of similar size in the area?
I did it! I have a journal!
A Lot Like This
And hell yes, I am still moving confidently in the direction of my dreams...

obstinate

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 684
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2017, 09:06:04 PM »
This is the house of a future hoarder who is just barely holding it down. :(

AlanStache

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1641
  • Age: 38
  • Location: South East Virginia
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #47 on: July 20, 2017, 05:22:53 AM »
This is the house of a future hoarder who is just barely holding it down. :(

I dont know, you put half that amount of stuff in a normal sized home and it would look much worse.
Be the person Mr. Rogers knows you can be.

EricL

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 674
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2017, 10:29:08 AM »
I think if I had the money to burn I'd buy the house just to make a bonfire of the contents.
Gentleman of Leisure

Miss Piggy

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 934
Re: The anti-mustache house
« Reply #49 on: July 20, 2017, 03:13:21 PM »
I love the descriptions that try ever-so-hard to direct attention to the architectural features (look at those arches! and you can almost see the hardwood floors!) and away from those elephants in the room!

Wait wait wait...You saw elephants? I didn't see any elephants. Were they hiding behind Creepy Mannequin #512?   :)

And on another note, what the hell is a guest pit? Is that code for "burial ground for guests killed by the mannequins in the middle of the night"?