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post #31 of 36
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Kaufman House, also linked with Wright's Falling Water One of several famous homes I need to visit. I'm jealous.
Whoops. Typo. It is really a great house. The new owners have restored it to original specs and it is spectacular. IMO, the furniture could have been updated, but they wanted a piece of architectural history, and who could blame them? FWIW, I have also been to a cocktail party at the Gates house in Palm Springs and it is basically a glorified track house IMO. Big and nicely done, but incredibly average.
post #32 of 36
That new design in playboy is hideous. The "art" on the wall is definitely trying too hard.

I think the design from the 60s is my favorite. If I couldn't have that I'd want iammatt's pad.
post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by tiecollector
That new design in playboy is hideous. The "art" on the wall is definitely trying too hard.

I think the design from the 60s is my favorite. If I couldn't have that I'd want iammatt's pad.

+1. Playboy seems to have left behind the "this is a place where I have to live" aspect of the equation and instead favored a house that is attention grabbing in all the wrong ways. It's easy to create a spectacle, tougher to design a home.

Plus, from the "bachelor" point of view, what girl isn't going to think you're insane with all those naked women all over the walls? They look like they were painted in blood. Having a nude or two around the house and a discreet mirror hung behind the bed is a lot different from cave drawings on the walls and the master bedroom wallpapered with mirrors. Yucky.
post #34 of 36
That new conception is awful and utilizes a weirdness factor that completely phases out any semblance of taste. It looks like some wealthy rapist's residence. And what is with the awful graphical representation? Those poorly-dressed people stuck in there--like raisins in a cake--only exacerbates the problem. Not to mention the whole digital schematic looks awkward and incompetently rendered.
post #35 of 36
I dig the Jaguar E-Type in the garage.
post #36 of 36
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
More bachelor pads on an unlimited budget.

1. Richard Meier -Douglas House
Furniture: Bauhaus -Intl Style furniture -throw in a some Baroque pieces by Boulle. Some "Cold Mountain paintings by Brice Marden.


Imho the best American house since the Farnsworth House by Mies.
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