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This UWS duplex comes with 2,500 books!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Connemara, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Well-Known Member

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    +1

    Yeah, I wouldn't mind the apartment, but I'd have to do a TON of work to the space. Therefore not worth the asking price by far.
     
  2. Reynard369

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    I'd be willing to bet that the majority of the spines aren't even cracked. Makes sense if they're rare books, but more likely the owner just wants to appear well read.
     
  3. Davidko19

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    think of all the tvs you could put around that place.
     
  4. imageWIS

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    I don't see the appeal. Books are for reading.

    Not if you are a Nazi.
     
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    Fugly. The woodwork is totally unimpressive. I'd gut the shit out of the place and start anew. Plus, I'm not a big fan of the UWS.
     
  6. Pennglock

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    I'd be willing to bet that the majority of the spines aren't even cracked. Makes sense if they're rare books, but more likely the owner just wants to appear well read.

    I have a feeling the owners purchased those books 'by the foot.'
     
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    That's also how I buy my fruit.
     
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    I like how they've placed paintings in front of the bookshelves.
     
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    Thats my kinda place. Fuck that minimalist crap. HAHA
     
  10. dragon8

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    think of all the tvs you could put around that place.

    LOL! Make sure they are all LEDs.
     
  11. dragon8

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    Is there something wrong with being drunk while watching tv in the library?

    Not at all!
     
  12. ljrcustom

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    I like how they've placed paintings in front of the bookshelves.

    I noticed that, seems pretty odd to me.

    -LR
     
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    The room is beautiful except for the windows, drapes, and the glass doors to the wine room clash with everything.
     
  14. foodguy

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    is this thread the real estate equivalent of "sharp knees"?
     
  15. edinatlanta

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    is this thread the real estate equivalent of "sharp knees"?

    more like the real estate equivalent of your mom.

    oh, snap.
     
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    is this thread the real estate equivalent of "sharp knees"?

    No, it's a beautiful room, but it's screamingly obvious that the books are there merely as decoration, not to be read. Thus, if the books aren't being read, then what's the room for? It seems like a waste. I'd love that room. It'd be fantastic to fill it up with my own books and read/write/study there.

    A SF analogy might be Aportnoy's shoe collection appearing in a beach house with surf boards hung in front of them. Pretty shoes never to be worn, nor truly appreciated.
     
  17. Bellum

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    Yuck. Poor taste.
     
  18. gdl203

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    is this thread the real estate equivalent of "sharp knees"?

    Do you really believe this? That place is horrendous.
     
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    Do you really believe this? That place is horrendous.

    it's certainly no place i would want to live and i would probably find the person who lives there horrible (how's that for a sweeping generalization?). i was merely pointing out that it's a very SF way of nitpicking what is for most of us totally unattainable in the first place. for all i know, that girl may really have sharp knees, right?
    i just find it funny because my mom was great at it. i can't begin to count the number of times we'd be touring an old mansion or museum and she'd pull me aside and whisper urgently "can you imagine having to vacuum this place?".
     

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