This UWS duplex comes with 2,500 books!

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

  1. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

    Messages:
    39,489
    Likes Received:
    1,724
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006


  2. Stazy

    Stazy Senior member

    Messages:
    7,194
    Likes Received:
    438
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Location:
    Toronto
    I'll buy it in 10 years. Does it come with the furniture?
     


  3. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

    Messages:
    10,257
    Likes Received:
    477
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2006
    Location:
    Hobart, IN
    the wine cabinet is kinda douchey in my opinion.
     


  4. BrianVarick

    BrianVarick Senior member

    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    the wine cabinet is kinda douchey in my opinion.

    Too pretentious? Either way I think it looks like a really cool place.
     


  5. robin

    robin Senior member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Likes Received:
    153
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006


  6. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

    Messages:
    9,464
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    This apartment has been for sale FOREVER. First listed for $7.9 last January.
     


  7. Althis

    Althis Senior member

    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Location:
    Riverside, CA
    Made me think of this: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/06/garden/06books.html

    That is completely douchey. Having thousands of books just for aesthetics, many aren't even real books or are just generic repeats! That's one of the most classless things I could think of.
     


  8. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,220
    Likes Received:
    80
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Location:
    Santiago de Chile
    That is completely douchey. Having thousands of books just for aesthetics, many aren't even real books or are just generic repeats! That's one of the most classless things I could think of.
    Agreed. That is for only the most vapid nouveau riche. I thought this image looked terrible also: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/201...6-BOOKS-3.html Here's an idea... get the books you like bound with your own covers. Those silver jackets look like something a high school student made.
     


  9. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Senior member

    Messages:
    1,974
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Location:
    Los Angeles/ DC/ The Gulf Coast/ Airplane...
    Which SFer will be purchasing it?

    http://www.sothebyshomes.com/nyc/sales/0016682#

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The price here isn't terrible but they need to remove another $1-1.4MM They can take their books. I want a library of my own choosing.
     


  10. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

    Messages:
    7,735
    Likes Received:
    468
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Really, the bar is nowhere near big enough for me.

    There is a line in the Great Gatsby where a visitor to Gatsby's library was astounded to see that his books were all real. Knowledge, class, and youth will always try to be faked.

    ~ H
     


  11. BrianVarick

    BrianVarick Senior member

    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH


  12. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Senior member

    Messages:
    1,974
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Location:
    Los Angeles/ DC/ The Gulf Coast/ Airplane...


  13. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

    Messages:
    3,244
    Likes Received:
    396
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    It looks like their designer took his inspiration from Country Home magazine.
     


  14. fredfred

    fredfred Senior member

    Messages:
    1,138
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Location:
    New York City
    In NYC, I think those book shelves display "I'm so rich I can waste space on storing a zillion books". It does not convey knowledge or frugality. But the whole place isn't frugal, obviously.

    City life requires paring down on the number of books one stores.
     


  15. wmmk

    wmmk Senior member

    Messages:
    2,689
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2008
    Location:
    Amherst, Mass.
    I don't see the appeal. Books are for reading.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by