September 12, 2007

Who doesn’t like columns?

It’s J&N Week, Day 3. J&N are Burbed readers who recently submitted quite a number of great finds! Thanks J&N!

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 733369
Los Gatos, CA 95032


This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 733369 Approx Age: 43 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1431
Detached Single Family 1 Story Ranch
3 Bedrooms Ground Floor Bedroom 1 Master Bedroom Suite
2 Bathrooms 2 or More Stall Showers 1 Shower over Tub

J&N had this to say:

Those columns sure go with the house.  Why they probably added at least 100,000!

All I can think of is this video clip.

Comments (14) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:04 am

14 Responses to “Who doesn’t like columns?”

  1. Area 51 Says:

    Nice flipper job.
    Quintessential “lipstick on a pig”…..

  2. waiting_for_the_fall Says:

    I better get myself some ‘mahbul’ columns.

  3. Moe Says:

    Area 51: It’s definitely lipstick on a pig. There’s no way this ranch should be built up like one of Saddam’s palaces.

    But I doubt it was a flipper who installed those fine columns. Too much work and money. The same goes for the chandelier, plaster medallions, marble fireplaces and all the other ostentatious garbage. It’s more likely that the homeowners had more money than taste…or had some borderline psychological problem.

  4. Big B Says:

    This house reminds me of those kids who buy a 10,000 dollar Honda Civic and spend another 10,000 souping it up (ha ha) with junky parts to add +50 decibels to the exhaust and +6 horsepower. Don’t forget the stickers!

    I’m sure those columns are the cardboard (whatever they’re made out of) ones and are just wrapped around the original square posts. Ugh. Cheap!

  5. DensityDuck Says:

    Hehe, yeah. “People gonna look atcha house an’ go ‘who lives deah, da Pope?'”

  6. burbed Says:

    I wonder if there’s a house out there that’s powered by v-tec.

  7. savvy Says:

    I do have to say that they did take nice pictures. Even if the house is a little over the top and not to my taste, they are doing a good job marketing it.

  8. DensityDuck Says:

    Yes, as Moe said it’s not bad workmanship; it’s just that it’s a very particular type of decoration. And while redecoration is always possible, that’s a lot of work there to rip out–especially considering that you just paid 1.1 MILLION dollars for the house!

  9. Brendan Says:

    BURBED!!! Hhahahahahha. I’m so glad you posted the SNL skit. I was ready to link to it here.

  10. sonarrat Says:

    Savvy – I can take pictures more appealing than that with my $200 nikon. I expect better from professionals selling a $770/sq ft house.

  11. REnevergoesdown Says:

    All I can say is:

    Toga! Toga! Toga! Toga! Toga-Toga-Toga!!!

    The homeowner should have been pictured wearing a Toga, with an olive leaf wreath on his/her head and the left eyebrow raised up high in pride, a la “Bluto” of Animal House -staaaately!

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