Friday, May 7, 2010

Architectural Monstrosity

I think every neighborhood has a house that stands out in an odd way. This one makes me laugh and shake my head every time I drive past it.


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Yes, I know the photos kind of suck, but I have tried to photograph this damn house ON THREE DIFFERENT OCCASIONS, and this is the best I could do. I was fretting that the owner of this house would come out and ask me what the hell I was doing taking pictures of his Grecian weiner dude abode. Of course I picture the owner as a pearly white naked dude chasing me with his unmentionables bobbing and weaving as he reaches out to get me. LOL.


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59 comments:

vint junky said...

Uh....I'm speechless!!!!!!
Aw you really stake out the house to find out if the owner is indeed a naked white dude with leafy hair adornment


xxx

Tracie said...

O. M. G.

There are no words for this one. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this!

Alicia said...

hahahaa!!! CLASSY! i didn't know you lived next door to the gotti brothers!! and seriously....i'm DYING to know what the owner looks like!!

L.A. Daze said...

Ahaha if you have a house like this you are begging for it to be photographed. Gross! Where is it?

Krystal said...

weiiiird, what exactly are they going for here?!

Melanie's Randomness said...

WOW!! Hahaha! I guess they are really really proud of their heritage. I dunno how I would feel about a house with all naked men statues on my block. Yeesh!! I wonder if there are a lot of car accidents in front of that house cuz I know I'd stop short.

Dancing Branflake said...

Hahahaha! I actually think these pictures are great... utterly horrible. I love your sense of humor.

TERI REES WANG said...

Aah, a "Persian Conversion".

Years ago on in Beverly Hills on Sunset and Alpine, an Iranian eccentric had similarly nude stone statures surrounding the property. When the neighbors complained about them, he had the pubic hairs painted, to please them more.

Bathwater said...

I am sure the owner is some wrinkled old dude, who is pasty white, gay and constantly chasing after young wood with his cane.

Brooke said...

Hey! That's my house. I see you captured my bright orange SUV too. I have a fetish for white statues.

Not really.

Laura Trevey said...

Are you kidding me? Who lives there?

Have a BBB weekend ~~
xoxo Laura

Caroline said...

Personally my thought is this:

One can never have too many statues. Statues say...hey, I am richer and better than you.

OK...I lied. I really hate statues. Unless it's a Buddha and it's just one statue and not 40!

Raina Cox said...

Norwood Young is the dude who lives there:

http://tinyurl.com/2buerk8

Iva said...

N. oh all the things it stands for "no", "not good", "never"....

ummm but according Raina Cox.... its for sure not a white dude. How awesome if he came out "umm why are you taking pictures of my naked men?"

teeheee! FRIDAY!! YAY!!

Tia said...

Dude, who DOESN'T have a shit ton of marble statues lining the perimeter of their home??? This is possibly the most amazingly gaudy house I have ever seen!! Its freakin blinding!!

I bet the owner wears button-up shirts with only the bottom half buttoned, lots of curly chest hair, and several layers of gold chains.

Stacy said...

Yeah I've seen that crazy Norwood guy on TV. He's nut! And what a tacky house. But then again, he's a tacky guy. "New Money" obviously.

DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' said...

DUDE! It's Norwood Young's house! Totally opposite of what you were thinking! Check him out, you will see...

this house hurts my eyes every time I drive by but I almost always get into an accident because I can't help but look and jeer.

bananas. said...

guido houses like that deserve names. for some reason i'm thinking my big fat greek house. doesn't it remind you of the house from that movie? where the owners have mad chest hair and the moms make bundt cakes.

and yes i name over the top homes like this all the time. in my aunt's hood, we have the china man's house (due to it's ginormous double gold doors), the southern bell house, the malibu house (due to it's excessive palm trees), the enchanted forest castle (their shit is overgrown i tell ya) and last, but most definitely not least, the dental office. no joke this bitch home looks like a giant dental office. horrible.

anyway, you should try it sometime. it's fun.

Ellenitza said...

Omg - every time I drive past that house, I fondly remember my Greek grandmother and her own collection of ancient Greek statuary. Seriously, old Greeks love their artefactual reproductions.

Savvy Gal said...

Oh my goodness. That is one interesting house..... : )

Computer Support Miami said...

Well ... ummm... yeah, there is just no words for it except what were they thnking?

Christy said...

Hahahahaaaaaahahaaaa!
So ridiculous!!!

(But maybe you should try to go back and arouse the owner. I LOVE pasty bobbing unmentionables!!!)

;)

Pretty Little World said...

I was almost going to say that this wouldn't be a bad house if you got rid of the Greek people and lion heads.

But then I realized I don't even know what the house looks like, because there's so much decorative crap covering it up. Seriously, what's with all of those gates up close to the house?

Claire Kiefer said...

This is the funniest thing I've seen in a long while. OMG! I can't believe those columns and the little Davids, or whatever they are. Please try to snap a pic of the owner . . . I gotta put a face to this ridiculous house.

Kellie said...

Who the hell needs to see that many replicas of David peen? You'd think they could at least pick something w/ a bigger weiner on it. That poor David surely was not packing was he? :) Too funny.

Shorty said...

Ah yes, that is quite a neighborhood extremity! I know a guy who overbuilt in his neighborhood, too. Thankfully he's down at the end of a cul de sac so he is hidden from view for the most part, but he's got his big iron gate, big dogs for protection, and big metal building out back to house his big ol' RV. Lovely.

The Zhush said...

Yes, I think you are right, every neighbor hood has one, but honey...that one takes the CAKE!

Heather Taylor said...

Eww, what an eyesore!

I'm amazed nobody has broken one of the statues or attempted to steal it though. In my neighborhood which is upper-middle class, but filled with teenagers, that would have most definitely have already happened.

Felicia said...

I'VE SEEN THIS HOUSE ON TV!!! And surprisingly the house was not the focal point of WHY it was on TV. They were highlighting the crazy ass mofo who lives there. He is some super gay crazy plastic surgery faced dude. I think someone commented his name above.

ana b. said...

I think this house is perfection. Especially with the candy orange RV parked out the front. So much class it hurts.

Kitty Stampede said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Amazing. just amazing. i would stand and stare and gawk with my mouth open for an hour if I came across this. I love sculptures and even nudie Michelangelo's at that...but this....this...is...i can't find the words.
but your visualization is perfect. I totally before I read that, pictured something very similar. brilliance.

Tiffany said...

WTF. That's all I can say.

Georgina said...

I think a fence to keep people out is a little bit redundant here. - G

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

GIGGLE, okay one statue, no problem two statues, well, but...............good grief!. Great post. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

Susan Erickson said...

another example of more is not better...but you know it worked for Andy Warhol and everybody thought he was a genius.....rhythmic repetition...all in a row....naked penises....I'm thinking ...kinky

Kathryn said...

LOL. Looks like the designer either has penis envy or trying to compensate?

As to your pictures, if they didn't want people to gawk they should have removed the "statues" or "redecorated" them into something a little less picture worthy.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Reminds of the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding! Happy Friday J!!

WendyB said...

Tony Montana would like that if there was more neon.

uglygirl said...

Obviously, he's hoping to attract some YOUNG WOOD.

Candice said...

I love the understated appeal that this house, ahem, manor exudes.

What. The. Fuck?

the spectator said...

Oh lovely! Not.
You know what they say - money does not guarantee taste/style.

Diana said...

OMG this looks like the tacky TBN studios!!

Andhari said...

Sheesh the house actually has potential to be very stylish and awesome and they gotta put those awful statues.

Jessica said...

Wow what kinda douche lives there. You have to get a shot of him now.

frenchie said...

really can't see what you find offensive about that house or the obviously talented architect, the respected builder, the honnest realtor or the lucky owner of the, let's face it, stunning mansion.
really.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh, what do we have here? A connaisseur of all things Greek and Roman (the old!), good wine (Bacchus) and a flair for architecture... Sadly some people have all the money, but no taste.

Alisa said...

Why would you want 20 Davids in your front yard. This is really bad!

mina said...

wow.

Asylum Dolly said...

That is so freakin WEIRD! They really really REALLY like the statue of David. Or they just like naked dudes. Am i just dirty minded, or is it funny that the place is called "Youngwood court". YoungWOOD! hahahahahha!
Also your description of the owner as "a pearly white naked dude chasing me with his unmentionables bobbing and weaving " made me LOL. :D

Kayla said...

Welcome to Greek Pride central.

http://ramblingofasmalltowngirl.blogspot.com/

C.B. said...

The tackiness astounds me. Money sure doesn't buy good taste.

blueviolet said...

The irony of the statues being at YoungWOOD Court is more than I can take!

~KS said...

What the.... this is... well, there aren't words. Oh my...

cristin said...

tee hee. peen. tee hee.

asweetcakes said...

Lol! Lovely pictures! But i dont think i can stand to look at those weenies for long lol. You know, whenever i'm taking pictures i feel as if someone is going to scold the hell outta me! lol

Diane said...

whoa!!! lol i dont even know what to say. this is just completely unnecessary.

Down and Out Chic said...

whoever owns this house is NOT well endowed. that's just all there is to it.

executive development said...

Oh my god, this is a house of my dreams. I will definitely live in something like that when I am finally rich.

Ace said...

You are so funny! I am thoroughly enjoying your best of 2010 blog list. I am so lucky to have been introduced to your blog! You make me smile everyday. Thank you drollgirl!