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Looks like all I'd ever need.

Posted by Brandon Dismuke | February 20, 2008 1:03 PM

All that needs to be said is "chaz likes to keep it simple"

Posted by Bellevue Ave | February 20, 2008 1:05 PM

OK, my opera Italian doesn't help much here. Translations anyone?

Scale and detailing are nice, but it's a little cold. Would be fine with some Craftsman/Wrightian furniture.

Posted by Perfect Voter | February 20, 2008 1:11 PM

That's what I'm talkin about. I loves me some great design & artchitecture! Too bad most Seattlites have no appreciation for it. Thumbs down on our Ethan Allen furnished city.

Posted by Queen_of_Sleaze | February 20, 2008 1:14 PM

Nice. Audio Two. That's Milk Dee, Charles.

It appears that you are as old as me.

Posted by Mahtli69 | February 20, 2008 1:15 PM

I normally hate this kind of architecture, but something about this one really draws me in. I'm not sure I would want to live in it, but I can definitely appreciate the beauty.

Posted by Julie | February 20, 2008 1:22 PM

terrible fixtures and appliances, the windows aren't detailed very well. the finishes look like ass. need i say more?

Posted by holz | February 20, 2008 1:26 PM


Posted by boxofbirds | February 20, 2008 1:28 PM

Wish someone could figure out how to make houses this beautiful for less that a billion, zillion, gazillion dollars.

Posted by Big Sven | February 20, 2008 1:38 PM

I agree Charles it's a nice building.

Now if only it had a 12 person hottub on top....

Posted by Reality Check | February 20, 2008 1:41 PM

Love it. But my cat-clawed couch, piles of books and newspapers, tea cups with tea bags welded to the inside and my kid's broken plastic toys would sure fuck up the whole look.
The place is glamorous not just because of the design but the sense that you would be this different, more organized calmer person than you actually are. Not to mention the dazzling wealth that it would take to get the property, the design and materials, and full-time cleaning crew to make it happen.
Also, my kid likes her shitty plastic bike and I like her.

Posted by Tim | February 20, 2008 1:50 PM

Good point about the hot tub.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 20, 2008 1:51 PM

Mudede-iz Starts Buggin'

Posted by Hickeys Around My Neck | February 20, 2008 1:56 PM

The transit stop is just out of the camera frame, right?

Posted by Erik | February 20, 2008 1:59 PM

I want to throw rocks in it.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 20, 2008 2:10 PM

I love it.

Posted by Suz | February 20, 2008 2:39 PM

For $800K it's yours.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | February 20, 2008 2:53 PM

Pretty to look at does not equal Comfortable to live in....

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 20, 2008 2:54 PM

the american ideal: devoid of any built context, a palace in an estate.

sweet, but so easy.

Posted by max solomon | February 20, 2008 3:45 PM

amen @ 10 :)

it is beautiful in its simplicity of form.

however, it doesn't look very private, which is odd for me to say, b/c i do like windows.

Posted by from east of miss | February 20, 2008 4:13 PM

Baloney. Dysfunctional, you need curtains, it's an ugley block with cold windows and surfaces, no one actually buys this stuff except for a few who like to be different.

This cannot exist in a city, it only exists in a private preserve because it is too exposed. They've been designing stuff like this for 50 years and no one buys it and no one likes it except architecture critics, architects and a few select people.

Posted by unPC | February 20, 2008 4:23 PM

It's a pretty design. Fixtures and furniture can be replaced.

However the real problems with it are practical ones:
Does it snow there? The roof is not pitched and the weight of snow could cause structural damage.
Does it rain where this house is? There are no overhangs, and rain will splash in through the doors if they are open.. additionally you will get wet fumbling for your key while holding a bag of groceries.
Is there bright sunlight? Unless there are self-regulating vents and/or passive heating/cooling, this house will heat up like a dog in a car.

But otherwise it's pretty.

Posted by treacle | February 20, 2008 5:17 PM

@20, @21

They don't need curtains. The website is from Europe.

Europeans don't have the silly senseless body phobic images that prudish Victorian Americans have. They feel totally comfortable in their own skin, and walk around quite naked most all the time.

America needs to take some lessons from the Europeans.

Reality Check

Posted by Reality Check | February 20, 2008 6:24 PM
Posted by brilliant | February 20, 2008 8:29 PM

Great for people who don't get enough time in a gray cubicle at work.

Posted by Curmudgeon | February 21, 2008 9:52 AM

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