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ITT: Evergreen talks about houses and real estate
Since I have a habit of browsing real estate listings online to amuse myself, and Glenn and I have talked somewhat extensively about houses and the housing market and stuff before in various threads, I figured it was time I made a thread where I could put such things and people could discuss if they wanted to.
What I share here will generally be categorized by whether I see it as Awesome, Stupid Awesome, or just Stupid.
This enormous house in Farmington, CT is a good example of Stupid Awesome.
It is currently owned by 50 Cent, previously by Mike Tyson. It's probably the biggest house in Hartford County if not the whole state, but it's utterly charmless and when you think about it, a house that big is really just kind of unwieldy. It would be better off as some kind of conference center and small hotel, or a religious retreat house, or...y'know. Something like that. It's a local legend, and has been on the market since I was in high school, or earlier...
This fairly ordinary but upscale colonial in Avon, CT is to me just plain Stupid.
As in, it's the kind of house that I like to make fun of relentlessly. It's nice, it's pretty big, and it's been very well-kept, but it looks like it's barely been changed in 20 years. I absolutely love/hate when that happens. Also, the exterior is kind of odd, it's like they were trying to do the whole Tudor revival thing (and I loathe the 70's Tudor revival, btw) and then just decided to half-ass it.