Monday, January 29, 2007

Extreme Home Makeover

I recently read an article where some big uber-rich guy is going to build and sell the world's most expensive home. In Bozeman, Montana, of all places.

Tim Blixseth, who made his fortune in timber and real estate, is in the process of building a 53,000-square-foot home that he plans to put on the market for $155 million. This price tag tops last year's most expensive home, Updown Court in Windlesham, England, which has an asking price of $139 million. And Rosie O'Donnell's best pal, Donald Trump, has a property in Palm Beach that he's trying to get rid of for a measly $125 mil.

The Montana mansion, which will have 10 bedrooms, will be located at the Yellowstone Club, a members-only ski and golf resort, and will sit on 160 acres. It'll feature a private gondola-like chairlift that will carry residents to the club's private slopes. Other features include an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and a home movie theater.

Must be rough. Too bad I don't ski, or I'd be putting in my bid.

Instead, I found a property around my area that might not have the polish and shine of a brand new mansion, but it just screams "home" to me. Perhaps some would consider it a lost cause. I, however, think that a fresh coat of bright yellow paint would work wonders. And maybe some caulk.

The term "open-concept" seems to be a bit of an understatement for this place. And if the wind blows too hard one night, you better be ready to run for cover. And I don't mean inside the house.

I will admit that the garage looks to be too far gone to salvage.

But I bet the owners would thrown in this fancy antique pick-em-up truck if the bid was to their liking.

"Home Sweet Home."
Different things to different people, eh?

"Always live in the ugliest house
on the street. Then you don't
have to look at it."
—David Hockney

1 comment:

  1. That place looks like it was a nice home at one point. How do people let homes fall into disrepair like that?