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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Who puts a blackamoor in the bath?

Or anywhere in their home for that matter? In another round of "Guess the Owner," this Connecticut country house was recently listed for $6.5 million. It boasts 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths in its 5,730 square feet.

The owner razed the property's existing mid-century modern home ("before" pictured above) nearly to its foundations only to replace it with an English-esque house of indeterminate period.


This is the second home the owner has put on the market in as many months, raising speculation of recently evaporated Madoff investments. Can you guess who the owner is?

[The Real Estalker]
[Architectural Digest]

18 comments:

David said...

Just read it, so I won't spoil the game.

I like the right Blackamoor in the right place, these in the bathroom, not so much.

I had not seen the before shot, looks like it might have been kind of a groovy house.

Raina said...

But doesn't the blackamoor holding the hand towel bother you just a wee bit, David?

Alexis said...

I really hate that house.

I hate round tables with table cloths or ruffles or whatever the technical term might be--they are not side tables and they are not useful--they just take up space!

Sorry. That's my rant for today.

Decorina said...

Oy vey. And I think it is safe to say that the period they were going for is late 20th Century McMansion (on steroids). Gah. I'll be it took more than 500 wallpaper memo samples to git 'er done, there Spanky.

Robin said...

You know what that bedroom needs? Some floral print. It would just pull the whole look together.

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

HER - AGAIN! My eyes literally hurt.
That woman needs to be stopped.

susieq said...

I cannot stand blackamoors. Utterly offensive. Kind of like displaying a collection of aunt jemima rag dolls.

Kate said...

B'jesus.
All that plastic surgery has messed with her head.
WV: trauma
I kid you not.

Alicia B. Designs said...

I can't even look this mess in the eye! Don't you dare tell me this is in my beloved CT!! Who was the designer?

Raina said...

Alicia, Some friend of hers who is a visual merchandiser.

Sally said...

Just goes to show you that money DOES NOT buy taste!

Debi said...

yeah - the blackamoor is pure bad taste and the bedroom is hideous!

Sol Kawage said...

mhhhh... everyone, celebrity or not, has the right to bad taste. but why on earth is this horror featured in AD? bloody magazine.

hello gorgeous said...

Now if that had been Eartha Kitt's bathroom...

hello gorgeous said...

Robin: ha!

erin@designcrisis said...

My eyes are bleeding!

And I totally agree with you on the horrors of the blackamoor. I blogged one poor little guy that I found at 1st Dibs who was holding up glass for a coffee table. So unbelievably tasteless.

nkp said...

Utterly blech, on all counts. In bad taste, done with bad taste, most assuredly by one who has no taste. Good luck selling that disaster, but alas, I fear there is a buyer for everything.

David said...

R: For me it all comes down to the pose. I agree, with these particular ones there's a sort of "here's your towel Ms. Rivers" aspect that I don't care for.