From the Wednesday WTF mailbag comes this week’s offering — something we’re calling the Purple Passion Pit for reasons that will be completely obvious very soon.
The Fort Wayne, Indiana, home built in 1975 may have not seen an update since then. The listing uh, employs some purple prose, if you will, to sell the place, which now has a contingent offer.
“You’re traveling through another dimension, into a home of design, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous home whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the Sherbondy Zone. Distinctive, one of a kind home designed in 1975 by renowned architect James Sherbondy as the family’s personal residence. The home offers a way of life featuring architectural flair, soaring ceilings and designed utility in every square foot. Privacy and serenity abound, tucked in Concordia Woods on a .66 acre wooded lot that is a nature lover’s paradise.”
Another dimension, indeed.
First, the outside of the house — at least, the front elevation — is deceptive. I’m not sure that I would’ve chosen photos of the front elevation as the first things to show in the listing when you have these amazing windows to showcase (purple carpet be damned).
Secondly, you’ll either be impressed or horrified with the sheer amount of carpet in this house. It’s on the floor. It’s on the stairs. It’s in the kitchen. It’s on the walls. It’s in the (gag) bathroom.
And there is awful lot of purple, as if some weird version of Cruella DeVille absconded with the poached pelts of Grimace, Barney, and Telly from Sesame Street (and their aunties and uncles), and then affixed them to every flat surface in the abode.
But if you can imagine it without the weird carpet, a complete gutting of the bathrooms and kitchen, and maybe address some of the weird interior architecture going on, this house is pretty damned awesome, even if the person who sent it to me said, “this house feels like 100% someone shot a porno in it.”
But at just shy of $160,000 for four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, you could easily make this a completely modern showplace. What do you think?