Is your home this gay?

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    Dec 05, 2007 6:29 PM GMT
    http://www.coregroupnyc.net/listing,459

    P.S.: Extra points if you can guess who the real estate agent is.
  • olden

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    Dec 05, 2007 6:43 PM GMT
    That is the most "out" condo I have ever seen, but tasteful.

    My guess is that the blurb writer for CORE is not a mathematician. I can't quite visualize 30,00 cubic square feet. Is that some sort of a heptagon or do you pass into the Fourth Dimension?
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    Dec 05, 2007 6:58 PM GMT
    I don't see how that home is gay?

    Aside from the modern art with exposed penis It just looks like an ultra modern home taking advantage of the one true luxury in the city. Lots and lots of open space.

    Perhaps signs of the modern gay is lost on me, being just lowly rural boy who likes traditional over contemporary.
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    Dec 05, 2007 7:00 PM GMT
    My home is not THAT gay... nor is it that pricey. $2M for a condo on West 19th? Gawd!

    I know the real estate agent is a porn star... his name escapes me.

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    Dec 05, 2007 7:07 PM GMT

    I don't have a house but my bedroom's walls are purple icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 05, 2007 7:11 PM GMT
    Like Trance said: Other than one canvas depicting a male nude and his 'bits', what makes "this" pad "gay"?
    Its bloody underfurnished and impersonal, like a rental unit. Besides, so much black-on-black is typically "straight guy".
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    Dec 05, 2007 7:14 PM GMT
    The canvas is a bit much, but what else makes it "gay"? I love the floors. They're beautiful. I'm remodeling my place and still searching for the right flooring...sigh.
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    Dec 05, 2007 7:24 PM GMT
    This place is not "underfurnished." It's just about right, assuming of course, that there's a closet or garage somewhere stuffed to the gills with indespensible stuff.

    No, what makes this condo "gay" is the fact that all of the artwork is sitting on the floor, helplessly propped against the walls. I, in contrast, know how to use a drill gun and drywall anchors, so my meager collection is hanging properly.

    Therefore, my home is not that gay.

    Oh, but there's no track lighting shown...
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    Dec 05, 2007 7:33 PM GMT
    Gay Eskimos maybe, although I did not see an igloo anywhere. It would be a little tough on that hard wood floor to start a fire. All those cold lines and that uncomfortable furniture gives me a chill just to look at. If I were to live there it would have to be in a double layer of sweats. The only gay thing I see is the large pic of the guy with the dick and maybe two old horny rich spinsters could take that one on.

    Olden is right about the fourth dimension. I think the guy meant to say 30,000 cubic feet of air. If that is true, the ceilings would be at an average of 15.625 feet high. Another reason for the place to make you cold as all the heat would go to the ceiling. I'm thinking earmuffs.

    Also, if some gay couple has that much dough to spare I suggest they buy a mansion with a pool, a view of the Med and landscaping here in Southern Spain for a mill and put the other 1.5 mill in the bank, retire and live on the interest. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 05, 2007 7:35 PM GMT
    I think track lighting went out in the late 80s, Mindgarden. Today, recessed can lights seem to be preferred. Of course, as with any trend, we're always about 10 years behind here in Oregon. Track lighting might be back in style on the east coast. Anyway, that is an absolutely stunning condo -- but I really don't like white walls.
  • EverettNYC

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    Dec 05, 2007 7:38 PM GMT
    Wow, what an absolutely stunning apartment! Definitely wish I didn't spend my last $2 million on that condo on w42nd st, haha.

    That's Tag Eriksson, the former pornstar turned real estate agent, who's real name is Frederik Eklund. His best movie was The Hole, haha. He's purportedly one of the top sellers at his company, and no wonder.

    He's also out at various events in NYC all the time - actually a very sweet guy, I spoke with him once at Toys for Tots. Very tall though, which makes him iffy. For some reason I don't trust really tall people as much as I do a cute shorty. :-P
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    Dec 05, 2007 7:41 PM GMT
    I like white walls, but its tricky getting them to look right.

    Judging by the natural light, I'd hazard to guess that this condo has a 'cool' northern exposure. As such, the flat wouldn't seem so stark had they chosen a shade of white that contained a smidge of Ochre Yellow in the formula, picking up on the blond woods.

    But hey, it turns out that this thread was really created to discuss porn. We sure do learn a lot about each other here on RJ.

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    Dec 05, 2007 8:41 PM GMT
    I think I'd pick Aero to design my home. Though, I am a contemporary/minimalist freak =) And I love cush pillows. LOL Just a few hints ;]
  • jarhead5536

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    Dec 05, 2007 8:41 PM GMT
    That agent used to do porn, I think. My house is not that gay, but I'm working on it. Just bought the sleek, severe and hideously uncomfortable sitting area pieces. Not really planning on the giant nude though...
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    Dec 05, 2007 8:52 PM GMT
    Hmm... I counted up and I have 45 lamps on tracks and 42 recessed (not counting miscellanea like exterior, closets, undercab, garage, or lab.) So is that a gay ratio? (BTW, I have so much south-facing glass that it's sometimes like living in a solar oven.)
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    Dec 05, 2007 9:48 PM GMT
    It doesn't look gay so much as sterile. I think it's geared far more towards entertaining and impressing people than it is for living in.

    Although I love modern design, it needs to look inviting. This doesn't. It looks like it was designed to win a competition.

    I think that if I took my shoes off as I walked in, that I would have instantly ruined the asthetic of the decor and would run around trying to find somewhere to put my shoes like scene from AbFab.
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    Dec 05, 2007 10:18 PM GMT
    I'm with bgcat57 on this one---sterile rather than gay. It's completely generic. Does the owner never get any mail? Where are the fridge magnets? Almost anyone could live there (anyone with $ 2.5 million).

    Don't get me wrong, it's very impressive, it just looks more like a museum piece rather than a home.

    Here are a couple of AbFab scenes:

    New Best Friend (this one gets going at 4'20").

    White Box (ditto around 4'50").
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    Dec 05, 2007 10:38 PM GMT
    MikeOnMain: "New Best Friend (this one gets going at 4'20")."

    *cough* Great episode! At least I know I can find a white box at my house.
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    Dec 06, 2007 12:05 AM GMT
    I think it's underfurnished because it's a model apartment...no one actually lives there. The text says it's a new development. This looks like the model of the apartment I bought downtown in 1981. Mine was on Broadway just across from the World Trade Center at Maiden Lane, it was only 1700 sf instead of 1920, but the price was....

    $99,000.

    Gawd I'm old.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Dec 06, 2007 12:11 AM GMT
    Don't see anything gay about it, but how would it have to be, to be gayicon_question.gif

    Mike
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    Dec 06, 2007 12:17 AM GMT
    Well, Mike, it's my understanding that in order to look gay, it would have to be very tasteful... high style. It seems rare that heteros have good taste, and lesbians -- oh my gosh -- they have horrible, horrible taste.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Dec 06, 2007 12:23 AM GMT
    Well, maybe it is gay then. I agree with you Dean that gay men have the best taste.
  • Timbales

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    Dec 06, 2007 12:50 AM GMT
    It's nice, but cold.
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    Dec 06, 2007 12:51 AM GMT
    I'm so confused...I thought I was reading about interior d├ęcor, but suddenly it's pornstars, then how good gay men taste...my poor poor mind! icon_razz.gif

    Erm...weighing in on the place, though: nice, but generally not welcoming. They need to invite over David Bromstead from that HGTV 'ColorSplash' series.

    And no, my home doesn't look that gay. Mine's more "gay-on-a-budget' chic!
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    Dec 06, 2007 1:15 AM GMT
    No one gay would ever decorate a place this badly. Everything symmetrical, no color, turn in your gay card.
    Please!
    Joe