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Forum topic by UncannyValleyWoods posted 10-12-2016 11:24 AM 577 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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UncannyValleyWoods

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10-12-2016 11:24 AM

Edited to add: It turns out a “professional” design company did this work… http://www.synkovhouserepair.com/services.html

Edited again to add this: http://fermata-arts.org/aboutus.php

Apparently this home represents the intersection of design, art, philosophy and poetry…

” A major part of the concept and impetus for forming the Corporation came from the experience of completing “Brentwood, No. 24” in Avon, Connecticut, itself a multifaceted art project, and two previous art projects, “Reverse Pioneering” in Newton, Massachusetts and “Discovering America” in Portland, Oregon. Each of these art projects, with progressive complexity, crosses the disciplinary boundaries between art, architecture, philosophy and poetry. These works expand mental boundaries and broaden the perspective of what people would consider for their own dwellings. One of the most important goals of these projects is the expression of the subjective reality of freedom in the United States, and how this becomes a multifaceted gift that actualizes itself in numerous ways for immigrants to the United States. With that as a point of departure, Fermata continues to mark its progress by the many and varied current and past projects and programs documented on the Our Projects page.”

This is cruel…I admit…but I thought this needed to be seen as a cautionary tale….

A friend sent me this listing for a home and boy was she on to something.
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24-Brentwood-Dr-Avon-CT-06001/59011376_zpid/

I can’t imagine what the thought process was, but I’m willing to bet that old VHS tapes of PBS craft shows are partially to blame…as well as all the meth in Mexico.

It was listed a few years ago for 1.2 million dollars, because you know…custom woodwork….

I just….I just don’t know what to say other than there is a vector in which skill and design meet and sometimes, the best intentions collide in unforeseen ways…. Kind of like that poor woman who wanted to “fix” that Christ painting a few years ago…

Either way, this was someone’s labor of love and that is to be appreciated. I’d also believe that some poor woodworker was dutifully following his spouse’s commands, shaking his head the whole way through…

http://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/ISappdmd1yk2551000000000.jpg

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce


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DrDirt

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#1 posted 10-12-2016 01:29 PM

Could you imagine walking in there ‘unprepared’ ... especially if the buyer had said.. “we want an arts and crafts house” :-)

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#2 posted 10-12-2016 01:30 PM

Makes me wonder if the owner didn’t take in a band of artists and tell them “Here’s your pallet. Leave no floor, wall, or other surface untouched. Ready, set, GO!”

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UncannyValleyWoods

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#3 posted 10-12-2016 01:35 PM



Could you imagine walking in there unprepared ... especially if the buyer had said.. “we want an arts and crafts house” :-)

- DrDirt

You’re so right. And it just keeps getting better the deeper you look into this…

https://youtu.be/VM9nA1fKnhw?t=17s

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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UncannyValleyWoods

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#4 posted 10-12-2016 01:36 PM



Makes me wonder if the owner didn t take in a band of artists and tell them “Here s your pallet. Leave no floor, wall, or other surface untouched. Ready, set, GO!”

- JoeinGa

That appears to be what happened. Literally. Each room is based on a poem, which can be found in the room. There’s an entire collective behind this.

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#5 posted 10-12-2016 01:44 PM

Even the garage was “customized”...

I can only imagine that the neighborhood folks refer to her as “That crazy lady down at number 24.”
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#6 posted 10-12-2016 02:19 PM

Just think how many hours, days, weeks, and years it probably took to achieve that look?

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#7 posted 10-12-2016 04:39 PM



Just think how many hours, days, weeks, and years it probably took to achieve that look?

- ShaneA

Just think how many hours, days, weeks and years it’s going to take to get that house livable again.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#8 posted 10-12-2016 06:30 PM

Well, I don’t like it, but in this era of hyper-criticism where no one likes anything (political or otherwise), I fall back on what my grandmother always said, “Everybody to their own taste said the old lady as she kissed the cow.” I have to admit this cow is a little ugly, but it’s not my cow.

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bbrown

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#9 posted 10-13-2016 11:10 AM

Just in time for Halloween!

-- Forest, Virginia ; Micah 6:8

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UncannyValleyWoods

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#10 posted 10-13-2016 11:31 AM



Just in time for Halloween!

- bbrown

I was thinking that a movie studio should buy this place and use it as a filming location….

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#11 posted 10-13-2016 11:32 AM

Chipendale I think its called from memory.

Looks like JoeinGas girlfriend got her teeth into it in a big way.

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#12 posted 10-13-2016 12:26 PM

Wow, that house is…something. That’s the most uncomfortable I’ve ever been looking at interior design work, and I’ve taken a virtual tour of HR Giger’s house…

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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BurlyBob

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#13 posted 10-13-2016 03:12 PM

After looking at that thing I was wondering where you could to just sit, relax and feel calm. Heck, you couldn’t even escape to the crapper to get away from it.

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#14 posted 10-13-2016 04:17 PM

There is a point when political correctness needs a vacation and this is it!
In my opinion, I think they wanted to decrease the property value!
Any tax auditor would probably write it off as a loss!
There have to be some code violation in that house.

The Winchester mystery house, greatly modified by the guilt ridden Mrs. Winchester, is weird but at least it’s still looks like a house.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#15 posted 10-13-2016 05:38 PM


Apparently this home represents the intersection of design, art, philosophy and poetry…

And apparently that intersection was the site of a four-way pile-up.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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