Thursday, September 06, 2007

In the News: Big New England House

So there is a guy in New England building a 50,853sf home just for his small family. Seriously, how much house does one family need? And we’re not talking about a Mormon or Catholic family with like 18 brothers and sisters here.

One of the largest pieces of the house is the 103 seat movie theatre with concession stand and ticket booth! Now that’s practical! Again, how many people have a hundred guests over to watch a movie in their home? Come on. When you have guests, it’s all mingling and small talk and everyone is just going to hang around the kitchen anyway. He should have made the kitchen 4,000sf and hung a huge plasma screen from that if he wanted all his guests to watch something because they’ll all be in the kitchen anyway.

Also, would you really want to attract over 100 of your relatives? I don’t think I could even round up 100 relatives if I even wanted to. What movie would you show to satisfy that audience? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? That might work; you could pass out pads of paper and pencils and they could all take notes on what not to do in family situations.

I would think if a house gets big enough, the servants then need servants of their own and so forth. Oh wait, that’s just like the army. Come to think of it, isn’t that how all hierarchical businesses are run too?

Bottom line, while it is clearly ridiculous to have a house so big, I’m secretly jealous because that would be an awesome house for hide-and-seek!

9 comments:

Kurt said...

It sickens me. I am now sick due to the sickening.

Jenny! said...

Wow...that's obscene! Do you think he needs a second wife though???

Serena Joy said...

Good Lord. Talk about over the top. Maybe the guy's planning on converting to one of those polygamous religions. It would make a great place for hide and seek, though. And with the right decorations, it could double as a holiday theme place -- haunted house at Halloween, Santa's place at Christmas, bunny's den at Easter...

Diesel said...

The cool thing would be that instead of cleaning, you could just move down the hall a little.

Theresa said...

He could give me a couple of extra rooms to add onto my house, I'm sure he'd never miss them, and I could do with a little extra space. Maybe I could sneak over in the middle of the night and airlift out part of the house -but first I'd need a huge plane, and then I'd have to think of a way to smuggle it into Spain without drawing attention to it. Hmmm, it'll probably be easier to build it myself.

goldennib said...

You need a house that big to hide from your family.

Camille Alexa said...

Hey, you have a big house too, VE:

I remember.

Variant E said...

kurt - Sorry to hear your sick. I know some people who know some people who know a doctor.

jenny - At least one more!

sj - I think you'd need a work crew to decorate that house for the holidays! And if a religous sect is going in...well...it will be back on the market in a couple of years after all the death and scandal

diesel - That does work for some time but like death and taxes, eventually you'd have to face the music. In their case, it would be awhile though.

theresa - How about we just drill another chunnel. This time from your house to his and that way you could sneek over and leave stuff you don't have room for. Plus, you can watch movies while your there and it would be good for grounding the kids when there bad; 'go to the other room...the one 3,432 miles away via chunnel

goldennib - Isn't that why work was created?

camille - Doh! No fair. You weren't supposed to remember that. Mine was still cooler!

Carla said...

Crazy! Movie theater with ticket booth. Who invites their friends over and then asks them to pay? I guess it's to subsidize the cost of the house. Would be a fun place to play hide and seek though...although you might get lost for a week.