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Tasteful friends: NPH

Meh.

by Anonymousreply 4609/06/2013

Beige and boring.

by Anonymousreply 109/05/2013

I think these are picks from the listing, not NPH's stuff.

by Anonymousreply 209/05/2013

He just bought the house. These aren't his furnishings

by Anonymousreply 309/05/2013

Jeez, I'd love to live in that place. Great spaces, great light.

by Anonymousreply 409/05/2013

Yeah, not his stuff. And this would be a second home?

by Anonymousreply 509/05/2013

[quote] And this would be a second home?

This is going to be a permanent move back to the East. So David can restart his Broadway musical career, and NPH can look for stage work as well.

by Anonymousreply 609/05/2013

Why do people need such cavernous places to live? Any one of those rooms would have been an average family's entire house a hundred years ago.

Whenever I watch those house-hunting shows, they mention their need for space for "entertaininig". Really? Do you have 50 - 100 people over a couple times a week for ballroom dancing? Indoor scavenger hunts?

by Anonymousreply 709/05/2013

"Why do people need such cavernous places..."

Did you see all that hard wood to fill it up, though?

by Anonymousreply 809/05/2013

LOVE it, but then I'm a hardwoods freak. That place is straight out of my real estate porn fantasies!

Imagine how it'd look with some touches of color... lovely Persian carpets, rich upholsteries and bedding, some beautiful paintings on the wall... oh man, now I'm getting myself excited.

by Anonymousreply 909/05/2013

It was a nice house, but the gut-job alterations are terrible and not well-crafted:

-gratuitous brick and exposed ductwork;

-ductwork done up as cornicing;

-a bad partition wall removal and poorly designed columns;

-an amorphic open-plan main floor;

-ugly new bookcases;

-a dreary master bathroom.

It's still a mostly nice house, but the heavy-handedness of the renovation is unfortunate.

by Anonymousreply 1009/05/2013

Impressive!

Incredible to think that the same home on the Upper East Side would list for $40M.

by Anonymousreply 1109/05/2013

Good bones. Kitchen is OK.

I'm sure they'll make it way better.

by Anonymousreply 1209/05/2013

I guess I'm not one of the tasteful ones. Looks great to me but agree that some color and nice artwork would be an improvement.

by Anonymousreply 1309/05/2013

Love the sun, but not sure how I'd feel about bars on the windows.

by Anonymousreply 1409/05/2013

Zzzzzzzz....

by Anonymousreply 1509/05/2013

I think it looks kind of crappy, the materials used in the renovation were obviously done on the cheap.

If I had NPH's $$$, I wouldn't even consider living in Harlem. I wonder how happy the golddigg...um, David is with the choice of location. You know that bitch probably wants to be downtown.

by Anonymousreply 1609/05/2013

The kitchen presents a common problem with "Bigger is always Better" renovations.

They create a cavernous space for the kitchen and then spread out the basic features to create a balanced look. Unfortunately, this means your ovens are a bus stop away from your fridge, your dishwashers are in another part of the hallway, and you're stuck with a cook top featuring a ductless vent against an interior wall.

They get points for not placing the stove top on an island with one of those retarded hanging vents that doesn't do anything but blow air around.

As R10 points out, ducts are only acceptable if you're under 30. Grown-ups cover that 90s shit up.

by Anonymousreply 1809/05/2013

They don't need to keep any of the previous owner's renovations. His salary from a single episode of HIMYM would probably pay for a gut rehab.

by Anonymousreply 1909/05/2013

how much does he earn per episode approx?

by Anonymousreply 2009/05/2013

$225,000.

So, he works a month.

by Anonymousreply 2109/05/2013

No. R21, 'cause after taxes and commissions he really only earns about $100K an episode.

by Anonymousreply 2209/05/2013

plus David won a free large Coke in the McDonald's monopoly game.

by Anonymousreply 2309/05/2013

"Why do people need such cavernous places..."

Wide-angle camera lenses, people.

by Anonymousreply 2409/05/2013

It is 8,000 sq. feet. That is big.

by Anonymousreply 2509/05/2013

The place has possibilities, but the built-ins are the usual beigey-slick nothings. And that neighborhood is absolute shit.

by Anonymousreply 2609/05/2013

wow that is like three times the size of the house I grew up in, and that was considered a big house in the neighborhood!

by Anonymousreply 2709/05/2013

I bet their kids can't wait to tear that place to shreds!

by Anonymousreply 2809/05/2013

The good news is that price is so cheap for so much Manhattan space that they can afford to do a gut job renovation.

by Anonymousreply 2909/05/2013

Why do they want to live in Harlem? Is it because a house that size would be so expensive elsewhere? Is Harlem nice nowadays?

by Anonymousreply 3009/05/2013

Yes and Yes.

by Anonymousreply 3109/05/2013

Harlem is very nice nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 3209/05/2013

Harlem will be completely gentrified in another 10 years. There are a couple of sketchy parts, but I'd love to live in Harlem.

by Anonymousreply 3309/05/2013

[quote] His salary from a single episode of HIMYM [bold]would probably pay for a gut rehab.[/bold]

[quote]The good news is that price is so cheap for so much Manhattan space that [bold]they can afford to do a gut job renovation.[/bold]

The term gut renovation is thrown around as if it were an admirable thing. If the house had been properly restored or thoughtfully renovated, it wouldn't be the mess that it is.

A gut renovation is something you do to a kitchen or a bathroom because you don't like the finishes; it's not something done for the sake of ripping every scrap of the interior out before giving any thought to how it will go back together -- as a recent set of owners obviously did.

Tearing out the walls, the floors, the ceilings, the electrical, the plumbing, and all the other systems and finishes and features with the frequency that some change their bedsheets is ridiculous, yet it's wrongly considered the benchmark of quality.

by Anonymousreply 3409/05/2013

didn't they buy another house in Harlem a a few years ago and then quickly move to TriBeca?

by Anonymousreply 3609/05/2013

"hang out on the streets all night screaming their heads off"

This is absolutely true about Harlem - loud music and loud talking/laughing/screaming on stoops until all hours.

by Anonymousreply 3709/05/2013

Ther's an Applebees on the corner.

by Anonymousreply 3809/06/2013

There's a liquor store on the right...

by Anonymousreply 3909/06/2013

There's an unemployment office down the street fo David.

by Anonymousreply 4009/06/2013

Maybe they are not planning on living there at all but are just flipping..

by Anonymousreply 4109/06/2013

This place is up at 125th street. Ugghhhhh

by Anonymousreply 4209/06/2013

Harlem is SO HOT right now!

by Anonymousreply 4309/06/2013

There are 6 liquor stores on the block and not one grocery store.

by Anonymousreply 4409/06/2013

What about the twins?!

by Anonymousreply 4509/06/2013

125th St. is still VERY ghetto. No matter how many white people move up to Harlem, those projects aren't going anywhere, so it will forever be shit.

by Anonymousreply 4609/06/2013
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