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24th century* apartment. Only $4 million.
November 9, 2001 2:03 PM   Subscribe

24th century* apartment. Only $4 million.
*Actual 24th century-ness of the apartment will not be known until we actually reach the 24th century.
posted by andrewraff (17 comments total)

 
That's perhaps the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Looks like exposed plumbing with some leftover 70's tacky decor. I'll take an old missle silo for half the price.
posted by berk at 2:12 PM on November 9, 2001


i've seen this on the news, and the place is so small u couldnt swing a cat in there. Granted there are a snazzy features that make the place standout from the rest but when u consider that all the place is made from is 20th century technology and when u step outside your confronted with a 15st balding man with a hairy back and stinking of gin instead of a klingon - then it kinda brings u round to normality
posted by monkeyJuice at 2:18 PM on November 9, 2001


I'd like to see what makes it worth GBP 2,700,000.00 (approx. $3,926,340.08) ...more pictures please.
posted by tomplus2 at 2:20 PM on November 9, 2001


All those features are available in a new $50,000 motor home.
posted by yesster at 2:22 PM on November 9, 2001


From http://www.eightballmagazine.com/diatribes/diatribes002/diatribes24.htm:

"A British trekkie turned his one room apartment into a replica of the starship Enterprise adding proof to the theory that living a life without pussy drives geeks to be irreparably Lou far beyond adolescence and well into their adult lives and maybe longer."
posted by tippiedog at 2:31 PM on November 9, 2001


a 15st balding man with a hairy back and stinking of gin instead of a klingon

There's a difference??
posted by rushmc at 2:39 PM on November 9, 2001


How do you sell an apartment? For that matter, how do you (legally) remodel one? Is it really a condo, or what?
posted by rushmc at 2:41 PM on November 9, 2001


the more interesting quote, imo, from tippiedog's link: Tony Alleyne spent $11,300 to convert his one-bedroom apartment into the starship enterprise, complete with a command console and windows shaped to look like portholes.

so buy 1 bedroom apt, add $11,300 worth of stuff, sell for $4,000,000 ...an impressive profit margin. (note: i have no idea what a 1 bedroom costs in that part of England, but i'm assuming less then $1 million)
posted by chacal at 2:44 PM on November 9, 2001


gah! it's too bad daniel clowes doesn't have any lawyers to sick on that "magazine."

wow, i really never thought i'd honestly hear myself wishing someone would sick some lawyers on someone else over "IP," but that is vile that they used that name for that rag. that they put their copyright right under their title half the time it appears is even more disgusting.
posted by badstone at 2:47 PM on November 9, 2001


u couldnt swing a cat in there

Surely you meant to say "tribble" instead of cat...
posted by davidmsc at 2:50 PM on November 9, 2001


Show me someone who will buy something on ebay for $4 million and I'll show you the biggest idiot around.
posted by aacheson at 2:57 PM on November 9, 2001


For some reason, I doubt the billionaires are cruising eBay looking to plunk down millions at a time. Just a hunch.
posted by solistrato at 3:31 PM on November 9, 2001


I'm not interested unless it has a working replicator.
posted by chuq at 4:19 PM on November 9, 2001


... and a holodeck!
posted by jazon at 7:59 PM on November 9, 2001


And that sexy Borg chick. Grrr-rowl!
posted by Hildago at 10:10 PM on November 9, 2001


rushmc, I didn't know you could sell an apartment, either, until I came to The Big City (NYC). But that's what they do here, in addition to (but somehow, distinct from) condos. Go figure.
posted by verdezza at 8:27 PM on November 10, 2001


(As well as rent them, of course.)
posted by verdezza at 8:28 PM on November 10, 2001


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