Archers Not Included

467 Duncan St., San Francisco, CA 94131
Okay, this one is actually pretty cool. Who wouldn’t want a giant guard tower looming large over their front door?

467 Duncan St., San Francisco, CA 94131

From the photos it looks like there are at least three separate guard posts along the top of this home (plus solar panels!). $2.2 million is a small price to pay to be fully prepared when the zombie apocalypse arrives in San Francisco.

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8 Comments on "Archers Not Included"

  1. Oh look. You can get up in the morning from the master bedroom and walk across the roof directly to the front of the house to get the morning paper and duly flash everyone in town.

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  2. @Frodo: Specially built “Walk of Shame” for a playboy who wants to be sure the tabloids get good pictures of his inamorata?

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  3. @anodean: Thanks for the new-to-me word, Anodean – “inamorata” – had to look that one up. And me, an Italophile. Shame on me…

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  4. @Frodo: Frodo, you’re forgetting this is San Francisco. The only obligatory clothing is a “flower in your hair.” I imagine any hair will do…

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  5. The volumetric forms (aka the shapes) in this place are pretty cool. I like the occasional toss in of a circular element, most of which work well. The kitchen counter feature – the divot in the main counter and the apparently sliding island counter section – are a nice variation to standard methods. And I love the circular tub/shower in the circular tower. Nothing like skewering your arch enemy by bow and arrow while in the buff. Hmm… is that why they call it arch-ery? I also like the aerial shot of the garden with it’s numerous, overlapping circles.

    But… (there’s always a but), I’m not sure I’d want a gas range in an area at high risk for earthquakes. No thanks. I’ll take the sloooow speed of electric in those places. Also, you really are gonna need those tower window slots for knocking out assaulting forces – they’re clad in copper, every villain’s favorite target for theft, regardless of the amount of work to get it or the devastation left in their wake.

    On a less catastrophic and easily remedied scale… what’s with that horribly sickly shade of lemon yellow paint on way too many of the walls? Ewww… It goes with nothing and makes almost anyone near it look deathly ill. Terrible choice.

    And what is with the giant zebra painting in Photo #8? I’ve seen the “leaning” shelf units before, but I’ve never seen a leaning painting. Zebras are good at blending in, but that’s going a bit far.

    As an example of modernistic design, though, this one does come off lots more homey than many. Granted a supply of wall paint is included in the price tag, I’ll take it.

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  6. @Emerald63: Wow… it sure didn’t seem like I was writing that much… (O_o)

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  7. My only original reaction was, “But there’s actually no line of fire to the doormat area.” Then I just figured there must be some Siberian tiger-trap arrangement explained in the click-through that I was too lazy to go check out.

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  8. Denita TwoDragons | October 16, 2012 at 9:12 AM |

    The tower is clad in copper?? Ummmm…call me a bit kooky (don’t bother, I am anyways…) but wouldn’t that make life verrrrrry eenteresting come the next lightning storm? I’d recommend stocking up on surge protectors…just sayin’…

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