Maximized for Electronics per Sq. Ft.

144 NW 103rd St., Seattle, WA 98177

Spotted by a reader.

144 NW 103rd St., Seattle, WA 98177

Whoa.

144 NW 103rd St., Seattle, WA 98177

Some digging through public records and Google reveals that the current owner is apparently a professional Disco Installer.

144 NW 103rd St., Seattle, WA 98177

That is a seriously dense collection of disco equipment.

Found by: Kelly Deen

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12 Comments on "Maximized for Electronics per Sq. Ft."

  1. Dude who buys this totally going to get laid.

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  2. Denita TwoDragons | June 12, 2013 at 2:10 PM |

    So it’s pretty much 99 percent warehouse, and 1 percent house house. O.o

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  3. Emerald63 | June 12, 2013 at 2:27 PM |

    Almost $200K for 510 sq ft and not even a full bath. So, I gotta ask… given the price of homes in Seattle, what does a loaf of bread cost? $50? More?

    Also… who the hell builds a flat roof home in the City That Always Rains? AND fills it with a gazillion dollars’ worth of electronics?! I haven’t even gotten to the question of what, if any, insurance company would cover those electronics from water damage, given their current home.

    Moving on… “Huge collection of audio, lighting, & electrical inventory for small added cost.” …Say what now? A “small” added cost? Even with inflated housing costs, I’m gonna say that the electronics and associated hardware are probably worth more than the house. What, did the guy die without an heir? Was his stuff repossessed or maybe forfeited in an illegal substance conviction? Something’s not right here. Given what’s shown, the guy didn’t just install disco equipment. That’s a pretty nice sound board in the living room for at least mixing music, if not also recording it. Perhaps Mr. Disco here is involved in some of the less savory sidelines of some DIY “entertainers.”

    On that same not-right theme, the 510 sq ft size is equivalent to a generous 2-car garage. So… where does all the workshop space figure into this? The listing’s property details include “Outbuildings, Patio, RV Parking, Shop.” Do the outbuildings and shop not count towards square footage?

    So many questions, so few answers. And such a tiny, tiny house.

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  4. Emerald63 | June 12, 2013 at 2:28 PM |

    @Denita TwoDragons: Hiya, D! You posted while I was typing. Concur with your assessment. Jealous of your brevity. ;)

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  5. You know, I’ve had this fantasy about loading a bunch of industrial-scientific-electronic salvage into the basement, rigging it so lights would light, indicators would jiggle, and every so often a chain-drive would advance or a soft tone would sound… and then taping a thick set of of hand-written “instructions” to it and moving away.

    I’m guessing the guy lived in the RV implied by the reference to an RV slip, worked as a roadie, and mostly used this place for storage and crashing between gigs. The fact that all his stuff is a throwaway – essentially, “Please spare us the effort of hauling it out” – does sadly imply that some lonely bachelor geek has shuffled off this mortal coil… perhaps after his equivalent of “aging in place.”

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  6. Denita TwoDragons | June 13, 2013 at 10:29 AM |

    @Emerald63: LOL! Sorry about that, I’ve had to resort to brevity lately because it’s hard to type out much when you have a 10 year old, 4 year old, and 2 year old all enthusiastically vying for your undivided attention. ;-)

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  7. Emerald63 | June 13, 2013 at 4:20 PM |

    @anodean: While your guess at the last owner’s potential demise is heartening, I was amused by your little fantasy. Did you ever watch the TV series “Lost”? The more you described your “plan” the more I could imagine any finders having to input a specific set of numbers at strict time intervals… to keep the universe from exploding. :O

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  8. Emerald63 | June 13, 2013 at 4:35 PM |

    @Emerald63: ‘Kay… that should have read “disheartening.”

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  9. Emerald63 | June 13, 2013 at 4:36 PM |

    @Denita TwoDragons: I hear ya! Never having had children has to rank near the top of my excuse list for not learning my way out of being verbose. ;)

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  10. @Emerald63: I successfully dodged “Lost” – but I have noticed that popular culture regularly overtakes and absorbs my funny little quirks. :D

    Oh yeah. Plus the absolutely essential recalibration of the framistator every 21 days to ensure the smooth operation of NORAD.

    And mourn not the geek. He obviously worked right up to the end at something he loved – and he was just as obviously recognized and/or admired well enough for people to be calling him (because guys like this aren’t salesmen) and paying him well, too (ditto). He had all the cool equipment his little geek heart could wish, a tricked-out RV that probably had to be seen to be believed, and a batch in a what sounds like a good location that he fixed up just the way he wanted it. :D

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  11. Emerald63 | June 14, 2013 at 2:42 PM |

    @anodean: “Successfully dodged…” Oh dear… Despite definite problems, it was still one of my favorite TV series. I’ve said before I love me some sword and sandals fantasies, but off-beat, quirky mysteries are also high on my list. Kind of mirrors my taste in homes. As home comparisons go, Lost had a great look and some quality features, although the overall product didn’t quite create a coherent style, nor did it present a successful eclectic assemblage. But I still loved hanging out there all the same. As well crafted as a Hitchcock classic? No. But unbelievable scenery, both landscape and human, sure were a fun way to, er, beef up the story. :D

    Oh yes, the framistator… sounds like any number of cinematic types owe you some mighty big residuals…

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  12. Has anyone else noticed that most of the best listings come from the Seattle area? Must be that Emerald City air (Legal as of Jan 2013).

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