World’s Smallest “Home Theater” TOPICS:decorhome theaterinteriorlionsMNRoseville Posted By: Marty E. February 28, 2014 Um, I think we need to have a talk about what constitutes a “home theater.” I don’t think you can just throw some theater chairs into a narrow hallway and call it a “theater.” But hey, at least there are lions. Rawr.
Yikes! What do you suppose is playing – The Incredible Shrinking Man? Honey I Shrunk the Kids? Attack of the 50 Foot Woman? We’re assuming there’s a recessed screen, right? If we’re wrong, maybe the real show is on the other side of that cut-through. I’m not sure I want to know what it might be…
Other examples of inappropriate scale in this house: a table with seating for 8 looks lost in the dining room; the long, narrow family room chopped into sections, making it difficult to use; the out-sized bedsteads; and the high entryway ceilings above stairs that practically thrust you out the front door once you hit the bottom.
Even the detailing is off – tiny little sconces close to the ceiling on a big empty wall; what looks like Victorian “flower pockets” (wall-mounted vases) in Pic 7, also too near the ceiling to be usable. I doubt they’re for fireplace matches – there’s no fireplace in this room. They’re set among some nice bas relief tiles, but too few for the overall setting. Similar ones with the wall-mounted lion heads are awkwardly placed abutting an interior corner. All very odd…
Despite the micro-theater et al, my first thought was, a “Mediterranean style gem” in Minnesota? Why in the world would anyone coat every interior surface there with tile? In Phoenix, sure. But practically in Minneapolis? Talk about your igloo-reminiscent chill. Brrr.
Even though the home has its issues, it’s still a nice place, just in an odd location. As for that theater, it looks about the right size for a nice walk-in closet; I’m reliably informed that one can never have too many closets.
There does seem to be a “measure twice, cut once” cautionary tale to be told here. Wouldn’t the viewers’ eyes cross at that distance? Maybe the wall motifs are meant to be garbled video game references, and it’s actually meant to be a game room? Otherwise, I’m going to have to write it off as an inter-dimensional travel room (Fasten your seat belts, kids, we’re going to Alpha Centauri! Yaaay!) – one we shall hope was secured against further use before being offered for sale to the general public.
@anodean: Aha! This is the other end of the portal I hypothesized in the $89M starter home!! Brilliant, anodean, simply brilliant!! …Anyone for a Guinness?
@Emerald63: “Why in the world would anyone coat every interior surface there with tile?”
The thought kept coming to my mind: “And it’s time to clean the grout… AGAIN!”
@Frodo: Groan! I hadn’t even thought of that! I haven’t lived with tile grout for 18 years, just a bit around the edges in the kitchen and bathroom. Those poor people….