Well, there’s something you don’t see every day

The rich have all the fun. I mean, look at the range of diversity you can manage when everything’s affordable…

A grand formal entry.

1782 Chota Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631

A power office as a backdrop for your redneck dream painting of a semi.

1782 Chota Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631

A killer rec-room with classic popcorn, Coke, and slot machines.

1782 Chota Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631

And the coolest thing money can buy…  Water.You.Can.Light.On.Fire!!!

In the (literal) man cave…

1782 Chota Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631

Behind a waterfall…

1782 Chota Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631

Even in the appropriately named hot tub…

1782 Chota Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631

Ahhh… Water, water everywhere, and every drop can burn!

Found by: Emerald63

13 Comments on "Well, there’s something you don’t see every day"

  1. Hey, look! I think I got comments working again!

  2. Why yes, yes you did! **clappity-clappity**

  3. Emerald63 | May 1, 2015 at 2:14 PM |

    And the Looney Listings Gremlin strikes again… where’d the rest of the photos go?! They were there, then… Poof!

  4. Weird. No idea how that happened. Fixed.

  5. Emerald63 | May 1, 2015 at 3:58 PM |

    @Marty E.: Thanks!

  6. MsWildhack | May 1, 2015 at 6:41 PM |

    Is it me or is it weird that the seats in the screening room face each other instead of the screen?

  7. There’s something about the top photo that says “Salt Lake City.” Except for the knights in shining armor; don’t recall hearing there were a whole lot of Mormons in Camelot. Or potted palms. But everything else… :-)

    If I bought this place I’d throw myself a welcome party and hire a band to play “Vibrato in the Grotto.”

  8. Emerald63 | May 2, 2015 at 1:32 PM |

    @MsWildhack: Huh… I hadn’t even noticed that. That IS weird. The seats just by themselves are also a little weird looking. I can’t tell if they’re Indian furniture trying to imitate recliners or recliners trying to imitate Indian furniture.

  9. @Emerald63: That’s not like any Indian furniture I’ve seen. Maybe from some other part of India…

    This house is full of all kinds of oddness.

    Some of it is really hard to comment on, like the mix and match colors vacuumed fuzzy upholstery sectional in the mirrored antique slot machine room (photo 17). Sit here and look at mu slot machines. Just don’t touch them, and make sure you vacuum the upholstery when you leave so it looks pristine.

    Then there’s the throne in the wine cellar decorated otherwise with old military hats and fake ivy.

    How about that dusty-looking tiki roof over the bar in the curved hall.

    Then there’s the hidden don’t-watch-me-play volleyball or badminton court.

    I do have to say that the water area, while odd, is kind of cool, even with the potential for swimmer flambe. I guess with all it’s other environmental rules and water shortages California just didn’t consider this contingency.

  10. Emerald63 | May 4, 2015 at 3:03 PM |

    @Frodo: “Swimmer flambe” – LOL! Yeah, I like some of the water area, too, but not all. For instance, I wouldn’t say no to an epic waterfall in my backyard, a la Pic 24.

    As for the “Indian” furniture, it’s not the furniture itself, but rather the sort of damask looking upholstery, which reminds me of Indian fabrics, colors, and patterns because it seems to have the iridescent quality of looking either greenish or pinkish depending on your viewing angle.

  11. MsWildhack | May 4, 2015 at 9:49 PM |

    Yikes. I’ve just looked at the photos for this one again & there is so much more weirdness than I realized the first time. I didn’t even notice the flames in the pool the first time. How did I not notice flames in the swimming pool‽ And photo #12 — there’s a teddy bear on a pedestal and, over on the right hand side of the photo, it looks like there’s a brass bucket near the outlet. But it also seems to be transparent and 2-dimensional. Is it amber glass, perhaps?

    The whole place seems to be designed more for large, lavish parties than day-to-day living, too.

  12. Emerald63 | May 4, 2015 at 10:58 PM |

    @MsWildhack: Cue the “Twilight Zone” theme song…


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