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Mid-Century home for sale w/ vintage tropics room, murals
Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2013-02-13 07:22 am   Permalink

I saw this place on Detroit Curbed.

Want!

Be sure to click on the photo gallery

http://m.detroit.curbed.com/archives/2013/02/sherwood-forest-home-sits-atop-a-bizarre-tropical-secret.php


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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2848
Posted: 2013-02-13 09:50 am   Permalink

I swear can smell pot when I look at the photos.

 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1351
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-02-13 10:01 am   Permalink

Only $159,000! You can't even buy a crack house in Southern California for $159k.



Sandwiched between Palmer Park and Livernois, things are quiet on the winding streets of Sherwood Forest. Sherwood's close-knit design might lend itself to nosy neighbors, but could they have possibly known what's hiding behind this unassuming, mid-century facade?

The tiki bar of your dreams >>
Most Sherwood Forest homes were built in the 1920s or 30s, but this one crashed the party in 1950. Featuring a generous use of pink paint, mirrors, and holographic wallpaper, this 4-bedroom asks $159K and needs a bit of updating. But that doesn't explain the basement. Basement bars aren't uncommon for homes of this era, but but most don't feature a large painting of a topless dancer greeting guests at the bottom of the stairs. Things only get better from there. Every bit of wall not covered in faux bamboo features a painting meant to put you in tropical mood, meaning guests endure a gauntlet of monkeys, palm trees, and nipples. You'll certainly be in a drinking mood by the time you reach the bar, which features the greatest painting of all. Wearing a necklace of bottle caps, the queen of the bar appears ready to eat a hotdog.

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Captainwhoopass
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Joined: Jun 28, 2011
Posts: 23
From: Edmonton AB
Posted: 2013-02-13 2:31 pm   Permalink

Wow. Those bathroom taps are the nazz and I will never be able to get that hot dog mural out of my head. Amazing stuff - thanks for posting!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-13 3:52 pm   Permalink

Wow, the previous owners sure put a whole lot of ugly into the house
good bones though.


 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2013-02-13 7:23 pm   Permalink

That place would be fun to remodel.
I love the silver bamboo wallpaper!
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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
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From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-02-13 10:25 pm   Permalink

Huh! Very interesting.

 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1072
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2013-02-13 10:56 pm   Permalink

Congrats on drawing Tikiwahine out of her nearly 6 month silence.

The price is attractive - much else is not. I love the pink bathroom except for the new sink.
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zond2
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Joined: Jun 30, 2007
Posts: 196
From: Casa Grande
Posted: 2013-02-15 06:50 am   Permalink

This house is built in the style often called Streamline Moderne which dates back to the Art Deco Period.
Any Poroit fans out there?


 
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lucas vigor
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From: SOCAL
Posted: 2013-02-15 08:52 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-13 15:52, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Wow, the previous owners sure put a whole lot of ugly into the house
good bones though.



100% agreed.


 
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AceExplorer
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Posts: 999
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2013-02-15 4:38 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-15 06:50, zond2 wrote:
This house is built in the style often called Streamline Moderne which dates back to the Art Deco Period.



That's very interesting. I always thought Streamline Moderne was more curvy and had less hard and square edges. I'm not an expert, but I'm thinking of the former Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles as one of the most striking examples of Streamline Moderne.


 
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Ragbag Comics
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Joined: Feb 24, 2009
Posts: 133
From: Chicago
Posted: 2013-02-15 7:54 pm   Permalink

Interesting side note on this one;

I showed this to a co-worker of mine who grew up in Detroit and he has BEEN THERE!

He saw the photos and remembered that as being a friend of a friend's parents' house.

Small world... Of course, my immediate response is how do you NOT remember drinking in
a jungle bar with a hot dog mural?!?

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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-02-16 06:03 am   Permalink

Cool house, I thought the interior looked more like Hollywood Regency style but what do I know. Also kinda reminds me of early Scarface style as well. That's just me though.
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Or Got Rum?
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Joined: Jul 29, 2009
Posts: 338
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2013-02-16 09:40 am   Permalink

Ace Explorer...you would be correct...here a a few examples from my collection...


Streamline Moderne evoked movement/speed/travel...many like the LA Coca Cola building, a ship like structure...NO roof lines. Trav, I think your inside analogy is right on. Very cool bar and bathroom though. OGR








 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-09-22 02:57 am   Permalink

Soooo...WHO's gonna get this one:

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1228-17th-St-West-Des-Moines-IA-50265/863208_zpid/

C'mon, someone has to move it and keep it as is!


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