OWN THIS 48-ACRE PRIVATE EAST COAST ISLAND FOR ONLY $125 MILLION

3343

Back in the Gilded Age, all the nouveau riche robber barons of the east coast engaged in the sort of competition that only nouveau riche robber barons would ever consider engaging in;  who could build the most ridiculously lavish mansion on Long Island?  A banker built a fireproof castle on a man-made hill (the hill alone took two years to build), and JP Morgan’s son built a massive Georgian mansion that later became (supposedly) haunted, and was eventually dynamited, but the most over-the-top house is probably this one.  (Note: Gatsby’s laughably vulgar mansion in the “Great Gatsby” was directly modeled on these houses.) OWN THIS 48-ACRE PRIVATE EAST COAST ISLAND FOR ONLY $125 MILLION

“Upstairs is a long sitting room or office, with a wet bar, which opens onto the private roof deck.  This is an awesome outdoor space, with two tiers of lounging area so when you have a party, your work friends and your college friends can segregate themselves and talk smack about the other side.”

“Upstairs is a long sitting room or office, with a wet bar, which opens onto the private roof deck.  This is an awesome outdoor space, with two tiers of lounging area so when you have a party, your work friends and your college friends can segregate themselves and talk smack about the other side.”

YOU CAN BUILD A HOUSE OUT OF *WHAT*?

Plastic-Fantastic-House-Made-Entirely-Of-Plastic-Bottles-1

Container houses are literally made of trash, you know – the steel containers, most of which originate in China, just aren’t cost-effective to ship back and reuse, so thousands of discarded ones began piling up around port towns.  One day, someone looked at one and said, “I should make this into a house.”  That’s where so many things came from;  someone looked at a piece of trash and said to themselves, “I can work with this.”  (I mean, that’s how most of my relationships started, too.) YOU CAN BUILD A HOUSE OUT OF *WHAT*?

“Living here would mean becoming one of those families who have so many rooms in their house that they have to start making up uses for them.  (“This is the room we use to store all the hair-covered sheets you peel off the outside of the lint roller.”)”

“Living here would mean becoming one of those families who have so many rooms in their house that they have to start making up uses for them.  (“This is the room we use to store all the hair-covered sheets you peel off the outside of the lint roller.”)”