Patio Home of the Futurama

Over on Lovely Listing, readers are noting the resemblance of this shiny new yet-to-be-manufactured residence planned by On Point Custom Homes for 1517 Driscoll St. to a certain alcohol-guzzling teevee robot.

Both do feature state-of-the-art home automation systems.

The posting’s author begs:

Oh please oh please oh please someone buy this house and paint it silver and put your TV antenna on top please please please

How about a view of that shiny metal backside?


And so convenient to the River Oaks Shopping Center!

Adds Swamplot’s tipster:

The best part is the images, which make it appear that the house is located in Second Life.

Bender image: Fanpop

5 Comment

  • The windows on the side look like some early 80s video game. Space Invaders anyone?

  • These “homes of the future” are quite frightening only because my former best friend built one and maybe in a good market in Los Angeles in 50 years the house may be worth what it cost and maybe in 50 years all the various “kinks” in the computer systems will be solved. A mock slate roof made of recycled tires and mock wood flooring made of recycled bamboo were an indication of what lay ahead along with the waterfall sculpture in the entry which is actually a diagram of the water system in the house. I suppose you call it functional art although I’m not sure what the function is. It is intriguing. Until you find out what it represents. But the computer systems are the piece de resistance. They open and close windows and then turn on the a/c or heat so that the house is a constant temperature and turn the humidifier or dehumidifier on or off so the humidity is constant which of course also helps keep the house at a constant temperature. Not sure how that works when the windows are open although that is one of the kinks since the a/c or heat will sometimes turn on as well.

    The computer systems regulate the recyclying of water which goes from bathtubs and sinks to flower and vegetable gardens. The filtering system apparently gets rid of the soap suds. If not I guess you have automatically washed tomatoes from the garden. They turn the lights on when someone enters a room and turns the lights off when someone exits a room. Another one of the kinks. One person to a room at a time, please. Otherwise the lights keep going on and off. They control the outside lighting from dusk to dawn. At midnight you think you’re in Las Vegas. They regulate the solar powered electricity according to the city regulations of how much of your own you can use and how much goes back to the grid. It’s Los Angeles. Zoned and regulated. They adjust the solar panels on the roof so they are always producing some level of electricity. The computer systems, there are several, do other things. Something about the kitchen. Where everything pops up from a counter or out from a wall at the touch of a button. And something about automated window shades to minimize sunlight from the west in the summer and maximize sunlight from the south in the winter. I went into catatonic shock to be honest over the waterfall sculpture in the entry and really didn’t pay much attention to the rest. The house is one reason why we are former best friends. I don’t want anyone to know I know someone who would spend at least a million on computer systems to run the house and at least another million on all the things the computer system runs.

    Judging from the list price on this listing not much is really automated. But the thought is what is so frightening.

    Just wait. You, too, will no longer need an alarm clock. You will be awakened by the house next door when the solar panels start whirring about 7 am. After having gotten to sleep at 2 am when the lights in Las Vegas began to dim.

  • I like this place!
    I’m all about Bauhaus, Gropius & fluorescent lights, but would still prefer the original little house on this lot… with gravel driveway & clothes-line in the backyard…
    Notice how this place looks better for the (simulated) greenery, trees, sky & space around it?
    Plunk down ten of these homes in a row: Not great at all.

  • I wonder why you would devote 2 of the 5 pictures to a feature that the house doesn’t actually have. (POOL IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THE HOME! ) Aren’t the pictures supposed to be of the real house?
    that could lead to a new Swamplot competition–making up new features for a house listing.

  • This needs to be flanked with an Easter Island head three-story or a pineapple with an atrium.