This is a NYC loft apartment for sale in Chelsea that's going for $1,750,000 BUT ALREADY COMES PRE STEAMPUNK DECORATED. Because that's a big selling point. Also: secret passageways and hidden rooms. I'm watching you undress through the eyes of a painting!
The focal point of the home: a color-changing zeppelin that appears to float from the ceiling. 'The colored light from the blimp is especially inspiring and gets me going creatively,' said the owner.
The 1,800-square-foot space is configured as an open loft with one bedroom and two full baths, which are hidden behind walls of antique piping, gears and cogs.
Transforming a plain-vanilla co-op into a Jules Verne wonderland took about two years. 'Like other large projects, the initial budget and scope were quite modest compared to the beast it would eventually become,' he said.
Admittedly, I would live there. And I'm not just saying that because I live in a 280-sqaure foot shoebox with no hot water after 8PM and what I'm pretty sure is a meth-lab on the other side of my bedroom wall, but I do. GOD -- JUST BLOW UP AND PUT ME OUT OF MY MISERY ALREADY.
Hit the jump for a bunch more shots of the tetanus waiting to happen.
Chelsea Steampunk Loft [wallstreetjournal]
Thanks to Shawn, who doesn't so much send tips as post them on Geekologie's Facebook wall. Hey -- I'll take what I can get.