In honor of Fathers Day I thought I'd show you a classic 1980's style man mansion, a mantasy realized.
It's actually the official residence of the mayor of Denver, although no mayor has lived in it, and certainly no first lady has either.
It's called Cableland, because a cable TV mogul built it, and then donated this excess of 1980's style to the city of Denver. What were they thinking when they accepted it as the mayor's residence?
It has every manerism: conversation pits, big fat furniture, a pink grand piano, flame stitch upholstery, hard edge steel, big fugly sculpture...
...uber electronics, tons of TV screens (88 to be exact), tanning beds, mauve walls, and I heard there are plenty of naughty bits lying about too, like a 12 foot fire pole in the master bedroom (I think they call it a stripper pole nowadays).
What was the bachelor home like of the guy you ended up with? I think many were in the same vein of Cableland, even if more modest with a big ugly recliner, a platform bed, and milk crate bookcases.
What would Cableland be without the big ass pool awaiting a bevy of bikini girls to frolic in?
Read what's going on with Cableland HERE
And rent it for a special party HERE
I think they should turn it into a theme park for guys.
And Happy Fathers Day!
The specs (kind of fascinating):
Construction: Summer 1986 to Fall 1987
Subcontractors: Over 50 trades involved
Home & Grounds: 24,000 Square Feet Swimming Pool: 1,102 Square Feet
Facilities: Guest house, pool house, staff quarters
Creature Features: Squirrel condos, birdbaths
TV Reception: Cable TV; closed circuit TV Sets - 88 including viewing wall with 64 TV Monitors; 61-inch TV (great room); 55-inch TV (video room)
Telephone Lines - 5; Telephones -97
Bathrooms - 14; Bedrooms -4; Kitchens - 4 (including catering kitchen)
Custom designed furniture
Upholstered fabric walls
Underlighting for furniture
Guest office suite, kitchen and bath
Pink Weber baby grand piano
12-foot fireman's pole
Tanning bed & spa equipment
Underwater seascape mural
Resistance exercise pool
Surround sound & tactile sound systems
Lite-touch lighting systems
Snowmelt driveway system
Laser security system
Ice cream bar
Project Management & Interior Design: Gerhard Interiors Limited, Rancho La Costa, CA
Architecture: Lawrence Pepper, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Landscape Architecture: DHM, Inc., Denver, CO
Lighting Design: Noel Allanmeyer, Carlsbad, CA