Because fake looking is the new chic!


I am happy to add a second in a series of old ugly buildings. Built around 1880s, this house is quite famous because it used to be the workshop for french painter Fernand Léger between 1916 – 1956 (and maybe also used by Whistler. References in Wikipedia/French). So there you have it folks. This is ugliness managed by renowned artists! Moreover, due to its age, it is most probably protected. So, I am glad to say: It is really ugly and there’s nothing you can do about it!

I won’t start with the ground floor, and the freaky rock wall. Nor will I mention how this wall not only doesn’t go all the way up, but that it doesn’t fill the width of the building either. No mention will be made of how the partial rock facade looks as if it were fake plaster rock you can buy and stick to your wall in order to give you that natural and expensive look. Because then I will have no room to talk about the wonderful Greek columns that supposedly support the upper stories of this building.

Fortunately, knowing the neighbourhood than the looks of the insides of the building, I am pretty sure that the owner had all the money in the world to buy any apartment in Paris, but he/she chose this one. I solemnly salute you rich owner of keen taste!

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