Poor Luis Fernandez. The neuroradiologist was distressed when his four-story Fort Greene brownstone, which was listed for $2.4 million, was attacked by the vicious anonymous house-hazers on Brownstoner. The usually measured dudes who run the blog set the tone when they called it "McMansion chic," and then the commenters went wild, calling the black-granite bathroom and track lighting "cheesy" and "grandma." "Tony Soprano was consulted on this one," sniffed one.
Fernandez tried to make himself feel better: "They're probably hipsters — people who live really grungy," he told The Wall Street Journal today. And anyway, it wasn't like he'd picked the furniture. "I didn't really want to buy it — that was my wife — but that's another subject."
But Fernandez has bigger problems than mean commenters and his wife's crap decorating taste, as a paragraph further down indicates.
Dr. Fernandez also notes that a smaller house in the neighborhood recently sold for more and scoffs at the notion that he ruined the character with his renovations. Still, he says his five-year-old son was thrilled to see it on the computer.
Watch out, dude. Everyone know the harshest commenters were the ones who grew up under track lighting.
Housing Blogs Throw Stones [WSJ]
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