With this, our third installment in That's Rather Hideous, the new Curbed series chronicling questionable interior design decisions seen in real estate listings, we're faced with something of a dilemma. The fact that a reader sent along this listing at 7 Essex Street on the Lower East Side (a long-ago Development Du Jour) means someone finds it hideous. Yet we're oddly drawn to it. Seriously, who installs tin ceilings in their new-development loft? Genius. And the art, while somewhat debatable, is at least unique; that stacked-box white thing would look right at home on the Bowery. Asking $1.3 million for a 2BR that sold for $850,000 back in 2003. Open house this Sunday if you want to investigate first-hand.
· Listing: 7 Essex Street #6B [Prudential Douglas Elliman]