That's Rather Hideous examines questionable decisions in interior design as revealed in listing photos. Nominees, please, to email@example.com.
Let's cut straight to the broker babble for this midtown west gem: "This glamorous 1- bedroom residence evokes memories of the grandeur only found in the chambers of Versailles. For the discerning buyer who appreciates Trompe l'oeil design - hand-painted murals evoke pastoral scenes, gold filigree details and accents abound, and no detail has been overlooked in transforming this property to a period piece right off the pages of Architectural Digest!"
Well, not the actual pages of AD, but you get the idea. Asking $650,000 for 750 square feet of glory, or satisfy your royal fantasies for $2,500/month rent. (Servant photographed in building lobby not included.)
· Listing: 32 West 40th Street [Corcoran]