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That's Rather Hideous: Pythian Penthouse on UWS

That's Rather Hideous examines questionable decisions in interior design as revealed in listing photos. Nominees, please, to

Taken out of context, the design choices seen above are hardly the most hideous we've ever considered. But once one realizes that we're checking out the new-to-market $18 million triplex penthouse at The Pythian at 135 West 70th Street, we have to wonder whether the owner couldn't have done better—much better. Take the generic dining room table and chairs—please. (Ha!) And didn't we see that ceiling light fixture on eBay for $24 last week? Bad staging, perhaps? If so, we're still not appeased.

Regardless, the bones of the place are impressive: 3,300 square feet and two huge terraces in a building UrbanDigs calls "one of the city's most fabulous buildings... richly decorated in brightly colored, glazed terracotta embellishments depicting figures of antiquity." Of course, running the numbers, the price per square foot is worth noting: $5,455. Hideous, indeed.
· Listing: West 70th Condominium [Brown Harris Stevens via UrbanDigs]