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The internet is reacting strongly to newly-released photos of a home that is currently up for sale and owned by THAT Dr. Phil.
If you can scrounge up a measly $5.75 million, this Beverly Crest home could be yours. Complete with 5 beds, 6 baths, and a massive 6,170 sq. ft., this home’s only drawback is its “unique” decor.
The sale is reportedly being brokered by Beverly Hills real estate firm Hilton & Hyland, but they may have a hard time finding a buyer who wants antlers on their barstools, an “anti-gun art installation” in the dining room, and a strange art piece that – for seemingly no reason at all – just says “F*CK.”
The outside of the house, however, appears completely normal. In fact, it’s exactly what you would expect of a house at such a high price point. Yellow walls, a tile roof, a dining gazebo, and a swimming pool. Its normalcy stands in stark contrast with the rest of the home, which the LA Times points out is not Dr. Phillip McGraw’s primary residence. Actually, he’s never lived in the home at all; it was simply purchased with a family trust that is tied to the advice-based talk-show host. According to the report, the strange home was lived-in by his son, Jordan. CNN notes that the musician “is currently on tour with the Jonas Brothers as the band’s opening act. Several videos posted in his YouTube channel last year were filmed inside the house.”
Take a look at some of the home’s selling points:
Look at Dr. Phil’s house. (It’s for sale for $5.75 million.) pic.twitter.com/aFhR1VwqPj
— Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) January 2, 2020
Some users even did the kind favor of pointing out a few of the more “esoteric” pieces of decor that may have been missed when you first look at the pictures. (There’s a lot to take in, you can be forgiven.)
I have so many questions that don’t even involve the guns pic.twitter.com/x0KdBjyea2
— J.J. (@JJ_J0NE5) January 2, 2020
— ☾ (@annamaryxx) January 3, 2020
— ?️?Krysti AF ?️? (@TheRuntSquad) January 3, 2020
The rest of Twitter reacted in pretty much the same way, with the general consensus being that “money can’t buy taste.” One user noted that this was definitely one of the “worst places to trip on acid,” and another suggested that the house was “decorated by a serial killer.”
Not that this stopped Twitter from wondering exactly what inspired the interior designer tasked with making this house a home.
Homeowner: can you create something like an Ed Hardy, Kaws, Jersey Shore, Real Housewives, new money, and Tim Burton mash-up nightmare?
Designer: Say no more
— Candice Cane (@CandiceLen) January 3, 2020
If PTSD were a house.
— Cecelia Kathryn Faith??♀️ (@ScionFaerie) January 3, 2020
First photo –
The Real Housewives of Stranger Things – The Upside Down
— ????? (@hey_leia) January 2, 2020
Unfun KNIVES OUT house energy
— Ben Philippe (@gohomeben) January 3, 2020
It makes NBC Hannibal Lecter’s interior decor look normal.
— Felina (@FelinaBlanc) January 3, 2020
Here is one of the aforementioned videos, for your viewing pleasure (or not):
It’s going to take a very special kind of person to take on this project.
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