That's Rather Hideous is the timeless Curbed feature in which we examine questionable decisions in interior design as revealed in listing photos. Nominees to firstname.lastname@example.org, svp.
Nothing says elegant Southampton estate quite like two flattened zebra carcasses. Former Esprit executive Juergen Friedrich's 18,000 square foot home has lingered on the market for over a year now, perhaps driving potential buyers away with its safari roadkill floor adornments and some questionable George Washington-inspired art (left). The otherwise lovely, Hamptons-y home, built in 1915 by architect Grosvenor Atterbury, seems to be feeling the economic heat. The estate was was originally listed at $67 million last year, but suffered price chops as recently as yesterday—a $10.5 million hack—to bring it down to its current $49 million asking price.
· Listing: Southampton Estate [Corcoran]
· Dish on Tisch [NYP]