August 5th, 2010

Wall-To-Wall - Family Portrait

“This picture is of my parents and older brother. I’m guessing it was when the “glorious” house was first purchased, but really who wants to show off cat scratching post type staircases? Too bad there are only two fist shelves in this photo!”

(submitted by Morgan)

127 Responses to “Wall-To-Wall”

  1. Christa says:

    Mike Brady, eat your heart out. We don’t have tiger the DOG, we have a house full of cats with a house sized cat tree. Groovy Baby. Groovy.

  2. mary says:

    it looks furry.

  3. Dusty says:

    That looks just like my aunts house.

  4. Dave says:

    A rare look at MC Escher and his family.

  5. Brandon says:

    OMG. I’ve been in this house. Is it on San Souci Dr? I totally recognize it!

  6. Pinkie Lee says:

    It looks like he even has the lovely popcorn sprayed on ceiling. WHY?

  7. Azula says:

    ‘Cause since the divorce, Dad converted the whole upstairs to a black-light waterbed lounge, and the theme has to carry through to the foyer. Watch your head on the low-hanging beer sign.

  8. Azula says:

    I think that’s VELVET, the stiff, fakey kind they used to line the interior of their “Rolling Thunder” Chevy van that’s parked outside, with the epic Franzetti knock-off murals depicting bosomy American Indian maidens and maniacal eagles, blasting Steppenwolf.

  9. mrsmarvel says:

    I bet their cat loved it!

  10. Mary Pat says:

    What the HECK?

  11. Mr.Meatball VIII says:

    Wonder when the record’s coming out?

  12. steve z says:

    Guess what the worst chore in this household is? (hint: it’s not dusting)

  13. CamdensGramps says:

    Nothing is more homey than pressed particle board.

  14. Bucksnut says:

    You can tell by the look son their faces and their poses that they totally think this is bad@ss cool.

  15. Looks like a giant cat condo!

  16. Susie says:

    This reminds me of my aunt’s house in the 70s. Same open stairway with carpeting on the sides (but not on the posts). But her carpet was purple shag.

  17. Lee says:

    The dad’s ‘deep thinker’ pose is epic.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    I bet you the cats still used the sofa and the faux-Oriental rug, too.

  19. Rebekah says:

    The house I grew up in, built 1983, had a banister just like that, not the weird modular wall add on, the banister.

  20. Katie says:

    They must have cats – scratching post heaven!

  21. LA says:

    Sam its your turn to vaccum the ugly carpet around the staircase!!! Why!

  22. BarleysMom says:

    Anyone ever been to the House on the Rock in Spring Green, WI? I think perhaps Dad and Mom may have spent some time there to get some decorating tips……

  23. Steve says:

    I so want to see what this house looks like now.

    Maybe they’re Mennonites, and didn’t believe in wasting anything. When they had carpet remnants, they told the Home Depot guys, “no, leave them, we’ll use them somehow.”

  24. Bea says:

    So wait – are you saying this reminds people of a kitty condo?!

  25. carol says:

    I can’t wrap my head around this one. So very odd.

  26. Sydney says:

    20 Years Later in a therapist’s office…
    “I had a horrible childhood. We had this staircase and my father put carpet all over it. We were never allowed to go beyond the ‘carpet zone’, as my father called it. Not above and NEVER below, my father would sit at the bottom to ensure this. I know it’s almost impossible to imagine but…wait, I think I have a photo here.”

  27. Pipergirl says:

    It only happens during a full moon

  28. Pipergirl says:

    And I thought “Get him to the Greek” made furry walls look cool

  29. Pipergirl says:

    At least the floors are waxed.

  30. Jizzle says:

    I feel so sorry for those classic Ansel Adams pictures. Looks like the house is a giant cat tree!

  31. Anita says:

    I bet the cats liked it!

  32. Chris says:

    looks like a giant cat scratching post.

  33. Julie says:

    A giant scratching post…?

  34. Richelle says:


  35. Ellen S. says:

    Looks like a giant cat condo

  36. Brenda says:

    It looks like those cat-climbing/scratching posts that you see in pet stores . . .

  37. Helen says:

    Looks like a big Cat Tree

  38. Stephanie says:

    A deer blind in the living room. Nice.

  39. Leah says:

    It looks like a huge cat climbing post.

  40. Pipergirl says:

    if it’s good enough for Graceland…

  41. Pipergirl says:

    Looks like the Inception team need a new Architect.

  42. Alan says:

    But Honey,when you said you wanted a matte finish,I had an entirely different idea in my head.

  43. ann o. nymous says:

    Brady Bunch: The Lost Episode
    Alice finds the bag of “mushrooms” in Greg’s backpack and includes them in Mr. Brady’s soup that night. Mr. Brady suddenly comes up with the architectural idea of a lifetime!

  44. Janine says:

    Maybe they have cats. I know my cat would love that!

  45. Gigi says:

    Heck of a way to babyproof the house. Now we won’t have to worry if little Johnny hits his head on the wall.

  46. DanielC says:

    Sometimes things SEEM like a good idea……

  47. D Nice says:

    I would love to see the guys face who cleans their carpets prior to this SNAFU !
    It was time for him to arrive for his yearly steam clean at the Rodriguez household and he
    enters through the front doors with Stain Glass that has an Owl on it, and says to his carpet cleaning partner….WTF is this ? Did you bring the ceiling attachment Hank ??? I hope you brought a lunch, because this is gonna take hours. This is a job for 2 guys….I’m gonna run down to Home Depot and rent a Rug Doctor with a 72 ft. extension hose and some F-ing Scaffolding !!!

  48. sarah says:

    look under mom…. Is that a TV build into the wall?

  49. ScoutC says:

    Mike Brady lets his perm grow out and look what happens! Love those groovy ’70’s angles.
    Reminds me of when we bought our house: one day, 17 years before, when the wife was at work, the hubby and his buddy had a few beverage and decided to put up rough barn board paneling in the living room, covering up the textured Spanish plaster, arched knick-knack coves and plaster crown molding. When we asked what was behind the paneling, she glared at her hubby and spat out, “Isn’t that nice? This is what I come home to after a hard day of work… etc.” Please ask first before embarking on a home decorating extravaganza.

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