It's never too early to get a jump on next year's list of Most Hideous homes. And we have our first contender. And yet we're having a hard time figuring out where to begin in tackling this one. Do we start with the jacuzzi tub in the middle of the master bedroom, right next to the oversized, ornate wooden bed? Or do we venture into the living room, with a life-sized stuffed tiger in the corner and some rather yonic-looking religious art? Or perhaps we point out that there is an open bag of Cool Ranch Doritos sitting atop a coffee table, indicating the owner's fine taste in flavored tortilla snack chips? Or do we start with the exterior, where there is what looks like a coyote stalking the perimeter? Or perhaps we note the portico entryway, with its arched pediment, columns and marble (?) door jambs - a grand entrance for a 1954 ranch house? This property is the gift that keeps on giving. The more we look at the pictures, the more we notice new details. It's the architectural equivalent to the 3D posters you used to have in your dorm room in the 90s. The more you stare, the more you see. Too bad this one burns the eyes. The four-bedroom, four-and-three-quarter bath house in Lake Balboa is currently on the market for $405,900 or $147 per square foot.
· 15920 Kittridge St Lake Balboa, CA 91406 [Redfin]