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I started making this post asking my husband if he thinks it’s Cool or Fool to have a pool in the living room and he said, “it depends if you like your kids or not”. Point taken! This Chelsea townhome offers a total of five floors but someone chose to put an 8 foot deep, 26 foot long, 30,000 gallon swimming pool in the middle of the living room.

This 19th Century classic townhouse offers 5,000 Sq. Ft, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a location to die for! What else is to die for? The price tag of $10,995,000.

Let’s take a look!



Wow! The decor alone is something worthy of Cool or Fool! Don’t you just love the knight at the end of the pool? What about the swing?

A Positive

The only thing I really like is the exposed brick wall.

Sure it’s a townhouse in NYC, but tell me what you really think about this, independently of its location, is it Cool or Fool to have a pool in the middle of the living room?

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Enjoy your weekend and do something for you. Most times we are just doing things for the people we love. Have you noticed that? There’s nothing really wrong with that and I actually enjoy taking care of my family and I think they’re always appreciative of that, but sometimes I think we should take a minute to think and ask ourselves what we want to do, not what we have to do. There’s a big difference when we do something because we want to, and not just because we have to. Take a minute during this weekend to think what you want to do and actually do it. Even if something small, simple, as long it’s for you, it counts!

Have a blessed weekend.


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* “Cool or Fool” happens every Friday. I’ve started this section where I post “different” and controversial things that I know some of you will love and others will not. The point is to tell us what you really think, regardless of anything. It’s a space where you speak your mind and analyze what you see. Have fun with it and laugh along the way!

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  1. Querida, tudo bem? Lu, fiquei meio sumidinha pq ontem foi feriado aqui e tb pq fiquei chateadíssima com um fato que nos ocorreu: alguém clonou os docs do meu marido e fez compras/empréstimos em nome dele, can you believe it? Fiquei arrasada nestes últimos 2 dias, mas já estamos resolvendo o caso. Bem, na verdade, passei para te dar um beijo e não para reclamar, rsrs beijos,minha linda!

  2. OBRIGADA, Lu!, obrigada pela força e peças orações! Eu aceito e agradeço! Se que vai dar tudo certo, creio na justiça, mas essa é daquelas coisas que a vida nos oferece, algo com que precisamos lidar, mas dói e dá um pouco de trabalho, não é? mas, sempre consegui e vou conseguir me livrar dessa também, com a ajuda de Deus – tenho fé!

    Tenha um ótimo final de semana, minha amiga

  3. Tereza said,

    Bom dia!
    Eu jamais prejudicaria a circulação de uma casa com uma piscina interna, ainda mais na sala, na minhã opinião, impensável.
    Mas vemos muita extravagância por aí, este, em particular, é com certeza, alguém realizando seus sonhos mais loucos. Imagina a bagunça esta casa cheia de crianças, quantos acidentes, por exemplo.

  4. No no no! Fool to me all the way……sorry but I hate indoor pools that incorporate living spaces. I find it kind of creepy…and this would not appeal to me one bit! I wouldn”t pay 1 million for this, much less 11 million! Wow….sorry but I am just not seeing it. Love the exposed brick wall…but sadly thats about it.

  5. Carla@DesignintheWoods said,

    Fool! They’re going to have a hard time selling this one. Unless they find a mermaid who needs a home in NYC!

  6. blair @ scsd said,

    ridiculous! who would do that?? really hope they don’t have kids… that’s a death trap!

    blair @ scsd

  7. sarah catherine @ scsd said,

    B + I are on the same page! at first sight it seems like it could be cool, but then it reminds me of a hotel in the 80’s and I lose track… and not only a death trap for kids, but me! I see myself head first in that thing every day …

    sc @ scsd

  8. michele@hellolovelyinc said,

    both of my sons swam varsity yet no amount of love for them would move me to put a pool centerstage. um. uncool.


  9. Timothy said,

    Gee, this place looks a little too busy! Not only $11 mil but the upkeep must be exorbitant. Men with inferiority complexes should not be allowed to design townhouses!

  10. Your comment made me laugh! 🙂

    Have a great weekend.

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  11. PriscilaPetersDecor said,


    It’s completely fool. Look at that table & chair, they’re almost fallen into the pool. Besides, all those furniture will get wet at some point…

    Lu, It’s true. Most of the time we say: I have to do… We should make sure and do things we want to do!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  12. Erin said,

    Ha!! That’s one of the nuttiest, most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen!!! Thanks for the laugh!!! 🙂

  13. Nichole@40daysof said,


  14. Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said,

    Cool. For about five minutes. After that, fool. What happens if the electricity goes out and you’re stuck in the dark?! I’d be afraid to move…

  15. Kathy said,

    I have yet to like the smell of an inside pool…can’t even imagine this…must have been built by a little boy that couldn’t grow up…FOOL!!!

  16. Luciane at HomeBunch.com said,

    Wow, Kathy! I love your comment! I agree 100% with you: “built by a little boy that couldn’t grow up”! LOL


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  17. Sherri @ Inside Out Design said,

    No no no! Kids or not, I can’t see it. I get the pool thing – just not the application.
    Happy weekend Luciane! How are you feeling? You should post a photo of your baby bump!!!

  18. Dovecote Decor said,

    Humidity is always a problem with indoor pools. I do not know how this is resolved. Cool or Fool always involves some sort of extremity. I almost always say “cool.” I love a wow factor. I say cool. I love to take a dip.

  19. Gloria said,

    COOL!!!!!!!!!!!! Man, if I had 11 million dollars, I’d be right there on that! I am a born and bred Brooklyn, New Yorker (now living in CT) and would LOVE to have had this in the city!! My apt. was ONE floor of a row house like this, so to have the whole house, PLUS one floor being a ‘pool’ floor? COOL! Although, my practical, humane side comes to the forefront to say that I hope that the people who own this home contribute a lot of their money/income to charity… because to have something so over-the-top like this in NYC, but not give some of their money to charities, would NOT be cool. Meaning: if one has money to have THIS, in NYC, then they should give back and contribute part of their blessings (meaning: $$$) to others less fortunate than they are. You know?
    Hey, I am supposed to be on a blogging break, but I subscribe to your email subscription, Luciane, and I had to give my two cents to this post when the story came in my inbox! 🙂
    P.S. Hope you are feeling well!!

  20. SizzleandZoom said,

    I agree with everyone but Gloria. Fool. I hate to say it but I don’t like one thing about it. It’s interesting. It’s different. It’s a conversation piece.


    Ah Ahhhhha Luciane where do you fin all these different homes¬!! well i HATE all that clutter everywhere aAND the brick wall but if it was one of those all white or loft style places you post sometimes (vet minimal and sleek)I think it woud be cool – for a single person or a couple . enjoy the weekend Luciena Love Fay xxx its baking hot im off to buy gelato ! love fay xxx

  22. Victoria Athens said,

    Definitely fool. There is nothing clammier than an indoor pool, not to mention the maintenance. It seems like something the Novogratz’ (Sixx Design) might do for the zany factor — although they have better style AND seven kids, whom they like as far as I can tell.

  23. Julia @ Hooked on Houses said,

    Cool to my kids, fool for me. Can’t say I ever wanted a pool in my backyard, let alone inside my house! Ha.

    I’m cracking up about Jamie’s comment. Good point about the power going out. One false move and you’re under water! 🙂

  24. Naomi Laura said,

    Fool! Cool in idea but fool in reality. Have you ever been in a house that has an indoor pool. No matter how nice, and I am talking multi-million dollar houses here, every one I have been in still smells like chlorine and a bit moldy. Okay I have only been in only two houses with indoor pools but I like how I speak for all homes in my previous sentence 🙂
    Enjoy your weekend and thanks for the comment on my blog.

  25. Alexandra Brooks said,

    Fool… ridic!

  26. Kifus said,

    I could understand how a kid or bachelor would like this, but it is definitely no home to me. Thumbs down!
    I enjoyed the fun post, though!

  27. Sheila Zeller said,

    Fool! Exposed brick in a 5000 sqft townhome in Chelsea calls for so much more than a pool in the living room. Seriously. This isn’t Vegas!!!

  28. Karen T. said,

    Uh…NO!!! Definitely Fool!

  29. kristin said,

    Dear Luciane, I would never pay that much for this! Where was the interior designer when this was made? 🙂 Hope you’re doing great!! I will try to do sth for me…that means taking my baby (camera) out and capture sth beautiful!!! And a cappuccino and a cake would also do!!! Have a lovely Sunday!

    Kristin xo

  30. Pepe said,

    For some reason, I see all the playboy bunnies in the pool and on the swing?! I do not see any sense of style or theme of the space, just a big mess. This livingroom purely just for show off or to throw a bachelor party, not for living.

  31. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said,

    Just wierd! I can imagine the furniture feels damp all the time from the humidity. What’s up with all the swords and weapons on the wall?

  32. Mandi Smith T said,

    OK, I think fool too, but boy I would love to be invited to a dinner party and see someone on that swing! Fascinating. M.

  33. Meera @ firstsense said,

    Ha, no, fool! Perhaps an example of someone with too much money and too little taste.

  34. traci zeller designs said,

    Ummmm, no. I think the buyer of the townhouse will be filling in the pool …

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