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Mark Frauenfelder at 9:22 am Tue, Mar 17, 2009
It’s really interesting that people are calling him a nut job but no one seems to want to mention that the man is a convicted rapist. lncnmark8′s girlfriend is lucky that phone calls from him were her biggest problem. Mike Tyson is a scum bag through and through.
Up to when he mentally totally lost it, he was a great fighter. Following the link, this page has bigger and more photos: http://fishki.net/comment.php?id=38484
Hell, just imagine what the heating bill would be like. All those vaulted ceilings? The pool? Geez, you’d have to have a million bucks just to heat the damned thing, and Ohio winters are none to forgiving.
Gee, it’s a gauche, tacky, garish interpretation of what a poor person thinks wealth looks like. Who would have thought? So sad on so many levels.
@ Gornzilla #3: Sure he was a great fighter, but when did he mentally HAVE it?
Wow! So much space! So little taste. . .
I feel sad for the guy who had to live there. No amount of posessions can fill such an empty empty space. Do you think it reflects some missing part of his personality that he has similarly hidden with unwisely chosen decorations?
Is the water green for St. Patrick’s Day?
All those pics originally came from the folks at IllicitOhio who’ve done quite a few explorations of abandoned sites in that area. They have a notice up that the current property owner asked for the images to be removed, and had a better explanation at one time – The house wasn’t abandoned by Tyson, but was sold and owners down the line had troubles that resulted in the house being left to sit. They’ve spread all over the ‘net (note the IO suggestion to EBaum’s World “to steal this message like you steal my photos you worthless unoriginal leeching trash”) Truly a cyclical internet classic.
I like the one with the phone at the bottom of the green pool.
It looks so much like those churches built in the 60s and 70s.
Who designed this this? What a mash of poor taste. Like a cross between an Aspen lodge and a Iraqi hotel.
LNCNMARK8 – Yeah, Tyson is a huge creep! My ex-girlfriend went to Arizona State and said that he was always out at clubs at night, hanging around and harassing girls. I think he lives outside Tempe and raises pigeons now.
Luckily, as Boing Boing teaches us, you can’t ‘own’ intellectual property, so this dude slapping his own watermark on top of someone else’s is perfectly kosher. ;) *ducks*
I happened upon this link like PUPDOG said on IllicitOhio a couple months ago, and the next week my girlfriend went to Vegas on vacation. While she was at one of the clubs, Tyson came up to her and her friends and was hitting on them. She had no idea about him being a crazy nut job and the whole Hollyfield ear thing, so when he told them he’d get them comps without any strings she *ahem* bit. He proceeded to call her 20 some times in the next day even after she tells him to stop calling. She ended up having to change her cell number. Ooops!
Church is the first thing I thought when I saw the roof trusses or whatever they are. That must be the cheapest way to enclose a large space without pillars because just about every church built in the ’70s is like being under a capsized boat with those ribs overhead.
Just because it’s empty – Eerie? Not really, but the zebra carpeting is a bit scary.
Actually, considering how utterly crap-tastic most celebrity million dollar homes usually look, this place isn’t so bad…
I want it taken over by homeless people though.
That’s what I imagine 1970s coke kingpins’ houses looked like.
@ Gumby #21: That’s not zebra carpeting. That’s the terrible truth behind Sigfried & Roy’s albino tiger breeding program.
@7 that’s actually pretty cool about your gf getting hit on by tyson. myself, i’d be hesitant about accepting a drink from anyone with face tattoos and talking like tweety bird. but i would’ve recognized him anyway
I don’t know… a little paint, some flowers, a couple of throw pillows…
Understated Elegance…hard to pull off.
You might want to check sources. If the comments in the site that you link to are any indication, these photos were taken by a person at http://illicitohio.com/illicitohio/tyson.htm
and requested to be taken down by the owner of the property.
The site you link to is made by a person that has pasted THEIR watermark over the original owner’s one and making like it’s theirs. I highly recommend NOT keeping this link active. Just my view.
I really think credit should be given where credit is due, especially given BoingBoing’s support of reasonable rights for artists. These pictures were blatantly ripped-off from:
At least their address is still visible, despite a sorry attempt at covering it up with another watermark.