Amenities Include Hardwood Floors, Basement Sex Room .... Feb 10, 2019 15:26:00 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on Feb 10, 2019 15:26:00 GMT -5
Amenities Include Hardwood Floors, Basement Sex Room ....
The 4-bedroom, 2½-bath home at 1612 Norristown Road in Maple Glen, Pennsylvania, sits on a secluded, wooded .90-acre lot in an upscale neighborhood. The house, built in 1997, features hardwood floors throughout, walk-in closets, a gourmet kitchen, breakfast room with vaulted ceiling, wainscoting in the dining room, family room with brick fireplace and a fully-equipped sex room in the basement.
Yes, that’s right, a sex room. The Fifty Shades of Grey-type “play area” is replete with chains, leather restraints, stocks, a huge bed with metal cage underneath, a humongous wooden bondage/suspension rack, fur rugs ... everything a B&D and/or S&M aficionado could desire. But unlike the typical dark and dank dungeon one sees in the movies, the ceiling, floors and unadorned walls of this well-lit adult “recreation” room are creamy white, an immaculate backdrop accentuating the debauchery associated with its contents.
When listing agent Melissa Leonard dubbed the home “50 Shades of Maple Glen,” angry neighbors and reporters demanded her attention. “I saw the first two of the movies. I only read maybe a couple of chapters of the book. That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw it: This guy has Fifty Shades of Grey going on his basement!” Leonard explained. “But I know that it’s a way of life for people. Philly has clubs for this. I go out, I know about nightlife. They nickname me ‘Philly Socialite’ on Instagram, so I go out all the time. Nothing bothered me.”
Recently, Leonard was confronted by a neighbor during an interview and some real estate websites have removed the basement room from their listings. Instead, the sex chamber is identified as a fifth bedroom that “can be converted back to a typical suburban basement.”
In an interview with Philadelphia Magazine, Leonard said, “The owner currently rents it out on Airbnb for $750 a night during the week and $2000 a night on weekends. He just started this and has made $5,000 in his first month. He’s getting constant bookings and he even was hired to film a rap video there.”
For those interested, the asking price is $750,000 and the house comes fully-furnished.
Sources: Louis Cosiano, Fox News, February 10, 2019; Justin Heinze, The Patch, February 8, 2019; and Coldwell Banker.