Old and busted: Shark tank with grotto in your backyard.
New hotness: Four story indoor fish tank in your house.
Remember when Michael Jordan told Magic Johnson and Larry Bird that their time was up? Here’s the fish tank version of that story. Thierry Henry is demolishing his $9.3 million house to build a larger one in its place. Is everyone taking their cues from Elin Woods these days? The newly reconstructed house is estimated to be worth $15.7 million upon completion. It will have all the usual amenities one would expect from an abode at that price. However the crown jewel will be an indoor, four story fish tank.
It will cost Henry almost $20,000 just to maintain the tank. He’d be better off hiring Manuel Almunia to be his tank boy while he’s in the US playing for the Red Bulls.
Resident jackass and Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland has a smaller tank but he’s still keeping the dream alive of building a shark tank under his kitchen floor. Both of these pools should belong to super villains. What better than to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, hear the lamentations of the women and see them floating lifeless in your home? No better lesson to visitors of what will happen if they cross you. It’s probably safe to say Roman Abramovich has something like that on his yacht.