Jaw-Dropping Custom Star Trek Home Destroyed In The Wake Of A Divorce

Posted Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 11:30 am GMT -5 by

A couple of weeks ago, we reported on a breakup wherein a man’s ex-wife tossed out his entire collection of Star Wars memorabilia. That was a terrible thing to see, but brace yourselves, fanboys. Today’s break-up disaster is much much worse!

Tony Alleyne, a resident of Leicester, UK and the very definition of Trekkie, did what every one of us dreams of… he turned his entire house into a replica of a Star Trek ship!

When Tony’s soon-to-be-ex-wife left him back in 1994, he made the decision to begin work on a massive project that would transform the 500-square foot interior of his flat into that of a Starfleet ship. Basing his designs on the USS Voyager, Alleyne got to work.

After 10 years, Alleyne’s work was complete. His apartment looked like something out of one of a Trek fan’s most exquisite wet dreams. He had hand-crafted every piece of furniture, reworked the walls, added a command console, a transporter room, voice-activated lighting sytestem… even a Trek bathroom! Alleyne’s apartment was as close as any fan is going to get to cruising on the Voyager in our lifetimes. When asked why he chose the Voyager over something more popular like the Enterprise, Alleyene said:

“I have always considered that of all the Starfleet ships, Voyager is, in terms of interior, the luxury liner of the galaxy.”

Isn't it beautiful?

Now it’s time to brace yourself. If you’re prone to great emotions and tears, please stop reading now.

After 16 years, Alleyne’s divorce is being finalized and his ex-wife Georgina has decided that she wants to sell the apartment since she is the legal owner and has paid the mortage on it since leaving in 1994. That means that Tony has no choice to destroy the entirety of his Star Trek dream-maker since the work is embedded into the home and there’s no way to remove it otherwise.

When asked how much it would cost to rebuild the Starship home again, Alleyne said that the original cost close to £100,000. That’s over $150,000 in US currency.

I think I need to sit down. I’m just hearing about this and I’m upset over this. I can’t imagine being in Tony’s place right now.

“To say I’m gutted is an understatement. It is my life’s work,” Tony said of the destruction “and it looks like it’s going into a skip. I admit there were tears.”

Check out the rest of the images above (click to see them larger) of Tony’s Voyager-themed apartment and tell me that your tears don’t well up a little bit.

Of course, if you have the cash and the desire to have your own custom Star Trek home, Tony is now in the home design business. Check out his website at 24th Century Design.

  • http://www.sciencefiction.com Patrick Ruddell

    Silly question, why doesn’t he just buy the apartment from her?

    • http://michelleealey.blogspot.com/ Michelle Ealey

      I know. And why would he do that to a place he doesn’t own and doesn’t pay the mortgage on? It’s gorgeous and beautiful and I would live there in a heartbeat, but I can’t believe he spent all that time and money on a place he did not 100% own. 

    • http://www.hydeandgeek.com Scott

      I thought the same thing. I figure if he’s got 100K+ to commit to turning the apartment into a starship, he has the cash to actually buy the apartment. That is unless his wife and he aren’t on good terms and she won’t sell to him. But I expect that, if she’s paid on the house for 16 years while he lived in it, they mustn’t be too on the outs.

      • Jdonnarummajr

        Maybe he didn’t pay any rent all that time and that’s how he got the money. Maybe that’s why she moved out in the firstplace , he was spending all their money conveting the apartment into a starship.

  • http://www.hydeandgeek.com Scott

    Another thought… this guy should go into business designing custom homes. I’m sure he could make a good living at it based on what he did here.

    • http://www.sciencefiction.com Patrick Ruddell

      True… good idea!

    • http://www.hydeandgeek.com Scott

      Nevermind. I was doing some research on Tony this morning and it seems as if he had the same idea that I did. I updated the article with his custom home design website. :)

  • Hyper Beam

    Seems stupid to gut it.  Why not just sell it as is?

  • Ken Dellinger

    Mean woman. She should try to sell it to an affluent Star Trek fan. She may get a better offer “as is” than if she gutted it.

  • Paul

    That is insane – fantastic detail!

  • http://geekyguide.com/ Van

    I hope they can find a solution that will work
    for the both of them. This is the most awesome man cave ever and it’s very hard
    to see that all of this will just go into waste.

  • S_trinitrotoluene

    Clearly, this person had waaaay to much time on his hands. However, the fool and his money were clearly parted.

  • Anonymous

    I’m curious if the doors are all automatic. 

  • Joni

    Pretty fantastic for someone who’s a fan. Why doesn’t he just buy it from her? Problem solved.

  • Cfosco2000

    just kill the BLEEP she has no right    she is just trying to hurt him

  • Jkayh

    Sorry, but he’s an idiot for putting all that time and money into a place he doesn’t even own.

    She’s an idiot to if she demands he tear it all down – she could sell or rent it to some rich nerd as is for WAY more than it’s worth.

    • http://www.hydeandgeek.com Scott

      I think that if she didn’t sell it to him that he’d be within his rights to tear it all out anyway. That way he can at least salvage whatever is useful so that he can start again someplace else. She doesn’t own the modifications.

  • Jackie

    He should just buy the apartment.

  • Me

    some trekkie would buy some of that stuff. post it on ebay.