CNet founder Halsey Minor, whose 8020 Media isn't exactly repeating his success, has hired hotshot interior designer Michael S. Smith to redo his 8 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 17,895 square foot Presidio Heights place at 3800 Washington Street. Minor is still arguing with Sotheby's over $16.8 million in purchases he refuses to pay for. But he's moving forward with home remodeling, having told Portfolio that the place “needs a lot of work to go from this grandiose monstrosity to a real house.” After the jump, Google and MSN snoop shots.

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