Monday, September 25, 2006
real estate


Do you love looking at houses just for the fun of it? I always have...especially after I moved to Los Angeles back in the 12th Century....and of course when I was looking for my house 4 centuries ago....but I still would do it if I could get out and about...

Now, with the Internet, there is a whole new way to look at homes if you enjoy this pastime...and there is, for some of us, a certain amount of fun in looking at homes completely out of our reach...

Here is what $6,900,000. will buy you in Bel Air, California.... Take the tour cause it's pretty amazing... And after you do....here's my question.
Is this property worth $6,900,000?
I don't know. You tell me! (lol)

http://www.chalonestate.com/







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36 Comments:
had this to say:

ummm welll.. it is if it's sitting on an oilwell!! lol

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 4:34:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

That house is bitchin'!!

:-)

[digs in pocket]

do you think they'd take [counts pennies] £2.51, a button and some fluff??

cq

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 5:03:00 AM PDT 

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Hey OOL! (I just dont aleve you am that o!)Fanks for comin by my blog thing. We need all tha good wishes & purrayers we can get! You should come check out todays post though, look at what mine Momma did ofur tha weekend! I fink you will appreciate it. :) Tell Sweetie hi & give some headbutts & purrs from me!

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 5:56:00 AM PDT 

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Wow! I also love so much looking at houses just for the fun! This tour is amazing, just breathtaking! I am just thinking who would clean this big house? And take care of the garden and to go up and down on this stairs? Lol!
I really love to looking at houses and I found an interesting site, “Virginia Victorian Revival” which I think you will like it:
http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/13856.shtml
Many hugs and have a good week!

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 6:17:00 AM PDT 

Blogger srp
had this to say:

Wow! That is a big price tag for two bedrooms. It obviously has modern furnishings which have clean lines but always seem a bit cold. The wall color is warm... except for that den/media room... I would have visions of "The Shining" and the child murmuring "redrum, redrum". Do love the pool and the view is beautiful. I see that there was hardware for drapes and curtains but none hanging. Wonder if they had them taken down to show the home. Hopefully the privacy is as it appears so you wouldn't need curtains. I would definitely need more bedrooms and a library for books and I would love to have a big room with counters along the walls and a big center counter to have as a sewing/scrapbooking/craft room.

If wishes were horses......

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 9:51:00 AM PDT 

Blogger srp
had this to say:

Wow! That is a big price tag for two bedrooms. It obviously has modern furnishings which have clean lines but always seem a bit cold. The wall color is warm... except for that den/media room... I would have visions of "The Shining" and the child murmuring "redrum, redrum". Do love the pool and the view is beautiful. I see that there was hardware for drapes and curtains but none hanging. Wonder if they had them taken down to show the home. Hopefully the privacy is as it appears so you wouldn't need curtains. I would definitely need more bedrooms and a library for books and I would love to have a big room with counters along the walls and a big center counter to have as a sewing/scrapbooking/craft room.

If wishes were horses......

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 9:51:00 AM PDT 

Blogger mar
had this to say:

I love looking at homes for sale!!! love looking at those expensive homes, just for fun! well, I think I am keeping mine for the time being, lol. Although I would LOVE to have that "tv room"!!

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 10:11:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

My dog house is bigger then that!!!!! my dog house was built out of wood in a corner of our garden,I guess your paying for the view.sniff-sniff

Lot's of Lick's
Sam

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 10:50:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I have a friend in Laurel Canyon whose house is the same size, with equally beautiful outdoor spaces, and it was only $1.6 or so. You're def. paying for BelAir.

But... the materials, all that high luster fine wood, the granite/marble, the fixtures, and large open spaces, all the serene outdoor spaces... it certainly will never likely lose its value on the market. Esp. not in BelAir.

But $7 million. Oy.
In my mind... it's worth $700,000. (ha ha ha... ok, you can wipe the tears from your eyes after laughing so hard). If fairness were an issue, it shouldn't be more than that.

Thanks for sharing that. What a beautiful home/fun tour.

~S

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 11:15:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

The house is fabulous. If I had the money I would buy it right away without batting my eyelashes

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 12:03:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi there :) .. I could buy a house and its own beach for that price over here in Nz! There was a beach house on a cliff (in Nz) It closes up entirely like a box when you go. I will try and find a photo.

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 12:14:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I love touring homes! Now this is not my style, little to contemporary for me. And the price tag, well, I knew that homes in that area were pricey! Love the pool area though, with all the greens, that is beautiful.

I'm with Mar, I'd love to have that media room! Just if I could redecorate it! ;)

PS: Thanks for the visits, and I do understand why you visit like you do! ;)

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 12:24:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Not sure if it is worth that much, but will say that while it is beautiful, it's not really homey. Very sterile as though it were a hotel.

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 2:03:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

some of the rooms look small to me - at least via the online tour. But, holy cow! I covet that kitchen.

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 2:27:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I would not pay that much for it, but that might just be me lol.
Congrats on the Blog Emmy win btw.

I need to email you soon I have some "stuff" to tell you, possible TV show stuff coming up. Long story lol.
BTW I posted the "hot" pic of me today LOL

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 2:53:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

NO WAY!!! Oh my gosh. In Montana you could fit 4 of those homes into one for 6.9 million. Craaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzy. It was way too modern for me, the yard was fantastic, though. Love that yard.

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 5:28:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hmm. Human money isn't worth much to Cats anyway. And then we have the added luxery of owning whatever we choose to claim, human acknowledgement not necessary! The place does look like its worth a good snooping however.

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 5:34:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Nah! Not my style and too big. I did love the pool and the patio area and all that great stone. I have no need for a media room. I'd much rather have a farm with a modest home on it!! That kitchen looks bigger than our whole house!

I do love looking at homes though!! I go to open houses sometimes when I get a chance! Neat to see how others live. Thanks for the link! It was a great tour!!

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 6:05:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

OKay..now that is a lovely home, but you know what I liked best? the jungle/garden outside of it.
Amazing.

Kendra

p.s. oh yeah...and I LOVED the lighting in all the rooms.

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 7:54:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

It's a real nice house and all, but $6.9 mil?. It has an awfully small pool *giggles*. Goodness, the taxes on that house is something my brain just can't measure *LOL*. But it would not stop me from going and touring it:-). I love looking at houses too. Some houses I would love to go up and knock on the doors to ask for a tour.

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 9:10:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I do love the house. It really is beautiful but the price.....I really don't know. Converting $6,900,000. to our money would mean Peso 345,000,000. I think this is too expensive.

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 10:45:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I love the kitchen, but the house is way too expensive, plus I cannot imagine the upkeep of that garden/landscaping.

An old high school classmate of mine has a house for sale for 75 million down in so. Cal somewhere. I lost the link to it - or I'd pass it to you. Amazing.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 12:17:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

What a house! I wouldn't want a house that big. Too many hiding places for gargoyles and gremlins.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 9:19:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I DO love looking at real estate - both on line AND in person! This particular piece I think probably IS worth the price NOT because of the house (which, if I HAD money, I would not buy) - but because of the grounds and all the beautiful stone work -- the steps and walls - and the beautiful pond. I wasn't crazy about the pool - I think for that kind of money the pool should be spectacular and a simple rectangle just isn't cuttin' it! The house is beautiful -- but I think OVERLY done? ... I was put off by some of their choices of marble - a little too 'gaudy' for me. I DID like the theater! I thought that was really nice... but again -- I HAVE seen nicer! Also... if I were to pay that much I would NOT want a view of high rise office/hotels/apartment buildings... I would want lake/ocean/bay view. JUST my OPINION! And you ASKED for it! LOL!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 10:55:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

First of all thanks for your nice comment on my wife's guest post about her experience in the Norwegian mountains - the second post is up.

They house was incredible, but if I had that much money, I think I would buy a farm instead:-)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 11:31:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Well I sure wouldn't pay that much for it...lol!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 1:22:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Nah...It is beautiful but too much money. I'd rather have a huge horse farm with a Southern mansion. But the red room with Zebra print was awesome. I don't think I could spend that much money on any house period. Hell if I did I wouldn't be able to afford the taxes on it!!! lol. I'd rather all the kids go to great schools and pay for their educations instead.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 2:02:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Aunty Em, check your emails stat. Very interesting developments. Maybe I will be able to afford that house soon ROTFL

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 2:49:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Wow, if I had the money, it would sure be tempting. Can you say location, location, location?

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 4:58:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi... when you work with ceramic paints they have finished tiles that show you what color each color will be once it's fired and glazed. There really is NO way to make it come out looking like it looked before it went in the kiln. (unless you just didn't let them glaze it I guess...) But the paints are very "chalky" because they are MADE to be glazed and fired and so they sort of "melt" a little bit. It's really very WEIRD stuff! HARD to work with! Very hard to get smooth outlines, or smooth blending of colors... it's challenging to be sure! But it's also a lot of fun! I'll take some pictures of some other things I've done and post them soon.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 6:24:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Ha! Looks like something out of Arkansas. :)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 6:28:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Okay... you COULD paint them pastel colors -- yes. Just choose paints that will come out a lighter shade. BUT... everything comes out "shiney" once it's glazed. So it won't have the same "look" as the first plate. I'll try to paint something up in some pastels and show you. Don't know WHAT yet -- but this gives me something to work on!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 7:02:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I looked at houses constantly in Nags Head this past weekend. Everyone names their houses there. I copied down lots of names! I thought this one was an outhouse!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 7:44:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I do look at homes online but generally in either Oregon or Montana as that's where I'm looking for a home right now-- rural... my price range is a bit lower than that... quite a bit!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 8:03:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

LOL!

That's sad! I don't think I could afford to buy a postage stamp out there!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 10:40:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

*giggling**
Growing up, my mom would dress us up and we'd spend our Sundays afternoon visiting way to expensive houses in posh neighbourhood... live day dreaming she would call it...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 8:27:00 AM PDT 

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