Sunday, March 1, 2009

The other side of the tracks.....

We popped in to look at this home in Vero Beach.

It's empty and for sale.

That's good enough for me. Invitation to check it out.

The best part were the views...
gorgeous, private...and water galore.

While over the top, for me, it had some lovely details...Pecky cypress

ceilings in the outdoor balconies and outdoor kitchen.

Where I could happily live...cookin' my beans and wieners...just watchin' the sea...


This would be the hall to the master suite, which had his and her closets
the size of a small house
and
His and her bathrooms.
yes...insert rolling eyes here


...and this is a view from the guesthouse looking back at the Main house.
It has it's own elevator, as it is over the garage...


No worries...The main house had an elevator also behind the curly doors...
Practically a requirement for two or three story
homes in our area.
Think hip and knee replacement, folks. Yeeeeowch. Stairs are not friends to replaced joints. Nope.


The kitchen Island was made of a beautiful maple...or mahogany
I ran my hands over it...and made the realtor believe I could see myself
cooking in here....umm hmm.

Some of the cabinets had a strong chicken wire...
and the coffee bar was workin' for me.




Go ahead...take the 11 million dollar tour here
A cool 11 mill....what'dya think? Takers??

I wonder, however, if this Darlin' is an even better buy...at 39.6 million.
not three million. chump change.
But thirty nine million clams...
In our quaint little town.
Who knew?
But someone NEEDS it. I am sure.
Oooooh, interesting beams...striking!
The quieter, cozier den...
OK...is it me? must be...or is this kitchen not exactly
a thirty mill clam kitchen?
The solarium...because. Just because.
The hallway to said solarium. Oy.
This, folks, would be the bathroom's spa room...not the home spa...but the spa off of THIS bathroom there are 15 baths....not bad...2 mill per.
You would find me here. Yep. Living.

I dunno. The realtor said they are not seeing much change...and that these will be sold, no prob. Hmmmm.
Hope so...for their sake.
Truly.

37 comments:

Tina said...

wow! how stunning is this place! it's truely a palace! and i want to be queen of the castle!!! ;)

Helen said...

... this was a dream tour! I love to dream.

Amy said...

You had me at "coffee bar...."
Okay, you had me a looong time before that, Sold! I'll take it. Now let me find that stack of dough...

anita said...

the second home is the dream home for me! much warmer and cozier in its grandness. more like old money than new. more in the old mizner style that i love, love, love.

ok, that spa room looks like heaven!

Blue Muse said...

I could live in the spa room. It's just the right size, too -- about the same size as my entire house... hehe.
Thanks for the fun tour!
xo Isa

Lori said...

Those are dream homes, for sure. I'd love to cook in either of those kitchens, but I agree with you - the 2nd kitchen was a little lacking given the price and expanse of the rest of the house!!

Thanks for the tour!! ;)

once in a blue moon... said...

oh did i love that tour... but i could not get off the deck with the outdoor kitchen, that is my dream space just there. i so love fl!

Cyndee Greene said...

Darn....I knew I had expensive tastes...
Didn't have any eyes for the 1st place. Then you had to show us the 2nd.....WOW!

Marti said...

It's sooo big maybe take a week vacation in it, but holy moly I would get lost..definetly needing a GPS system there.
Not for my taste buds!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

WOW! I hope that second home comes furnished for 39 million! I wouldn't mind living in either of them but I don't think I could afford the full time staff it would take to maintain one of those.

for the love of a house said...

I'll take the view from the first house and give the house to someone else! The second is lovely, but 39 mill? Oh my head! And I agree- not a 39 mill kitchen lovely as it is!
Would be interesting to know how quickly, or not, that they sell.

Velvet and Linen said...

The house is a little over the top for my taste, but that view is incredible.
I think I like the outdoor spaces the best, but I'd rather live at your home. So much more comfortable and inviting.

xo
Brooke

Mama K said...

I've been told - and it makes sense to me - that people who have that kind of money are not affected by the "recession" in the same way as are we here in my middle class home. So those houses just might sell no problem. They are both beautiful. I like the first one better... the views! And having an outdoor kitchen like that? I could go for that life! Here in snow country, it seems like a wonderful dream.

Gollum said...

What a dream. When I was a little girl I would knock on doors and ask the owners if they'd give a tour. (They always did, and their homes were SPOTLESS.) I'd love to get in the Vero Beach kitchen with my pastry bags and icing. :-) I specially love the window going up the staircase.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I cannot imagine ever spending that much money on a home. Yikes. But, 'tis lovely to dream...

Joyce said...

A very nice place. Even though I love color there is something about the simple nature colors. xoxo

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Incredible, Linda!! I love the porch, naturally.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Let me tell ya...that outdoor kitchen was phenomenal! There was a really pretty honed blue granite on the island that mimicked the sea just steps away...

Mama K...that is essentially what the realtor said. Can you imagine the commission on a 39 mill home??!

Mrs. B. said...

goodness! my eyes are bugging out of my head! those are huge. (too huge? yes.)
but lovely.

Lauren said...

hahahah you hav eme cracking up- how you ran your hands over the island for the realtor's sake! beautiful places.. loved those arches on the balcony in the first home.
xoxo

Renee Finberg said...

the beams !!!!!!!!!!
love ' em .


keep an eye on it....let's see who moves in ( and when ).

xx

Ms. Tee said...

Wow! To both of them! The kitchen is amazing in that first one, and the view is so beautiful. :)

xoxo~ Meg said...

OH. MY. Goodness!
This is why I love your blog so much...everything you post I can relate to!

BEAUTIFUL pictures btw and I am just now catching up on your Mexico jaunt...ooooolala~I am totally checking out that place!

Have a fabulous week!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Linda! We just put an offer in on that second one!!!

Just kidding. Ha!

Anonymous said...

What a VIEW, loved that first house, I don't as a rule go for the Tuscan style, but that was light and bright, that Summer Kitchen was just beautiful and the Master with the balcony WOW

Great post,
Kathy :)
jokaj@comcast.net

Dawnie said...

can some people actually afford this? lol. I have 5 children-that are grown, I'd have to have 10 more and then I wonder if all of our incomes still could even afford this!

Chris said...

Wow! I don't know. I think I'm ok with its over the top-ness! Beautiful!

simpledaisy said...

Wow...What an amazing place!!! What it would be like to be able to afford an 11 million dollar home!! I guess one can always dream!!! Have a Happy Monday~~

SILVER said...

It's really cool. Love the light crisp white for the Kitchen Cabinets.

smiles,

Silver
from One Day at a Time/ Reflections

kari and kijsa said...

Oh- sorry....the drool just fell onto the keyboard...so many photos of fabulousness!! mmmm...dreamin away!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

christyzee said...

all I can say..wow! so when are you moving in? I'll live in the closet!
very nice blog!
blessings...

Tamara said...

I like the first place best......drooling on my keyboard :)

Ann said...

What a gorgeous manse...and it should be too for that price.

Thanks for the lovely virtual tour ... so graphic and oh so inspiring too.

Love Where You Live said...

Oh my. This is quite a house! I love water homes; it's the Pisces in me! I think I could fit my little seaside place into the foyer here. ha. Thanks for coming by to visit me the other day. Hope to hear from you again. cheers, -susan (p.s. i was just listening to this song the other day, lime in the coconut.)

Stephanie said...

I could live on the porch, ceiling fans to move that sea air. I wonder if these folks use segways to get from the kitchen to the bathroom...just wondering

Debbie said...

Oh my stars Linda!!! Sometimes it's just nice to look! Thanks, I truly enjoyed the tour immensity!

Blessings - Debbie

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

OH, JUST STOP IT! Stop it now, girl! These are just phenomenal. Thanks for sharing!
~Misti

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