Monday, August 21, 2006
Oh, sorry! We're spending the weekend at my castle in Umbria.
The building as it stands now, complete with the roofed sections, was completed in the 14th century and has 37 rooms. In addition to housing five gracious apartments, the castle also contains wine cellars, dungeons, tower rooms, and more. American standard plumbing and wiring are installed throughout the castle. One of the castles ‘crown jewels’ is the large, natural rock swimming area with waterfall that overlooks the valley. The building itself is in excellent condition and there is also a connected 12-room cottage.
Situated on top of a stunning cypress-covered hill at 2300 feet above sea level, Castello Carbonana overlooks 50 acres of land that include two other hills and a pastoral valley. It has a vineyard, olive grove, and many fruit trees. The Apennine Mountains line the horizon, completing a truly majestic view from the castle out to the beautiful Umbrian countryside.
The Cost is 6 million US Dollars
Castello Carbonana is located ½ hour North of Perugia, 2-1/2 hours from Rome and just an hour from the Adriatic Sea.
Really! Dungeons and American Plumbing--Do you take Mastercard?
So you're coming over for dinner Sunday, right?
Important castle - The central unit was built in the XII century by the marquee Enrico Del Carretto in a predominant position between Piedmont and Liguria. It was then inhabited by Francesco Sforza in 1438. The caste has been partially modified and re-built in 1630 by count Verrua, husband of Margherita Scarampi owner of the caste. In 1726 the property was transferred to the Savoia family and was further modified by Giacomo Fontana ( Carlo Emanuele III minister ) who followed also the making of a park ( 3700 sq meters ) The castle has a surface of approximately 2200 sq meters ( 24000 sq feet) it also has a farm house , internal cohorts and a dependence of 1000 square meter (11,000 sq feet ) At the moment it is a private residence in a excellent condition features flooring in wood, terracotta and stone, wood beam roofs or vaulted roofs, some portions of the roofs are covered by fresco paintings … it even has a private chapel. Rumors go that important people as Napoleon and Pope Pio VII staid at the castle It is located 21km south of Alba. A beautiful view of the Langhe and the size of the castle make it suitable for many type of usage.
I'm so there.
Tell me you don't deserve this!
Ahhh. Tanaka: The Residence.
Available for ¥ 1,100,000!
I'm packing up my Manga and Bento Boxes right now.
Please send cash.
Japan Home Search.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Now you can be the girl from Ipanema!
Things to do:
1. Buy ticket to Brazil.
2. Knock over a bank.
3. Find a hot (fertile) brazilian guy on myspace (the USA can't extradite if you're the parent of a Brazilian).
Ya'll are invited to my pool party at this penthouse! Maybe I better get a better pool, cause that one looks like it fits two. So much for laps.
Where to stay for house/chateau lovers
I love Bienvenue au Chateau! Beautiful drawings! Can't wait to hit the lotto to visit. Can you imagine a summer in France-rotating your stays at these lovely chateaus!
and speaking of houses
am I the only one out there longing to own the house on Archer Avenue! One of these days I'm going to win the lotto, and buy it. I've got it saved on Google Earth, and a dozen other websites full of people talking about it. Talk about a setting as a character...I don't think the Royal Tenenbaums would have been the same without this house.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Maybe I'd sleep a lot better! The Orbit Bed available at Italy Design.
Honestly! Click the link, then scroll down and click the bed. I wonder where you can find sheets for that?
...and speaking of Kauri Pine Floors
Cute Little House in Melbourne
I'm completely crazy for coming up with this blog. But, I am postive there are people out there like me. I love to look at other peoples houses! I'm the person who goes to real estate open houses just to look at the inside. I love to watch DIY shows, and browse for paint, flooring, and furniture, even though I don't plan on purchasing, or have a renovation in mind. Recently I read a book set in Hong Kong, which made me wonder...What does the inside of an average apartment in Hong Kong look like? So I found a real estate web site in Hong Kong called Hong Kong Homes that let's me peek! Now I wonder what else is out there? I want to peek inside every home on the planet! I want to see if people in one area prefer bolder wall paint, then in another area. Please tell me I'm not alone! So here's the blog! Email photos/or post if you have a recent new home purchase, or you've redecorated your home, dorm room, garden, whatever! Brag if you've found a great paint color, or window treatment.
I recently redecorated my daughters bedroom. We found a great shade of blue similar to a capri blue at Home Depot. I attached fabric to one wall in Alexander Henry's Fashionista print. I'd post a picture, but that requires her to pick up her room! I then painted the spare room in Olympic's Belgian Waffle from Lowe's I plan on using this color for the rest of the house's main rooms. Lovely color, really magical how it can brighten up even the darkest rooms! I'm currently checking out paint for the girls bathrooms at Sherwin Williams. I can't seem to decide between Haute Pink, or Party Time. Anyone have really great ideas or photos of girly bathrooms?