More mansions

October 14th, 2017 at 3:14:42 PM permalink
Evenbob
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My first thought was, for a house built in
1830, that big, you need a staff of
handymen to keep ahead of what
goes wrong every week. Just plumbing
and electric would be a nightmare, roof
and foundation and basement next.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
October 14th, 2017 at 3:52:05 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Pacomartin

That's about twice as much as the most expensive home for sale in USA (in LA)


Hard to beat the views from the windows and balconies though.

As far as upkeep. I'd assume they did hidden work, modern wiring and so forth and things you can't see.. When you have that kind of wealth, it's just a pittance investment.
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October 14th, 2017 at 6:46:50 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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We had a conference at the Villa Marigola in Italy. One of the best places to hold a conference.


October 14th, 2017 at 7:13:58 PM permalink
rxwine
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I didn't see one of views out the windows in the piece I linked, but found one here.




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October 14th, 2017 at 7:31:35 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: rxwine
I didn't see one of views out the windows in the piece I linked, but found one here.


It's a lot of money to live in a museum


It looks like a place for Vampires
October 14th, 2017 at 9:57:16 PM permalink
Evenbob
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It would be like living in a hotel. Yuk.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
October 15th, 2017 at 3:16:31 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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The home’s old-fashioned interiors will likely be gutted and redone by a new owner—that’s not what they’re paying a premium for.

You are only paying $400 million and you are still getting a fixer upper.
October 15th, 2017 at 12:20:30 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Pacomartin
The home’s old-fashioned interiors will likely be gutted and redone by a new owner—that’s not what they’re paying a premium for.

You are only paying $400 million and you are still getting a fixer upper.


Wouldn't it be crazy not to have modern wiring? Are they only using oil lamps and candles? Even sprinklers might be in order.

And if I had owned it for decades I'd have people in to fix any rotting timber, termite control. They kept the inside pristine -- seems a waste to ignore other upkeep.
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October 15th, 2017 at 1:05:53 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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What is a candy wall?

Meanwhile, news from the tiny home world:

Luxury tiny home (three stories) fits in London parking space.

Scandinavian tiny home goes up in one day and is made solely of cardboard.
October 15th, 2017 at 2:45:34 PM permalink
kenarman
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Quote: rxwine
Quote: Pacomartin
The home’s old-fashioned interiors will likely be gutted and redone by a new owner—that’s not what they’re paying a premium for.

You are only paying $400 million and you are still getting a fixer upper.


Wouldn't it be crazy not to have modern wiring? Are they only using oil lamps and candles? Even sprinklers might be in order.

And if I had owned it for decades I'd have people in to fix any rotting timber, termite control. They kept the inside pristine -- seems a waste to ignore other upkeep.


If we can run all cars on batteries we shouldn't need any house wiring soon. Everything will be battery powered.
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