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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

If I Were Queen...

...I'd live in this house. And I'd invite you all to my Christmas Party, and I'd have Bead Camp every summer. This is the most wonderful house I have ever seen. The fact that I got to go inside it amazes me endlessly...

... I've talked about my two sisters before. They're both fabulously talented and loads of fun to hang out with. Linda is an architect, and this is a house she designed for ridiculously wealthy, but very nice, people at Lake Tahoe. We drove up there before it was finished, and wandered around on a little unguided tour. As we pulled into the driveway, I babbled all over myself about how incredible, gorgeous, wonderful it was... and then Linda told me we were looking at the garage... OK, so the house was even more miraculous. The staircase you see me on here was modeled after the one on the Titanic. I have to admit, I felt pretty special standing there. As we wandered into what I think was the dining room, we met one of the workers, who was with the French Floor Guy and his son. They'd come from France, with an intricately patterned wood floor from chateau-something-or-other, and were the only ones who knew how to properly install it. French Floor Guy invited us to share his lunch, which was very sweet, and oh so French, and I still kick myself for declining his offer. Never again! I'm much more brave and silly now.

So maybe you have a hundred million bucks to spare, and would like to live in this most amazing house? It just happens to be for sale. To see more, click this link to Chase International . Once it finishes loading, go to the Table Of Contents, and click on "Tranquility". It's a video, so takes a few minutes to download, but it's worth the wait. If we all put our heads together and imagine me there, maybe we can get that Bead Camp going!


Anonymous said...

What a magnificent house and setting! It truly does look as if it has stood there for years. It is elegant and sophisticated, not brash and brassy. It reminds me of my British heritage and houses that I visited as a child.

The decor is fascinating and the woodwork simply sumptuous! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. A magical mystery tour!

Mary Timme said...

I'm gung ho for the bead camp. Sorry, 100,000,000 is not sitting in my basement right now, I knew I should have checked out the maid from Oslo, but when it builds back up I'll let you know. :0)

Anonymous said...

WOW doesn't say enough. Can you imagine the beads made at such a camp?

Thanks for showing us the lifestyle of the rich and famous.

It's nice to see such beauty.

Beadily yours

Jean said...

amazing stunning breathtaking I almost burst into tears it is so beautiful: your own photo is actually sufficient to convey the mood and wonder of that house. I don't care very much about houses, but that was something to see! Thank you so much. Your sister is amazing!