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Rich people talk about their homes: "They are too big!"


By Goran_K   Follow   Fri, 25 Jan 2013, 4:17am PST   490 views   3 comments
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I can't wait to read Apocalypsefuck's contribution to this:

http://observer.com/2013/01/when-your-townhouse-is-actually-too-big/

"We have a living room and two guest bedrooms that we never use."

"Especially as people get older, they tend to just use the first three floors."

"The kids go to boarding school, and the parents end up living in the kitchen, the dining room and the den."

"We have a client in Carroll Gardens who is very concerned with how many footsteps it will take to go from the garden to the top level."

He laughed, admitting that his 4,500-square foot house was, in fact, a little large for his family of four.
"I realized I hadn't been up to my library in six months."

"My wife pointed out that neither of us had been to the parlor in the last three [months]."

"I haven't been [to that floor of my house] in a couple of years."

"Prized possessions, like a beloved boat sculpture, were stranded in neglected corners."

"And the only person who goes to the sixth floor is the maid.

Incredible. Really.

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rufita11   Fri, 25 Jan 2013, 4:45am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 1

I went to visit a friend in Germany whose mother lives on her family estate with two employees. It consisted of a huge, strangely laid out old mansion, a tree farm, a small train to get supplies from different areas of the land, and a hotel. I went to use one of the bathrooms and got lost on my way back to my room. I had to actually call out for help. Trick house.

Goran_K   Fri, 25 Jan 2013, 5:10am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 2

rufita11 says

I went to visit a friend in Germany whose mother lives on her family estate with two employees. It consisted of a huge, strangely laid out old mansion, a tree farm, a small train to get supplies from different areas of the land, and a hotel. I went to use one of the bathrooms and got lost on my way back to my room. I had to actually call out for help. Trick house.

Nothing says rich like a small train.

EBGuy   Fri, 25 Jan 2013, 7:47am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 3

Incredible. Really.
All the more offensive if it occurs in California with a home that has a low Prop 13 tax basis.

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