A $32 Million Dwelling The place We Can Befriend Some Rays


Yesterday, I drove as much as the large park in my metropolis and went for a stunning hike in an enormous meadow with a possible new pal. It was our first time hanging out, realizing one another via a number of mutual pals. I introduced my canine as a result of she likes to hike, so the three of us went romping round within the woods. My potential new pal confirmed me a stupendous meadow, and we mentioned essential subjects like what’s the right lighting for home events (very dim). The entire time I used to be pondering how good it’s that individuals in some unspecified time in the future determined that elements of nature had been extra essential than actual property growth. It’s so stunning that we’ve got the parks we’ve got, and that I can frolic round in a meadow inside metropolis limits.

I had a very pretty time, however afterward within the automotive, I felt a bit of uncomfortable. I haven’t made a pal in so lengthy. I forgot about how it may be so weak, how simply since you assume somebody is fascinating and enjoyable doesn’t imply they must assume that about you. It didn’t assist that, once I bought dwelling, I spotted I had left a pimple patch on my chin for the entire date.

I additionally felt a bit of weak as a result of I had simply come from remedy and it’s regular to really feel a bit of squishy after being requested to interrogate all your personal ideas and wishes for a full hour with a stranger. My mind is alway betraying me however one of many methods it has been actually main me right into a darkness lately is by asking time and again how issues may probably get higher when for my whole lifetime they’ve solely been getting worse. How do you combat for a future that everybody deserves—one with meals and shelter and healthcare and a planet that isn’t dying— when the nation is constructed for the richest folks solely? Yesterday, I discovered that america does have sufficient farmland to make sufficient meals for us. However wealthy persons are shopping for up farmland now as a result of it’s an “asset.” Welcome again to the feudal system! What a foul place we reside in!

Many of the unhealthy issues on the earth are brought on by some folks having an excessive amount of cash. It’s extra probably {that a} camel will enter via the attention of a needle, I assume, than that America’s ultra-rich will notice that they’re the issue. As we speak, we’ll take a look at certainly one of their homes as a result of (even supposing Rays Week is technically over), it’s Rays Week!

As we speak’s home is ideal for Rays Week as a result of it has DIRECT OCEAN ACCESS WHERE WE COULD LOOK AT RAYS IN REAL LIFE. Ought to it’s demolished and returned again to the folks as a spot to commune with nature? Sure. However let’s take a look at it anyway.

Right here is it. It’s value $32 million.

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You might be, like me, pondering, Wow is that this the set of the hit HBO drama sequence starring Aaron Rodgers’s ex-fiancée Shaileene Woodley Large Little Lies?? It seems to be prefer it, however no! That is Laguna Seashore, dwelling of the hit TV present staring Lauren Conrad, Laguna Seashore! I don’t know a lot about Laguna Seashore that I didn’t study from watching that TV present 500 years in the past, however I do know that it’s south of L.A., very costly, and crammed with wealthy folks.

This home is ginormous. It’s 5 bedrooms, six bogs, and 6,135 sq. ft. It’s listed at $32 million. The itemizing contains this line, “Whether or not watching whales of their migration from atop the house’s many terraces or observing sea bass, stingrays, and octopus within the private-access ocean pool under, each day on the property is an expertise that leaves a long-lasting sense of marvel.” Wow. I want to have a long-lasting sense of marvel each day. Appears fucking nice. The house can be, as you in all probability already guessed, in a gated neighborhood.

Let’s get into it.

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All proper. That is the entryway. That house between the 2 slatted partitions is the door. It’s fabricated from glass. I assume half the purpose of dwelling in a gated neighborhood is that you would be able to make completely silly choices like having a glass entrance door, however I hate it. Positive, it permits you to see the ocean in your means into the home, and it creates a sort of false synchronicity between the home and the earth round it, however I feel it seems to be a bit of silly.

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Right here’s a greater look contained in the entrance door. This home was in-built 2013, which is unusual as a result of it seems to be a lot to me like some distant cousin of Louis Kahn designed it, which is to say it has lots of uncooked supplies (concrete and metal) and virtually not one of the magnificence and playfulness of Kahn’s work. What we’ve got here’s a dwelling that appears like it’s dressed up for Halloween as a museum. You might be saying, No, Kelsey, that’s modernism, and also you simply hate modernism.

I do hate modernism, however what I hate extra is issues that aren’t fascinating. The true drawback with “modernism” is that it sucks to reside in. Nothing is extra leaky than Le Corbusier’s work. Now, is leaky the tip of the world? Would I put up with it to reside within the Villa Savoye? After all. However that’s true modernism! That’s dangerous and unusual and enjoyable. That is boring.

Let’s proceed.

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What number of shades of white do you see? I see a minimum of 5, however what I actually see on this room of gorgeous angles and really good gentle is that this shopping-mall-ass handrail. Positive, you don’t need folks to fall down the steps. I assume this choice was made in order that nothing will intercept the sunshine, however shadows could be enjoyable! This railing needs to be the identical slats because the entrance door! Houses want distinction! Even all-white ones.

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A part of the issue, I feel, is {that a} home like this must be crammed with artwork and particularly brightly coloured artwork. You’ll be able to inform how good that portray seems to be up there subsequent to that baby sized candle. however a home like this isn’t made for artwork to reside in it. First off, there are not any partitions. Secondly, there’s very shiny direct daylight which isn’t good for work.

Anyway, I’ve now seen 4 totally different floorings, which I assume is to distinguish the rooms from one another. No matter.

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Right here is the kitchen. I do actually like many issues occurring in right here. I really like this peaked ceiling. I discover it very refreshing and a pleasant distinction. I additionally actually just like the lighting in right here which is smart as a result of lighting is the costliest factor on the earth for some motive. In my subsequent lifetime, I’ll grow to be a lighting artist.

The chandelier is cool and guidelines, and I like no matter this large metallic bar gentle is over this island the dimensions of two automobiles. I additionally like these ploppy black chairs which are possibly exterior? These look very nice to sit down in. What I don’t like is the concept of cooking pink sauce or chili in right here. This can be a kitchen for spinach salads with a greek French dressing solely.

Down the steps by the entrance door we’ve got this:

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My understanding of wealthy folks’s homes leads me to imagine that there needs to be a piano down right here since normally there’s a piano someplace, and I haven’t seen one but.

I do love these binoculars. It appears very enjoyable to hop up and spot an enormous whale! However I don’t perceive this little sitting space. These chairs aren’t comfortable sufficient to sit down down right here a very long time, and the desk is just too small for snacking. What’s one speculated to do with this house?

The shadows from the steps, nevertheless, rule.

Let’s go to this bed room:

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Ah, simply what I’ve at all times wished, an open-concept … bed room?

Let’s see we’ve bought one, two, three, 4, 5, six, seven, eight, 9, 10, 11, 12 pillows on the mattress. That’s excellent. Love that. We have now two small rugs that overlap for some motive. We have now built-in curtain monitoring as a result of there’s a patio exterior this room which implies I feel somebody may see immediately into our mattress. This room can be too large. It is vitally laborious for me to imagine that anybody makes use of this sofa.

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Right here is the lavatory connected to it.

What … is occurring with this mirror/behind the counter house? It has some sort of design on it?

I might die for this gravy-boat tub, however I might not like to make use of the gravy-boat tub in what seems to be an aquarium-like scenario for anybody standing close to the sinks. Once more, I’m asking why! If the bathtub goes to be out within the open anyway, and if we’re foregoing privateness in favor of daylight, why not simply put the bathtub by the window so I can see the ocean and take a look at whales!

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Right here is one other bed room. It seems to be prefer it was furnished at Pottery Barn Youngsters. This lighting fixture seems to be like a fireplace hazard. It additionally seems to be precisely like once I climbed up and taped lots of items of paper to the outsides of the horrible light-fixtures in my house in order that the sunshine can be hotter as a substitute of chilly since I wasn’t allowed to alter the bulbs myself.

One other good balcony right here.

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Oh yeah. I’ve stayed at this Destin rental. It was nice! There was sand in every single place.

Shifting on. We’ve bought a LAP POOL:

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This pool—with its double sections: one for laps and one for hanging—has simply jogged my memory of a lady I knew as soon as who was extraordinarily wealthy and had an excellent pool. I attempted extraordinarily laborious to love this woman as a result of she had such a superb pool and Texas is so scorching and swimming pools are so good. However she was so wealthy that she actually couldn’t perceive the essential world round her. Like she didn’t notice that most individuals clear their homes themselves. She didn’t know that not everybody went on trip. This pool jogs my memory of her pool in that no annoying particular person is value tolerating sufficient for a pool.

On the opposite aspect of the pool, we’ve got an workplace:

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This desk is just too small. What are these bizarre ornamental objects? The place are your stacks of paper!? Anyway, that is additionally misguided as a result of in case you personal a $32 million greenback home, you possibly can simply allocate your cash in another way and never work in any respect. Then you definitely don’t want an workplace.

Subsequent we’ve got a movie show:

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I’m assuming that is shut sufficient to LA that in all probability some Hollywood particular person had this constructed. That particular person has clearly by no means been to the brand new film theaters that ordinary folks go to, as a result of why would I need to sit on this tough sofa once I may sit in a recliner with buttons. Positive, they’re cheesy. Film theaters are cheesy! Develop up and get a popcorn machine!

That photograph of a automotive? It’s not a photograph. It’s a window. See:

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How do you get these bikes off the wall? Do they not come down? Is that the artwork? I’ve to confess that I have no idea sufficient about automobiles to know the way fancy this one is, however I do really feel like if you’re going to put your automotive on a turntable it needs to be pink. Crimson is a extra enjoyable colour and it could match that bizarre canine portray up there.

Let’s go exterior to the seashore we could? I’ve had sufficient in right here.

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Wow! That is the shit I like. You’ll be able to see our home up there on the highest proper and the very steep steps we’ll strive to not fall down on our journey to the ocean.

I at all times marvel how usually individuals who truly reside in these locations make it right down to the water, but when I lived there I might go right down to the seashore each single day as a result of essentially the most woo-woo factor about me is that I imagine that each one pure water can repair my horrible mind. Think about how heat that large puddle should be. I want to sit in it. However what’s this over right here?

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Wow, that is so stunning. Have a look at this extraordinarily cool cove! Think about how beautiful it should be at sundown. Think about popping out right here to see a complete household of manta rays swishing round. Think about seeing a whale. Think about if areas like these didn’t belong to anybody, if we may all get pleasure from them and nobody may purchase them for $32 million {dollars}.

This home has been listed on Zillow for $31,995,000 for 114 days. In the event you purchase this home, please demolish it and make it a public park and grow to be the enemy of the entire gated neighborhood. It could be so enjoyable.



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