Saturday, January 29, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Do you watch the show “Parenthood”? What’s your favorite style of home, do you like the rustic lived in look of Zeek and Camille’s home, Kristina and Adam’s family craftsman or are you more in tune with Julia’s sleek contemporary style?
Sunday, January 23, 2011
“I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point.”
-Ms Susan Sarandon
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
This sprawling 7,800 sq. ft. home is the grand prize in this year’s BC Children’s Hospital Lottery. It’s located in the prestigious High Point Equestrian Country Estates in southern Langley BC and is worth over $2.4 million. I toured this gorgeous home today with my bud and I was thoroughly impressed. It felt really warm and inviting. It seemed to just go on and on forever; just when you thought you were done one floor there would suddenly be another hallway to meander down with more fully furnished rooms. It has five bedrooms and six bathrooms, a sauna, a gym, an indoor hockey rink, a media room and a wine cellar. The home comes fully furnished even including all the little accessories you see around the house. The furnishings alone are valued at $160,000. It also includes your choice of a Ford Edge SEL or $35,000 cash. To see it in pictures doesn’t really excite as much as seeing it up close but I thought I would share with you all what this casa has to offer.
It felt like an awful lot of seating considering there would only be maximum two people in the room at one time (unless you really like to party). Plus with a TV up in the loft and one just below, you couldn’t ever watch TV at the same time so why bother? I guess there’s a lot of excessive things when you live in the lap of luxury.
This huge closet is fit for Oprah. It’s literally as big as our entire living room of our apartment. Maybe even bigger. We tested out those drawers and they’re those fancy kind you can slam your fingers in.
Teen Work Space
This whole area was for the kiddies to have a space just for homework then they have the space in the picture below for a hangout. It made me chuckle because this lifestyle is dramatically different from when I was a kid growing up.
Of course there’s a mini-fridge and sink in this huge room. What if little Timmy gets parched? Surely you can’t expect them to walk ALL the way to the kitchen. It always makes me wonder if kids in these types of neighborhoods know just how darn lucky they are to have so much. I hope so.
Although they are located in the exact same neighborhood, this home is almost double the size of last year’s prize home which I blogged about here if you are interested in checking out. Tickets aren’t cheap at $100 for three but when you consider it’s for charity and that a limited quantity are sold within BC only therefore greatly increasing your chances, it really helps ease the blow. Plus there are hundreds of other prizes to be won. This home is actually one of four options you have to choose from should your ticket be drawn for the grand prize. It’s my personal favorite option but you could also go with an apartment in Victoria BC. that includes a travel package to London, a mini-cooper and $900,000. Or you can choose an apartment in downtown Vancouver BC. that includes a Ferrari, a trip to Italy and $1,000,000. OR lastly, you can just take it all in cash and walk away with $2,000,000. I think I would still take the house because it was so dang nice.
Do you think this house is worth the ticket price? What option would you choose if you won?