Archive: July, 2011

Thursday
July 28, 2011

Peggy Wolf

Do you have favorite Etsy artists? There are about 5 or 6 artists that I check out regularly and Peggy Wolf is one of them! I LOVE LOVE LOVE her originals, but you can purchase much more affordable prints in pretty much any size.

I am currently obsessed with this Hawaiian Beauty:

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Tuesday
July 26, 2011

Tony Danza’s Malibu Home


I am sort of obsessed with looking at real estate. Celebrity homes are much more fascinating than celebs themselves. It is pretty awesome that you can find out how much people paid for their mansions long ago…

Tony Danza paid 1.15 million for his 5 bedroom ocean front beach house back in 1987…it is now on the market for 9.1 million! See all the details here

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Thursday
July 21, 2011

DIY Twig Candle Holder

Something REALLY prrretttty. Get a head start on these for fall! DIY instructions @ blog.fossil.com


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Thursday
July 21, 2011

Buenos Aires Chateau

Today on tour of palatial estates is this 7.4 acre, 41,983 sq ft Mansion in Buenos Aires. Ok, well this is NOT actually a chateau, but it had me fooled. Built in 1932, it has stone walls, and rooms are surrounded by wide galleries and internal corridors. No price is listed for this property, I hate when they do that! Don’t you love to see the price tag for enormous estates?

…There is a smoking room covered with book shelves and woodwork. It features chimneys with hand-carved marble brought from Europe. Along the stair-case antique stained-glass windows and wrought iron handrails can be appreciated. On the upper level there are 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms all boasting sunny stunning views over the different areas of the gardens. It also features a splendid terrace that leads to the mansard roof originally designed as the service-quarters, which includes 9 more bedrooms and spacious laundry and ironing rooms. There is a basement along the whole property’s surface. It maintains an Époque’s industrial kitchen, a chapel and even a dungeon.








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Wednesday
July 20, 2011

Swiss Castle

Switzerland is probably one of the most beautiful countries that I have ever visited. The snow capped mountains look surreal and the lakes are so bright blue, almost candy colored!

This historical castle is located near the city of Neuch’tel, just southwest of Zurich. It was built around 1620, and has fairy tale-like details. It can be yours for a pretty penny…just under 21 million! The drawbridge is fantastic!…

Generous reception rooms and a chapel graced with magnificent stained-glass windows give this prestigious home a unique character. The dungeon was fully renovated and offers three large bedrooms. The drawbridge, chapel, gardener’s lodge, orangery and dovecote are bound to capture the heart of connoisseurs of exceptional historical buildings. The carefully landscaped grounds give this special place a refined and peaceful atmosphere.







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Tuesday
July 19, 2011

Mexico Hacienda



I am obsessed with Central and South American architecture -specifically that of the colonial haciendas from centuries ago. The high ceilings, endless arches, and colorful floor tiles make haciendas so charming. This particular one is called Hacienda Katanchel. It dates back to the 18th century, though has been beautifully restored since. Hacienda Katanchel is about a 25 minute drive from Merida, & surrounded by jungle.

The Main House has a series of corridors with extraordinary terraces, halls, large parlors and rooms that are interconnected. The elegant classic decoration and furniture of common areas give Katanchel a unique and unforgettable personality. Extended around the Main House are 33 smaller buildings called Pavilions, each one with a bright and ample bedroom and bathroom, with glazed tiles and floors made with fine yucatecan traditional materials. Every Pavilion has front terraces and charming back patios where a small private pool invites you to cool off. The Owner’s House offers all comfort and services, as well as other special rooms with customized names such as “Las Princesas” (The Princesses), “Las Niñas” (The Girls) and “Del Obispo” (The Bishop’s Room), the latter being located beside the Chapel. The construction of the Chapel is original, dating back to the 18th century.






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Monday
July 18, 2011

Portuguese Castle

I had no idea how many castles, chateaus, fortresses, & haciendas were for sale around the world until I became obsessed with looking at them on Sunday evening. I thought it would be fun to post some of my favorites this week- incredibly historic places fit for royalty. For a large chunk of change you can actually move in!

The castle you see here is known as Quinta do Marquês. It is located on five acres and overlooks the green pastures of Torres Novas, Portugal. Looks like an impressive place to host a dinner party, don’t you think? It also comes with a fantastic old chapel in the woods.

Originally dating from the XVII century this masterpiece suffered extensive reconstruction in the final days of the XIX century under the guidance of its previous and illustrious owners the Condes da Foz. In the first two stories, with over 30 rooms and bedrooms, each with its own theme one can delight himself with the superb craftsmanship of traditional Portuguese Tiles and gilded wood. Quinta do Marquês is in a class of its own.










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Friday
July 15, 2011

Picks for the Rustic Home

old farmhouse, brass keys, fern tea towel
tree branch colored pencils, deer print, cloud mobile
paper centerpiece, tea towel conversion chart, concrete bowl

I LOVED this rustic home treasury made by tortillagirl…just a few of my Faves!

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