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   xoxoxoBruce  Monday Apr 27 12:42 AM

April 27, 2009: Fairy-tale Homes

Long ago and far away, after the War-to-End-All-Wars and before Mexico retook possession, Los Angeles was a magic place.
Tinseltown, Hollywood, Movie Stars, Big Bucks and Irrational Exuberance.

Some of the people with the money also had imagination... or some of the people with imagination figured out how to get some of that money by building houses the people with money wanted.
Either way, some fairy-tale homes were built a few of which still exist.



I love these places but creating one today would be soooo expensive. Even away from the stratospheric CA real estate (land) costs. The battle with zoning boards, banks and inspectors, to not build a ticky tacky box, would be expensive and exhausting.
You'd have to be rich enough to have other people do that battle while you lived somewhere else.



But it sure would be cool.

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DanaC  Monday Apr 27 02:15 AM

Beautiful interior! That fireplace is lovely.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Apr 27 05:41 AM

Gee, I hope Brianna likes it.



SPUCK  Monday Apr 27 05:57 AM

That pretty particulate/monoxide/carbon generating fireplace.. California Air Resources Board - CLEAN UP ON ISLE FOUR!

Brought to you by petty fiefdoms of California.
Operating above the law dictatorships for 20 years.
Providers of MTB disasters of all sizes.



Trilby  Monday Apr 27 08:18 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Gee, I hope Brianna likes it.
I looooooove it! When can I move in?


Shawnee123  Monday Apr 27 10:16 AM

I love it. I want to sleep in that little alcove, or whatever it's called.



birdclaw  Monday Apr 27 10:17 AM

I want it! Especially the bed. Just look at all those soft comfy pillows. Makes me sleepy.



Hillrick  Monday Apr 27 11:48 AM

I've always envied craftsmen who could make something that looks like it's 400 years old and falling apart when they finish.



sweetwater  Monday Apr 27 02:16 PM

Even better than the church camp at Martha's Vineyard! I love it also and would move there in a second - providing, of course, that a large Pizza Hut box could fit through those whimsical doors, too.



ZenGum  Monday Apr 27 09:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hillrick View Post
I've always envied craftsmen who could make something that looks like it's 400 years old and falling apart when they finish.
The falling apart bit is easy. The looks like it's falling apart is the tricky bit.


Gravdigr  Tuesday Apr 28 11:26 AM

Bilbo called. He said get the hell out of his house.



Clodfobble  Tuesday Apr 28 02:07 PM

I couldn't sleep in that bed. How am I supposed to dangle my leg out over the edge?



Sundae  Tuesday Apr 28 02:59 PM

Is that a bed?
I thought it was a window seat.

For wantonly reclining after my imps have ridden Diz into the forest (on Diz) and brought back the mellowest of all the mushrooms for me

And look what I found as perfect furniture for a hobbit hole. From here (teak root furniture)



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Apr 29 03:10 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
I couldn't sleep in that bed. How am I supposed to dangle my leg out over the edge?
What are you nuts? Don't you know they will drag you under the bed, suck out your juices and turn you into dust bunnies.


Aliantha  Wednesday Apr 29 03:23 AM

ok...that triple post wasn't my fault!



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Apr 29 03:43 AM

No if wasn't, unless you're the evil bastard that runs comcast.



Aliantha  Wednesday Apr 29 03:47 AM

Well, I'm not an evil bastard...and I definitely don't run comcast.



Cloud  Wednesday Apr 29 09:46 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl View Post
And look what I found as perfect furniture for a hobbit hole. From here (teak root furniture)
For all that it says it's a "shelving unit" . . . it looks suspiciously like a cat tree to me.

http://www.naturaltreefurniture.com/CatTree.html


Sundae  Wednesday Apr 29 10:07 AM

You have a lot in common with Diz then
He thinks everything is a cat tree too...



Cloud  Friday May 1 04:33 PM

Who says fairy tale houses are dead? Here's an amazing treehouse residence in Portland, OR:

http://www.oshatz.com/text/wilkinson.htm



Undertoad  Friday May 1 04:38 PM

That's not a treehouse... that's a house next to trees

These are treehouses



Cloud  Friday May 1 04:51 PM

it's a evocative treehouse. a metaphor. and I found it on a tree house site. (sticks out tongue). But oops, I lost the linky that led me there. There was a cool aluminum cube one that was camouflag-y.



TheMercenary  Saturday May 2 04:21 PM

Love that front door spider web.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday May 2 11:22 PM

That's the door in the front gate, I wonder how close to the street it is?



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