14 July 2011

it's true...

money really doesn't buy you taste...
what is this? a subterranean dining room? a wine cellar without wine? whatever it is, it makes me want to poke my eyes out.
the 35,000 square foot versailles de LA, the suzanne saperstein mansion, aka the super klassily named "fleur de lys", is back on the market, according to curbed. first listed in 2007 for 125 million, apparently the downturn in the real estate market hasn't affected the price one bit- it's listed again for 125 million (read the original post at the real estalker, and make sure you read the comments too, including the one about the $427 BJ. internet gold.)

now, m21 ain't going to pontificate about the grossness of a 35,000 sq foot house because we'd be a total hypocrite- we welcome any and all clients with 35 thousand square foot homes, okay?  but we do think the need to recreate a 17th century french chateau in los angeles of the 21st century is just weird (fleur de holmby hills was completed in 2002). it doesn't say rich or tasteful or cool, it just says you have enough money to build your own theme park. how very michael jackson of you.
nudies, but not! klassy.
so back to the first line of this post: "money doesn't buy you taste" isn't entirely true. money can buy you taste... in the form of m21!   that means russian oligarchs, saudi princes, and american robber barons, take note- if you'd like to live in the 21st century with the rest of us, and have something unique and beautiful, call m21- somehow, we'll fit you into our schedule; but if you just feel the need to blow 125 mil on a historical theme park (avec not so historical 9 car garage and 50 seat screening room), call suzanne- she has one she'd like to unload, and i'm sure you can get it furnished too- underground dining room and super klassy nearly-nudies included.

6 comments:

Brillante Interiors said...

Un-believable...

Vickie H. said...

OH! MY! GOD! I clicked on the link you provided, read Mama's offering and then moved to the comments. I have laughed till I CRIED! Cannot help myself. And am ashamed that I have laughed! HOW AWFUL!

(made my Friday! thank you for sharing! have a marvelous weekend)

jones said...

Wow!! My thoughts exactly. After just buying some gorgeous minimal Renaissance and Federal pieces--this LA theme park is irritating my brain. Thanks. Mary

eclecticrevisited said...

I have a confession..I find it too amusing when the way too wealthy have unbelievable aesthetics..
for some reason, this just makes me feel good.. (I'll probably rot in hell for feeling so smug..)...
off to read the comments on the site..
maureen

David said...

Far be it from me to tell anyone what to do with their money, but my god it's dreadful.

I'd go for a house one third the size (maybe less even), by a very good architect, filled with light and art and dogs.

maison21 said...

"filled with light and art and dogs"

sounds like perfection, david.