Monday, April 10, 2006

Stalking

Today I went and stalked the foxy Roseneath mansion. I drove past ever so casually, and then walked with Malo ever so casually past, and then ever so casually walked past again - this time panting and puffing, as it is hilly and was hot and this Petone girl ain't used to the hills...

And the house was as foxy as I thought. And it still cost 3 times as much as we have.

However, it was very pleasant stalking.

I might stalk a house in Brooklyn next.

12 comments:

ben.run said...

That is a nice looking house!

Martha said...

GV 1.25

llew said...

But did you read the agent-speak?

"Situated on a dramatic east-facing site with an extensive panorama of weather, wide skies, water & mountain ranges,"

Weather, weather, storm, tempest, gales, weather. It might look quite nice outside, but you can never go there.

"well proportioned over 4 levels"

Owner selling due to chronic arthritis.

"Entertaining for twenty six or an intimate dinner for two, "

26 is an interesting number to quote, wonder why you can't have say, 20 or anything in between?

llew said...

"as inspirational as the ever-changing views outside"

Is this a subtle reference to slips & erosion?

Martha said...

Ahh, but the house is in the latest Home and Entertaining, and they poured lots of money into anchoring it to the hill.

Sadly I'll have to win lotto to buy it, and even then I don't know how I'd pay the rates.

Suburban brothel? Competition for old Bill Crow up there.

Mr Stephen Rowe said...

'tis owned by a famous photographer with a handsome 'tache.

llew said...

Bruce Connew?

llew said...

Holy shit! When did he move from Mt Cook?

And when did he get so rich?

Martha said...

One day perhaps I'll be a famous blogger with a handsome 'tache myself.

Dreamy.

Mr Stephen Rowe said...

Rumour has it that the land, being a cliff, was bought for peanuts, some old buttons and a bag of grass clippings years ago. Then the lovely abode was placed upon it with a few ounces of DIY and a couple of pounds of real builder; stir in a cup of property boom and hey presto!

llew said...

Good on him! haven't spoken to him in many years (heh, when I used to run into him on my way through Mt Cook), but he's an excellent guy.

Martha said...

Well, if you would like to use your influence, you could perhaps suggest they sell to the person who LOVES IT THE MOST - rather than for purely financial gains.

Imagine their karma, it would be through the roof.