Thursday, October 23, 2014

Private

Ever wonder what the gates to a billionaires house looks like?
Well, here you go. This huge estate, hidden by high walls, is also on my morning walk. There is an 18,200 ft mansion behind these walls, surrounded by perfectly manicured twenty two acres of gardens..


 The new bride (2nd wife), was not happy that there was a tall two story house across the street, where it's occupants could see over that wall. So, when it came up for sale. She bought it, and had it torn down. Me oh my...the cost of privacy! Don't get me wrong....this wealthy person (who shall remain nameless) loves our town and we all benefit from his generosity.....except maybe for that missing house!
Linking to: Good Fences

19 comments:

  1. What do they have to hide? Never a talk with the neighbours over the fence? Must be a rather lonely life...

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  2. wow. gotta respect that love of privacy. :)

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  3. my husband's employer did the same thing recently, bought the house next door and tore it down so they could expand...i don't know, seems rather obnoxious to me, but i'm glad to hear they are people in your community.

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  4. Wow, that is a beautiful property and gate. I'm glad the owner takes an interest in the town. Have a good day. Pamela

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  5. Wow, that is over stepping just a tad bit. Poor old house that got torn down. Amazing that she didn't keep the house and let her company (relatives,friends) stay there on any visits. Lovely photos you've shared, and surely it adds to your walks!

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  6. Oh my. Money does things to people, not always good, either.

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  7. I just can't imagine!! Beautiful entrance that you pass by each day! How many people could have reaped the Blessing of living in the house that was torn down.....just because?
    blessings to you.

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  8. nice gate. big house not for me, I would rather have a log cabin on the side of your beautiful mountains.

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  9. Very impressive gate as their entrance

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  10. The price of privacy was the loss of what might have been a dream home for someone else.

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  11. Oh wow, the life of the rich and famous.. I love the gate, very pretty entrance.. Great fence shots. Have a happy Friday!

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  12. Beautiful gate.
    I guess one needs to billions to buy the privacy.
    As long as they like it, it is all good, ya?

    Peace :)

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  13. Does make you wonder what's going on behind those gates!

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  14. Gorgeous gate entrace. I think those who do something like that for "privacy" must really be trying to hide something or else they have an exagerated view of themselves to think that people might actually have nothing better to do then spy on them.

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  15. I am a bit speechless. I have very little patience for elitism and think that this is a perfect example of why our country is currently so divided. Frankly, I am appalled.

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    1. I am not surprised by your distaste. I think you would soften your feelings a bit if you knew what all this man has done for this town. Of course it still is a bit reminiscent of the medieval feudal system...we being the peasants.

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