Sunday, November 21, 2021

The Newest Texans Are Not Who You Think They Are – Texas Monthly

Not that Austin—or this house—needed any help in the sizzle category. The three-story brick-and-shingle mansion had sold in two days for considerably more than its $16.25 million asking price, to an out-of-town buyer whose identity was confidential (but who was rumored to be to an entrepreneur from Los Angeles). During the party, celebrated interior designer Fern Santini glided from room to room in a silk Pucci caftan aswirl with soft pinks and yellows, showing off the many style innovations she’d brought to the home, which was sold fully furnished. Brass mesh paneling encircled a spiral staircase. Blue-and-gold cowhide carpeted the ceiling of the third-floor man cave. Outside on the meticulous lawn, a bearded bartender wore pointy boots with skinny black jeans and a flat-brim Stetson. This was rootsy old Austin taken to its most glamorous—or, depending on your perspective, its most absurd—conclusion.


Looks like Austin is ruined. Ah well. Florida is way too hot and humid. Utah perhaps? Southern Utah has only 7 percent Catholics -- not a good sign. 70+ percent LDS. But that might be a good thing? Northern Arizona, it's looking like. But it's too cold in the winter. May just have to put up with that. There's Ukraine, but the Russians seem to like that too. And there's the English problem. I like it where I am, but you are all aware of the problems with California.

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Gotta be more than a few old bucharoos a spinnin' in their graves seeing this...

Posted by: jmod46 | Nov 21, 2021 9:26:47 AM

Nelson, South Island, NZ. Not Oz: no snakes, crocs, or venomous spiders.

Faces the sun to the north across the sea; other three sides sheltered by mountains. Local wine excellent.

Southern Hemisphere night sky magnificent.

Posted by: dearieme | Nov 21, 2021 10:01:04 AM

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