Monday, September 8, 2014

Rumored to be for sale

Asking  price: about $525 million
Link here, thanks to Ted



The last three photographs from here

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  1. Not even winning the lottery could make that happen unfortunately-however this villa is worth every penny! I wonder for what, and to whom, it will sell.

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    1. ArchitectDesign, thank you. Unfortunately, we in design have a totally different view of the place that has no bearing on reality. It has been so publicized over the years that it's almost as if it belongs to us.

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  2. I have no time to comment. I need to call my banker.

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    1. Anonymous, thank you. Did he reply?

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  3. Staggering, absolutely staggering! How much is too much when it comes down to purchasing a beautiful home, I wonder? Although obviously beautiful with spectacular surroundings, isn't the asking price just a little too mad?

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    1. Chronica Domus, thank you. Staggering is right. The place is staggeringly large in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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  4. Isn't the first picture in the linked article actually Mme. Safra's La Leopolda, which almost went for a billion until the sale collapsed?

    I don't think the Lawrences ever owned La Fiorentina, just had a long term lease.

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    1. Anonymous, thank you. You may well be right about the first photograph being that of Mme. Safra's La Fiorentina – Roderick Cameron's was without pots on the steps I think. Howver ....

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  5. And here I thought this post was to have been about the book. Possibly it is?

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    1. Laurent, thank you. Not this post – not yet, at least.

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    2. Well, I hardly think the property could command this price, without the ground laid here.

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  6. A flattering thought, Laurent, but I suspect my thoughts on the matter are irrelevant. Chastening, but what can I do?



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