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.
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.
I have no time to comment. I need to call my banker.
Anonymous, thank you. Did he reply?
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?
Chronica Domus, thank you. Staggering is right. The place is staggeringly large in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
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.
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 ....
And here I thought this post was to have been about the book. Possibly it is?
Laurent, thank you. Not this post – not yet, at least.
Well, I hardly think the property could command this price, without the ground laid here.
A flattering thought, Laurent, but I suspect my thoughts on the matter are irrelevant. Chastening, but what can I do?