Personally? I love cute and cozy with a super view over glitzy and grand any day. Hmm...but I wonder where my butler, old Jeeves, would sleep? That is a concern...I must ponder this...
Well, maybe I will just stick with my little Midwest house that cost a 4th of that apartment. There are SOME perks that come along with living in Ohio and home prices are a big one! Still, it is fun to look isn't it? As a confirmed Lookie Louise, I could spend hours browsing homes and seeing the grand (and the cozy) interiors of homes from all over the US and abroad. Gosh but I love the Internet!
I must say though I am with most of you in your assessments about such grand homes...er...so called *grand* homes. The local one I showed? Well, like most of you, I would rather have my own little place. The upkeep on these mansions alone would be daunting and cost prohibitive. And like our dear Pamela commented, my moral compass would never let me rest if I COULD move in. Even in my little nest I am often overwhelmed with guilt that I can't do MORE for those who have less. *sigh* When I see homes going for millions and millions of dollars my mind turns to the children who go to bed at night wondering if they will live to see the sun rise. It is especially true at this time of year. Don't get me wrong! I take no issue with anyone who lives in a large home who worked hard for it and enjoys it! But, for me, less is more. And like our sweet Alice, I am a cozy clutter girl. So, I guess, grand just does not befit THIS Princess. Now, if you see a small log cabin somewhere we will talk! And old Jeeves will just have to adjust.
Love and Hugs,