John & Anne Wiley


How Much?

Filed under: Flying,Happiness,Has Photos,Inner World,People,Random — John @ 02:35

How much does one family need? Some of the manses we see from the air, especially around SoCA, look more like resorts. Maybe some of them are, but most seem to be private estates and in such neighborhoods anyone trying to run a resort would meet community resistance. So is this a resort in the hills above Thousand Oaks?

7606 Home?

7606 Home?

You could walk in and scream, “Honey, I’m home!” But there could be a family of 12 there and still nobody near enough to hear you. Family life could be more like a neighborhood. But are all the deck chairs out by the pool for parties, family of 12 (actually there are more chairs than that), or is this a resort? The detailed topiary work at the top right might argue for resort, but parking could be an issue. I wouldn’t want to live there and deal with all the inside and outside help working every day to keep it so spiffy looking. I’m glad some people like that tho, because such beautiful playhouses are fun to see from the air.



  1. What an amazing house. I feel for what your saying though, why would a family need such a large home. I feel like need doesn’t come into play here though maybe “Desire” more than anything. With the vast amount of money their making, maybe buying a house such like this one is just one way to feel better about themselves?

    Comment by ronaldc93 — 2011/11/16 @ 02:43

    • I guess there are tax considerations too. Also, maybe they need to entertain large up-scale groups as part of the career that made the manse possible? Still, glad we get to fly free in pseudo-retirement rather than work long hours to pay for such a place. Hope that family gets time to relax and enjoy it and each other.

      Comment by John — 2011/11/16 @ 03:12

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