No matter what JOB I have or HOUSE I live in or CAR I drive or LOVER I take, I am MORE than ALL those things!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Home Sweet Home
Working as a cater-waiter off & on since 1998 has gained me a bird's eye view of some of the most amazing houses/apartments in this country. Back in Manhattan I recall loving the apartment of a woman who sold old, movie memorabilia. Here in Los Angeles, I've loved many. But my all-time favorite is a sprawling estate with a Los Angeles zip code. At the time I walked inside this beautiful structure it was owned by the late, W. Howard Lester, former CEO and Chairman of Williams Sonoma. He was gracious. That much I remember. Just as I remember walking through the big gate in front of the house and being mesmerized by the lengthy walk up the tree-lined driveway. I mean, honestly, walking up the driveway was enough to make me wish I never left the property. The immaculate house was just the cherry on top of the incredibly landscaped cake. First, I walked past the guest house/gym to get to the main house. Both buildings are simply stunning. When I walked into the main house I was immediately taken by the openness of the first floor. I found a "reason" to venture upstairs, of course. I peeked into the beautiful bedrooms. I then checked out the basement where the game room and wine cellar are located. I'll say it again: simply stunning. --- Surfing the web sometime last year, I discovered that Mr. Lester had passed. God rest his soul. But I wonder who lives in that house now. And I wonder if whomever it is would mind if I just stopped by to walk around the grounds and through the house again. I mean, I only wanna see what the place looks like now. That's all. --- Since I don't have photos of the house's interior, you'll just have to settle for it's exterior HERE. --- p.s. The house is almost directly across the street from the former, Spelling Manor.