ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1927 posts, RR: 7 Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2742 times:
Well I would defiantly stay where I am for a full time place. That being said I would get places around the world as vacation homes, one in Dubrovnik, another on a Greek Island (potentially Paros), one in Hong Kong (somewhere around Discovery Bay, lots of ex-pats there) and a final one being a winter cabin, for backcounrty skiing/snowboarding and Snowmobiling! Oh to be rich!
TUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1834 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2724 times:
Half of the year (lets say the spring/summer) I'd love to live somewhere outside Athens, Greece along the coast. Maybe in Vouliagmeni, Glyfada or towards Cape Cape Sounion. Plus... the food is Greece is the best! Italian food pales in comparison to good Greek cooking.
For the other half of the year (fall/winter) I'd like to live Edinburgh, Scotland.
That is a nice area but has no parking which would be a headache for your guest. Lots aren't as big and you don't have the big lawns, nor do you have a lot of trees. It's too concrete for me.
Pacific Heights has too much of a 'hey look at me, I am rich' element.
Saint Francis Woods is more secluded, older residents, not hip and no tour buses passing through. Saint Francis Woods has old classic homes with large lots, long driveways, plenty of street parking, walking distance to the metro stations, stores, lots of trees and very quite.
SpeedBirdA380 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 539 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2716 times:
Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 3): That being said I would get places around the world as vacation homes, one in Dubrovnik, another on a Greek Island (potentially Paros), one in Hong Kong (somewhere around Discovery Bay, lots of ex-pats there) and a final one being a winter cabin, for backcounrty skiing/snowboarding and Snowmobiling! Oh to be rich!
If money were no object I would have many homes around the globe. First a nice country home here in old England. Then a nice home in the mediterranean on a hillside overlooking the sea. A home/apartment in the far east in Hong Kong/Singapore/Bangkok would also be awesome.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11253 posts, RR: 63 Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2704 times:
I'd move to somewhere on the North coast of Cornwall; remote, away from any neighbours, and install the mother of all sound systems! Plus I'd also like to buy a farmhouse in Spain, my family there currently live in a town, so it would be nice again to be out in the countryside somewhere quiet.
Aside of that though, if money were no object then I would just travel around the world, visiting wherever I fancy. I wouldn't do it as a splurge though, I'd probably still stay in home-stays and B&B's or hostels, because in my mind it's still a much nicer, more personal way of seeing the country or place you are in, much less clinical than a large hotel. I'd also do it overland, as believe it or not I'm actually getting quite bored of flying these days and I'm running out of interesting planes to fly.
TransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2032 posts, RR: 11 Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2685 times:
The private jet (a Dassault Falcon 7X) would move me between Sydney/Australia (house in Rose Bay), Nassau/Bahamas (house on Eastern Road), Berlin/Germany (nice big flat in Kreuzberg) and a villa in Tuscany/Italy (somewhere between Montalcino and Montepulciano)... I think in other cities such as New York and London, I'd "slum" it in hotels - Claridge's anyone?
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QFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2043 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2667 times:
I like a few others would have a private jet (Gulfstream 650) and I'd like to have homes in Point Piper in Sydney, somewhere around where I am right now, New Buffalo in southwest Michigan on Lake Michigan, somewhere in Fiji, a place in London area and another place in New York.
Its encouraging to see how many people would love to live in Sydney!
Allrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 1427 posts, RR: 3 Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2648 times:
I'm with those who want to have houses in multiple locations. I would have houses or apartments in Melbourne, the South Island of New Zealand, Japan (somewhere - need another holiday back to investigate further ) and Paris.
Quoting QFA380 (Reply 16): Its encouraging to see how many people would love to live in Sydney!
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16316 posts, RR: 52 Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2600 times:
My main residence would be in California, there are so many up scale gorgeous communities in California it would be hard to choose. La Jolla, Santa Monica, Malibu, San Luis Obisbo, Santa Barabara, San Francisco etc..
I would have to have a place near where I'm from either in New Jersey or Manhattan, if it were Manhattan it would be either Tribeca, Soho, UWS. If in New Jersey it would be Rumson or Colts Neck.
And third I would definately have a place on Maui, Lahaina, Kapalua or out by Jaws.
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25 NAV20: No question in my case. Where I live now. A five-minute stroll from here........ http://www.panoramio.com/photo/461960
26 57AZ: I'd probably purchase an offshore lighthouse from the GSA and live in it. No neighbors to deal with, plenty of boating and a nice, sturdy struture tha
27 WunalaYann: You two have it all figured out!! Oi. Right next to Half-Moon Bay or am I dreaming? You lucky bugger.
28 NAV20: Mentone Beach on Beaumaris Bay, WunalaYann. Half Moon Bay is a couple of miles to the north-west, beyond Rickett's Point, up at Black Rock (see your
29 TSS: I'd build a "mid-century modern"-style house worthy of a James Bond super villain in Pleasant Valley, Nevada (halfway between Reno and Carson City) an
30 Pyrex: That would be my first choice. A primary residence near Lisbon (a house near the beach in Cascais, or maybe an old palace in Sintra), a cherry orchar
31 WESTERN737800: I would stay here in South Dakota. I'd quit my job but would want to stay close to my friends so I could harrass them all the time. I would get vacati
32 WunalaYann: Ah, you know, for a South Yarra urbanite like yours truly, anything past Elwood is pretty much the same. But indeed, Beaumaris & Half Moon Bays do st
33 Allrite: I've changed my mind, I think I might like to keep an occasional residence in Sydney. A permanent room in the Brighton Beach Novotel overlooking Bota
34 ScarletHarlot: I would perhaps have a vineyard on the Douro, or (and?) a house in the Harlots' hometown just south of Aveiro. Maybe something in the Algarve as well
35 Pyrex: I am going to guess Murtosa. Nah. Too many brits.
36 ManuCH: I'd pick a house somewhere in Copenhagen, and a couple of vacation houses where I currently live, in Switzerland, and in New York. Oh, and of course t
37 SJUboeingGirl: St. John USVI as my main residence and vacation houses in PR( near my family), Maui, San Francisco and Limburg, Germany.
38 NAV20: Used to be a frequent visitor to the Bellarine and the Great Ocean Road, Allrite.........agree entirely that it's a great location. However - when I
39 BlackProjects: If Money was No Object this is where I would Live. It"s Called ST Georges Hill and is an Exclusive Estate with Super Sized homes Surrounded by an Elec
40 NAV20: If you pay extra, do they guarantee that you won't have to put up with meeting him, BlackProjects?
41 BlackProjects: I pass by the Place a lot and the locals out side have Hardly ever seen him. The Estate has lots of Diferent Exits so People can slip in and Out with
42 RJ111: I currently live 1km from Centre Point, St Paul's Cathedral, Covent Garden, China Town and St Pancras international. 3 miles to Arsenal FC and 1 mile
43 NAV20: Only time I ever saw him in the flesh I was tempted to shout, "'AIRCUT, that man!!!" Which, I suppose, only goes to show that I'm far more entitled t
44 BlackProjects: Well compared with most of the People I know in London im getting on a bit I remember realry old Flying machines that used Water Injection on take off
45 Cgnnrw: I'm shocked nobody chose a home overlooking one of the worlds major airports! What type of a.netters are all of you??? I'd do the multiple homes versi