If I could have any house, this is it

I was out with a new client last week.  She told me that she had asked her husband which house he would pick if he could have any house in Lexington.  Eventually that house came on the market and they bought it.

It got me thinking about what house I would pick if I could have any house in town.

Here it is:



As many of you know, I moved to Lexington in 1985, the same year I got my driver’s license.  It was a magical time of combining my love of driving and my love of houses.

I’ll never forget when I first saw this house.  I had never seen such a place except for on TV shows.  I remember thinking it was a very interesting piece of architecture.  At first, I really couldn’t tell if it was a house or an elementary school since a lot of modern/contemporary homes can look a little institutional.

There was no Google Earth back then.  No Bird’s Eye view unless you were in fact a bird.  The view from the street was all I had.  And I loved it.

I wondered what it would be like living there.  I was picturing all the goofy pastel furniture and art that were so popular in the mid 80s.  I pictured myself waking up in the house, putting on a mint green T-shirt with a light gray sports coat and white pants, then getting in my Ferrari and having an exciting day……because this was the type of house you’d see on Miami Vice.



But, eventually reality sat in and I was a chubby teenager driving a green 1976 Chevy Chevette parked out front of this house.  To keep from getting the police called on me, I moved on.

The house last sold a few years ago for $2,500,000.  Still a bit out of my price range.

Here is the bird’s eye view I would have loved to have seen back then:



See that house behind it?  I showed it a couple of months ago.  While I was in the backyard, I did walk over and touch the brick wall of the pool house.  That is the closest I have ever been to this house.

If you could live in any house, which one would you pick?


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