Sunday, March 29, 2009

This is a picture of the Aron Spelling Manson up for grabs at a mere $150 million. It got me to thinking that if the person who can afford this estate has that kind of money, then what kind of money do they really have? What would I do if I had $150 million at my disposal?

Though the Manson is absolutely beautiful, I can't help but wonder, why would anyone need that kind of space and expense? Why do folks with money need bigger and better or more of everything? It makes a statement. I'm wealthy, I'm powerful, I've made it in life. Nothing wrong with that. They earned it.

But, if I had $150 million in my pocket, after sharing it with my family I'd buy a small log home on a hilltop somewhere, overlooking mountains and rivers and the untamed beauty untouched by man. Where I could look out a window and see deer grazing and bear pole dancing. Just me and mother nature soaking in the peace and quiet:)

I'm at an age where I'm simplifying my life and downsizing. Keeping it easy and manageable for me. Less stressful and less work.

What would you do with $150 million?


margaret blake said...

I so agree, I would hate to be rattling around that enormous pad, give me small and beautiful but with luxury things like a pool and a gym.

Ostentation is a turn off for me.

Kathleen said...

I'm with you -- give me a view!

Sarita Leone said...

I'd be so much happier in a small country villa somewhere. Someplace unpretentious and comfortable.