Wednesday, May 07, 2008
I have been despairing because I don't have the time that I used to have to dream up silly posts and do research. Such is life.
One of my first posts at this blog was a compare and despair, featuring a West Side house, and comparing it to a beautiful French mansion - for the same price.
Today I fed the wee one a half bottle of scotch, and while he slept it off, I tried to find something of interest (just kidding about the scotch - I drank it). Forbes.com has an article entitled In Pictures: What $1 Million Buys In Homes Worldwide (for those who feel entitled to their entitlements).
In Buenos Aires, $1.1 M buys A four-bedroom duplex with a terrace, this 3,800 square-foot apartment in the Recoleta district features four bathrooms, oak floors, fireplaces, a maid's room and a laundry room.
We have "good airs" here, too!
In Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt $982,000 buys;
This four-bedroom, Mediterranean-style villa surrounded by gardens and a swimming pool is on the Red Sea, near Nabq Bay. It boasts views of the Sinai Mountains. A finished basement houses a gym, sauna and steam room. Located within a beachside resort, the home has access to a spa, restaurants, bars, tennis courts, a Roman theater and many other luxurious amenities.
Well, we do have the Coast Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean.
There are others too - In the Big Apple, a 650-odd sq. ft. pied a terre will set you back about a million. Close to the United Nations, and all the other fun that NYC has to offer. Paris proffers 615 sq. ft. in 4th Arrondissement for a million bucks, and in Berlin, $990k will buy a place with seven apartments.
None of those cities will be hosting the 2010 Olympic games (technically, Vancouver won't either - but we are just 2.5 hours from Whistler!)
Yes, it's all apples to oranges, but some pretty cool places in some pretty cool places will cost about the same as the 1023.0 sq ft, 10th floor condo on W 14TH AV, Fairview, Vancouver West, for $998,900.00 (pictured above).
I dunno, if I had a million bucks to dump on a condo, I don't think it would be in South Granville.