Abroad? The US? A remote spot? In the heart of a cultural center? Where & why?
I think I would migrate to several homes all over the world.
Depending on how rich OP:
A place in NYC
A place in LA
A place on some body of water
I suppose I'd have a house, in a coastal California town near my loved ones. Monterey or Santa Barbara, maybe.
But if I were truly filthy rich, I'd spend a lot of my time living in hotels all over the world. Just a couple of suitcases, and you're anywhere!
Santa Monica Canyon
Italy or the French Riviera
Paris. No question.
Yeah, coastal California.
Many coastal areas will be under water in 20 years thanks to Republicans blocking actions to stop global warming catastrophes, so it would have to be someplace inland. Maybe Switzerland is safe.
Provence or Tuscany
October - November in New England. Autumn leaves.
December in Salzburg, Austria. An opportunity for classy Giftmas-free Christmas celebrations.
January - March in Sydney, Australia.
April - June in San Diego
July - September in Munich, Germany
Both US coasts and a place in one of the upper crust counties in my home state of Maryland.
A place in Manhattan and palazzo in Rome. On good terms with posh hotels in London and Paris. Not sure about warmer climes.
I'll take Manhattan.
As far away from you fucking cunts as my Louboutins could carry me...
Malibu and Switzerland. My richest friend (husband is worth over 100 million) has homes in Dubai, Switzerland, and Las Vegas. I truly envy her life in Switzerland, but the other two places seem like hellholes.
I might have to join my girl Tina Turner in Switzerland. Or maybe Moscow, because it's a fabulous city but it needs a rich old gay guy to fund underground gay rights organizations.
Somewhere that's green
I would spend two thirds of the year in Key West, and would summer in Seattle.
A bigger and nicer condo here in DC. I'd prefer hotels for visits to NYC.
A place on my childhood lake back home in Winter Park Fla and maybe a modern beach house nearby on the coast.
A place in Paris or Provence or the Riviera.
Maybe all of the above if I were super rich.
I forgot - I would love a beautifully lush place in Hawaii.
One of the Florida Keys for part of the year, a ranch in Wyoming for the rest of the year, with regular trips to NYC and London.
Chelsea and HW Hills pads to entertain the best tricks around.
Beachfront Saint-Tropez and a place in Paris for my leisurely times. Plus relations at the right hotels for when the occasion calls for it.
Gunter Sachs did a nice job with properties.
A kick-ass loft in Soho as my primary residence, and a house on the beach somewhere in Florida to go to off and on during the winter.
My list of needs is really quite brief
At my age, I'd locate close to a nice cemetery. Probably one close to my Dad's grave.
I've seen our beautiful world and it's all meaningless without one's family being alive.
This posts will appeal primarily to those who feel the most youthful.
Toronto in summer
Melbourne in winter
Fall in Chadds Ford, PA (also voting)
Spring in Phoenix
Toronto in summer Melbourne in winter Fall in Chadds Ford, PA (also voting) Spring in Phoenix
Due to opposite seasons south of the Equator, if you wanted to spend summer in Toronto and winter in Melbourne, you would have to fly back and forth each day since the Toronto summer the Melbourne winter take place at the same time.
Did you ever take Geography in school?
I'd move from NYC and move to London and live near Marylebone High Street or the Fulham Road. I'd spend only November in NYC.
A villa in the south of France with a pied a terre in Paris.
Good God, Toronto in summer?
If you want to suffer through high humidity most of the season at least go somewhere with a nice beach. I live here. It's horrid.
Northern hemisphere winter in Melbourne, where it would be summer and warm but not too warm.
Townhouse mansion in Greenwich Village.
Villa on the Amalfi Coast or Lake Como.
Penthouse condo in Florianopolis, Brazil.
R18, the hell you would :)
I moved to the Keys right after college--perfect place to go to the beach each day, right? After 6 months, I had such bad island fever, I was nearly homicidal. You realize that--except for a few tacky parades--there's no culture, no novelty, no nothing down there?
My headquarters would be in Paris, and a small flat in London to fly in for weekends of theater openings.
Ooh, you gave me an idea R32 … I think I would like to have a place in Petropolis, Brazil. I've been there.
It was the Brazilian emperor's summer residence and the weather was delightful.
Had some tiny green and orange bananas there. Very sweet!
Paris, Vienna, on a secluded beach in Australia. Maybe in NY as well.
Melbourne in winter is one of the oddest choices. It rains all the times.
Melbourne in summer is not that much better as it also rains all the time, either that or it's bloody hot.
Hampstead/Belsize Park area of London, my absolute dream place to live.
This is the exact house I'd buy. Being rich I wouldn't have to worry about finding a good job in the rural, small town area it is in.
If I had to choose two places, Kauai and Switzerland.
Coronado island-I love the weather in San Diego and beautiful beach.
I would like in San Francisco in the spring and fall, Summers in Ptown and winters in Palm Springs. A trip here and there to London, Paris, Berlin and Rome occasionally.
[quote]Northern hemisphere winter in Melbourne, where it would be summer and warm but not too warm. Duh
Heh! R31, Don't try to weasel out of your error at r25, when you still don't know your Geography. In December thru March (Northern hemisphere winter) Melbourne can be bloody hot when it's not raining buckets. Dubl Duh!!!
We understand what the context was meant to be.
I'd have a home in the South of France, a home in NYC, and an estate in Greenwich, CT.
Somewhere windswept on the Atlantic -- Maine or PEI.
If I were more wealthy, I would probably travel a great deal more, but I already live where I want. It is a free country, at least to the extent that if you are willing to work for a living, you can live right where you choose.
I would buy a horse farm in southern Chester county, PA. A pied-a-terre in Manhattan.
Why buy a home in a Caribbean if you can rent a house here or there? The best place I've been down there is BVI or St. John.
Probably stay where I am for my primary place of residence, Charlottesville VA. I'd build a really comfortable house on a lot of acreage out in the county, with beautiful mountain views.
If I were stinking wealthy, I'd love to have a small flat in Paris, and modest country homes in the Chianti region of Italy, and Perthshire Scotland.
I've also always wanted to live in northern California ever since I saw the movie The Sandpiper when I was a kid. Think it was the Big Sur. Love the ideas of hills/mountains near the sea, and redwoods too.
The greatest luxury in the world would be to follow the seasons or your mood from house to house. I don't need them to be big or fancy, but gorgeous views, vegetation, and peace and quiet are key.
I don't care that it's sinking, I was born to live there. Again.
Marbella as my primary residence, but I would travel extensively.
Isle of Man
Villa on the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Penthouse in New York City.
Country home in the Hamptons.
I would stay as a guest in the homes of my fabulous friends.
Definitely first-class hotels in Paris and in London. Owning a flat in either city is crazy expensive, and too much work.
I'd buy a better apartment in Manhattan, perhaps on Central Park South. Or CPW in the 60s.
And I giggle at the idea of "Toronto in the summer," having been there at that time of year. Uggh.
I wanna live someplace that's consistently warm but not too hot, with temperatures averaging say 60-80 F most days. But I'm far from rich, unfortunately.
Also, human rights and a decent standard of living is important to me.
Where would you guys recommend I consider moving?
[If any kind person wants to start a separate thread for me, I'd really appreciate it!]
Nice people, good food, clean and beautiful environment, highly civilized and safe society.
I'd live in London, spend many weekends in Paris, and keep an apartment in NY and a house in CA.