Monday, August 1, 2011

Future Hermitage


Can't you see me waiting for you by the columns as you drive up in your Rolls Royce?  Gosh, I love this place and can see myself holed up with my books and gin not letting a soul in other than the rare occasion, like today where I've invited everyone at once.  I think a faux-Eastern Seaboard-Bette Davis accent will be necessary as well. Unfortunately this is already taken by Sybaritic, where I found this lovely Greek Revival in Alabama, but something just like it will suit me fine.  As long as there is uncontrollable ivy nearby, 12 bedrooms, a fully-stocked bar and library and fireplaces in every room.

6 comments:

The Devoted Classicist said...

Gaineswood is open to the public. Someday I hope to visit.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I will wear white and carry a big bouquet of lilies for you when I visit. But I drive a Bentley.

The Down East Dilettante said...

I'd prefer a Bentley.

Marvelous photo. It looks rather like a set for a production of 'The Cherry Orchard' as staged by Tennessee Williams

Daniel-Halifax said...

Devoted Classicist-I concur! I'd love to take a long road trip down south, enjoying mint juleps, Antebellum mansions and Spanish moss..

Pamela- Maybe you and DED can carpool then? And how did you know white lilies are my favorite flower?

DED- Isn't it great? There's actually a picture of it 20 year later, all fixed up with the ivy taken down...no where near as beautiful.

JWC said...

I just realized I haven't been following your blog... I've corrected this mistake. Everything is fantastic over here!

Clovis Seeman said...

I agree. A Bentley is a better luxury car than RR, in my opinion, hehe. But I don't want to drive one because it's a car that only a chauffeur should drive, LOL.