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June 08, 2007

Lakeside Plantation


There are times when I ask myself why I have yet to buy enough mansions. I am particularly loving the attic in this special Southern gothic pile; force of habit I expect (via The Wit of the Staircase).

People come and go in the homes of the painter Hunt Slonem, both the quick and the dead. There’s the handyman, who’s brought a stray cat that’s been screaming its head off all morning; the antique picker who has spread his wares outside; the friends who have stopped by to visit Mr. Slonem in his latest acquisition, an 1832 plantation house called Lakeside, pink if you please, as surprising in this community of shoebox houses as an aged diva in a pink organdy dress at McDonald’s. Also as indifferent, inasmuch as a house can be indifferent, to the bruising of time.

The next two paragraphs feature ooey gooey and a voodoo head found in a third floor ceiling: Just my cup of tea (and especially not to miss the slide show). Hunt Slonem's work can be found by invoking a clicking sound in the inter-aether. His birds and butterflies also bought him Albania and Edgewood Terrace, better known as the Cordts Mansion, too.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 8, 2007 06:57 AM