In 1912, at age 25, Harvey S. Ladew inherited a portfolio of assets from his deceased parents that allowed him to live well off the earnings for the rest of his life. Instead of toiling at a job, Ladew spent his life doing things he enjoyed. In winter, he foxhunted in England, Ireland, Italy, and France. He hobnobbed with notable figures of his era, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia), Richard Rodgers, Moss Hart, Noël Coward, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Edna Ferber, and Terence Rattigan. He was a capable artist and famous for his lavish parties and fine sense of humor.
The Canadian appetite for all things luxury continues to fuel demand for high-end housing, with first quarter 2012 sales well ahead of 2011 figures for the same period in most markets across the country, according to a report released today by RE/MAX.
If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to live in a luxurious manor on the shores of a crystal-clear lake, a visit to historic Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, is a perfect way to live out that fantasy. Travelers have been flocking to this beautiful destination, located just an hour’s drive from Milwaukee and ninety minutes from Chicago, for more than 150 years since it was settled following the Civil War in the mid-1800s.
The romance of the Old South evokes the architectural imagery of grand estates with dignified columns and sweeping balconies. But here on Spring Island, a 3,000-acre island in the South Carolina low country, some dwellings appear more as organic products of the woods rather than grandiose antebellum abodes. The exclusive community, which maintains nearly half of the island’s acreage as a nature preserve, is touted as an ideal home for “those who come not to be seen, but to behold.”
2012.Home sale and listing activity has maintained a consistent pace on the MultipleListing Service® (MLS®) in Greater Vancouver in recent months, which has helped create balanced conditionsfor the region’s housing market.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouverreached 2,799 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in April 2012. This represents a 13.2 per cent decline compared to the 3,225 sales recorded in April 2011 and a decline of 2.6 per cent compared to the 2,874 sales in March
Springtime inevitably brings about parties and gatherings that require a festive meal to feed a crowd. Whether you’re hosting a graduation dinner, blowing out birthday candles, throwing a shower, or simply looking for an occasion to dust off the patio furniture, this make-ahead Mexican feast will ensure you enjoy the fete without scurrying around frantically the day of your bash.