March 31, 2014


Land of Excess sits in our very sturdy house in Virginia as the wind just howls and howls off the Blue Ridge and ponders this real estate listing featuring a “STUNNING gated classic brick residence”.  We are especially intrigued by this photo showing the painting over the mantlepiece in the living room.  Both the painting and the fact that it is hung there is sweet in a quaint kind of way, qualities we suppose might also be seen in the aspirations expressed by this parlour-like living room.   But we ask ourselves, how did that painting end up in this house and why?  For $3,850,000, the buyer will get garaging for 3, 6 bedrooms, and 6 full and 2 partial baths in McLean, VA.