Friday, September 25, 2015

Your Mansion is Ready

Now that you've made your millions on Internet marketing and hedge fund investments, it's time to upgrade your dusty, dreary apartment to a dwelling that reflects your success. This mansion is one of countless examples built in the 1990s for people like you. It has everything you could possibly desire including a game room, a theater room with wall-size TV, and a splendid master bedroom with double walk-in closets to put your collection of science fiction and fantasy T-shirts. A unique feature is the huge sewing room where you can practice your crafts and store your collection of medieval garb. There is also a wood-paneled library with room for your thousands of books, and another auxiliary library room for the rest of them, bringing book capacity to at least 10,000. There is a three-car garage for your Priuses. And best of all, there's a huge kitchen where you can make all the dishes that your previous closet of a kitchen was too small to allow. Congratulations - you've arrived!

This rendering was made in the early 90s, a product of my professional work doing portraits of luxury real estate during the era of mansions. This mansion actually exists, somewhere in Great Falls, Virginia, still one of the most affluent towns in the entire USA.

Watercolor on thick paper, 14" x 11", about 1991.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

More building porn...I have said it before and I will say it again, you make buildings look sexy!