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Old 08-03-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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Let's also assume that you can be a part-time resident in two places if you like. And let's assume that all your family and friends would move with you so that you cannot select a place based on personal relationships. With money being no issue and the world at your disposal, where would you live and why?
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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A Vintage Yacht would be my first choice, I could then sail round the world and stay in B&B as I needed. Travelled until I dropped dead. Perfect.

Something like this :



If not a Yacht, small houses/farms in Brittany ( France) , Ardnamurchan( Scotland), the Dordogne ( SW France), Tuscany, Northern California and New England ( Coastal Maine or MA) . I would rent out the places whilst not in residence.

All of them quite modest in size, nothing blingy.

I would also rush out and buy myself an Austin Healey 3000... Or vintage Jaguar.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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I live in a beautiful country and being so close to Marbella it's a rich mans paradise however I have always had a special place in my heart for Mallorca. If I had that kind of money I'd build a tradional Mallorcan style house close to the sea. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world, quite a few Hollywood stars have homes there. I spent my childhood there



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Old 08-03-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I don't know.. I'd probably buy a large house close to home in a swanky part of town. I don't want a ridiculously large house, just something modest, like Mooseketere.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Ahhhhhh, great question.

If I could live anywhere in the world, I think I would choose Yorktown, Virginia.









With it's close proximity to Virginia Beach:

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The Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown historic sites:







And just the overall beauty of Virginia, which is my favorite state:


















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Old 08-03-2012, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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I'd love to have a house somewhere in Brittany, in/around Quimper (as long as I had someone to teach me French, 'cause I'm miserable). I also really loved the town of Farnham, in Surrey UK. I also wouldn't mind a little something down in West Cork, near Clonakilty, Ireland.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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Venice, Italy.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I would buy a residency aboard The World yacht.

The World - Luxury Residences at Sea
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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I would buy a piece of property outside of Stockholm and build my own palace with a cour d'honneur consisting of two apartment buildings for my friends and their families.
Then I would use part of the garden to arrange music festivals and other cultural happenings.
I also want to be a patron of arts and science.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I'd have a house in San Francisco, a flat in London, and a villa in Languedoc.
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