Pssst. Can you keep a secret? I have a little confession to make.
Sometimes, in the afternoon… I like to draw the blinds, get myself a cold drink, fire up my laptop and indulge in something a little tawdry, something a little voyeuristic, something VERY far from what I SHOULD be doing as a mom and business owner.
I open up the internet to one of my favorite websites for this “sort of thing” and wait while the pictures load. I am already feeling excited and cannot wait to see if there are any new “hotties” on the site.
The screen clicks into focus, and my breath catches, I cannot believe what I am seeing! The three bedroom two bath stunner with bay frontage, walking distance to town, is today’s Featured Hot Property!
Yes, I am a consumer of Real Estate Porn. REP is a total escape for me, and I must admit to falling down the rabbit hole on more than one occasion.
My heart begins to race, as I click on the photo link, and today’s fantasy begins.
I am riding my adorable pink cruiser home from the farmers market with sunflowers jauntily perched in the front basket. I make the last turn into the drive and smile at my “little home” on the bay (Garage is over-sized with lots of storage and the lot is beautifully landscaped – great curb appeal and comfortable living!) Oh!
I cross the threshold (Dramatic entry foyer welcomes guests to the main floor living spaces) and get a quick peek of (Sweeping West Bay Vistas!) turquoise waves winking at me, from the other side of the large back deck (Complete with outdoor fireplace and hot tub!) I kick off my sandals to put the organic produce into the (Well-appointed, top-line stainless appliance filled, granite-topped!) Chefs Kitchen. Yes!
As I make my way to the spacious open great room (Ultimate living area has wet bar, built-in entertainment center, fireplace and full wall water views!), I get a deep breath of the fresh breeze carrying the scent of warm sand and watch the white triangles of sailboats dance across the swells.
I draw a bath in my (Elegantly designed, double vanity, separate steam-shower, deep personal soaking tub, with crystal chandelier!) Master Bathroom. Oh Yes!
Then I have time for a little reading on the enclosed porch (Enjoyable sitting area with wonderful light streaming in from all directions for reading and/or enjoying your morning coffee!) before it will be time to get ready for my dinner guests (Formal dining overlooking the entry portico and lakeside decking, vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling split stone fireplace!) which will be deliciously prepared by my personal chef (Personal chef not included.)
Over a glass of local wine, we will decide what to do with my spare room (Not finished footage but great space – light, bright and useable. Can be a wine cellar or yoga studio!) Oh Yes! Yes!
I suddenly see the clock in the upper right hand corner of my computer screen. Ooooh CRAP! Is that the time? I hastily close out of the website and carefully empty my search history. I spend the next 30 minutes sending a humorous keynote speaker agreement, finishing my latest article, and choosing which frozen box is tonight’s dinner. I cram the laundry in, and spray Windex around to make the air smell like “cleaning”. But even though I am back to the real world, I have a little smile knowing my secret REP is waiting for me.
Maybe tomorrow I will “move in” to those New Modern Total-Luxury Loft Condos that were just built downtown… or the Vineyard Villa with Dual Bay Views out on the Peninsula… Oh Yes! Yes! Yes!