I wanted to shake up my life and go sailing (or learn on the job, so-to-speak) so headed to Florida to crew on a catamaran. This is about how it went or, rather, didn't - and my life since. Hopefully it will lead to a catamaran on the clear aqua blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, watching the sunset, a coconut rum and coke in hand. You must START AT THE BEGINNING of the blog, April 2009, to get the whole story...

Sunday, July 15, 2012


At the east end of Long Bay, Tortola, there is a huge white house with red tiled roofs.  It is hard to miss, both because of the white against the lush green backdrop of jungle, and because of it's size.  It featured rather prominently in a few of my daughter's wedding photographs.

In my trips back to that beach, I often wondered what the house would look like inside.  Would it be kitschy and full of tacky 'art'?  Would it be ramshackle?  Opulent?  Divided into a bunch of rental units?

Well, I finally have my answer.  Rick Moore, the videographer I wrote about back in March, has just completed a video of the house, called Sterling House, for Sotheby's as it is on the market for a mere $7,000,000.  That price includes $1,000,000 of furnishings.

There's a lightbulb out on one of the chandeliers.  Knock $1m off and I will take it!!


  1. Maybe I could just write a check...for that lovely home. And I hope it comes with a staff. I would need one.

    1. I had the same thought when noticing how pristine the place looks... I'd need a staff to keep it clean. There's no way I'd be wanting to have to do that myself!

  2. I always figured that was a fancy apartment building. Somehow it never occurred to me that it would be a house! Wow! (I'd love the chance to find the downside of living there...)


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