Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ah, Betseyville!

Text says:
"Oh, how I love this house!  I spotted it online when I was googling Zihuat before our trip.  It's about 40 minutes south of Z, belongs to American fashion designer Betsey Johnson.  We thought we'd go for a drive (thanks for the car Pablo!) and see if we could spot it.   The next thing I know we'd talked our way in the front door and were given a guided tour by the caretaker.  It is magnificent, if a little faded; two pools, main house plus 3 casitas.  There are a few bucket list items that could be crossed off by buying it.  Did I mention it's for sale?"


and again in Spanish:


¡Me encanta este casa! Lo he visto en el internet cuando estaba googling Zihuat antes de nuestra viaje.  Es aproximadament cuarenta minutos sud de Z, y la dueña es Betsey Johnson, la diseñadora famosa de eeuu. Pensamos que hayamos ido a dar un paseo en coche (¡gracias por el coche Pablo!) para buscarlo.  Y de repente, estabamos en el tour con el vigilante que vive alli.  Es magnifico, la casa, si un poco descolorido: dos piscinas, una casa y tres casitas.  Hay algunas cosas en mi 'lista antes de partir' que podrian ser tachados si lo compraríamos.  Y ¡está en vente!


Ok, I'll stop torturing the Spanish language.  I know there's a million mistakes here.  Please feel free to tell me.  I'm wanting to get a better understanding of Spanish grammar.

The house really is amazing.  We spent a couple of days thinking we were going to put an offer in.  What held me back is the fact that it needs a LOT of work, and soon.  And it may be a little too remote for us.   A girl can dream though.

11 comments:

Sue Pownall said...

Great sketches, the house looks amazing.

Serena said...

Beautiful sketches!

hap said...

You did not mention the price! With all the extra space you could generate revenue by rentals...or artists retreat workshops!! (hint hint)

Sandy said...

How charming . Sure is wketchworthy!

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Nice sketches.. I haven't a clue about Spanish, so I'm no help there. It would be fun to 'think' about buying it :-)

Sketchalina said...

Thanks all, and yes, Hap, I was absolutely imagining buying it and holding painting retreat/workshops there! It would be perfect for that kind of thing.
Happy sketching.

Claire M said...

What charming images! The house must have been a delight to visit. Quite a dream to buy it as well.

hap said...

March 27 to May 27...a sad long drought for those of us who follow the blog and enjoy your delightful artistry!

Sketchalina said...

Thanks for the nudge Hap! You're right, I'm overdue. I feel it from my toes all the way to my sketching brain. Will post soon.
xo

hap said...

Yayyyyy!

hap said...

Nudge, Nudge.........