Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Something Different


"Hi All,
A little something different this week.
We are selling some beautiful furnishings at a home in Sausalito.
Tomorrow Wed. and Thurs. from 11-4.
Featuring Ralph Lauren, Kreiss, Century, Williams Sonoma, Herend, faience, wonderful art and much much more!"


This was the email I received last night from my favorite Estate Sale Company.  This was a first for me as I've never attended an estate sale in the middle of the week!   I called my partner in crime, (my Mom), and we made plans to be in Sausalito by 11:00 this morning.

We didn't quite make it by 11:00.  We got lost.

But after navigating some very tight and windy roads and taking in some of the most spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay we finally arrived at our destination.

And let me tell you... it was worth the trouble!



These stairs were off to the right of The Entry.




This sculpture greeted you at the Front Entrance.

This spectacular multi-million dollar home was all about the views!





There was an elevator to take you to the 2nd level.

 


 
That's Sam, who ran the sale, chatting with Isaac, a fellow "estate sale junkie."

 
The sale was contained to just several rooms on this level






 
Most of the items were in the loggia.

 
 Close-up of one of the three chandeliers.

There was lots of eclectic art


and Herend figures.





A Pair of Ralph Lauren chairs.


The Dining Room


Love the ceiling!





 


  
The Kitchen



Great chandelier!



Does anyone know what this is?


That's a pool beyond the table & chairs.
The nook

Amazing set of chairs by Oscar de la Renta.



A cozy nook off the kitchen/nook for watching TV.
A pair of pillows I picked up.

The rest was roped off.

But we managed to...

 
 poke our heads into the Living Room to try and take a photo of this gorgeous room with it's breathtaking views of The Golden Gate Bridge!
 
 
The weather was inclement today so I apologize that I wasn't able to capture the million dollar view.


We bid our good-byes to Mary (in the middle) thanking her for an amazing sale and headed back downstairs...





where someone couldn't help herself...

 find out what was in that fabulous mirrored closet!

 

That was quite an ESTATE sale! 


35 comments:

Kathysue said...

Oh Terri!That home was gooooorgeous!! I loved the black walls and all the beautiful architecture. The view is definitely a million dollar view and then some. How fun!! Mom is looking as gorgeous as ever!!

LYNN GOLDFINGER-ABRAM said...

Love the Oscar de la Renta chairs! Were they expensive?

La Dolfina said...

Around $1700. I think Mary would give you a great deal though. They have leather seats and are really beautiful in person :)

Seagrass Interiors said...

Those chairs! That couch! That VIEW!!!!! Where did you even start???? Did you come home with anything? The tour of that amazing home would have been enough for me!

Melissa

Lumo said...

What a home! What a view!

The steel machine must be a food elevator between kitchen and dining room - a necessity of every repectable home!

I would have bought the bunnies.

helle - pirettehuset.dk said...

Thank you for an amazing post on estate sales. Not sure I´ve heard of the phenomenon in Denmark. What a gorgeous home with a view to my favorite city in the world!!!

Privet and Holly said...

Okay, I'm picking my jaw up off the floor, now! Haven't seen anything like that sale here in my little corner of the world! I would have LOVED to have had the American Flag pillow, or the chandelier, or the Herend figurines or......well, heck, I could figure out what to do with a lot of those pretty things. Fun outing! xx P&H

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Those Oscar chairs would be worth the visit by themselves and then I was taken with the lime green island in the kitchen, then the view (oh my), and then wondering about the story behind this home. No wonder you love estate sales so much! As always, you mom looks gorgeous. Much love Xo

1 Funky Woman said...

I think that is called Heaven on Earth! That house with that view is breathtaking! I'd love to know what kind of people live there! I am in love with the green island in the kitchen! And the lighting and the ceiling are just amazing! Besides the pillows do you find other treasures? I would be in Heaven to look at all those books!

lisaroy said...

Wow! I'm in utter awe of that place - the view, the finds! what more can I say? xx

The Zhush said...

That was a dumbwaiter elevator in the kitchen..right? Quite a house, dying over those heady views!

The Buzz said...

How fun! Not only to see the inside of a fabulous home but also to see what the owners were selling... I would have snapped up the chandeliers and Oscar chairs!

La Dolfina said...

I've never been to an estate sale like this! It was a treat to see the house, and only a small part of it at that! The house has already been sold for 8 million and the couple is moving to San Francisco. That's what is so fun about estate sales... you never know what you're going to see! My Mom and I were blown away!

Rachel Joins the Fray said...

Amazing stuff! May I ask - where those white upholstered chairs for sale?? The chandelier? There's still time before 4pm today! ; )

Rachel Joins the Fray said...

Thank you for the info!! I hope I can make it!

sealaura said...

WOW I would have gone flat broke there. So many beauties and that view is truly phenomenal. What a fun time to spend with your mom.

Stacy said...

What a fun adventure! I would have bought all of those cute bunny rabbits in no time!

eddieross said...

Love the insider tour! Did the Oscar chairs fit in your trunk? Mary is so cute too!

Xoxo
E + J

Angie said...

WOW!! Amazing home!!

ashlina said...

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun! that black and white striped couch. love it.

lisa golightly said...

Ohhh what a house ... what a view ... and who doesn't want a loggia for heaven's sakes ???? I'm with Sande on the lime green kitchen island. Was that a glass sanitizer in the kitchen ? Thank you for the invite for Sat nite, but I think I'll have to pass since my son is coming along as well. Will I see you Sun ??? Space B11 ! xoxo, Lisa

Beachcombing.... said...

Oh Rats! It would have been so fun to go with you, I am also right here in the bay area! Want the Ralph Lauren Chairs and the blue and white dinnerware - Sausalito is my dream place to live someday....

A Casa da Vá said...

Oh my a house in Sausalito, what a dream! It looks like you guys had fun! Did you buy anything?

Mary Ann said...

just stumbled upon your blog and what lovely pictures you have. great location of the estate sale and i love those outdoor oscar de la renta's chairs. have a great weekend..verbena cottage

Hamptontoes said...

Wow, oh, wow! Now, that home and contents would be the definition of an estate sale! The coffered ceiling was gorgeous...I sit in that room all day and look at the ceiling. I could sit outside the house and look at the amazing views! Thanks for sharing! I plan to post the estate sales out East this summer...hoping for some goodies!

The Consummate Hostess said...

Wow! I especially adore that charming duck statue. What a fabulous sale full of delightful finds. Thanks for sharing!

Holly Goes Lightly said...

oh my. I want those white chairs with the flag pillow, that crazy chandelier, and those fabulous chinese chippendale de la Renta chairs! wrap it up and send it out!

Cashon&Co said...

okay, that house is UH-MAZ-ING.
i want to live there in my next life. ha!
i'm serious when I say i want to go estate sale hoppin w/ you!

chandelier magic said...

Hi -
So nice to meet you - I'd have paid to go into that estate sale!

The Chandeliers and the view - mmmmmmm

Marsha

Noel Solomon said...

I love that ceiling too! And those nook chairs!

xo Noel

Beach House Living said...

What a place and with such a view. Adore the loggia. I would really like one of those.

Was the cabinet a dumb waiter by any chance?

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Those views! Those chairs! They retail more than what they wanted for the set -i hope someone deserving snaps them up.

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ma mere et me said...

Hello!
The Chairs are really to die for!

SPLENDEROSA said...

Truly one-in-a-million home. Thanks for the little tour. I would have eaten crackers for a month I'd have spent so much money. Wonderful to collect, I think. See you soon right here.
xx's