Photo: Sotheby’s International
Blair and Kristin Richardson are selling their summer home in Alberta, Canada, and we certainly hope you’re ready for it.The estate sits on over an acre of land in a gated community, and is reminiscent of a European castle. The main house has 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, and has nifty things like a hidden staircase, an elevator, a waterfall and four 26-ft totem poles.
The house is selling for $11.6 million listed by Sotheby’s International, which seems to be the exact amount of money the couple put into it—they bought the land for 975,000 Canadian dollars in 2003 (about $942k), and spent $9 million building the house, with an extra $1 million for furnishings and decorations, according to the WSJ.
How did the couple afford it? Probably their careers in finance. Blair used to be the president of Morgan Stanley Japan and vice-chairman of Morgan Stanley’s Asia operations, the WSJ reported. Kristin used to be a bond trader, and now sits on the Smithsonian National Board.
The most eye-catching aspect of the home are these four 26-ft totem poles that extends the height of the house.
Steps lead down to a stone grotto with a small waterfall. There's also a hidden staircase in the house.
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