Saturday, May 29, 2010

She Was Not At Home

Wow…I really enjoyed my trip to New Orleans to visit my daughter and favorite son-n-law…Holly and Richard. We had lots of fun shopping, dining out, junking, picking, and some site seeing. Now that I’m home, I have lots to share…places, portraits, painting and jamming. The first thing I want to share is our visit to Sandra Bullock’s. Now I have to tell you that I am not a star stalker and I do not follow their lives or relish in the gossip. But I have to admit that Sandra has always been one of my favorite actresses because of her nature and good humor.
As you may know, she and soon-to-be-ex, Jesse James, bought a house in New Orleans after adopting a new baby, Louis...he’s so cute!

 Her new house, a beautiful Victorian mansion, is located in the beautiful Garden District on Coliseum Street. Knowing only the street and the looks of the house we set out in search for it…and believe me when I say that Coliseum Street is looooooonggg...and of course we started at the wrong end!  Holly is looking at all the roof tops in search for the decorative finials, the right color, and a house on a corner lot.                              Finally she sees it…. “That’s it!!!”
The historic mansion, known as the Koch-Mays house, was built in the 1860s. It is 6,615 square feet, with five bedrooms, and four and a half baths. In the private back is a lagoon-like pool. Sandra Bullock bought the house for mere $2.25 million last June. Shut-up!

 Since she was not at home to enjoy our company, chat with us and offer us a cool drink, we did not get a grand tour of the inside. So I had to do my own online tour to discover what lay behind these beautiful walls. Ornate chandeliers, carved columns, ornately carved marble mantels, large plaster medallions, antique shadow molding, a grand entry foyer, alternating pecan & sycamore floorings, a large parlor, ballroom & dining room, all with 14′ ceilings. And to top it all off an unfinished 3rd floor with an additional 1935 sq. ft. with 10 ft. ceilings. Man, I can only imagine!

 I love the Victorian look of it all!!

How did we know that Sandra was not at home…Richard rang the gate bell and no one answered…or maybe they just saw us mere Alabama folk standing on the side walk and laughed? Anyway we had fun gawking over the beauty of this home and thinking that we may get a glimpse of Sandra should she come out into the iron fenced gardens.
No luck with that but we did get to see her garbage…hahaha

I wonder if she put Jesse in one of those bags. *smiling*
No, I did not go through it…that’s nasty!

We enjoyed our meal that day at Juan’s Flying Burrito…located on Magazine St.
One of Holly and Richard’s favorite places to eat something besides seafood. Yep it was delish! Biggest burritos I have ever seen!! I gave most of mine to Richard and helped Holly eat her Nachos Supreme…it had everything on it and it was fine! Sorry…we got so excited when it was brought to the table that I forgot to take a pix!

I’m excited to have some new things to share with you this week, so please come back for more. I enjoy each visit…now I have some catching up to do by visiting all of you!

See ya soon! Happy Sunday to you with lots of blessings!
Thank you all so much for all the Anniversary Wishes
and sweet comments on my last post.

2 photos of Sandra's baby Louis-Google search 


Julie Harward said...

I love her home and I sure wish her the best, that Jesse is just trash, I say kick him to the curb...maybe thats what was in the bag! LOL Come say hi :D

Erin Wallace said...

Wow! What a gorgeous house! When I was in New Orleans my mom and I went to see Anne Rice's house - another gorgeous Garden District house. Can you imagine living in one of those homes?

xo Erin

Sares said...

The house is gorgeous! Wouldn't you love to go for a tour of the inside. Old houses have always fascinated me.
Can't wait to hear and see more of your trip!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Thanks for sharing those pictures of Sandra's home. Somehow it just figures she would have a beautiful old-fashioned place. I'll bet it's fabulous inside as well. I'll bet she would have enjoyed meeting you; next time call ahead :D

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Sounds like a great day. I can't wait to read more about your time in New Orleans.

Char said...

such beautiful homes there, yes? and i'm laughing at ringing the bell - i don't know if i would have the nerve. :)

sounds like a great visit

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I would so absolutely love to visit New Orleans... I will someday!

Sandra Bullock has a lovely house... that 2 million was probably chump change to her! :p

Traci said...

Welcome back - sounds like you had loads of fun and great weather. That house is a beaut! I love that you all rang the bell - too funny!

Manda said...

It seemed as though you had more then a wonderful trip... I wish I could have rang that bell with ya. How cool if someone would have said "Hello"... then a casual
"Oh, is Sandra in?" ;)
Can't wait to hear about more of this trip!

Christine said...

What a gorgeous home! I love different architectural styles and periods and that one's a beauty!
Pity Sandra didn't give you the tour and a cool drink... though it sounds like you enjoyed lunch!
Best wishes

Angie Berry said...

Haha, what an awesome story! What if? What if she had been home? Hmm... You got some gorgeous pictures! Her home is beautiful! And thank you for not going through the trash.

I can't wait to read the rest of the story! How far do Richard and Holly live from NO? We are heading down there Mon. morning so we will probably be there Tue. afternoon. I'm looking forward to what else you did so I can tell my sisters "We have to do this... Cora blogged about it and it sounds neat!" =]

Sewn With Grace said...

Very fun! So glad you showed us the house. I love old houses. Looking forward to reading your posts this week!

amelia said...

wow- what an amazing house! I can only imagine the inside- I am a huge fan of her too! looks like you had fun!

Anonymous said...

i've always liked her too. and what a beautiful home.

Bev said...

how exciting! she is one of my favorite actresses...loved her in "blindside"...
can't wait for your exciting news...!


What a grand and gorgeous house!!
So glad you shared it with us. I think we all wish Sandra the best in her life.

Christina said...

bless her and the baby's heart.
i am wondering what you all would have done, if they answered that bell. Run? : ) lol

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Cora~I admire your strong will and classy manners to refrain from digging through Sandra's garbage. I'm not sure I could show such restraint... I know...I'm working on it.

What a gorgeous home. The trim detailing are amazing.
I really do wish her and her baby happiness.

Sweet wishes,