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There’s A Universe The Size Of You And Me

Tavros’ new house is not so much a house but a home.

There isn’t really another way to put it.

His new house is big, large rooms with ample spaces and windows that take up the whole wall, illuminating the house but mostly decorating it with the picturesque, real-life painting of the forest that lays on the other side. It isn’t really tall, though, only two stories high, but the shortage of stairs might be more of a reminiscence of his past life and struggles - and a caution, should it happen again- than lack of money.

Because, all in all, the house probably costs more than someone of his caste could realistically afford, back in Alternia. But creating the new Universe comes with certain perks, after all.

Even though the living room is massive, and there’s an impressive distance between one wall and the opposite, the space isn’t cluttered. In fact, it’s almost minimalistic, the fireplace being the only thing that might catch the eye, and only because of the flickering orange-white light the fire casts. The personal belongings are kept to a bare minimum: a few books on the shelves, pristine-clean and untouched (the books he really likes have their place in his night stand - the chipped, dog-eared copy of Pupa Pan presiding the pile), clothes that are not yet in place, and not much more. There’s a striking lack of photos on the walls, but the world is still new, so is this life, and the new memories will surely come in due time.

Despite all this, the house doesn’t feel naked, or deserted, even when he’s not around.

There’s the soft, chirping sound of the birds outside, probably their thank-you note for the food Tavros left for them in the backyard. There’s also the echo of those chirps coming from inside, half a beat later, from the ample cage that stands next to the TV. It is soon followed by the fluttering of wings, but one of them still doesn’t work quite well, so it is short-lived, and soon continued by tweets of distress, half due to the pain and half due to the loss of freedom. It’s a temporary arrangement, though, and at soon as the wing heals its owner will be able to abandon the house and join the choir outside, so the song will be sung in one voice rather than two. There’s also the soft pitter-patter of clawed paws against the wooden floor, in a staccato that increases in frequency before abruptly coming to a halt and being substituted with a soft ‘thud’, as the sofa cushion compresses with the added weight. There’s a song, there’s a beat, and then there’s…

… there’s you.

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Jared Leto Lists House in Hollywood Hills (EXCLUSIVE)

SELLER: Jared Leto
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $1,999,000
SIZE: 4,021 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Having upgraded and up-sized to a vast, historic and wildly idiosyncratic compound in the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles — more on that in a minute — Oscar winning method actor and indie-rock musician Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyer Club”) has hoisted his former home in the Cahuenga Pass area of the Hollywood Hills up for sale at $1.999 million. Mister Leto, who portrayed The Joker in this year’s blockbuster superhero extravaganza “Suicide Squad” and will soon star in “Blade Runner 2049,” the Ridley Scott produced sequel to the original and beloved dystopian sci-fi thriller “Blade Runner,” purchased the hillside home in March 2006 for $1.65 million.

Listing details somewhat generously describe the .29-acre property as a “mini-estate” and indicate the walled, gated and relatively unassuming, vine-encrusted two-story residence measures in at 4,021-square-feet with four bedrooms and three bathrooms that include two master suites with “incredible closet space” and spacious slate-tiled bathrooms. Chocolate brown hardwoods run throughout the main entertaining spaces that include a roomy living room with minimalist fireplace, a compact formal dining room with traditional bay window and a large and well-maintained if stylistically dated kitchen — boring beige tile floors, ordinary white raised panel cabinetry, and a mix of medium grade black and stainless steel appliances — plus an over-sized family room with wet bar and adjacent recording studio. The house overlooks a tropically landscaped side yard with swimming pool, spa, built-in fire pit, built-in grilling station, and extensive concrete terracing. Below the back of house a patchy patch of lawn is bordered by an anemic row of bamboo and there’s a large of unattractive terrace atop a detached two-car garage that’s accessible from a cul-de-sac that runs up the rear of the property.

That Mister Leto would put his Hollywood Hills home up for sale isn’t such a surprise to avid celebrity real estate watchers who already know, as mentioned above, he made a surreptitious, off-market $5 million purchase in late 2014 of the so-called Lookout Mountain Laboratory, a storied warehouse-like complex in the Laurel Canyon area. The industrial compound was built in the 1940s and used until the late 1960s as a military film studio where, among other classified projects, filmmakers and photographers with top security clearance made training films and documented military research on atomic bomb tests. The 1.7-acre spread, all but hidden behind an imposing driveway gate and a dense wall of foliage, has more than 50,000-square-feet of meandering, multi-level interior space that at the time of Mister Leto’s purchase incorporated eight bedrooms, a dozen bathrooms, several kitchens, and at least half of a dozen living and entertaining spaces that ranged in size from cozy to cavernous.


via Variety // 11/4/16

The shade in this article is so next-level subtle-extra I love it.
Still so weird Jarebear never put a mirror up in the bathroom…like, huh?
He probably figured if he had one - he’d never leave his bathroom.
Best not to risk it.