Sold, to the highest bidder! Our Dream Playhouse Project is over and La Maison de mes Reves will be on its way to its new home in a few days.
The evening was a blast. One (young) couple sat in the front row and bid on three houses. Did I say "bid on"? I mean purchased. Do they have three homes? Are they old enough to have three kids? Are they good souls who wish to contribute to the cause, as well as being fiercely competitive, with a desire to come in first at everything? Gossip will out in the coming week, I expect.
The first house on the list, was designed by Frank Ghery, well known architect, who was the creator of Facebook's, recently completed, new world headquarters. His playhouse was sculptural; more work of art than kid friendly, but original and in keeping with his design ethic. During the bidding on that "Tours en l'air" it was made known that the whatever the winning bid, it would be matched by an anonymous donor.
The funds raised last night will provide a large percentage of the budget of Rebuilding Together. The organization helps low income families with home repairs at no charge. They add ramps to homes for those in wheelchairs, rennovate kitchens, baths and replace leaky roofs. Thus people are able to remain in their homes and live with dignity. Rebuilding Together was the brain child of one of our local builder/ developers, who wanted to give back to his community. He has done that, and more.