But now, ladies and gentlemen, please cast your gaze on Cole Perkins, a 13-year-old cyberschooled youngster near Hershey, Pa. He’s got a blog. And it’s "dedicated to sharing with you some of the world’s finest estates." And it’s quite good.
Lavish Property is the name of Perkins’s blog, and it features high-priced real estate listings throughout the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, and England.
Recent posts have ranged from a Queen Anne-style estate in Massachusetts — "I am upset that there’s no pool on the 1.71 acre lot, though, because for $7.2 million, I kind of expected one" — to a Mediterranean in Miami Beach — "I find the $14.9 million price tag to be a bit steep, though, even though it is a very well done, tasteful home, and in one of Miami’s toniest areas."
Other smart and delightfully opinionated insight: "I’m in love with the contemporary design of the interior, it reminds me of a hip, NYC nightclub. Equally as superb, the backyard is a great place to host weekly pool parties and picnics" — about a Deco estate in Paradise Valley, Ariz.– and "I have always fantasized about living in a stately, brick manor, such as this" — about a home in Bethesda, Md.
"Yes, I know it is somewhat of an odd hobby for someone in my age group, but it’s my passion," Perkins tells Curbed National. What can we say? The kid’s got swagger.
Reposted with permission from Curbed.com. View the original blog post.