Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Percy and Daisy's Place

Percy and Daisy Morgan's Los Altos Hills house is for sale again. It's had an addition and some new paving for cars since Alice saw it last a couple of decades ago.
Three big dogs live there now and do a fine job as a welcoming committee to us dogs. Each one came to my car for a sniff and hello.
Alice reported back there are nice dog beds in the new kichen and attached family room. And, the big yellow labrador followed her around wanting to sniff "me" on her.
Her favorite room in the house is still the ballroom. Wouldn't it be fun to have a Scottish dance party or ball there, she said. She also liked very much an updated bathroom in the second floor bedroom closest to the ballroom which has a big old Victorian Gothic sideboard turned into a bathroom sink. Stark white walls and simple white marble shower bath. Really sets off the Victorian Gothic piece. Fits the house perfectly.
The original house was built in 1914/15 by Percy and Daisy Morgan. He was a son of Cosmo George Morgan, related to the famous J.P. Morgan it's said. Those were the days when the area was filled with big country houses for wealthy San Franciscans who wanted out of SF after the 1906 quake.
I wonder where those three welcoming dogs will live next? A bit of a concern that the father of the family who lives there now does not list the dogs as part of the family... Don't worry, Pabs. Those nice dog beds in the house show the people will take good care of the dogs.