Somewhere in Los Angeles or beyond is a real estate broker who recently listed a four-bedroom, four-bathroom home along the Venice canals (that's Venice, Calif., not Venice, Italy) for sale at $3.125 million, or $3,125,000 in round numbers.
The owners of this property may indeed tremble in horror when they read the classified ad for their home that appeared in last Sunday's Los Angeles Times. And I quote: "...Full amenities. Green house. Maids rm. roof deck w/spa. Gabled ceilings. Clerestories. Shudders. wood & limestone floors. Master w/closet/study & steam shower."
Full marks for "Clerestories," but "Shudders"?