Every Historic Home Needs a Butler- Animate or Not.
Really. I have found photographic evidence that it must be true. While wistfully paging through historic mansions of Minnesota, I noted two beautiful multimillion dollar abodes, both built in the late 1800s, completely renovated, restored, and loved by their current owners.
Apparently both of these homes, despite their enormity and the apparent abundant wealth the owners must have possessed, lacked butlers of the moving, breathing, waiting type. Why you ask? How could I know this from simple real estate listings? Because, my dear friend, both of them found it necessary to purchase inanimate butlers.
Here you’ll note the prominent figure standing upright tray in hand awaiting your arrival in the foyer. This house is an amazing beauty in St. Paul (you can click the photo to see the listing for the home). The stunning woodwork throughout accentuated by the incredible chandeliers make it a place that any wax butler would be proud to service.
This one is a little bit harder to spot, but I assure you, dear readers, if you look carefully you’ll see the little butler standing there in the far left corner of the room, which is apparently some type of home theatre. This house is also in St. Paul, and while equally lovely if not slightly more modern, it has a couple really unique quirks, that I got a real kick out of (that is aside from the tiny butler). Despite the presence of a huge replica of the Mona Lisa and other classic art pieces, in the billiards room, painted on the walls are life-size portraits of gangsters lining the walls.
I hope this amuses you all as much as it did me! Of course, if I owned a house like this, I’d surely consider buying a little butler to stand in a corner of my mansion.