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News-Antique.com - Feb 09,2010 - Feb. 9, 2010 -- Barbra Streisand had to go right to the top or nowhere at all. That was her personal philosophy about life and work. And she did.
“I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven,” Streisand said about herself. A study in contrasts.
She was never someone you take lightly and she brought the same attention to detail and commitment to excellence seen in her music and films to her living spaces.
Rooms in her art deco seaside sanctuary were decorated in two color ranges: burgundy to pale rose and black to gray. Even the candy wrappers in the candy dish matched. Streisand also had the garage reconstructed to match her art deco 1933 burgundy, Dodge convertible roadster and her 1926 Silver Ghost Rolls-Royce.
“I have experienced such delight browsing through the narrow passageways of old antique stores only to find a hidden gem that has been overlooked,” she said about her treasure hunts.
Beside music Streisand cultivated the delicate distinction of collecting extraordinary treasures.
On Oct. 16 & 18 Julien’s Auctions, in Beverly Hills, Calif., featured “The Collection of Barbra Streisand on the block.
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