Let's move on to Marina Drive and take a look at a few of these
houses. Here is a typical house in Hope Ranch. As you can see it's no
different from any other house except there's a shiny new B.M.W. parked
in front and an immaculate view of the ocean and channel islands in the
background. A few years ago we had a party at one of these houses and
of course the only question on everyone's lips was "What does your dad
do for a living and how can I get his job?" Actually the inside is
just like any other ordinary house except the living room has white
shaggy carpet and a long L-shaped couch around the perimeter.
They also had resting on the coffee table this 6" high slab of glass
with a swan carved in it.