Cool & Interesting Real Estate Stuff

March 23, 2023

Real Estate Movies

I found myself thinking about notable movies where real estate is the main plot focus, or where one of the major characters is a Realtor. A few that come to mind are I Love You, Man, The Big Short, The Money Pit, and of course, Glengarry Glen Ross.
Are there any others you can think of?
Posted in Real Estate Movies
March 16, 2023

Houses with private cable car

Due to the hilly terrain, some houses in Wellington, New Zealand have their own cable cars!

March 9, 2023

SS Hurona House

What a unique house 😃 Built to look like a boat, it's located in Au Gres, Michigan, and is known as the SS Hurona. Built in 1936, it is situated where Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay meet, and is placed so that both sunrises and sunsets are visible from it.

March 2, 2023

What is this?

I was showing a listing recently at 549 Ridout North, and saw this attached to the building. I've got no idea what it's for; the pipework for it doesn't even seem to go anywhere. Very strange!

Feb. 23, 2023

Butterfly Roofs

All these houses feature a butterfly roof, where the two roof surfaces slope towards the middle, as opposed to sloping towards the edge. They allow for larger windows, but aren't commonly seen in climates with lots of snow (the roof wouldn't be able to support the extra weight well)

Feb. 16, 2023

Pacific Grove Butterfly House

This house in Pacific Grove, California was for sale last November for $998,000 USD. I love unique looking properties like this 😃

The listing agent Arleen Hardenstein, with Sotheby's International Realty, had explained, “The owners (J and Sonja Jackson) have had it since 1977. Sonja was slowly losing her eyesight, but she could see bright colors and contrast, so, J started painting the house bright colors and putting up colorful butterflies to honor his wife and allowing her to see some beautiful things."
Feb. 9, 2023

Rolling House

How's this for a house concept? Back in 1934, a magazine called Everyday Science and Mechanics envisioned a house of the future that was essentially a huge sphere, which could be fitted with tires to transport from one location to another. Wild!

Feb. 2, 2023

The Invisible House

This is the Invisible House, in Joshua Tree, California, and it's currently for sale for $18,000,000 USD. It has a 100 foot long indoor swimming pool!

Jan. 26, 2023

House Yacht

I just learnt about these livable Yachts made by Arkup the other day. It's a house, but also a yacht. What a cool concept!

Jan. 19, 2023

Deer in Backyard

From a house I showed yesterday that backed onto a treed ravine. The deer stuck around for quite a while!