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Category Archive: ‘Interesting Houses’

Granny Pods


Hat tip to daytrip for sending in this information on granny pods, which are fully-contained housing units you can put in your backyard:

The company’s website has pods as low as $39,625:

These could be a viable solution for those wanting to downsize, but having trouble finding the right home, at the right price.

You wanted grandma close by, right?



Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Boomer Liquidations, Boomers, Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market | 7 comments

Neverland Ranch For Sale


Thanks Susie for sending this in!

Not just anyone can get in to see Michael Jackson’s former Neverland ranch, which is for sale at $100 million.

Vetted billionaires and high-end real estate agents have been among the few to tour Sycamore Valley Ranch, as the 2,700-acre spread in Los Olivos is known.

But on Monday morning NBC New’s “Today” show is offering the next best thing, a virtual tour in which correspondent Joe Fryer looks at features from the late King of Pop’s day. Among them are the international superstar’s floral clock, train station and movie theater.

The host made a mistake and said 2,700sf in this video – it is 2,700 acres:

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Historic Homes, Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market, Local Flavor | 1 comment

Washington Contemporary


Architecture firm Olson Kundig, have designed Studhorse, a home for a family that loves adventures, located in Winthrop, Washington State.  The house is situated in a place where the climate ranges from hot, fire-prone summers to winters that have heavy snow.


The house is composed of four buildings, centered on a central courtyard and pool.  “It’s like a little campground, and you go tent to tent. The materials are tough on the outside, because of the high-desert climate, but the inside is cozy, like getting into a sleeping bag—protected, warm, and dry,” says the architect.



Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Interesting Houses | 10 comments