Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What's this about?

Half a block away, a house remodel is almost finished. The house was raised, a basement put in, and some additional square footage ended up in the attic/third floor area. It's being marketed as three separate condos, all for a good deal over $300,000, if memory serves. There is no parking.

How would you like to pay that kind of money for somewhere to live? With no parking? And your front door is situated like this?
You carry things down from street level to this 90-degree turn, down a few more steps and through the door. Small things. I can't see regular-sized furniture making it, though. There's even a low wall to the left of the stairs, see it in the next shot?

And I'm not going down the side yard and taking a look to see if there's a better entrance in the back yard. Nope. I respect private property, spatially if not always photographically. I'm satisfied, anyway, thinking this is a C-R-A-Z-Y-looking situation.


Jim said...

How much you wanna bet some 20 yo will buy it.

Anonymous said...

I suppose the price, the building and the location are something some would have to turn down. I like my space and my parking and my house paid for.

Denton said...

I saw an ad in the Washington DC paper once that advertised a house and lot for a million dollars. The ad when on to imply that the purchaser would benefit from tearing down the house and starting over.

I really should be careful. Some would call living in a downtown condo crazy.

AVCR8TEUR said...

If this was in San Francisco, it would be a bargain with or without parking. Although it would be interesting how someone would get a couch or fridge through that cramped front door.

Gargamello said...

In Vegas you can get a 3000 square foot 5 bedroom home with a 3 car attached garage for that money. A new place too. Foreclosures abound.