The San Francisco housing market is notoriously insane right now. However, maybe don’t try to get around it by squatting in a conveniently vacant $12.5 million mansion abandoned by a bankrupt tech bro, and helping yourself to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of artwork left hanging on its walls.
Here’s a real-estate opportunity for the hardcore horror fan: the Pennsylvania house used as Buffalo Bill’s home in The Silence of the Lambs is up for sale with an asking price of $300,000.
Here’s the just the place to pen your first/next noir masterpiece: James Ellroy’s Hollywood Hills home. The author of L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia is selling his three-bedroom 1920s abode for just under $1.4 million. Not included: multiple bookshelves filled with his own works.
Granted, 5628 1/2 Santa Monica Boulevard has changed a lot since Ed Wood and his merry band of grave robbers prowled Hollywood. The 14,000 square foot property, built in 1925, is now an apartment building with a bar, “Gold Diggers Entertainment,” beneath. But still ... it could be yours!
"Aggressively priced" at just over $2.1 million: the awesomely retro Enchanted Forest, located in an actual old-growth forest in British Columbia. The owners, who built up the park in the 1950s and 60s, are retiring ... which means this is your chance to take over (pet dragon included).
The San Diego, Calif., home once owned by filmmaker Oren Peli — who famously used it as the set for his low-budget, blockbuster-earning, sequel-spawning Paranormal Activity — was quickly snapped up for $749,000 after going on the market January 21st.
Though Ray Bradbury's literary legacy lives on after the author's 2012 passing, the Los Angeles home where he lived for over 50 years is currently getting the teardown treatment.
For a sum of $549,950, the home of Laura, Sarah and Leland Palmer from Twin Peaks can be yours. And yes, the interiors still maintain that "What is going on?" charm; it even has that creepy wicker rocking chair!
So, how much would the home of Dragon Ball's hero be worth on today's market? It's got nothing to do with power levels. As this infographic reveals, as with all houses, it's about size and location.
Dreamt up by the legendary architect John Lautner, this 24,000 square foot retro-futuristic masterpiece is on the market — for a whopping $50 million. The house was finished in 1973 for comedian Bob Hope and his Martian offspring, located in Palm Springs, California (the perfect place for a desert alien meetup.) Act…
Civil engineer William Lyttle was known as the "Mole Man of Hackney" after spending 40 years digging a network tunnels beneath his home. Now Lyttle's property is up for sale, although with considerably fewer tunnels.
If you've already got the white cat, the diamond-powered laser, and the army of henchpersons, all you need to complete your villainous lifestyle is a satellite tracking station to call home. The Jamesburg Earth Station could be yours for just under $3 million.
For now at least, the moon is like the sea: everyone can use it, but no one can own it. In 1967 the U.S. and the Soviet Union negotiated the Outer Space Treaty, which states that no nation can own a piece of the moon or an asteroid.
The flood of books about weird old houses that are full of secrets continues, as if our real estate bust continues to rattle our collective consciousness. The latest entry: Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House. Spoilers ahead!
Las Vegas' Project CityCenter, the largest private development in the Unites States, was to be 8 acres of shops, casinos, hotels, condos, and theaters. But now it looks like big portions of the project may remain in a state of half-built rubble piles for years to come, due to the current credit crisis in the United…