Thursday, May 15, 2014
Close to Nowhere
Looking for a house? I’ve got one
I get some interesting tidbits in the email some days. I got one yesterday...
“Dracula’s Transylvania Castle For Sale”
“The Transylvania castle that was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is for sale at $50 million pounds – about $84 million (USD). According to the Daily Mail, Vlad the Impaler, who was the person behind the vampire legends, was once a prisoner in the castle.”
Now, who wouldn’t want that house? I would love to have it, but I’m a few dollars short...
So, you don’t want to move to Transylvania? How about Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich, Conn.? That ‘farm’ recently set a U.S. home sale record at $120 million.
Or maybe you’d like the Hamptons estate that broke that record — it sold for $147 million.
Something a tad more in my price range is in Alaska.
“Miss the Snow? Alaska Igloo Wants $300K.
“The Alaskan igloo is not quite finished but it is 80-feet tall with loads of potential, and for sale asking $300,000.”
My only problem with the igloo is that I live too far north as it is.
I have some friends on Facebook that are pretty upset about this bit of Georgia real estate being sold:
Historic Augusta Hotel Up For Auction
“The Partridge Inn was built in the 1830s as a two-story home and turned into a hotel in 1892. A multi-million dollar renovation was done in the 1980s but later ran into financial problems. The hotel is 10 minutes from Augusta National Golf Course, and according to the hotel’s website, “features a quarter-mile of verandahs and balconies wrapping around the hotel.” Bidding starts at $2 million.
Maybe this next house. I’m a big Joe Cocker fan anyway...
“Joe Cocker’s Mad Dog Ranch
“In 1992, Joe Cocker bought a 240-acre tract of land in Crawford, Colorado. He built an English country manor that would remind him of his roots in Sheffield, England. It’s called Mad Dog Ranch – now for sale at $7 million.”
I could see myself living in Colorado on the Mad Dog Ranch. But, I’m still just a few bucks short of the asking price.
I’ve always said if I won the lottery I would buy the land next to me on both sides and build a house in the back.
I guess I really don’t want to leave my little spot of heaven in Mississippi.
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