Friday, August 8, 2008

Have fun selling the castle!

If you were going to have one photo in a listing, would this be it? Yes? It would? Well, all right then.

Found by Charlene, who says "it's probably easy to defend which, given the neighbourhood, isn't a bad thing, but don't most people want a front window?"

20 comments:

T said...

I think I see a cannon trying to poke its way through the one and only window.

Is that girl down in the corner trying to infiltrate?

Anne Bradshaw said...

Maybe it has secret windows camouflaged by gray panels that slide open at the press of a button. A James Bond house?

Anonymous said...

I can see where it's not to everyone's taste but I like it.

Looks like there is another one just like it next door. Is it possible there's a whole street of them?

Theresa said...

That window above the door would be perfect for dumping boiling oil over invaders with a battering ram.

(I have to admit though, I kinda like it too.)

T

Anonymous said...

"Think it'll work?"
"It'll take a miracle"

kccat said...

Where is the draw bridge, moat and the dragon? Wow, its amazing what people think is attractive and what they will use to sell their house.

Great blog by the way. Heard about this blog from a friend.

Julie said...

The whole claim of seven bedrooms scares me. We looked at a house that had "ten" bedrooms. It had three real bedrooms. Then it had six rooms in the basement that were partitioned off with plywood and pegboard.

Is that a sign on the left side? What does it say?

Sara said...

It is a sign, Julie, but I can't read it either. I don't have a bigger photo -- this is the only one for this house.

Hail To The Thief said...

does it come with a moat; that's the deal-brealer ?

you have to keep doing what ou're doing, this is one of the funniest blogs I've ever read, thanks for all the laughs (:

Charlene said...

Julie, I think it says "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here".

Deb Clague said...

LMAO - Winnipeg has hit the big time : ) I live here and I have no idea where this "house" is.

Deb Clague said...

Okay, I just looked at where it is: North End Winnipeg. If you don't value your car or your life, then it's a great place to live.

FarmWife said...

Anonymous stole my comment.

I wonder if odd little French Men every yell things from the roof.....

"Your Mother was a hamster & your father smelled of elderberries!"

David said...

That is the front of the dwelling?????

oh dear.

Drew said...

no... words... they should have sent... a poet [tears]

Charlene said...

We drove by it this morning, and the image is even more inexplicable; that's the back of the house. It's a duplex (hence the seven bedrooms) and is being sold as rental property. The front has trees, grass, and lots of windows, so I'm not sure why they photographed the back (but see below).

The sign says something like PRIVATE PARKING ONLY and those two things that look like faucets on the wall are actually lines to electric outlets that allow residents to plug their car's block heaters in at night. This is a selling point; if you don't plug your car in when it's -40 it won't start the next morning.

BTW, the front yard had its own little drama this morning: three drunks or addicts (or maybe even stabbing victims - this is the North End, after all) passed out on the boulevard and a couple of cops trying to move them. Maybe the drunks were there when the realtor took the picture.

Sara said...

Impressive reconnaissance, Charlene!

Anonymous said...

Charlene's on-scene reporting cracked me up!

Maybe the bodies on the front lawn are what prompted the realtor to photograph the back of the house.

Knatolee said...

I'd heard Winnipeg had gone downhill, but geez...

carol said...

Meth Lab. There, I said it.