Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Built during the bricklayers' strike of 1918


Oh, I don't know. Just put some bricks there. No, like that. That! OK, now put some.... I don't know.... there. Or there, whatever, I don't care, just slap the bricks together and let's call it a day.

22 comments:

Jessie said...

400,000 bones for that? Well I guess on .59 acres in California it will still sell quickly. It's kind of... um... endearing?

Anonymous said...

wow. it errrm.......... interesting..........

Mid-C Frank said...

Charming, actually -- but how does it fare vis-a-vis contemporary seismic codes?

Anonymous said...

Anybody know where my 2000 pounds of Silly Putty went?

Patricia Linehan said...

How does THIS happen:
May 07, 2007 Sold $90,000
Jun 04, 2008 Sold $519,751

And less than a year later they have it back up for $399,900? And for all 760 square feet. Wow.

Kinderfalls Primitives said...

I quite like it myself. We have lots of "charming residences" in extraordinary styles her in the UK and this one would fit in here really well. x

Gamzulatov said...

"She's Migh-tay Migh-tay just lettin it all hang out..."

Anonymous said...

It also says it sold in May 2006 for 625k, so that 90k in 2007 is really, really baffling. Is it possible they sold off a little bit of a a larger lot? 90k for .25 acre, maybe? That the house didn't change hands in 2007?

Either way, 400k for a half acre lot? A half acre is not exactly a ton of space. That's a double lot in most cities. Yeah, the drunken brick layers abode is cute, but I've only ever lived in one apartment that was smaller, so that's a pretty penny for a dinky place.

Lisa said...

Ooh, did you see the map view? A bit close to the freeway, but pretty nice, by the looks of it. I think it's pretty cool myself. And $400K? That's not much more than my squished-up city-centre English terrace.

Laur said...

don't shoot me. . . I kinda like the brick. . .

Noctourne Wonderland said...

Except for the fact that the brick layer was apparently asleep, it has the quanit cottage look...like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs...

Gail said...

Does have some charm but not for that price!

Callisto said...

That is some amazingly mind-boggling craftsmanship right there.

Anonymous said...

In the Bay Area, a half-acre lot is huge (quarter acre lots are pretty rare), and 400K isn't bad, even for a place that small.

But why is that the only picture?

Brandy said...

OMG, TOTALLY reminds me of
http://www.flickr.com/photos/santabarbarian/62963677/

Yay, Hobbit House!

The Mef Thing said...

@Laur : don't worry, we very rarely shoot people.
Even me. And I'm Canadian ;)
(http://www.lovelylisting.com/2009/02/serene-small-town-living_27.html)

Chazya said...

oh look, its the gingerbread house from Hansel & Gretel...all decked out with candy..I'd be afraid to enter...honestly

Jennifer said...

I live in Washington State and we have a lot of houses that have irregular brick and rock chimneys, mainly in the historic neighborhoods. It may have been a trend at one point. I think it has an artistic look to it.

Heather F said...

This is a brick house in Oakland CA.This is just an earthquake disaster waiting to happen.

Anonymous said...

I admit I'm a huge fan of random masonry construction like this. There are several houses in my neighborhood that have an amalgam of stone, brick, river rock, precast concrete block and even some pebble-dashing over mortar. It beats plain old horizontal brick. Since it's just a veneer and not structural, you don't have anything to worry about in earthquakes except maybe some cracking.

originalrager said...

oh, look, some of the bricks fell onto the "lawn" lol!

Charlene said...

"In the Bay Area, a half-acre lot is huge..."

I was going to say. Where I live, you usually get nine or ten houses to an acre.