#1 By: Rob Beschizza, January 22nd, 2014 14:52
#2 By: Aaron Wallace, January 22nd, 2014 15:13
Best Listing ever, and it has a turret!
#3 By: Christopher Waldrop, January 22nd, 2014 15:15
A bit of dialogue from a short film a couple of my friends made in high school:
Buyer: This 20-room mansion is gorgeous. Why is the price so low?
Realtor: Some people say it's haunted.
Buyer: That's just ridiculous. Some people will believe anything. Well, here's your ten dollars...
#4 By: Nell_Anvoid, January 22nd, 2014 15:20
Wow, it even comes with its own ghastly visages???? That means "move in" condition to some home shoppers.
Its all in how one markets it. Just like software..."it's not a bug...it's a feature."
#5 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 22nd, 2014 15:22
Right? I hate having to make my own ghastly visages. It's just a time-consuming pain in the ass. And you never see the return on it because everybody just expects the visages to be ghastly. It's like refinishing the floors.
#6 By: sdmikev, January 22nd, 2014 15:26
Damn, that's a pretty sweet abode for 144K. Even with the poltergeists.
#7 By: Brian Harris, January 22nd, 2014 15:30
What's that in the second-floor window?
#8 By: Aaron Wallace, January 22nd, 2014 15:36
A selling feature.
Also people love to put fake candles in the windows, though usually it is only one.
#9 By: Edwin Gore, January 22nd, 2014 15:37
And a secret room!!! I'm sold!
#10 By: IMB, January 22nd, 2014 15:55
It's all fun until you realize the screaming is a soon to be exploded water heater or pipe.
#11 By: David Woolford, January 22nd, 2014 16:05
Question, is it standard in the US to use the term 'Victorian' with regards to property, furniture or art etc ?
#12 By: Rhyolite, January 22nd, 2014 16:10
Yes, it is common to refer to a certain style of architecture as Victorian.
#13 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, January 22nd, 2014 16:11
It's almost as if old houses built of wood and in need of major structural renovations make odd, seemingly inexplicable sounds at various times of day and in different atmospheric conditions.
#14 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, January 22nd, 2014 16:12
Or, conversely, of any object dating from the Victorian Age.
#15 By: David Woolford, January 22nd, 2014 16:25
Thanks, does the US also use Edwardian ?
#16 By: Jason Andresen, January 22nd, 2014 16:26
Edward's reign was too short to really amass a distinctive architectural style.
#17 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, January 22nd, 2014 16:26
Yes, albeit less commonly.
Although, I imagine that's typically because it was a shorter, less impactful Age from the standpoint of America.
#18 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, January 22nd, 2014 16:27
To be fair, both Victorian and Edwardian are not at all limited to architecture. Edwardian can just as easily refer to fashion, technology, anything really, so long as it is distinctive to that age.
#19 By: Halloween Jack, January 22nd, 2014 16:42
That's some pretty canny marketing. "Minimal supernatural activity, adds to the charm, so long as, by the love of all that's holy, you never play the Evening Benediction from Hänsel und Gretel in the upper bedroom on Walpurgisnacht." And watch the bidding war begin.
#20 By: David Woolford, January 22nd, 2014 16:44
Interesting. I'm currently living in an Edwardian house in Elizabethan England
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