Live above the clouds in New Zealand’s most expensive home

The spread of COVID-19 is affecting the world now and will have long-term effects we can’t foresee just yet.

With that weighing heavy on the minds of millions of people, it’s important to step away from the news of the world every now and then, even if it’s just for a couple minutes.

This edition of the Weekly Blend is designed to, hopefully, help you crack a smile and remind you about the good and wacky side of the real estate world.

You can live above the clouds in this Auckland penthouse. The two-floor unit is New Zealand’s most expensive home ever, for the sky-high price of $24 million.

If HGTV is still looking for a host for their new series “House Hunters: Comedians on Couches” they can give us a call. We would gladly offer our commentary on the ridiculous asks couples on the show have.

Are you already planning your post-pandemic road trip? Check out these adorable small towns in British Columbia. If you need a place to stay while passing through Whistler, this Airbnb has stunning panoramic windows that offer unparalleled views.

Calling all Canadian art lovers. A home which was once owned by a member of the Group of Seven can be yours for just $799,000.

Bookworms will feel right at home in this Japanese property. The ground floor is a library open to the public.

If you’re feeling nostalgic after watching “The Last Dance,” you can purchase Michael Jordan’s Chicago-area mansion for $14.9 million.

If you can’t shake off your love for Taylor Swift’s home décor, you can replicate it thanks to this Instagram account which identifies various home décor items in the singer’s homes.

Ikea wants to help you design your very own dream home—for bees. The furniture giant’s innovation hub teamed up with design studio Bakken & Bæck and designer Tanita Klein for the project.

You can live like Jackie O in her childhood home, which just hit the market for $7.5 million.

You might want to have Ghostbusters on speed dial if you’re interested in this house. It might be haunted, but at least you’ll get some free toilet paper in the deal!

Sarah Doktor brings her experience as a small-town journalist and national online editor to the Canadian Real Estate Association as a Communications Advisor. Sarah helps facilitate conversations between CREA and our members, boards, associations and the public via our online communities. She also helps coordinate the content presented to you here on the CREA Café. In her spare time, Sarah can be found at the gym, running on a trail or watching Netflix with her cat, Libby.

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