The Weekly Blend is your ‘weekly’ source covering real estate news that you just may have missed. Our hard at work Weekly Blend crew scours the web, newsgroups and forums looking for obscure, bizarre, interesting and informative real estate (or real estate related) stories. If you have one you’d like to share please feel free to share it in our comments section or tweet about it using the hashtag #WeeklyBlend. So brew yourself a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy these stories…maybe even share them with friends or colleagues. Happy reading!
Here are my weekly picks:
- What to do with all that snow? A Fort McMurray photographer built an outdoor movie theatre and even provides us with instructions on how to build our own.
- Next time you’re travelling across America, stop and have a drink at one of these 10 historic dive bars before they disappear.
- Apartment shopping in NYC can be a bit tricky, something StreetEasy has illustrated with these brutally wry ads.
- Looking for a place to spend that extra day in February? The “American Horror Story” murder house is now available to rent on Airbnb.
- Take a tour of Stornoway: the official residence of the Leader of the Opposition. (VIDEO)
- My parents my landlords: a New York Times piece on children renting from their parents in Manhattan.
- The Huffington Post looks at where the world’s most expensive streets are and the ritzy homes that inhabit them.
- Coming soon to UBC student housing: a 140 square foot apartment complete with kitchen, bathroom and study area that turns into a bed.
- The last home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is currently for sale in Phoenix, Arizona.
- An updated on a story from last week’s Blend: space in the Airbnb rental of van Gogh’s famous painting is limited. If you want to spend a night, you better act fast.
- Living in this village takes the road sign warning “danger falling rocks” to a whole different level.
- What could be better than featuring a story about House Museums across America?
- Before a retrospective of Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie’s work opens at the Boston Society of Architects in March, Curbed.com spoke to Safdie about the future of architecture.