Weekly Blend: Live long and prosper in a Star Trek-themed home

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 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!

In celebration of the Louvre’s 30th anniversary, the famous museum in France is building a pyramid inside its glass pyramid—and you can camp out in it. Imagine sleeping under the stars and the watchful eyes of the Mona Lisa all at once.

The tallest building in Denmark isn’t being built in a large metropolis, rather a tiny rural town of just 7,000 people.

Want to live long and prosper in a new home? This Florida mansion comes with a Star Trek-themed theatre. Beam me up, Scotty!

Rapper 50 Cent finally sold his massive Connecticut compound—complete with its own nightclub—after more than a decade on the market. The selling price was 290 million cents.

What a steel of a deal! This rare “house-in-a-can” for sale is made from porcelain-enameled metal panels, meaning you can use magnets to hang items on the walls.

Put down the flyswatter! Instead of killing tiny insects inhabiting undusted corners of your home, why don’t you give them a tiny 3D-printed abode of their own?

As soon as you step foot in this house, you better put those pinkies up. An $88-million mansion in New York City comes with a Versailles-inspired dining room, a two-storey home theatre, a saltwater pool and a hidden panic room.

Why work from home when you can sleep at an office? A one-bedroom apartment is for rent in Toronto, so long as you leave the office furniture inside and let the landlord hold meetings during business hours.

What do you think the going hotel room rate would be for a place on Rat Island? A New York City man has dreams of turning a barren Bronx island into a serene retreat.

Is there any role Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy can’t fill? For $10,000 a month, the famous actress and comedian could be your landlady.

Matt Day brings his experience as a nationally-recognized multimedia journalist to the Canadian Real Estate Association as a Communications Advisor. Matt provides professional writing, digital media and communications support to CREA and assists in developing engaging social media content. He is regularly featured in the CREA Café where he provides interesting and entertaining content for REALTORS® to enjoy. Matt is a professional photographer but has dreams of becoming a rock star. He also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and using the Oxford comma.


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