Weekly Blend: The curious case of the golden throne

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!

Blenheim Palace, once the home of renowned British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, has become embroiled in perhaps one of the most perplexing who-dun-its in recent memory. A $1 million gold toilet was stolen from the estate earlier this week.

Downton Abbey fans, rejoice! For one night in November, the real-life legendary home of the Earl and Countess of Grantham will be available for rent on Airbnb.

Chicago Police have finally tracked down a most-wanted fugitive earlier this week. Luckily for police, the wooly runner was a bit sheepish in its new environment.

Good news for longtime readers, design fails are back! From confusing to incomprehensible, these disastrous designs will have you scratching your head and wondering what were they thinking?

There are fans, and then there are fans. The latter term is accurate for a Regina, Saskatchewan man whose passion for “Doctor Who” extends beyond online forums and fan fiction. This superfan decided to show his love for the long-running British sci-fi show by constructing a replica of the series’ iconic time travelling police box in his own backyard.

When it comes to kissing chickens, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is urging people to turn the other beak. The CDC is urging American backyard chicken owners to stop kissing their fowl-mouthed friends in fear of catching salmonella.

Grammy Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar recently spent $9.7 million on a new home in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Manhattan Beach. Take a look at this set of stunning photos to see why it’s anything but “Humble.”

It’s not every day you see a home like this. Nestled in the hills of southern California, the Dolittle House is a seamless yet paradoxical blend of the natural and unnatural world.

After 30 seasons on air, it seems almost impossible to imagine the legendary Simpsons’ home without the pink walls and earth tone furniture. However, one design firm has reimagine the iconic home through a 21st century lens. Die-hard fans be warned, you may not like what you see.

Following his time studying history at Carleton University and as an infantry soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces, James Crocker-Fitzpatrick brought his diverse communication skills to the Canadian Real Estate Association. As a former summer student focusing on content creation for REALTORS Care® and CREA Café, James worked hard to write stories that reflected the generosity of the REALTOR® community and helped create interesting articles for the CREA Café. James finds pleasure in a quiet night of reading or painting alongside his three cats. He also likes scary movies, science fiction, and a well-crafted sentence.


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