Weekly Blend: The tale of the golden fire hydrants

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!

Twenty-five years ago, city staffers in Abbotsford, British Columbia decided the neighbourhood of Eagle Mountain could use a little sprucing up. No, they didn’t just plant a few trees or throw in a playground; instead, they opted for gold-plated fire hydrants. It didn’t end well.

Some might say enough has been said about Hollywood power couple, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, but have you seen their house? All white décor, minimalist aesthetic; this house is unlike any you’ve ever seen.

Looking for a rustic Nordic getaway? This floating log hotel in Sweden might just be what you’re looking for.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood took audiences back in time to the golden age of Hollywood in one of the most memorable nostalgia pieces of 2019. Relive the magic by exploring some the real-life filming locations from the film.

Two toilets in one bathroom, sounds crazy right? Not for everyone. Some in the real estate industry think this design choice might be starting to catch on.

From Harry Potter to Sherlock Holmes, these characters’ homes have almost become as iconic as the characters themselves, but have you ever wondered how they’d look through a modern lens? Two British design companies decided to team up and reimagine these classic abodes and bring them into the 21st century.

Rural Nova Scotia has always been known for its natural beauty, but you can also find some of the most stunning homes in Canada tucked away in the humble Maritime province.

Would it even be a Weekly Blend without a story on tiny homes? we couldn’t resist including this list of Disney character themed tiny homes.

We’ve heard a lot of talk lately about homes of the future. Check out this concept home inspired by Tesla’s dreams of the future.

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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