The following is a guest post by Brian Persaud, a Toronto based real estate agent, investor, analyst, TV show host, producer and author of the forthcoming book "Investing in Condominiums". He is a provider of Toronto condominium information and a good friend to the folks of BuzzBuzzHome. Read more
Those temperatures won't be going back up any time soon, so a day at the beach might seem like a "strange" concept at the moment.But it's not too hard to imagine spending a day at the Beach Club Lofts, the boutique residence by Zen Homes that's only Read more
When you're searching for homes in a place like King City, we're guessing you might be looking for something with a hint of royalty.
Well, this project by Zancor Homes registers pretty high on the royalty scale, so high in fact, that they simply named it The Royal Read more
The not-safe-for-lunch Tumblr was created by graphic designer Ian MacAllen, who lives in East Williamsburg. The inspiration for the project, which mostly features cheerfully grimy toilets from Brooklyn dive bars, came to MacAllen when he was in the bathroom in one of his favorite hangouts. Read more
Well, this is just awkward: a 60-year-old male real estate agent was caught on camera stealing women’s clothing from a house for sale in Arlington, Virginia.
Stephen Brumme of Silver Spring, Maryland, was arrested and charged with burglary after a couple accused him of purloining clothes from their home, with the surveillance footage to back it up. Read more
Even the White House gets the blues: during Harry S. Truman’s presidency in 1948, the head-of-state digs at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue looked more than a little peaked. The building, nearly 150 years old at the time, was suffering structural deterioration, unsanitary plumbing and a third floor that was a huge firetrap.
“The ceiling of the East Room, elaborately done in the frescoes of fruits and reclining women and weighing seventy pounds to the square foot, was found to be sagging six inches on Oct. 26, and now is being held in place by scaffolding and supports,” The New York Times reported. Read more
“Cellar door” might be the most beautiful phrase in English, but in the language of real estate, that title goes to “parlor floor.”
Trulia analyzed the language of their property listings to pick out phrases linked with the most expensive homes for sale. “Parlor floor,” often used in descriptions of Manhattan townhouses and mansions, got the platinum crown; the average price of homes listed with that phrase was a whopping $4.935 million. Read more
Soon your roomba will seem like a throw-back to a quainter time. Designers are hard at work, souping up some of the most basic pieces of furniture to make life easier, more comfortable and a whole lot weirder.
We’ve already explored solid chocolate lamps and interactive floors, but that’s just the tip of the bizarre-design ice berg. The list below will make you feel like a Jetsons-style life is just around the corner: