The Conjuring 2, which comes out this week, opens with a scene set inside the Amityville Horror house—and, as it happens, the iconic Long Island home has just gone back on the market. A mass murder, a fake haunting, a best-seller, a hit movie series, eternal pop-culture infamy, and a boat house—108 Ocean Avenue has it…
If you’ve been considering the idea of purchasing real estate, this map of “Million Dollar Listings” in the US’s priciest cities will make you want to roll up into the fetal position and bawl your eyes out.
The housing crisis is edging an entire generation out of the most expensive cities on the planet. But what if you could still live in those cities, moving between them like a digital-age vagabond, sharing well-appointed apartments for short stints with likeminded globetrotters? That’s the promise of a new co-living…
Horror short The Maiden is described as “a dark tale of real estate, demonic houses, and Photoshop tutorials.” Because who needs a Ghostbuster when you’ve got elbow grease and serious ambition on your side?
Those planning a road trip to see the Newark, Ohio headquarters of the famous Longaberger company might be disappointed. The company is downsizing and abandoning its famous basket-shaped HQ. Not to worry. We have 12 great ideas for who should move in next.
The house at 2475 Glendower Place in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles has it all: four bedrooms, ample parking, and a hell of a history. In 1959, its owner killed his wife and critically injured his teenage daughter before committing suicide. The house has been unoccupied ever since—but that may soon change.
Peter Berkowitz is my new favorite guy. The 25-year-old illustrator recently moved to San Francisco and instead of settling for some landlord’s price-gouging, he found some other cool kids who let him build a box in their living room. Peter’s rent is just $400 a month.
Do you have $150,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Have you always dreamed of throwing a Boogie Nights-themed party in a penthouse with a view of the Chicago skyline? Then you’re going to love this real estate listing.
One of the largest houses in history is currently being built in Los Angeles. The man who is building it says he will sell it for $500 million, which would make it the most expensive single-family home ever sold. In the meantime, he made an app for straight men to find other straight men.
Yachts are for chumps. People who really know how to spend their money get submersible yachts from Migaloo, a mysterious company that offers five different models of underwater palaces. But true evil villains just go for the Migaloo’s crown jewel: Kokomo Ailand.
It must feel thrilling to be rich, free to fling millions of dollars at whatever your heart desires. Right now, you can buy a private island and former sea fort off the coast of Denmark for a little under $9 million. That includes a restaurant and a hotel. What a bargain!
You know what they say about Texas: They make really good queso. And Texas is also home to the biggest ranch in the US—over half a million acres. It’s currently for sale, and for just $725 million this Little Empire on the Prairie can be yours.
Looking for a new place to live? Have I got a deal for you: Single family home, good school district, 18,930 square feet. Did I mention it’s a former military base that housed Nike missiles from 1960 until 1966?
It was a longshot, a dream, a Google Doc-enabled fantasy. In the end, 82 people used an online spreadsheet to pledge over $122,000 for a ghost town, but alas, it was not enough. Some lucky buyer (I assume it was one person) snatched up all 62 acres of Johnsonville, Connecticut for $1.9 million.
Ghost towns are known to pop up on Craigslist and eBay every once in awhile, but are often snapped up just as fast by eager developers or industrious preppers. Not so for the 62-acre town of Johnsonville, Connecticut which is currently up for auction after remaining abandoned for more than 20 years. Now, a group of…
Sorry, fans of ruin porn, creators of would-be Saw-sequels, and demented Walt Disney wannabes: The famous abandoned amusement park in Berlin named Spreepark was destroyed by two separate fires over the weekend. Arson is suspected.
If you prefer your houses large, drafty, and associated with vampire lore, then now's your chance to bid for Bran Castle. The castle isn't technically up for sale, the owners insist, but they're willing to entertain offers from the "right" people. Buyer beware though—this isn't the only castle purporting to be…
Yesterday, we enjoyed The New Yorker's engrossing interactive look at the strange history of NYC's most radioactive place, an auto shop in Queens that occupies a former factory that produced radioactive thorium for the Atomic Energy Commission. Today, after months of study, the Environmental Protection Agency decided…
Like so many NYC businesses, Primo Flat Fix occupies a nearly 100-year-old building. But this Queens, garage sits on a very peculiar piece of dirt: The former site of Wolff-Alport Chemical Company, a rare-earth supplier that furnished the Atomic Energy Commission with radioactive thorium—when it wasn't dumping the…