basementAfter an eventful weather day like Sunday’s, sometimes I wish my home had a basement, something that’s a rarity in Dallas homes.

But then I read about poor Nick Lestina and realized, that no, I do not wish to have a basement anymore. I’ll take my chances with the linen closet.

How did Mr. Lestina’s Iowa basement rid me of my desire for a subterranean lair of my own?  (more…)

gnome

Photos courtesy Länsförsäkringar Fastighetsförmedling AB (say that five times fast)

Do you like gnomes? Do you feel like seeing a gnome or three and maybe learn about Sweden? No matter, you will after we’re done with you today.

Today, we travel to Sweden, and not just Frisco or Grand Prairie Sweden, but Sweden-Sweden. (more…)

uniqueChurch conversions — well, done church conversions, that is — are always fun. Move the pews out of the way, take advantage of the stained glass and the high ceilings, and really create something unique.

Or, you can create something really, really unique.

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midcentury

I adore Midcentury decor as much as the next person (unless the person either has no soul or doesn’t understand the concept of moderation). But darlings, this home we found for this week’s Wednesday WTF is either a bit much, or perfect, depending on your outlook.

“A rare find as it has been untouched,” this listing says. Well,  for one, if someone says something is untouched, it’s only good when you’re talking about a finite number of things. And even then, when someone says, “this is untouched,” you should really ask why. 

Why don’t they want to touch it?

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starterI’m gonna call it, and you’re probably gonna argue with me, but this week’s Wednesday WTF is a listing for a great starter home where the Realtor has done something that has been done to death.

So, meet this cute little starter home in Florida. As with everything in Florida, it seems normal until it’s not normal but yadda yadda yadda, real talk, it’s normal for once.

And it stays normal.

“So why is this normal starter house in the WTF this week?” you ask.

Because of this. (more…)

Taco Bell

Courtesy Taco Bell

So, if you’re not up on your fast-food news, it may indeed be new information when I tell you that Taco Bell opened a Taco Bell Hotel in Palm Springs recently.

“From check-in to check-out, The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort reimagines what a hotel stay can be, unveiling a destination inspired by tacos and fueled by fans,” a press release from the chain said. “Everything from guest rooms to breakfast and poolside cocktails will be infused with a Taco Bell twist, making this the flavor-filled getaway of 2019.”

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fierySo, say you have this listing, and it’s been pretty much destroyed in a fiery disaster at some point. And say you have access to a picture from the day it caught fire. And say you know the value of the property is in the land. 

Now, some might just list the property with say, the Google maps image. But Realtor Dylan Jaeck decided to make lemonade from his en fuego citrus, and did something a bit unconventional to make sure he could still catch a potential buyer’s attention. (more…)

Norway

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

So it turned out to be a joke, but the entire island of Sommarøy in Norway decided to pull a fast one and got dozens of media outlets to write about how they were just doing away with the concept of time.

But boy, did they have everyone going there for a minute. And they were super cool about it, too.  (more…)