Location, Location, Location

A tiny 180-square-foot shack for just under $2 million: location!

  • A tiny 180-square-foot shack is being sold for just under $2 million in Palo Alto, California — minutes away from Stanford and Facebook’s headquarters.
  • The one-bedroom, one-bathroom abode was built in 1930 and has no kitchen appliances.
  • The listing states it’s an “exciting opportunity” for a dream home to built.

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk/…

4 Responses to Location, Location, Location

  1. Anon says:

    wow

  2. Anonymous says:

    It must be on a buildable lot. That’s what it’s all about here in Palo Alto.
    I see you’ve adopted the practice of using misleading sensationalist headlines. I’m kinda surprised.

    • Lew Lewandowski says:

      The headline correctly states the obvious ironic reason why a small shack can sell for $2 million: location. It will be torn down and most likely replaced by the largest structure approved by local codes. It is interesting, however, that at one time it made sense for this tiny home to be built. Locally here in the small Northern California town where our office is located, similar small homes built in the 50s, 60s, and 70s are being demolished and replaced with trophy homes – – all do to location.

  3. Peter says:

    I don’t think anyone is going to grieve over the demolition of a small shack, although the monstrosity that will probably replace it is not going to be pleasant to live near.

    Up here in Vancouver, the situation is much worse. People are buying properties for $2M+ and replacing the modestly sized houses on them with hideous mansions that are as large as the local codes allow. Tragically, many of the houses being demolished are not shacks at all, but are beautifully maintained early 20th Century architectural gems. The City seems unable – or unwilling – to stop this. The only restriction is that the material resulting from the demolition of vintage houses must be recycled. This does not seem to slow the developers down at all!

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