6 Crazy Things You Could Do If You Owned an Entire Town

If you've got $399,000, you could be the new owner (or mayor or president or generalissimo) of the 6-acre town of Swett, S.D. Eric Ginnard—AP If you dreamed of plunking down $399,000 to buy Swett, S.D., and turning it into a wild party destination filled with girls in bikinis, that idea's already been taken. Two hours southeast of Rapid City, S.D., the nearly abandoned town of Swett, which consists of 6.16 acres, a handful of buildings, and a population total of 2, recently went Read more [...]

Neil Patrick Harris’ Sherman Oaks home draws several above-list bids

Neil Patrick Harris of “How I Met Your Mother” fame and his partner, actor David Burtka, have put their home in Sherman Oaks up for sale at $2.995 million.In a departure from the usual celeb listing, this is being marketed as such and had public open houses over the weekend. Hundreds turned out to see the showplace and several offers have come in above the asking price. Read more [...]

Home of the Day: The Kilbury Residence by Richard Neutra

Prior to commissioning Richard Neutra in 1956, the Kilbury family interviewed equally famous Usonian designer Frank Lloyd Wright for the project of building their hillside residence in Palos Verdes Estates. After the latter architect was deemed too expensive, the former, who was willing to work within the family’s budget, stepped in to handle the job. To Read more [...]

More historic buildings in Gloucester are listed

Comments (0) MORE historic buildings and monuments in Gloucester have been protected by a listed status English Heritage have designated a church and two monuments in the city as being listed as Grade II. The Church of the Holy Trinity in Longlevens, the War Memorial at St Swithun’s Church in Hempsted and a headstone at the Church of St Lawrence at Barnwood have now been listed. This brings the total Read more [...]

Independence Day Weekend activities in Mercer County – The Star

Communities in and around Mercer County are holding various celebrations for the Fourth of July. The events are listed below. Wednesday Bordentown The New Jersey National Guard Band will perform a free patriotic concert at Bordentown Regional High School from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are available in the administration office, which can be reached at (609) 298-2800, ext. 2109. Handicapped parking is available. Princeton The Spirit of Princeton has announced fireworks and advises that the best viewing Read more [...]

2 Ann Arbor properties listed for sale as redevelopment opportunity for condos

The owners of two neighboring properties just north of downtown Ann Arbor are looking to capitalize on the growing demand for urban living. Beal Properties is marketing the sites at 221 Felch St. and 214 W. Kingsley St. for sale as a redevelopment opportunity for apartments or condominiums. The price tag for the properties: $3.9 million. “The reason it might be attractive to sell at this time is you’re seeing more of these near downtown or in downtown condo developments,” said Stewart Beal. Read more [...]

Grade II listed hotel sold via pre-pack deal

A Grade II listed hotel and spa located in North Wales has been sold out of administration via a pre-pack deal. Ruthin Castle Limited entered administration last week. Administrators have confirmed a sale of the business to Ruthin Castle Estates, a newly-formed partnership between private equity firm Kepler Capital, Prima Hotel Group and the existing management. The hotel employs approximately 100 staff and comprises 60 en-suite bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and spa. All 100 jobs Read more [...]

Bid for strip club in listed Leeds building

Plans have been submitted to Leeds City Council to turn part of a listed building into a lap dancing club. Proposals, in the name of Elizabeth Morris, have been drawn up to convert part of Waterloo House on Assembly Street near the railway arches into a sexual entertainment venue.The grade II listed building, which dates back to 1777, housed the Mezz nightclub before it had its licence axed last year amid controversy over a student night.An application statement prepared Read more [...]

WOW Houses: CT & NY Celebrity Edition

Live Like a Star in Connecticut...Always a Day at the Beach at Christopher Plummer's Former Waterfront HomeFrom Canada to Connecticut, legendary actor Christopher Plummer has appeared in such movie classics as The Sound of Music, The Man Who Would Be King, The Return of the Pink Panther and many more. So how did this thespian wind down after a long day under hot stage lights? With a cool dip at the beach of his waterfront Darien home (until he moved out in the '70s). And now Read more [...]

Bid for strip club in listed building

Plans have been submitted to Leeds City Council to turn part of a listed building into a lap dancing club. Proposals, in the name of Elizabeth Morris, have been drawn up to convert part of Waterloo House on Assembly Street near the railway arches into a sexual entertainment venue.The grade II listed building, which dates back to 1777, housed the Mezz nightclub before it had its licence axed last year amid controversy over a student night.An application statement prepared Read more [...]