IN OTHER NEWS …

This Is the Most Expensive Condo to Ever Re-Sell In DC  [Urban Turf DC]  Do people not want condos that aren’t new?  Are condos the white socks of real estate?

The Creepy “Witch-Proof” Windows of Vermont  [Messy Nessy Chic]  This seems like a quirky amusing thing to look at on the internet, but you have to remember that sometime in the relatively recent past, people literally built crooked windows on their houses to keep witches from flying into their homes on broomsticks.  America is weird.

The DC Zoning Commission Might Be Phasing Out the English Basement Apartment  [Greater Greater Washington]  I joke a lot about basement apartments being dismal, but they aren’t really jokes – basement apartments are kinda dismal.  But they’re also cheap.  If DC gets Amazon’s HQ2 and we also get rid of basement apartments, we’re all going to be paying $18,000 a month in rent.

The Hunt for Dirty Money In Miami Real Estate Is Working  [Miami Herald]  Whoa – almost a third of all luxury purchases were flagged as “suspicious.”  Does that mean a third of all rich people are criminals?  That percentage seems low.  (I kid, I kid!)

These Honeycomb-Shaped Tiny Houses for the Homeless Attach to the Outside of Existing Buildings  [Fast Company]  Reality is becoming a deleted scene from “Blade Runner 2049.”

When Frank Lloyd Wright Designed a Bookstore  [The Paris Review]  It was considered possibly the most beautiful bookstore in America, but it only lasted four years.  Every writer who just read that sentence was like, “of course it failed, no one reads anymore,” and then decided to spend the afternoon playing PS4 instead of working on their novel.  (When I say “every writer,” I’m talking about myself.)

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