This stunning Mediterranean-style home is fresh new construction, so you don’t have to worry about any ghosts, odors, or finding an old, yellowed note under the floorboards that reads, “these walls consecrated forever to the Prince of Darkness, 1871.”  (Maybe that’s why all your houseplants keep dying?)

This stunning Mediterranean-style home is fresh new construction, so you don’t have to worry about any ghosts, odors, or finding an old, yellowed note under the floorboards that reads, “these walls consecrated forever to the Prince of Darkness, 1871.”  (Maybe that’s why all your houseplants keep dying?)

“EH, CLOSE ENOUGH!” INSTAGRAM’S FUNNIEST CONSTRUCTION FAILS

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When I was growing up, my father insisted on doing all the house repairs and upgrades himself.  “How hard can it be?”  He would ask, and hours later he’d be nursing a mild electrical burn while my mom looked through the yellow pages for a legit contractor.  The house I grew up in was filled with light switches you had to wiggle as you turned on, lumpy, rippled wall-to-wall carpeting, and doors that opened the wrong way.  (The door of my bedroom closet opened into the closet.) “EH, CLOSE ENOUGH!” INSTAGRAM’S FUNNIEST CONSTRUCTION FAILS

At the front of the house is a huge bay window with oversized windows, and there’s enough room over here – again, this place is 24 feet wide – to accommodate two or three full living room sets, and maybe up to four, if you’re willing to really cram the furniture in there, and stack it vertically.  (This is a great way to discourage your in-laws from visiting.  “We’d love to have you, but we have four full living room sets stacked vertically all the way up to the ceiling.  We can’t even open the door, we go in and out with a rope ladder we dangle out the window.”)

At the front of the house is a huge bay window with oversized windows, and there’s enough room over here – again, this place is 24 feet wide – to accommodate two or three full living room sets, and maybe up to four, if you’re willing to really cram the furniture in there, and stack it vertically.  (This is a great way to discourage your in-laws from visiting.  “We’d love to have you, but we have four full living room sets stacked vertically all the way up to the ceiling.  We can’t even open the door, we go in and out with a rope ladder we dangle out the window.”)

INSIDE LEBRON JAMES’ $23 MILLION LA MANSION

As you might have heard, if you don’t live in a remote mountain cabin with no internet, Lebron James has taken his talents to Los Angeles.  Lebron (yes, I’m going to refer to him by his first name) is arguably the most popular athlete on the planet, and one of the richest, too.  His Nike deal is rumored to be worth a billion dollars, and the NBA contract he just signed is for $153 million over four years;  that breaks down to about half a million dollars per game, or ten grand per minute.  What kind of house does a guy like this buy when he moves to one of the most luxurious cities in the world?  A pretty nice one. INSIDE LEBRON JAMES’ $23 MILLION LA MANSION