Real estate will always be cool – no doubt about that. There’s something special about owning your own piece of the pie. There’s some magic level of adulthood reserved for those who know the “ins and outs” of mortgages. There is camaraderie in identifying yourself as someone who has taken the “plunge” of ownership. Real estate, also, can be weird. There are rules to follow and checklists to keep up with; bills to pay, things to be sprayed and corners to be cleaned. Rarely, in some particular cases, there are inarguably ludicrous laws to follow. Whether I point to outdated laws that have simply been overlooked or laws that are – regardless of time and space – laughable, the oddities of real estate laws are worth noting. Here are some of my favorites. … THE WEIRDEST LAWS IN REAL ESTATE
1601 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Across the board, this French brasserie received consistently high reviews from both critics and patrons alike. Located in Logan Circle, Le Diplomate is the epitome of a classic French dining experience. … BRUNCH SO HARD
No seriously, don’t go. I mean, yeah, it’s surreal and incredible and one-of-a-kind, but it’s also private property, with “No Trespassing” signs posted everywhere, and actively being used by a “hunting club,” which is a term used for packs of men tromping through the woods and firing high-powered rifles at the slightest movement. The cops also check in on the place regularly. So yeah, don’t go. However, if you did manage to sneak in, you’d see one of the best abandoned sites on the east coast. (Don’t do it, though.) … DON’T GO TO THIS INCREDIBLE RENAISSANCE FAIR AN HOUR FROM DC
Lego-lovers will undoubtedly flock to the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, this fall. Architect Bjarke Ingels of the firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) said during the museum’s planning stages, “It will be the best museum ever.” If you love free creation with unlimited supplies and all things Lego, you may agree. … DENMARK’S LEGO HOUSE WILL BE OPEN IN SEPTEMBER!