Thursday, June 15, 2006

Buy an Urban Legend in Sausalito

This Sausalito POS comes in at 1 br 1 ba, 1334 sq ft, asking $699,000. According to the realtor write-up:
The horn house this building is purported to have been brought around the horn in the late nineteenth century. Very special fixer with a lot of history.
Hey, I've got a house that was assembled by hairless albino Borneo pigmies who were brought here by chance when they got sucked up a water spout and who subsisted on only Marin's cockroaches. Really. And it's a steal at $400K.

4 Comments:

Anonymous re_lurker said...

If this truly is a "historic fixer," are they buyers pretty much SOL to do any additions? There's not much to work with; it sits on all of .1 acre.

June 15, 2006 3:39 PM  
Blogger rejunkie said...

What is the cachet of a house being shipped around the Horn? Have we not had coast to coast railways for, I dunno, 150 years or so? How old is this house?

You used to be able to buy houses out of a Sears catalog (ah, a much simpler time of home purchasing) and I am pretty sure they traveled by rail.

June 16, 2006 8:58 AM  
Anonymous tom stone said...

i saw a sears roebuck "jack and jill" house sell in east oakland last year for 550k.and yes a lot of these were shipped out here after the 1906 quake.there are quite a few in the older parts of the east bay,and i wouldn't be surprised to find a few in marin.as far as houses sent around the "horn" that happened up until about 1880 or so,most have since burned down,there are a few in places like sf and stockton.

June 16, 2006 9:37 AM  
Blogger marin_explorer said...

Not to mention--every Atlantic-Pacific ship route before 1914 was "around the horn". It would've been far better to leave that shack at home and build from local, termite-resistant redwood (a plentiful resource at the time).

June 16, 2006 12:41 PM  

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