The places that characters frequent in movies or TV often become characters themselves. Homes, hideouts, workplaces, these locations can often be as important to your love of something as the fictional people who dwell in them.
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The Conjuring 2, which comes out this week, opens with a scene set inside the Amityville Horror house -- and, as it happens, the iconic Long Island home has just gone back on the market. A mass murder, a fake haunting, a best-seller, a hit movie series, eternal pop-culture infamy, and a boat house -- 108 Ocean Avenue has it all.
The housing crisis is edging an entire generation out of the most expensive cities on the planet. But what if you could still live in those cities, moving between them like a digital-age vagabond, sharing well-appointed apartments for short stints with likeminded globetrotters? That's the promise of a new co-living startup called Roam.
Video: Horror short The Maiden is described as "a dark tale of real estate, demonic houses, and Photoshop tutorials." Because who needs a Ghostbuster when you've got elbow grease and serious ambition on your side?
The house at 2475 Glendower Place in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of Los Angeles has it all: four bedrooms, ample parking, and a hell of a history. In 1959, its owner killed his wife and critically injured his teenage daughter before committing suicide. The house has been unoccupied ever since -- but that may soon change.
Looking for a new place to live? Have I got a deal for you: Single family home, good school district, 1760 square metres. Did I mention it's a former military base that housed Nike missiles from 1960 until 1966?
Ghost towns are known to pop up on eBay every once in a while, but they're often snapped up just as fast by eager developers or industrious preppers. Not so for the 62-acre town of Johnsonville, Connecticut, which is currently up for auction after remaining abandoned for more than 20 years. Now, a group of people are trying to buy it. With the help of a Google Doc.
China loves to counterfeit, and architecture is no exception. So it was no surprise when a massive, massive German-style castle popped up in the seaside city of Dalian. It's exciting, however, that Starwood Hotels has announced that it will open a giant hotel inside of it.
If you prefer your houses large, drafty, and associated with vampire lore, then now's your chance to bid for Bran Castle. The castle isn't technically up for sale, the owners insist, but they're willing to entertain offers from the "right" people. Buyer beware though -- this isn't the only castle purporting to be Dracula's.
Like so many NYC businesses, Primo Flat Fix occupies a nearly 100-year-old building. But this Queens, garage sits on a very peculiar piece of dirt: The former site of Wolff-Alport Chemical Company, a rare-earth supplier that furnished the Atomic Energy Commission with radioactive thorium -- when it wasn't dumping the toxic material in the sewer.
When Los Angeles's most expensive house went up for sale at $US125 million, no one expected it to go for that price in a million years. Well, someone, identified only as a "French billionaire", has bought said house for only slightly less that that figure: $US102 million. And just to rub it in, the dude paid cash.
Earlier this week, surreal images emerged of Ukrainian protesters storming the palace of President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled the capital city after violent unrest. Now, protesters have made their way into another mansion, the home of attorney general Victor P. Pshonka. No ostriches, as were found on Yanukovych's estate, but there are Fabergé eggs!