Two architects are giving away their house in pricey Arlington, Virginia, but there’s one condition – whoever takes it is responsible for moving it.
Two architects are giving away their client’s house in pricey Arlington, Virginia, but there’s one condition – whoever takes it is responsible for moving it.
Getting rid of houses is common in the area, as most purchase the property based on its location. Typically, however, they just bulldoze whatever’s currently standing on it.
The new owner was willing to work with the architects who feel this house is special and should be preserved as a piece of local history.
It was built from a Sears kit in 1926 and is original to when the subdivision was created.
Much of the interior has been restored rather than replaced over the years, adding to its value as an iconic Arlington structure.
While the house is free, moving it is far from it.
Given the amount of labor required to lift a house from its foundation, transport it, and replant it, it’s estimated that the costs could approach to 50 thousand dollar mark.
The further it has to go, the higher the cost, and plunking it down somewhere else in Arlington would mean astronomical land expenses.
The architects have fielded several legitimate inquiries to-date.