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The most expensive home on the the market in LA is this palatial estate for $125 million

The most expensive home on the market in LA is this palatial estate for $125 million

What do you think a home would look like if it was set to be LA’s most expensive home? If you’re imagining 3.25 acres of eco-friendly hilltop property in Beverly Hills with a 18,500 square foot palatial estate with a huge open floor plan, automated doors, a screening room, an 85-foot pool pool, and much more? Then you’d be right…

Don your handknit sweaters for this spectacular Harry Potter Christmas decor

Don your Mrs. Weasley sweaters for this spectacular Christmas at Hogwarts decor

Remember this magical Harry Potter home decor from reader Jasper Price and his wife Angie? We could only imagine how extra festive it got around the holidays at Chez Hogwarts. We don’t have to imagine anymore — Jasper shared with us their fantastical collection of mystical Christmas enchantment! Here’s what they had to say about their efforts to recreate the spectacle…

Our experience living in and restoring a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome

Our experience living in and restoring a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome

We live in a three bedroom, two bath, two-story dome with four foot riser walls on the central Oregon coast. Built in 1981, we are about two city blocks from the beach and elevated 151 feet above sea level tucked into the trees with ocean views on two sides among conventional houses. If you want to purchase a dome, the most important thing to consider is the QUALITY of the initial build. Don’t go cheap and buy someone else’s problem. If the owners are having leaking windows and roofing, you will, too. Here’s our take on renovating and living in a Buckminster Fuller geodesic home.

Harry Potter decor

Merlin’s pants! This incredible Harry Potter decor wins the House Cup

Sometimes I have dreams of recreating Hogwarts in my own home and finally get that admissions owl I somehow missed at age eleven. Then you see what Jasper Price and his wife Angie have done to recreate the Hogwarts common room and realize that you’re out of your quidditch league. They’ve amassed the most mystical of Harry Potter decor collections (Mrs. Norris lookalike included!) and turned their home into the wizarding world of our dizziest daydreams.

Let's all move into this Hogwarts house for sale in Minnesota

Let’s all move into this magical Hogwarts house for sale in Minnesota

If you’re in the market for a $3 million home that’s part Weasley house, part Hogwarts common room, part ancient old schoolroom, and part house elf kitchen, have I found the house for you. This Minnesotan Hogwarts house for sale is the gothic-inspired fantasy home we’d all sell our wands for. I just know my owl is waiting at the mailbox! I want to start hosting meetings of Dumbledore’s Army here stat…

This historical Dutch spooky house for sale is straight out of our haunted dreams

There is a six bedroom home in the Netherlands that reader Noor called out to me recently that BLEW MY MIND. It’s the spooky house of my dreams. Located in Huissenn Netherlands is priced at €350,000 ($431,207 or £305,699) and is chock full of historical details and is dubbed “Het Spookhuis” (The haunted house!). They even mention ghost stories in the listing. Just wait until you see the old timey bar, creepy attic, halls full of caskets(!), and mini theater covered in newsprint wallpaper. It’s spectacular…

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This is the “Lion Gate Estate”: your new #housegoals for when you get to that age where you have ZERO SHITS TO GIVE. Just flip through the first few photos and then just try to stop. It’s a melange of kitsch, retro weirdness, and something you’ll never forget. And maybe seriously want? I leave that to you and your tendency to go a little wild with decor. Because this one DOES. And I’m digging it.

Will you opt for the 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood sedan, the baby grand piano, and the 1950s-era appliances? Take a peek and seeee…

This Seattle home comes with a three-story treehouse built into the deck

It’s not often — wait — it’s usually NEVER that I’d say one of the best selling features of a home is the unfinished treehouse built into the deck that looks like it might fall apart at any minute. Until you see the the unfinished treehouse built into the deck that looks like it might fall apart at any minute in this Seattle real estate listing