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Seattle home too toxic to enter sparked a bidding frenzy — now we know why
Tang is the latest in a long line of developers looking to profit by tearing down a smaller, older home in Seattle and replacing it with a larger and much more expensive one.

Seattle now sees one home teardown per day on average, with the rate of teardowns surging in the last year and a half. The typical new home that springs up on a tear-down lot sells for more than $1 million, about three times more than what its old, torn-down predecessor was worth.
seattle  u.s.a.  money  architecture  housing  washington-state 
february 2017 by iamfantastikate
Freedom in 704 Square Feet
The idea was simple. They would create a home that was big enough for the two of them, but small enough so that it would be easy to maintain, environmentally responsible and inexpensive to operate. And that would allow them to free up their time and funds for intellectual and recreational pursuits. Own less, live more: It sounds like a platitude, but it became their strategy.
architecture  u.s.a.  oregon  interior-design  environment 
january 2014 by iamfantastikate

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