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Bethany Erickson

Fire? Earthquake? This Painted Lady Survived Both

By Bethany Erickson | March 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Fire? Earthquake? This Painted Lady Survived Both

It’s hard to believe, but there was a time when San Francisco’s famed Painted Ladies were not the vivid colors you expect, but a dull, drab gray. In fact, you’d hardly even know that this week’s Historical Shelter – an 1898 pastel Queen Anne Victorian flanked by sisters in blue and taupe – once likely […]

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Seeking Solitude? Ketchikan Home With Stunning Views Offers It

By Bethany Erickson | March 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Seeking Solitude? Ketchikan Home With Stunning Views Offers It

While the word “warm” might not be the first thing that comes to mind when someone says, “Alaska,” but this Ketchikan home with stunning ocean views has warmth in spades. Built in 1930, the four-bedroom, three-bath home boasts 2,486 square feet, and feels timeless thanks to judicious updates. “Neutral colors and the home’s natural lighting […]

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‘Build Me a Boat To Go Chasing the Whales’: Shel Silverstein’s Houseboat Could Be Yours

By Bethany Erickson | March 14, 2020 | Comments Off on ‘Build Me a Boat To Go Chasing the Whales’: Shel Silverstein’s Houseboat Could Be Yours

While it certainly won’t take you to catch whales, the historic World War II balloon barge that was once the houseboat of the poet Shel Silverstein is now up for grabs. Realtor Dianne Andrews with Engel & Völkers Sausalito said that the opportunity to own the home in Sausalito, California is “once in a lifetime.”  […]

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There’s No Place Like the Home of Judy Garland

By Bethany Erickson | March 8, 2020 | Comments Off on There’s No Place Like the Home of Judy Garland

If you want to live like the stars, there’s probably no better property than one owned by Judy Garland, and then Sammy Davis Jr. And this Art-Deco-inspired 1941 dwelling in the Hollywood Hills was owned by Garland, who lived there for four years with husband Vincente Minnelli and their daughter, Liza. By 1955, it had […]

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New Jersey Historic Home Predates American Revolution

By Bethany Erickson | March 8, 2020 | Comments Off on New Jersey Historic Home Predates American Revolution

It’s not often that you come across a home that saw the birth of the United States, but this week’s historical shelter is a New Jersey property that has watched America grow from a collection of colonies, through the Revolution, to a 50-state country with a couple hundred (and change) years under its belt.  Saddle […]

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Cactus League Fun With Minimal Upkeep

By Bethany Erickson | March 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Cactus League Fun With Minimal Upkeep

Pitchers and catchers reported last month, but if you’re a die-hard baseball fan, the idea of possibly catching your favorite Cactus League team during spring training every year is actually attainable – especially if you factor in the potential for entering the short-term rental market when you’re not using your pad. The Cactus League, which […]

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