A house with such a unique interior is being sold for $124/sq. ft. A perusal of homes for sale in Newport, Or shows that prices of $150-$160 / sq. foot are fairly common. Bargain, bargain, bargain- if you like such an interior.
OTOH, the story starts by describing how the work was done in such a manner as to not receive notice by the tax assessor. Part of the building permit process in Newport is valuation of improvements for tax purposes. So we are in effect being told that the house has had extensive renovation including the removal of interior walls, and putting in windows with larger spans, all of which was done without benefit of permit or inspection.That does not necessarily indicate anything is wrong with the work, but it can lead to problems with insurability of the structure. And it might warrant a more intrusive inspection than normal to determine the size of headers etc.
On the gripping hand, I'd love to spend a weekend there! Maybe a week if the book collection is good. :)LittleRed1
Wethinks the lady liketh the color red.
The busy-ness of it would drive me nuts. Kinda looks like I imagine a fancy brothel might look. ;-)The carved ceiling beams are lovely.
I loved it.
Guess I'm too much a peasant; I thought the interior was ugly. You couldn't give me that house. Even with tax, permitting, insurance, etc questions satisfactorily answered.Eric Hines
It's quite a house. A bit much for my tastes, but what bothered me most was the inconsistency of the obviously stud wall openings with rounded corners- not arched, to thin to make one feel as though in a castle, it broke the spell the rest of the place was trying to cast. Well, that and all the moulding cladding the beams. Mouldings are for finishing off where things join, not a full surface.Also, Douglas2 is quite right, getting that house legit with the building department is going to be a bit of work, and I'm sure they know about it now.
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