Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Home with Mercedes Included

Buy this home for $1,189,000 and receive a "limited edition Mercedes" Here is the Craigslist Post "Brand new 5,800 sf home on 1/2 acre with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, breakfast room w/ vaulted ceiling, gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters and walk in pantry, finished LL with berber carpets and fireplace. Home has a three car garage and to purchaser the home will be complete with a limited edition Mercedes. Call for details. Price reduced and also for rent/ with option to purchase."

The house is located in Ashburn, VA which is an outer suburban area of Washington, DC.

Thanks to the reader who informed me of this 'gem'.


  1. Half and acre? LOL. You better charge less for half an acre, or else throw in a few more Mercedes.

    At least it appears to be all brick. I hate seeing these expensive houses with vinyl sides. What a joke.

  2. I knew this was Ashburn before I read it. Every house in the town looks the same.

  3. I don't know if it's all brick, looks like siding on the right side of the house. I agree, ugliest thing in the world to have a brick front with vinyl siding.

  4. dc_condo_watcher:

    You're right.

    What is the deal with the brick front/ vinyl siding in the DC area?

    It seems to me all new construction, or even anything in the last 15 years or more, is brick front with vinyl siding. That's fine, if you want to charge a lot less. But when I was growing up (the 70s), plenty of working class houses were all brick. Nowadays, in Dallas, TX, houses that cost under 200K are all brick. Why are DC-area developers skimping on the brick so much?

    It just makes the bubble even sillier in my mind. People are paying $600,000 for huge monstrosities made of plastic or aluminum.

  5. I totally prefer brick then the vinyl siding.

  6. I agree...I *hate* the brick facade with vinyl side and back look (although I suppose it's acceptable for townhouses). 90% of the new suburban construction in MD is like that, too. I'd rather have all siding.

  7. ed-

    90% Have you seen any new houses in the DC area that are all brick?

    I have not.

    They seem to be making all brick houses in Texas (where house prices are 1/3 to 1/4 what they are here), so there are still bricks out there.

  8. I've seen quite a few new homes around here (NOVA) that are all brick.

    I've found the DC area still seems to have a higher proportion of all brick homes than other areas of the NE. Although it is true that most newer homes are not all brick.