Wow. Jay Maisel, a photographer, bought this building 42 years ago for $102,000. It is now estimated to be worth nearly $30 million. Talk about a return on investment.
Real estate experts, interviewed by NY Mag, had said they thought the building was abandoned. Far from it. Turns out Jay, his wife, and his daughter are leading a full life in there and have, in my opinion, set up one of my favorite homes I've ever seen.
I can't even begin to imagine how awesome it would be to have 72-rooms at your disposal and have had put them to use the way that the Maisels seem to have done.
Do yourself a favor and check out the photo slideshow in addition to the article.
Source: NY Mag: The 72-Room Bohemian Dream House.
Via: Jason Kottke.