This see-through concrete box in the Arizona desert has been off and on the market for over five years.
Number one reason it’s not selling? Well, based on the strategy on display, either the listing agent or the seller think the biggest problem is that it’s priced too low.
In March of last year when this home was featured on Curbed the list price was $4.6 million. In November of last year it was hiked up to $5.6 million. Last month it shot up to $7 million.
Maybe people just aren’t that into living in a concrete box in the desert?
Also: what is this photo even of?
Anyway, it’s pretty to look at I guess, but $7 million? Hmm… maybe try… dropping the price instead of raising it? Just a thought.
Pretty to look at, but it doesn’t exactly scream gemütlichkeit does it?
Who hasn’t ever wanted to live in a modernesque dystopian fortress? Come here to visit your evil overlord. Beware the sharks in the pool.
Needs lots and lots of floating balloonie toys.
I think it’s amazing.
@K: Well, yes… but then again, I was viewing the pictures while Pandora was playing what I call “planetarium music” – you know, that quiet, dramatic, “look up at the stars and wonder,” sort of stuff? – which does impart a certain dignity to the place…
…while making me want to release balloonie toys and watch them rise up with childlike wonder.
I think I get why the price has been going up. This is obviously a work or art, some of which do tend to appreciate in price over time, even if the general public’s appreciation for them tends to depreciate.
The place has a certain aesthetic to it, but it’s definitely not my cup of tea as an actual place to live. It’s too much like my mother-in-law – cold and in no way inviting over the long term. I can get that for free (whether I want it or not) on most major holidays, so why would I ever need to pay $7M for it? At least she doesn’t live in the desert. Well, other than metaphorically.
@Emerald63: I always love your comments, Emerald. Welcome back!
@Frodo: Thanks, Frodo. I really needed that today. :)