A strangely bizarre mix has defied price expectations.
In a sign of the times, an Alhambra, California residence that went viral for its odd location beside a bridge has fetched more than its ambitious asking price of $249,000.
Last week, a 1340 E. Main St. one-bedroom closed for a whopping $430,000, or $181,000 more than its listing price.
When it was listed, this unique home was one of only 10 properties in LA County listed for less than $250,000.
Compass agent Douglas Lee told The Post about the former owner’s initial skepticism, “Truth be told, even before consulting a professional agent the sellers were skeptical whether the property could even sell for $100K – $150K. ”
In addition to paying 30% more than requested, the buyers also paid all cash (“With the removal of all contingencies from the acceptance,” Lee said, “If I can sell it, I can sell yours!”). ).
A particularly odd, 462-square-foot unit soon after it hit the market caught people’s attention immediately What attracted me was its affordability and innovative placement as part of the Los Angeles infrastructure.
Lee said, “I decided to do an open house for one hour on Saturday and one hour on Sunday.” told a local news outlet last month.
“So even on that, we had at least 40 to 50 groups within that hour because they were just eager to watch.”
In addition to its quaint address barely adjacent to a main roadway, the residence also features a rooftop patio roughly the same size as the house itself, but separated from the street only by a metal fence.
The former owner used the unusual abode mostly for storage, meaning it was vacant for close to 20 years and required several renovations, including nearly $3,000 worth of mold abatement.
The happy seller bought the property in 2005 for just $72,000, explained Lee, with plans to “use it as a man cave, a place to relax, meditate or whatever.” “But he never really reached it.”