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cmjb13

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Barkerís Hollywood home for sale
« on: March 28, 2024, 02:13:19 PM »
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Re: Barkerís Hollywood home for sale
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2024, 04:37:25 PM »
And it's perfectly okay to overbid, presumably. :)

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Re: Barkerís Hollywood home for sale
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2024, 06:10:55 PM »
It can be yours if the price is right!

Our niece is a huge fan of the movie Encanto and we've decided it would be an excellent Casita for a family.

Kevin Prather

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2024, 10:16:56 PM »
Honestly $3,000,000 for that house in that location seems like it would be a good investment, especially with the Barker provenance. But I'm guessing the fact that it's an historic landmark and can't be torn down is going to be a deterring factor in finding a buyer; no developers will be interested.

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2024, 09:54:07 AM »
It's a nice looking house.  'Tis a shame they don't build 'em that nice anymore.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2024, 03:19:51 PM »
Honestly $3,000,000 for that house in that location seems like it would be a good investment, especially with the Barker provenance. But I'm guessing the fact that it's an historic landmark and can't be torn down is going to be a deterring factor in finding a buyer; no developers will be interested.

I think I'd wanna know how much more I would have to drop into fixer-upper-ing. Looking at those pictures I saw some instances of some seriously run-down stuff, and if those are the picture they chose to FEATURE...
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Re: Barkerís Hollywood home for sale
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2024, 03:32:18 PM »
Honestly $3,000,000 for that house in that location seems like it would be a good investment, especially with the Barker provenance. But I'm guessing the fact that it's an historic landmark and can't be torn down is going to be a deterring factor in finding a buyer; no developers will be interested.

I think I'd wanna know how much more I would have to drop into fixer-upper-ing. Looking at those pictures I saw some instances of some seriously run-down stuff, and if those are the picture they chose to FEATURE...
They did not show pictures of the kitchen. But from what I heard on, I believe a Rich Fields podcast, the kitchen was unchanged leaving it dated from the 60ís/70ís.

And then there was the stories of Barker housing a rabbit or rabbits in a bedroom. Guess thatís why they didnít show those either.


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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2024, 04:15:44 PM »
They did not show pictures of the kitchen. But from what I heard on, I believe a Rich Fields podcast, the kitchen was unchanged leaving it dated from the 60ís/70ís.

The rumor (I only know this as a rumor) is that when Dorothy Jo died, that was when Barker stopped making any kind of changes to the dťcor. I'm sure any major structural issues would have been addressed, but I would not be surprised to hear that the house was largely frozen in the late '70s.

And yep, when I was a page (2004Ė2005), he was fond of telling the audience stories about his two rabbits and how he ultimately gave them a dedicated room to tear apart.

I'm assuming that, given Barker's complete lack of interest in owning a computer, the house isn't wired for any kind of internet access.

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2024, 04:25:11 PM »
I'm assuming that, given Barker's complete lack of interest in owning a computer, the house isn't wired for any kind of internet access.

Prolly, but giving his love of porking the models, I would imagine there is a cable TV run to the master bedroom.
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2024, 06:03:56 PM »
I can't give a totally well-informed explanation here, but I can tell you these points...

When Fred Wostbrock died, the person who bought his house immediately tore it down and built a new house.
When Ann Cullen died, the person who bought her house immediately tore it down and built a new house.
When Betty White died, the person who bought her house immediately tore it down and built a new house.

It has something to do with tax incentives, I know that much. But all of the comments about the quality of the house are missing that point--whoever buys this house is buying it for the LAND. I promise you, this house is getting torn down as soon as it's sold.

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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2024, 06:13:26 PM »
I can't give a totally well-informed explanation here, but I can tell you these points...

When Fred Wostbrock died, the person who bought his house immediately tore it down and built a new house.
When Ann Cullen died, the person who bought his house immediately tore it down and built a new house.
When Betty White died, the person who bought his house immediately tore it down and built a new house.

It has something to do with tax incentives, I know that much. But all of the comments about the quality of the house are missing that point--whoever buys this house is buying it for the LAND. I promise you, this house is getting torn down as soon as it's sold.

As far as I'm aware, Barker sought out and received some sort of historical designation for the house that prohibits it being torn down.
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2024, 06:26:22 PM »
And then there was the stories of Barker housing a rabbit or rabbits in a bedroom.
(Yeah, Playboy bunnies.)

Dammit, my internal monologue escaped again.

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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2024, 12:06:23 AM »
I can't give a totally well-informed explanation here, but I can tell you these points...

When Fred Wostbrock died, the person who bought his house immediately tore it down and built a new house.
When Ann Cullen died, the person who bought his house immediately tore it down and built a new house.
When Betty White died, the person who bought his house immediately tore it down and built a new house.

It has something to do with tax incentives, I know that much. But all of the comments about the quality of the house are missing that point--whoever buys this house is buying it for the LAND. I promise you, this house is getting torn down as soon as it's sold.

As far as I'm aware, Barker sought out and received some sort of historical designation for the house that prohibits it being torn down.

That's what all the articles are saying. Developers need not apply.

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Re: Barkerís Hollywood home for sale
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2024, 12:18:13 AM »
Iím just surprised that prior to clearing out the house, there was no estate sale.  I recall there being one at Betty Whiteís.

cmjb13

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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2024, 07:05:54 AM »
Iím just surprised that prior to clearing out the house, there was no estate sale.  I recall there being one at Betty Whiteís.
I wouldnít rule out some sort of auction in the future
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