This is my favorite real estate story of the week, thus far, courtesy of Mansion, the Wall Street Journal’s real estate section. Seems that Arthur Allen, a retired, and obviously well-off, retired interior designer purchased a 2,064 square foot lot and dwelling (of sorts) for $1.1 million in 2008. And he has not slept a single night in his new digs. That’s because he bought a mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery. Not only that, he bought it from Leona Helmsley, who moved on to greener pastures, and a large final resting place in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. According to Stefanos Chen of WSJ, he “poured about $150,000 into improvements. But not all the furnishings are in place. ” There you have it.
Here’s a link to the full story.