200-Year-Old Mansion On eBay – Without The Land
from the oddities dept
The latest people trying to get a bit of extra eBay-related publicity by selling their landmark property on the site have a bit of a twist. The winning bidder of the Isaac Meason House will own the 200-year-old mansion and “National Historic Landmark”… but they don’t get the land it’s on. In fact, they’re expected to take apart the house and rebuild it somewhere else. The current owners are worried that the rapid development on the land surrounding the mansion is decreasing the sites value. They can’t afford to keep fighting with local officials over the land, and think the only way to preserve the house is to sell it off to someone who will move it, brick by brick, to another location.