Building For Sale in Healdsburg, California

Spotted this on the main drag in Healdsburg last week, with a “For Sale” sign. It’s an old blacksmith shop, next to an antique store. I liked its looks, it’s got integrity. The lot is 6,000 sq. ft. I thought, well maybe $60,000, but since things are crazy now, maybe as much as $200K. The realtor: $1,250,000. Unbelievable. Has everyone gone mad in California?

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Building For Sale in Healdsburg, California

  1. It is a beautiful building, the price is ugly. A building like this in northern Vermont with three acres of land might be sixty thousand.

  2. I guess it’s all in the price of the land. Here, in Vancouver, it doesn’t much matter whether the land has an architectural gem on it or a broken-down tool shed, the price is much the same and in the mega-million dollar range.

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