A Historic New Jersey Mansion Can Be Yours for $10 (But There's a Catch)
In the market for a new home? As Atlas Obscura reports, a sprawling historic estate in the tony suburb of Montclair, New Jersey can be yours for only $10. However, there’s one big string attached: You’d be responsible for moving the residence to another location, which can’t be too far from its present address.
The unorthodox sales condition comes courtesy of Montclair’s planning board. They’ve approved a new eight-lot housing subdivision at 44 Pleasant Avenue—a lot occupied by the two-story brick home since 1906—but they didn’t want to demolish the existing structure. It was built by respected local architect Dudley S. Van Antwerp, and was once owned by Aubrey Lewis, a former football star who became one of the first African American FBI agents.
To score Montclair’s $10 house, you’ll need to sign an official contract on or before August 31, 2017. The home must be relocated to a new spot within a quarter-mile away from 44 Pleasant Avenue, and the new homeowners will be responsible for all moving expenses, including the cost of moving the home itself (although the sellers will contribute a maximum of $10,000).
[h/t Atlas Obscura]