Image: Mike Soldwisch
Math nerds know what's important this weekend: a unique Pi Day. Pi Day is a celebration of everything having to do with 3.141592653; so, March (the 3rd month), 14th has been designated Pi Day by the US House of Representatives. See, they can get something done, at least back in 2009. This year is special because at 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 Pi Day includes the next two digits (15 from 2015), and five more from the time. Surely somewhere in this land of nerds someone will honor the day by listing their house at $314,159.26, or $3,141,592.62, right?
↑ From 1949 on Beacon Hill, a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house for $319,999 only has to adjust its price by $5,839.73. The realtor won't mind, right? Buy this small, 880 square foot, house and make your statement; and have a story to tell every Pi Day. This is cheaper than some condos, and there's no wall that has to be shared, there's room for a garden somewhere on the 5,043 square foot lot, and there's even a one car garage. Measure to see if your car fits inside with enough room to open the car doors and close the garage door. In honor of pi, maybe trade in the car for a one-wheeler, a unicycle.
↑ For ten times the price you should get ten times the house right? If that was the case, you'd get 20 bedrooms, 10 baths, and 8,800 square feet for $3,199,990. Well, for $3,250,000 you can get 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 5,862 square feet; but you also get neo-classical architecture, marble floors, a curved staircase, a marble kitchen, a wine cellar (currently empty), an exercise room, and a sauna. Oh yeah, and a 2 car, not a 20 car, garage. There's very little that's round about the house; except all those corks you'll be popping. If only they would drop the price $108407.34.
↑ You didn't really expect to find a house for $31,415,926.53, did you? At least not in Seattle, but at an undisclosed address in King County there is a waterfront estate asking $32,000,000. The difference is a mere $584,073.46; which would buy the first house with far more than enough left over for renovations and vacations. At 11,520 square feet, it is also big enough to swallow both homes, and almost both of their lots. Opulence, luxury, and, considering the role of mathematicians in modern finance and commerce, maybe even a home for someone who appreciates Pi.
· 5929 Beacon Ave S [Zillow]
· 821 34th Ave E [Zillow]
· undisclosed [Zillow]
Written by Tom Trimbath