A housing horror story from James Lileks.

“To me, the interesting real estate nightmare stories aren’t about houses you’re trying to sell, but houses other people think you’ll buy. I still remember the Blue House: every wall in every room had been painted the same shade of Dresden China blue. Every piece of woodwork. Carpets? Blue. Kitchen tile? Blue. Bathroom fixtures? Blue. It seemed like a lot of blue. I expected that the owner of the place was around somewhere, dressed in blue, leaning against the blue drapes, motionless. Watching. I almost made an offer, just to see if he’d appear from a chair or rise from the rug.”

Do you have any housing horror stories?