In a move that conjures Northern Exposure's burly Maurice Minnefield, Terry Parks purchased most of the town, the former Glasgow Air Force Base, in spring 1996. He hopes to gentrify it and turn it into a retirement community. Here's how he sold it.
When built in 1959, this steel-and-concrete encased property was intended to be a safe house for its creator at a time when "atomic bomb scare" was the buzzword. The builder, reportedly an eccentric engineer and architect, designed it without a ground floor in case he had to fend off looters after an atomic attack. Here's how it was sold.
The Excalibur castle is a new construction set on a cliff in northwest Washington state. And what would a castle be without a drawbridge? This one is 70 feet long and protects visitors from the 80-foot drop to the creek and waterfall below. Here's how it was sold.