By Lori Perkins
Now, when you think of Santa Claus, you rarely think of how much his North Pole accommodations are worth, but leave it to Zillow, the real estate website that is battling an image problem, to post a cute and clever listing for St. Nick’s not-so humbler abode.
According to the website, Satan’s cute North Pole spread of 25 acres would be worth $1,031,401, a nearly 200% increase from its previous 2012 estimate of $341,000.
The fictionalized entry features Santa's main living quarters, supposedly built in the 1800s—as well as the on-site housing for the elves. Santa's home is "steeped in Old World charm," but recent renovations offer contemporary upgrades such as a gourmet kitchen that features an oven with 12 different cookie settings. There’s a floor-to-ceiling river rock fireplace and instead of a cappuccino machine there’s a device that serves hot cocoa on tap. The home has four holly-decked bedrooms as well as study for Santa to examine the list. The promotional material says the sewing machine featured in the image is where the first ever Teddy bear was made.
The nearby Elf Village features cottages for the worker elves where, according to the description “Like snowflakes, no two elf dwellings are exactly alike, as you can see from these three.”
The description then goes on: “RSVP for your spot at the table in the tiny farmhouse if you love a good dinner party. The open concept floor plan allows for the host to prepare nibbles while entertaining guests by a crackling fire.
The rustic mini cabin is made of hand hewn logs and brimming with personality, which is evident from the serving cart stocked with sugary potions, and the butcher block desk that nods to the elf’s status as Head of Toys, Woodworking Division.
Find serenity in the petite bamboo bungalow. The energy flow between the meditation space and yoga studio achieves perfect feng shui. Pull up a pouf to the sushi bar and relax with a cup of tea.”
Here’s the link to the site: https://www.zillow.com/house/santas-house/