Gone at Last: The House on the 101

Gone at Last: The House on the 101

Grace Shu
Sep 26, 2007

As if the 101 wasn't bad enough. By the time you read this, the house that was stuck on the freeway is gone, baby, gone. It seems like only in Los Angeles would a house, being transported from Santa Monica to Santa Clarita, would get caught on the dreaded 101...and sit for ten days. Which many of us have pointed out seems like a pretty typical Friday evening commute on that cursed road.

Now this is indeed an unfortunate event for the home owner (think about how THAT house description is going to read if the owners put this property for sale). And it begs the question: Is it really worth uprooting your home like this? We're still trying to wrap our heads around the pros in this situation--even though moving a house isn't a new concept. So far, all we can come up with is possibly preserving a historic structure, or maybe if you bought acres of land in the middle of podunk and don't want to build a home on the lot...?

Photo from Ric Francis, AP

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