Santa’s North Pole Home on Zillow Has Been Upgraded with Pandemic Amenities
The real estate site has a fictional “home details” page for Mr. and Mrs. Claus’s estate, which has been available to virtually tour for several years now. What’s changed is the selling price and amenities that showcase how the Claus’s home has transformed during the pandemic.
Since Dec. 2020, the home value estimate has gone up by roughly 150K, which is really no surprise as sellers continue to dominate the market. In addition to that extremely pandemic-influenced number, Santa’s A-frame is filled with modern day must-haves, from a stationary bike (with a red finish, of course) to a newly adopted pup and an upgraded WFH setup that lets him virtually communicate with elves.
“We created this immersive experience using a real-life cabin in Leavenworth, Washington — known as the Capital of Christmas — and digitally added all the new pandemic-era accessories we envisioned Santa and Mrs. Claus would have at home,” Amanda Pendleton, Zillow home trends expert, tells Apartment Therapy.
According to the Zillow page, the lot is 25 acres and the property was built in 1822. There’s multiple 150-square-foot cottages on the property for Santa’s elves, plus a state-of-the-art toy workshop, reindeer stables, and a big garage for sleigh parking.
If you’re interested in finding all the other pandemic-related upgrades throughout Santa’s village, check out this landing page where his elves drop hints. You’ll learn a thing or two about Santa along the way.
Zillow is forecasting that the North Pole home will appreciate nearly 14 percent over the next year, on par with home value appreciation predictions across the United States. Let’s just hope Santa doesn’t tap into that equity to retire anytime soon!