Take a Look at the Real Betty Crocker House!

Have Your Cake (and Eat It, Too) at the Betty Crocker House

By Suzanne De Vita

Fresh out of the (cake) box is the Betty Crocker House, now on the market for $675,000.

The Cape Cod-style confection, located in Norwell, Mass., was home to Janette Kelley, one of the first contributors of cookbooks and recipes to Betty Crocker, a brand with a persona cooked up by advertisers. (Consider our soufflé deflated.)

The antique house is far from cookie-cutter. Built in 1681, the home spans 2,808 square feet and has a gambrel roof, clapboard siding, a sunroom and a chicken coop, in addition to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also features a first-floor master suite, and a carriage barn-turned-family room overlooking a fenced-in garden.

The house is not the only one with the Betty Crocker misnomer. Another Betty Crocker House resides in Valley Center, Calif.—this one the former home of Agnes Tizard, who voiced Betty Crocker on the nation’s first-ever radio cooking show.

Betty Crocker is now at the (ooey gooey) center of a flour recall by General Mills—but we still hope there’s a cake at the closing table.

Savor the home, sweet home below:



This post was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. Check the blog daily for top real estate tips and trends.

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High Tech Homes

It’s High Time for High-Tech Homes

More houses are turning into high-tech hubs of connectivity and convenience. Technology, in fact, has become one of the improvements most requested by homeowners, reports the Remodelers Council of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA).

According to Matt Sneller, owner of Sneller Custom Homes and Remodeling in Spring, Texas, a low-voltage cabling and wiring infrastructure is the core of a connected home. The infrastructure supports everything from the alarm and audio systems to the HVAC and telephone.

Cameras are also a component in the connected home, says Bill Riley, owner of Bicycle Bungalows in Houston, Texas. Riley reports more of his clients are replacing costly security systems and monitoring services with self-controlled cameras.

LED lights are another sought-after, high-tech feature, due to their energy efficiency. Sneller recommends consulting with a cool lighting system company that offers products with geo-fencing technology, as well as smartphone control capability.

Appliance manufacturers have also joined the connected home club, now producing apps that allow homeowners to wirelessly control their appliances, and even take stock of the items within them, adds Riley.

According to Rob Douglass, owner of Texas Custom Patios, no high-tech home is complete without a connection to the outside. Douglass suggests installing a universal system that controls both indoor and outdoor features, such as a flat-screen television or surround-sound.

Source: Remodelers Council of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA)

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