中英對照讀新聞》’Worst house on best block’ of San Francisco sells for $2M 舊金山「最佳地段的最糟房屋」以200萬美元售出


2022/05/19 05:30

◎孫宇青

n a deal that one Instagram user called "peak San Francisco," a 120-year-old home sold in mid-January for just shy of $2 million.

一名Instagram用戶稱為「舊金山之巔」的屋齡一二○年房產交易案,在一月中旬以近二○○萬美元售出。

According to its listing, the property has one bathroom, and a kitchen that appears to date to World War II, but zero bedrooms.

根據清單,這間房屋內含一間浴室、一間似乎可追溯至第二次世界大戰的廚房,但一間臥室都沒有。

It is "the worst house on the best block making it a fantastic opportunity," the real-estate agents Todd and Kim Wiley wrote.

不動產經紀人塔德及金‧威立寫道,這是一間「最佳地段的最糟房屋,因此具有絕佳機會。」

Todd Wiley indicated the conservatorship sale, which is a process that involves the California probate court, helped push the price to more than double what they had proposed at the outset.

塔德‧威立指出,加利福尼亞州遺囑檢驗法院也參與這筆託管出售案,促使最終定價比他們最初出價高出逾一倍。

We thought the property would sell at $1.6 million, but then the human spirit of competition took over.

我們以為該房會以一六○萬美元賣出,結果民眾的競爭心態發揮推波助瀾之效。

The house is in the Noe Valley neighborhood, which is peppered with multimillion-dollar homes. Single-family homes there sell for a median price of about $2.7 million.

該房位於數百萬美元民宅比比皆是的諾古社區。該區獨戶住宅售價中位數約為二七○萬美元。

新聞辭典

shy:形容詞,不足的、少於。例句:Ann’s annual salary is only $1000 shy of Anita’s.(安的年薪只比安妮塔少一千美元。)

outset:名詞,最初、開端。例句:At the outset, I had no plan to meet him.(我一開始並不打算和他見面。)

pepper:動詞,使布滿。例句:The table is peppered with powdered sugar.(桌上滿是糖粉。)

  • 舊金山「最佳地段的最糟房屋」以近200萬美元售出。(美聯社檔案照)

    舊金山「最佳地段的最糟房屋」以近200萬美元售出。(美聯社檔案照)