Kicker – An expensive Bay Area move

MARY REICHARD, HOST: If you’ve ever had to pack up and move, you know it can be expensive. 

Listen to this, though: It cost Tim Brown of San Francisco $400,000 to relocate! And that was to a place down the road, just six blocks away.

See, Brown didn’t just move boxes and furniture. He moved the entire house

His 139-year-old Victorian was hoisted onto a giant dolly and pulled along at a top speed of one mile per hour.

But not without a few mishaps. An onlooker explained to KGO-tv. 

AUDIO: They hit a light pole right there at the corner of Golden Gate and Franklin. And also they hit a couple of trees.

Yeah, the house made it in one piece, but not so much the route along the way. The city had to rip up parking meters, trim trees, and relocate traffic signs. 

But now the magnificent painted lady has a new home.

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(AP Photo/Noah Berger) A worker signals to a truck driver pulling a Victorian home through San Francisco on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. 

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