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Home with 360-degree ocean views for $3,600

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The Clingstone House in Jamestown, RI, sits on an island in the middle of Narragansett Bay and cost former architect, Henry Wood, a mere $3,600 in 1961.
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StOrm (12 days ago)
All of these negative comments? Why? Are you people so miserable, and so jealous that it kills you to see another human being happy? The guys obviously happy, and loves his home, and that's all I've ever wanted myself in life... There's just too much hate in this world now, and where there's hate you can always find hates best friend jealousy...Keep it!! Not here!!
Sauce Money (2 months ago)
“ *social events with a lot of drinking* “ Aka island orgy
Matthew Spear (2 months ago)
Went to that house once in the 80's for a party - we did wicked lines off the ping pong table. Great times!
Connie Charley (4 months ago)
SO WONDER WHAT TOWN OR STATE IT IS CLOSE TO. PEOPLE LIVING CLOSE TO THE OCEAN IN SOME STATES GET BLOWN AWAY. YOU CAN TRUST THE OCEAN .. WHY IS SO MANY PEOPLE SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS IDEAL I HEAR NO TAKES. YOU CAN'T LIVE THE CLOSE TO THE OCEAN YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN A STORM IS COMING. OH WELL ALL TO IT'S OWN TASTE. I WOULD DO IT. FUN OARTY HOUSE BUT NOT AS A LIVE IN. PEOPLE DON'T LISTEN. I LIVE WHERE THIS HOUSE ONE DAY WOULD NOT BE STANDING ONE DAY.. HOPE YOU SELL IT TO THE RIGHT PERSON WHO IS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING.
Connie Charley (4 months ago)
AWAY WE BLOW FOR A VERY STRONG WINDS COMING ALONG WITH HIGH WAVES AND STRONG SURF. ARE YOU KIDDING.
TBgfys Fddtec. (4 months ago)
Clown news network
Sur Vun (5 months ago)
Tsu mu re sa nami
President Camacho (5 months ago)
It paid to be an upper class white guy in those days. Still does too.
Popinmo (5 months ago)
Can get a deal like that today
steven mckinsey (6 months ago)
Damn. I’d buy the house for $3,600 lol
golden dragon (6 months ago)
haha....the mind is an island...it is the mind that separates this from that...just stop thinking for one second and you have no mind..no desire..no body...no ego..ah...free
Sport Nation (7 months ago)
Hey! It’s loot lake! 🤣
Rock Massa (8 months ago)
So Awesome
Awoke! Awoke! (9 months ago)
All is important is his TRUE love for his house......you can tell this man is going to pass in his own home! Beautiful!
brian reed (9 months ago)
ah ah ah
Eli Ruiz (10 months ago)
Very cool!
Big Dre (10 months ago)
Love the house but soon as the winds start blowing im out
ٴٴ (11 months ago)
If you look at inflation up to date it cost him $30,358.72.
Seth Winters (11 months ago)
This house is worth over a million dollars today.
cruzan mongoose (11 months ago)
Still a bargain even if it was 50 years ago. just the fact that you have a rock island that came with it makes it a deal. Not to mention all the stone work probably was still good when the owner bought it..
ArkBlueOfficial (1 year ago)
3,600 dollars in 1961 is worth about $30,443.68 in todays money. still a great deal.
Stafon Von Camron (1 year ago)
The reason its so cheap is because it is a death trap. Upon seas storms, and flood insurance and taxes, its probably not worth owning.
Amethyst H. (1 year ago)
If it's on sale then im buying it.
Thaisa (1 year ago)
I need to buy this house 🏠 it is sooo cheap my one is 100,000
FortNikitaBullion (1 year ago)
Dang I live in a car that I paid more than that for ...
Gideon David (1 year ago)
Nice!!!!!!!
Ka Ru (1 year ago)
So that was the house from Harry Potter in the first book
Marco M (1 year ago)
This guy will love drones
Linda Stonebraker (1 year ago)
I'm available for adoption!
STEELCITY TV (1 year ago)
Its nice till a hurrcain comes
jri1678 (3 months ago)
The 1938 hurricane barely touched it.
Le Dauphin de Bourbon (1 year ago)
A house suffocating the island and without a tree, is a bit overdone.
jri1678 (3 months ago)
How are you going to grow trees on a rock?
Tracy May (1 year ago)
Anyone Know What Year the House Was Built? I Know B4 1941.
jri1678 (3 months ago)
Built in 1905 after the government used Eminent Domain to condemn and seize the owner's house on Jamestown.  That land is now a state park.
william coe (2 years ago)
You were a wise man to buy that house. That looks like a awsome place to live....I wondering though,what would you use for an address.
mrTabascohot (2 years ago)
perfect zombie house. Though people would be the real danger.
useless technology (2 years ago)
$3,600.00 in 1961 had the same buying power as $29,166.28 in 2017
Linda Lott (2 years ago)
I can't believe they make him pay such high tax! Like really, so the government even has the right to charge tax on a damn island?? How do they get away with it, it's not a part of a mainland so it shouldn't be taxed like it is. ugh
HLC (2 years ago)
I would love to live there alone, with the exception of a really gorgeous butler/maid/cook/masseuse/handyman/gardener guy.
Boshua Borman (2 years ago)
$10 per degree
notanomnom (2 years ago)
lmao, I was at the house yesterday watching fireworks.
Kip Oblion (2 years ago)
Videos sucked before drones! Can't see shit.
Obey Glixity (2 years ago)
cool but seems stressful for like fixes and internet etc. and a little scary
Nether Warrior (2 years ago)
when you want to get out of,your parents basement
whitefangex (2 years ago)
And then there were none.
The Hoosier Craftsman WORKSHOP (2 years ago)
Pretty cool !
Diego Perez (2 years ago)
Interesting video, however putting the cost of the house in the title is stupid, it's a total clickbate. In year 2000 I bought a house in England for 100k, the owner told me that they bought that house in 1970 for 8k when it was just built. In 2008 the very same house cost £220k. In 2003 I also bought a house in Spain for 28k now it's worth close to 300k. If you speak to old people from different counties, whether its the US, UK, Spain, Germany or Italy all of them will tell you that in their day even large houses cost less than 10k. $3,600 for a run down house in 1961 doesn't seem to be much of a bargain. If that house cost $3,600 when the video was made, that would be something...
Matt Nelson (2 years ago)
Beautiful
Erik Breaman (2 years ago)
"1961"..."$3600.00" despite what the typical click-bat header(I know.. CNN what did you expect?) suggests..
James Simmons (2 years ago)
Talk about a front row seat when the big one hits. I would not want to live there.
may day (2 years ago)
good for him
Yaakov Reed (2 years ago)
I'll give you $3,700 cash.
Chayavat Mokarakorn (2 years ago)
I love this house. Went to college in RI in the mid-80s. Just went back with family to visit last month. Wife and kids loved New Port.
Lesley Allinson (2 years ago)
beautiful
MrAtlfan21 (2 years ago)
Does it have wifi though
ashley bohannon (2 years ago)
That man sounds almost like Stan Lee.
prunga308 (2 years ago)
$3,600 in 1961, no windows, no roof, bad pluming, unlivable, so $3,600 wasn't such a screaming deal after. 1961, $3,500 too low $3,600 OK. Compare 2017. $350,000 too low $360,000 sure.
Montage Matador (2 years ago)
he knew about the upcoming zombie apocalypse many years ago
loren 1 (2 years ago)
I love it, the peace
otterlover95 (2 years ago)
well, yeah, but.... there's no garage, no yard space, sea gulls are probably a constant menace pooping all over the place, and there's no cable TV or internet. No, Pass. How many of these darn island home listings does a person have to skip over in a lifetime, while looking for that right home?
West Senkovec (2 years ago)
When you get sick Jehovah's witnesses..
Kwame Brown (2 years ago)
Amazing house, seems like a genuinely happy guy too
feastures (2 years ago)
$10 per degree, good bargain!
Hermit620 (2 years ago)
Are you kidding me?
MarieSueMax (2 years ago)
you sound like the nicest happiest person ever
Skylar (2 years ago)
He's a old man, if he ever needs medical help, they will have to either put him on a boat (or more pratical, they will put him in a helicopter and airlift him out). Also, the response time to get in in that area triples of that of a city.
ALA ALAROY (2 years ago)
I could not resist, if it was dark, at least peeing in the sea from the balcony from time to time.
Wedro (2 years ago)
A mere 3600$ without our inflation, so yes, the price of a normal house now.
Thomas Paine (2 years ago)
Rats, I was hoping this was on the market for $3K ! LOOL
Croo ookie (2 years ago)
Just looked it up to read about it some more... the owner has passed away. RIP.
tate (2 years ago)
lmao ppl in the comments are actually arguing over the price of the house in the title ahaha
STDrepository (2 years ago)
One cruise ship captain dozes off and the house and the island no longer exist.
Michael Tony V. • hi here. (2 years ago)
Aaand when the sea level rises overtime... you're fucked.
momof2 (2 years ago)
Reminds me of the house Meryl Streep lived in in the movie Lemony Snicket :) I like this home...good for him !!!!!
Will Cook (2 years ago)
I love going by this house on the way to Block Island every summer
xevious2501 (2 years ago)
I think its crazy but i love it just as well. its biggest issue is of course its utter in accessible seclusion , you cant exactly call an ambulance if your in need. coast guard maybe. and you better have a fully operational boat ready at all times. As a weekend get away, its perfect. as a full time home... thats the stuff children books are made of.
Max Gannon (2 years ago)
droooools
Joenoobs (2 years ago)
Not Hd.. ya not watching lol
David Nguy (2 years ago)
I rather live in a shithole without neighbors than live in paradise with neighbors. So, if I have money, I would buy an island.
rAha rAha (2 years ago)
So funny I remember that place when we went to the Americas Cup a few years ago, its beautiful and good for him!
kkknotcool (2 years ago)
that's something like a 13 percent interest investment. Assuming it's worth a few million today.
Black Sheep Productions (2 years ago)
$3500. No. $3600. OK. WINNER!
Oliden Izquierdo (2 years ago)
Good for him,he is happy and that is all that matters
puglover (2 years ago)
Well, he bought it in 1961. I'm pretty sure houses we're cheaper back then...
777 pop (2 years ago)
Nice investment. good for him.seems like a real cool guy
Enlightened BytheSon (2 years ago)
Thats awesome, but it looks haunted like a mf
who's your daddy (2 years ago)
fuck everyone who doesn't like him. right place, right time, right attitude. no neighbors, perfect location. awesome house. im jealous af.
Donna Frank (2 years ago)
that's beautiful
The Indian Vlog (2 years ago)
tsunamy
Shadow KILLA (2 years ago)
tsunami = rip home
Alec Hänninen (2 years ago)
Great house! So beautiful in and interesting. I also bought an old house (lime stone) 150 m2) from an Island of West Estonia, EU. The Island of Saarenmaa is much bigger. About 60 km x 35 km. It is already a Medieval place. Lot of work but I love that place and views.
Kenn Tollens (2 years ago)
What a find !! Wish I could find a beach house for that. And no neighbors on a private island. I would feel like I hit the lotto.
Douglas Mayhew (2 years ago)
Nice way to have privacy
My Songs (2 years ago)
All well and good, but in the end, you own a house in the liberal hell hole that is california. No thanks.
The Magic Bush (2 years ago)
he gathered all the friends and relatives to build his house and paid with food and drink. lol
Lauri Butt (2 years ago)
Man needs his privacy to jack off , that old geezer.
KillerJuggs (2 years ago)
Kame House is real!
Shawn Barlow (2 years ago)
28971 current USD is the equivalent of what he paid in 1961. in case anyone was curious.
GERARD LEONARD (2 years ago)
I'll buy
Freedom-Vietnam Kay (2 years ago)
He bought the house for $3600.. worth 3.6 million today
Sunny shah (2 years ago)
Perfect Zombie Apocalypse hideout
cruzan mongoose (11 months ago)
Zombies can swim, And California has a lot of zombies. WTSHTF zombies will be out of control, lol
vHelixv (2 years ago)
CNN. I don't believe it.