Bitcoin is back! Not that it ever really left, but these days, the cryptocurrency with the ballooning value has become a tad more mainstream.
Tesla recently announced that it will soon be accepting bitcoin as payment for its electric vehicles.
And there's no better place to park your bitcoin-bought Tesla than in front of a home that you purchased with virtual currency.
With bitcoin on the brain, we spotted 11 listings across the country that declare they're ready to accept cryptocurrency for full or partial payment.
Of course, you might be able to purchase any home for sale with the internet-based payment system. A buyer could always inquire whether a seller is hip to the cryptocurrency. However, in the case of the listings below, you can rest assured that a digital payment will be welcome.
As a refresher, Bitcoin is an online monetary system independent of governments or banks, meaning that transactions are more direct. Each payment is documented and verified through blockchain—an online, shared database.
The upside? Transactions are more direct and can be completed in minutes or days, rather than the traditional closing period of weeks or months. A downside? Capital gains tax can apply. And, of course, with the wild oscillations of the crypto market, the currency is still a risky bet.
But if you happen to have a few coins burning a hole in your (online) wallet, here's a look at how you could spend them. (Spoiler alert: Hope you like Florida.)
To give a sense of how much online coin you’d be parting with, we included a dollar-to-bitcoin currency conversion, calculated on Feb. 11, 2021. Prices range from the affordable to the aspirational, from cute condos to a massive Manhattan mansion. Take a look.
Price: $3,695,000, or 78.72 bitcoin
Property perks: Located atop the luxurious Trump Royale tower, this two-story, 4,300 square-foot dwelling offers panoramic views of the ocean, downtown Miami, and the Intracoastal Waterway.
The combined two-unit abode includes top-of-the-line finishes by the designer Roberto Cavalli, a German-designed kitchen, a private, pneumatic glass elevator, and oceanside and cityside terraces.
Amenities for residents include beach and pool services, restaurants, a beachside bar, gym, and tennis courts. Meanwhile, a gated entry and 24-hour security allow for peace of mind.
Price: $29.9 million, (or for digital currency equivalent to 1.5 times the offered price in U.S. dollars) 955.52 bitcoin
Property perks: Plunk down some serious coin for this majestic Beaux Arts abode. The tallest townhouse on the block, the residence from 1904 features 12,380 square feet of interior space, plus an additional 2,500 square feet of exterior space.
The spacious, 22-foot wide structure features 13-feet-high ceilings, seven bedrooms, and 9.5 bathrooms. A solid bronze marble entrance leads to a marble reception gallery and staircase connecting the space to the upper floors.
The townhome features 12 working fireplaces, and a separate penthouse on the fifth and sixth floors.
Price: $2.8 million or 59 bitcoin
Property perks: Located on Nob Hill, the “sensationally” remodeled four-bedroom, loftlike residence features soaring 12-foot beamed and coffered ceilings.
Luxuriate in views of the San Francisco Bay and the downtown skyline, as well as wide-open entertaining and living spaces. The master bedroom boasts a view of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid.
A renovation five years ago reimagined the 1920s-era design and updated it for a contemporary lifestyle.
Price: $1,488,000 or 31.36 bitcoin
Property perks: The property brought in a whopping $160,000 worth of rental income in 2020. The listing details note that the home offers an ideal vacation escape and plenty of rental income when it's not in use by the owners.
The three-bedroom beachfront home includes a pool and outdoor entertainment area with a picnic table, sink, and fridge—and the house comes furnished. It’s just a block from downtown St. George Island shops and restaurants.
Apparently, someone has been sold on it, since it looks as if a sale is pending, after a little more than two weeks on the market.
Price: $579,000 or 12.17 bitcoin
Property perks: Enjoy the peaceful serenity of 20 acres in this home, built in 2016.
The two-story, five-bedroom abode is spread over three levels.The open-concept main level includes a living room with cathedral ceilings and a stone fireplace, a gourmet kitchen with an island, a formal dining room, and two offices.
The walkout lower level comes with a wet bar and bathroom. Along with a deck and backyard, the property includes ATV trails and flat areas for a pavilion or fire pit.
Price: $898,000, or 18.80 bitcoin
Property perks: Located in the exclusive Excelsior Tower of The Americana at Brand, this two-bedroom condo is perched above shops and restaurants.
With 1,335 square feet, the layout includes a designer kitchen with high-end appliances, Caesarstone countertops, and a custom tile backsplash.
The living and dining area includes hardwood flooring and glass doors that open to a private balcony. Bathrooms boast marble counters, and the bedrooms come with wool carpet. Building perks include two parking spots, concierge service, and a takeout and grocery-delivery service.
Price: $335,000, or 7 bitcoin
Property perks: This completely remodeled one-bedroom condo features skyline and water vistas. Take in the views from the private balcony off the living and dining area, which features an open kitchen and contemporary design.
The building offers a gym, tennis court, and parking space. Located in the Brickell neighborhood, this place is close to restaurants, shops, parks, and the beach.
Price: $2,870,000, or 59.99 bitcoin
Property perks: This spacious “home in the sky” comes with private elevators and unobstructed water and city views.
The light-filled four-bedroom unit comes with tile floors, and a gourmet kitchen with stainless-steel Sub-Zero fridge and Miele appliances.
A formal dining room and living room both open to the balcony. The master bedroom has glass doors and balcony access, an en suite bathroom, and a walk-in closet. Three balconies offer plenty of choices for basking in the sun.
Price: $1,119,000, or 23.42 bitcoin
Property perks: Located just outside town and about 15 minutes to Sundance, this 13-acre property includes a five-bedroom main house with room enough to add another dwelling.
The 4,705-square-foot custom home has a formal dining and living area, plus a separate, eat-in kitchen. The family room has a fireplace and easy access to the outdoors.
A master bedroom includes a sitting area plus a balcony. For folks looking to farm more than cryptocurrency, the grounds include a barn and two livestock corrals.
Price: $608,000, or 12.73 bitcoin
Property perks: Built in 2005, this golf-course home has been “meticulously maintained.” The layout of the four-bedroom residence includes a formal dining room and redone island kitchen, with top-of-the-line appliances.
Upstairs, the oversized master suite has two walk-in closets and a balcony with golf course views. Along with front and rear porches, the property comes with an oversized, two-car garage.
The large lot has a big backyard with a fire pit and swim spa. After a price drop last month, the charming abode may have found a buyer.
Price: $377,600, or 7.81 bitcoin
Property perks: Move right in to this fully remodeled corner-unit condo, with water views. The two-bedroom space features a wide open, state-of-the-art kitchen with new appliances and stone countertops.
The living and dining areas open to a patio, and the ceilings feature LED lighting in every room. Building amenities include two pools with daytime cabanas, tennis courts, a putting green, and a gym.