Imagine seeing this in your rear-view mirror.
A 139-year-old Victorian house was moved through the streets of 旧金山 on Sunday to a new location six blocks away.
“We saw a ginormous house rolling down the street,” one witness who gathered to watch the slow-moving spectacle told KTVU. “It’s not something you see every day in San Francisco.”
“It’s amazing how they are able to move a building that size,” 添加了另一个.
Real estate broker Tim Brown, who owns the six-bedroom property, paid about $ 400,000 in fees and moving costs to relocate it from 807 Franklin St. 至 635 Fulton St., the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The house was loaded onto giant dollies and moved at a top speed of 1 英里每小时.
Its journey Sunday had been in the planning stages for years.
Veteran house mover Phil Joy told the newspaper he had to secure permits from more than 15 city agencies.
Joy said the move was tricky in part because the first part of the journey involved going downhill.
“That’s always difficult for a house,” 他说.
Along the route, parking meters were ripped up, tree limbs were trimmed and traffic signs were relocated.
Brown now plans on making the home a multi-unit rental property, according to KTVU.
与此同时, a building housing more than 60 apartments will be constructed where the home once stood, ABC7 已报告.