Titles in Literate as Real Estate Headings.
August 21, 2017 5:20 PM   Subscribe

For a piece that I’m writing, I’m looking for the titles of well known of literature that could double as the heading of a real estate listing.

I’ve come up with:
As You Like It
Wind in the Willows
Animal Farm
Light in August


I like As You Like It, the others, meh. Can you think of anything better?
posted by falsedmitri to Writing & Language (28 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Far from the Madding Crowd
Cold Comfort Farm
A Room with a View
posted by moonmilk at 5:30 PM on August 21, 2017 [6 favorites]


The House of the Seven Gables.

Almost all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder titles: Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, By the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake.
posted by FencingGal at 5:32 PM on August 21, 2017 [2 favorites]


East of Eden
The Pastures of Heaven
The Pearl

posted by Carouselle at 5:33 PM on August 21, 2017 [1 favorite]


Mansfield Park.
Swann's Way.
How Much Land Does a Man Need? Is a short story by Tolstoy.
posted by kevinbelt at 5:41 PM on August 21, 2017 [2 favorites]


On the Road
The House of Mirth
posted by FencingGal at 5:53 PM on August 21, 2017 [3 favorites]


The Beautiful and Damned
Nightmare Abbey
The Way we Live Now
posted by OrangeDisk at 5:57 PM on August 21, 2017 [2 favorites]


A Clean Well-Lighted Place
Slaughterhouse Five
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Tobacco Road
Watership Down
Desert Solitaire
posted by notyou at 5:57 PM on August 21, 2017 [1 favorite]


Northanger Abbey
posted by BlahLaLa at 5:58 PM on August 21, 2017 [2 favorites]


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Secret Garden
posted by LynnDee at 6:06 PM on August 21, 2017


Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
Great Expectations
East of Eden
The Way We Live Now
posted by Sassyfras at 6:12 PM on August 21, 2017 [1 favorite]


Call of the Wild-for a vacation home
posted by eeek at 6:13 PM on August 21, 2017


Carpenter's Gothic
Labyrinths
The Jolly Corner
A River Runs Through It
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
A House for Mr Biswas
Half Magic
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Revolutionary Road
Growth of the Soil
Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters
Where the Wild Things Are
posted by miles per flower at 6:13 PM on August 21, 2017 [1 favorite]


Desire Under the Elms
The House on Pooh Corner
posted by FencingGal at 6:16 PM on August 21, 2017


A Tale of Two Cities
Far From the Madding Crowd
Bleak House (unappealing, but real-estate-y)
One Hundred Years of Solitude
posted by current resident at 6:16 PM on August 21, 2017


Sold
posted by Sassyfras at 6:25 PM on August 21, 2017


The House of the Spirits
Wuthering Heights
The Two Towers
The Magic Mountain
The House of Mirth
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
A Thousand Acres
A Bend in the River
A Room of One's Own
posted by water under the bridge at 6:52 PM on August 21, 2017


Bleak House
The House at Pooh Corners
Cat On A Hot tin Roof
Tea House of the August Moon
posted by Oyéah at 8:12 PM on August 21, 2017


The American Dream (it's a play by Edward Albee, does that count?)
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 8:52 PM on August 21, 2017


Flowers In The Attic
posted by SisterHavana at 9:52 PM on August 21, 2017


I Capture the Castle
A Place of Greater Safety
House of Leaves
posted by misteraitch at 1:19 AM on August 22, 2017


Dune
A Doll's House
Nothing to Envy
The Sun Also Rises
Vineland
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Red and the Black
The Castle
Beloved
The Magic Mountain
On the Road
The Color Purple
American Pastoral
The Waves
Independent People
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Call of the Wild
A Room with a View
The Master Builder
The House of the Spirits
The Would-Be Gentleman
Journey to the West
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
The House of Mirth
Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Cherry Orchard
The Clouds
Dream of the Red Chamber
Tender is the Night
The Way We Live Now
Rabbit at Rest
The Road
Utopia
The Good Earth
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Custom of the Country
Never Let Me Go
Invisible Cities
The Sea, the Sea
Long Day's Journey into Night
2666
Parade's End
Norwegian Wood
Look Homeward, Angel
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Naked Lunch
The Moon and the Bonfires
Call it Sleep
Snow Crash
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Man of Property
Foundation
All the Pretty Horses
The Bean Trees
Oranges are not the Only Fruit
Cry, the Beloved Country
Some Prefer Nettles
A Separate Peace
My Book House
Of Time and the River
Housekeeping
If Not Now, When?
Teahouse
Another Country
Journey by Moonlight
Soul Mountain
Growth and the Soil
The Three-Arched Bridge
Where the Wild Things Are
The Known World
The Day of the Locust
The Line of Beauty
Manhattan Transfer
The Cloister and the Hearth
The Island Within
The Sheltering Sky
Brick Lane
The Fall
posted by Joseph Gurl at 1:20 AM on August 22, 2017


This Side of Paradise (F Scott Fitzgerald) / reverse of this would be Paradise Lost
At the Bay (Katherine Mansfield)
Under the Greenwood Tree (Thomas Hardy)
A Study in Scarlet (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Skylight Room (also The Furnished Room) (O Henry)

(Bleak House as a real estate listing title made me laugh, and that got me thinking of other headings that maybe wouldn't be great for sales: Much Ado About Nothing, The Waste Land, Peril at End House, The Mousetrap.)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 1:40 AM on August 22, 2017 [2 favorites]


[Just as a quick note, to keep this useful, do try to avoid titles that might refer to a place, structure, view, or whatever but are negative ideas in terms of a listing that is actually trying to promote the sale (or rental) of a property. Thanks.]
posted by taz (staff) at 1:44 AM on August 22, 2017


Depending on the specific real estate:

A Fine and Private Place
Where Angels Fear to Tread
Great Expectations
A Room of One's Own
The Call of the Wild
posted by gideonfrog at 5:52 AM on August 22, 2017 [1 favorite]


The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
posted by ubiquity at 6:22 AM on August 22, 2017


A Place of Greater Safety
posted by bluebird at 11:48 AM on August 22, 2017


The Mill on the Floss
posted by wenestvedt at 12:29 PM on August 22, 2017


The Best-Kept Secret

(ok, on second thought, a murder mystery might not be the best allusion....)
posted by FlyingMonkey at 4:47 AM on September 20, 2017


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