Wh-what? You’re telling me that the Zwarte Parel – the Black Pearl – is on the market? And the asking price is only 299,000 euro’s? It was built in 1901 and completely – and I mean completely – renovated in 2010 and has an Escher like floor plan and a stunning black facade. Which might be just the thing to convince Desiree of VosgesParis.com to trade her beloved Amsterdam for my beloved Rotterdam. The owner is organizing an open door day this Saturday September 14th from 12:30 to 14:30 – which might have been worth checking if I had the time. Anyway, If you’re looking for a place with a WOW factor (and don’t mind living in the Charlois area – minor detail *cough*) then go to Maarten Makelaardij for the full listing.