A Florida home has been dubbed the ‘House of Budweiser’ for its floor-to-ceiling beer cans that cover the interior

  • A home in Lake Worth, Florida, has been named the “House of Budweiser” by the brand because it has walls covered in beer cans.
  • The condo’s previous homeowner covered every room in the house — except for its two bathrooms — with Budweiser beer cans that he drank.
  • The home was purchased on September 6 after a bidding war that started at $100,000.
  • Budweiser’s parent company, Anheuser-Busch, has offered to stock the fridge with beer for the condo’s new resident(s).

The brand Budweiser has named a Florida condo the “House of Budweiser” for its floor-to-ceiling beer cans that cover the interior of the home.

The 815-square-foot condo in Lake Worth, Florida, was listed by Kearney & Associates Realty and went on the market for $100,000 on August 19.

After a bidding war, the home went under contract on September 6. Details of the final purchase price remain confidential as the closing is still pending.Advertisement


The home’s previous owner and decorator was US Navy veteran Michael Amelotte, who died in June at age 69 after battling cancer.

Amelotte purchased the two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in 1986 and started putting beer cans on the wall around 1990. He spent 16 years decorating his home and completed it in 2006, Jesse Kearney, a listing broker at Kearney & Associates Realty, told Insider.

There are Budweiser cans from three decades covering the walls.Kearney & Associates Realty

Kearney said that he initially thought it was going to be a challenge to sell the unique home, but he soon started getting calls about it from around the world.

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“We’ve been getting calls about it from as far away as New Zealand — yesterday I spoke with someone from Sweden, and it’s all over the news in the UK,” Kearney said.

Amelotte drank every single beer can that decorates the home.Kearney & Associates Realty

According to Kearney, each now-empty beer can was consumed by Amelotte while he lived in the home. Kearney also said that the condo’s decor reflects how the Budweiser logo and design changed through the years.
“When you go from room to room, you can see where Budweiser switched their branding logos, and the cans are just a little different,” Kearney said.Advertisement


Kearney said that the home doesn’t smell like beer, as Amelotte cleaned each can before adding it to the wall.

Every room in the home, except for the two bathrooms, has beer can-covered walls.

The home’s bathrooms are the only spaces without beer can-covered walls.Kearney & Associates Realty

Jennifer LoVerde, who was friends with Amelotte for 16 years before he died, told Insider that he was “obsessed” with Budweiser and refused to drink any other beer.Advertisement


“One time I went to go get beer and I got Bud Light instead of Budweiser, and he literally told me to turn around and go return it for Budweiser. He would not let me in the house with the Bud Light,” LoVerde said.

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Gauri Khan to turn author with coffee-table book on interior design, says ‘excited’ as she shares cover – bollywood

Home / Bollywood / Gauri Khan to turn author with coffee-table book on interior design, says ‘excited’ as she shares cover

Gauri Khan will turn author with a coffee-table book, which has been tentatively titled My Life in Design. The book will be published in 2021 and will have unseen pictures as well as her design philosophy.

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Updated: Sep 14, 2020 19:15 IST

Gauri Khan will talk about interior design in a coffee-table book that will be launched in 2021.
Gauri Khan will talk about interior design in a coffee-table book that will be launched in 2021.

Interior designer Gauri Khan, wife of Shah Rukh Khan, is all set to turn author with a coffee-table book tentatively titled My Life in Design. The book, which will be published by Penguin under the Ebury Press next year, will feature unseen pictures of her interior design projects, family and residence. She will also talk about her design philosophy and style.

Gauri took to Instagram to share the cover of the book and said that she was ‘excited’ about it. “Excited about this coffee-table book with @penguinindia . One of the best shoots I’ve done. Thanks @avigowariker!,” she wrote. She looked chic in a red jumpsuit.

 

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Excited about this coffee-table book with @penguinindia . One of the best shoots I’ve done. Thanks @avigowariker ! @beautybyg_thelook @mehakoberoi @stylebyami @billysiddiqi @mileeashwarya19 @bottomlinemedia #Repost @archdigestindia ・・・ Gauri Khan’s (@gaurikhan) design journey started long before she took it up professionally and established her eponymous brand Gauri Khan Designs (GKD). It was through passion projects, a keen interest in interiors, and her innate talent to visualise a space that made her realise her love for design. She reveals, “I discovered my talent while doing up my own home. I realised it was something I loved deeply, but it has been a long journey that I hope to showcase through my coffee-table book.” # The pandemic-induced pause in our lives, not only made us homebound, but also made us realise the importance of physical spaces around us. Khan’s book hopes to lend inspiration, and also showcase a treasure trove of never-seen-before photos of her work, family and residence. She says, “The lockdown gave me time to work on this coffee-table book. It will contain exclusive project pictures and information that I feel could guide aspiring designers or those who are just generally interested in the art of design.” # Gauri Khan’s coffee-table book tentatively titled ‘My Life in Design’ is set to release in 2021 and will be published by Penguin (@penguinindia) under the Ebury Press. More in #linkinbio Photo: Avinash Gowarikar (@avigowariker) Writer: Kriti Saraswat-Satpathy (@kriworks) #architecturaldigest #ADIndia #gaurikhan #coffeetablebook #news

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In another Instagram post, Gauri was seen wearing a green sequined gown. Both the pictures were taken by photographer Avinash Gowariker. Fitness trainer Deanne Pandey congratulated her and wrote, “Congratulations @gaurikhan welcome to the world of authors/writers/books.”

 

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Use These Home Improvement Grants to Cover Your Next Project

One of the primary problems when doing a home improvement project is the cost to do the project correctly. Luckily, there may be a grant that will help you offset the expense. Dozens of government-sponsored home improvement grants offer money to homeowners making selected updates to their properties. Of course, not everyone—nor every project—will qualify for grant funds.

Grants are highly competitive, and many are designed for specific improvements that ensure the home is safe, accessible, livable and non-hazardous to those on the property and in the community. Read on to see if a home improvement grant can help you achieve your goals.

Home Improvement Grant

A home improvement grant also called a “home repair grant,” is a type of financial aid issued by the government at the federal, state or municipality level. It’s designed to help homeowners in that region make select improvements to their properties.

As long as the applicant and the project meet certain requirements, a home improvement grant does not need to be repaid.

Where to Find Home Improvement Grants

There are several places you can find available home improvement grants. Your best bet is to start with your local HUD office (Housing and Urban Development). HUD offers grants like the HOME Investment Partnerships Program for low-income homeowners, as well as various types of home repair loans. Visit HUD.gov to find the office in your area.

You can also look to the National Residential Improvement Association for grants. Just fill out the NRIA’s brief application form, and tell them about your property, the home’s history and the projects or improvements you’d like to take on. An NRIA specialist will get back to you with potential grants you may be eligible for. They might also include options for tax credits, home improvement loans, discount programs and local incentives that can help you cover—or at least reduce—the cost of your projects.

Finally, if you’re in a designated rural area, you can also apply for a home improvement grant with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These grants offer up to $7,500 toward addressing health and safety hazards at the home or improving its accessibility.

Requirements & Eligibility

Eligibility requirements vary by the grant. For the most part, grants will have requirements pertaining to the homeowner’s income, their location and the projects the money can be used on.

Check out the following resources for eligibility on some of the more commonly used home improvement grants:

Just like with your mortgage application, you will need to produce documentation to prove your income. You may also need to prove your financial need, as well as offer assessments of your home’s conditions, your estimated project costs and more. Make sure you know the full scope of requirements for each grant you apply for. Remember, most grants are very limited in number and only a few homeowners are chosen.

Home Improvement Grants vs. Other Options

Grants aren’t the only way you can fund your much-needed home improvement projects.

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