Owners Vince Marie and Priscilla Costa, of the “50 Shades of Maple Glen” house at 1612 Norristown Road in Maple Glen, have taken their house off the market. Mostly because their $750,000 asking price was not met, but also because they proved that their concept of renting out a sex basement on Air BNB is something that was in demand.
The MXS concept or Maison XS basement, was staged to go viral for marketing purposes about 6 months ago and it did just that. See the exclusive article here. Now the owners will be taking this concept to another town.
Brian Hickey from Philly Voice reports:
…What garnered that attention, primarily, were photos in online listings of sex swings, a bed with pillories, various whips, chains and sex toys including wooden fists, along with various pieces of equipment foreign to the eye of those ignorant of BDSM practices…
As many suspected, the sexualized ad was a play to drum up attention for both the home (in case someone met their asking price) and the AirBNB listing that offered the “sexual oasis” in the basement on a nightly basis for whatever renters saw fit to do down there in a “judgment-free zone.”
…To that end, homeowner Vince Marie told PhillyVoice this week that the couple is crunching numbers and finalizing a business plan before purchasing another property – one of the potential locations is about 20 miles away along the Bucks County waterfront – to relocate the MaisonXS (or “sexy house”) business.
Read the full Philly Voice article here, including a the initial tour video.
Vince and Pricilla plan to host a private party in the sex basement on August 24th and are auctioning off VIP tickets on their MaisonXS Instagram account.
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