12 Strange, Unusual Homes For Sale According to Forbes -- #10 is Totally Outrageous!

Posted by Staff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com) on Nov 30, 2015 05:07 PM EST
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 23: A 'For Sale' sign sits in the front yard of a townhouse June 23, 2015 in Northeast Washington, DC. Purchases of new homes in the U.S. rose in May to the highest level in seven years, signaling that the industry may be gaining momentum heading toward the second half of the year. (Photo : Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A list of weird, strange, and unusual homes which were actually for sale were gathered. Some of them weren't expected to be that outrageous.

Forbes reported that there were 12 houses that were listed for sale. The designs were more than unique, nearly outrageous. However, the prices were really surprisingly high from $225,000 up to $13 million. These properties were listed in Trulia.com, Realtor.com, Sotheby's International Realty, Prudential Douglas Elliman and Stribling & Associates.

First on the list is "The Mushroom House" situated in 142 Park Road, Pittsford, New York. The $1.1 million worth house is designed from a mushroom [as inspiration] wherein they seem to appear like three connected mushrooms. The house is surrounded with trees making it look elegantly shabby on the outside.

According to the listing, the interior of this "pod" home is designed with mosaic tiling. The entire look from the inside was inspired by a "a stem of Queen Anne's lace."

Second is the "Frank Gehry's Schnabel House" located in 526 N. Carmelina Avenue, Los Angeles, California. This property listed is worth $13 million in Hilton & Hyland. From the outside, the buyer could see that it is surrounded with swimming pool.

Based from the given description, the house is labelled as "village of sculptural forms" because it is really clear that it is designed just like that. The whole house is built from copper, stucco, wood, glass, and lead. It also included a 3,000-square-foot reflecting pond off the master bedroom.

Third on the list is the "Monolithic Dome Home" at 35 April Way, El Prado, New Mexico. The list price is around $225,000 in Dreamcatcher Real Estate listing.

From the outside and even the inside, the house is constructed from Airform, steel-reinforced concrete and polyurethane foam within the 1,000-square foot "dome home." The whole flooring has also a pre-installed heating in case the desert ground gets chilly.

Fourth is the "Stone Castle" for around $2.99 million, situated along 4720 Grosvenor Avenue, The Bronx, New York. The house is found at Stribling & Associates listing for sale.

The "Stone Castle" is inspired from a mimic 16th century Croatian castle. "The Riverdale mansion touts a two-story turret," described from the listing.

The fifth property featured is the "Floating Home" because it is literally looking floating. The house is located in 2369 Fairview Avenue E6, Seattle, W.A. The list price is around $3.45 million and is listed in Coldwell Banker Bain Associates.

The house is permanently attached to its "dock" with "tri-level custom home that sits atop the water in a gated 'floating waterfront community' in the Westlake neighbourhood."

Next is the "Desert Nomad House" in 6353 West Sweetwater Drive, Tucson, Arizona, which is the sixth property included in the list. According to Long Realty, where the property is listed, the price is worth $975,000. From the entire view of the house, it is facing the hills, which is really cool and relaxing.

Forbes stated that this house comprised three steel and glass cubes which are accessible by outdoor walkways. "Architect Rick Joy's Sonoran Desert modules are meant to be as much an artistic statement as a residence."

The seventh property for sale is the "Concerted Church with $1.5 million worth price based from Northwood Realty Services. This is located in 459 40th Street 2, Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania.

"Moroccan Palace" lies in the eighth place on Forbes' list. This property is located in 4 Rivercrest, Houston, Texas with a worth price of $8.9 million in Doug English Properties listing.

This Moroccan-inspired palace brought North African flare to the Lone Star state. "This replica Moroccan mansion touts a colourfully tiled inner courtyard and a petting zoo," as per listing in Realtor.com.

Ninth unusual home for sale is the "Sculpture Home" in 86 Sabino Gonzalez, Glorieta, New Mexico. The property is worth $1.68 million based from Sotheby's International Realty listing.

According to Forbes, this angular home is elevated from 20 feet from each ends of the house. The Bart Prince design has built special terraces for studying sunrises, sunsets, and the moon.

Tenth and the weirdest among the list is "The World Residences At Sea" which is worth the price - depending on the unit. ROW Management Ltd., stated that this property is located in ports around word v headquarters at Miramar, Florida.

The home is floating around Florida ports having the residents on-board all the time. This luxury liner is scheduled to cruise around more than week or two. The listing mentioned, "They purchase the apartments and here full-time, hopping from one city to another in the comfort of their own apartments."

The eleventh property for sale based from Forbes' list is the "Plum Resident" in 141 Sundance, Mountain Village, Colorado. The said property is worth $8.5 million based from the listing made in Sotheby's International Realty.

Forbes stated, "The architects of this ski estate channelled Telluride's mining past, incorporating recycled mining materials into its construction and an enclosed steel and timber bridge between its two buildings."

The last but not the least, the twelfth unusual property for sale is "M At Beekman Condo" located in 345 East 50th Street, New York, New York. This home is worth $1.7 million in Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate listing.

According to the listing, this property has a two-bed behind the front door, with two-bath Manhattan apartment at the same time that lies a wood-paneled master bedroom suite which is fashioned like of a the ship's interior. 

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