The average person spends more than a third of their time on earth sleeping, so bedrooms tend to factor into real estate purchases more than, say, game rooms and media centers. Still, some homeowners find ways to personalize their private chambers in some out-of-this-world ways, for better or for worse. These extreme bedrooms pop up when the houses head to market, but might be a hinderance if the buyers aren't into velvet or chintz or Roman replicas. Then again, if they offer a cool slide to a water wake up, they might help sell the place. Slip a closet door open in this British bedroom, commit to a trip down a dark tube, and, surprise!, find oneself in a stunning indoor swimming pool. Yep, it's that easy for the buyer of the $3.15M "most daring & innovative house ever built." The subterranean mansion in Bowdon, Cheshire packs some James Bond wizardry into its master bedroom, but the craziest part of the design might be the absolute lack of windows. Okay, so the jacuzzi atrium features a skylight, but without the morning sun, it's a good thing the owner can splash more than a little water on their face in the AM. We've got 11 more crazy, surprising, extreme bedrooms waiting after the jump.
? Designed by maximalist master Tony Duquette's longtime partner, Hutton Wilkinson, this green bedroom with South Asian influences can be had for $925K, as part of a co-op in Los Angeles. The Wilshire Terrace building brings a few snags, like an all-cash requirement and $2,000-per-month in HOAs.
? Palm Springs might be known for its midcentury glamour, but this over-the-top boudoir was bringing down a 3,200-square-foot ranch in the middle of town. The place had its price chopped by $300K before finally selling, more than two years after it was first listed. And yes, the rest of the house shares the bedroom's taste for oodles of velvet.
? Purple reigns supreme in this hideous Australian house, coating the walls of the living room and providing touches of eye-searing violet in the bedroom. That the place was offensive in hue didn't hurt the sale at all though, it sold for something close to the $625K asking price.
? The HDR photography didn't add a thing to this overwrought bedroom in a $2.15M Huntington Beach, Calif. manse. The bedroom has carved wood stuffed in every available corner, lending the place a less-than-convincing medieval air.
? Australia rears an ugly head again with this Sydney boudoir, which features a bathtub surrounded by a sorry replica of a Roman bath. Plus, and we can't be certain, but the bed sure looks heart-shaped. Tack the cost of custom sheets onto the sale price, this place sold last August.
? Faux stone finishing and black leather are the keys to failure in this truly Texas-sized bachelor pad of a bedroom. Part of a $9.8M "contemporary" mansion, this place missed the modern boat back in the early 1990s.
? In Russia, a luxury bedroom isn't complete without some neon green lighting to illuminate the crown molding. At least that's the impression we got from this master bedroom, part of an extravagant $24M offering outside of Moscow.
? The Brits generally prefer their strange in smaller packages, and this cottage bedroom succeeds in cramming in enough chintz to satisfy ten grannies, then doubles it all up with a mirrored wall. The somewhat claustrophobic cottage is for sale at $250K.
? High-priced abominations are no stranger to New York City, where this Trump penthouse weirds out with a mix of Asian influences, a giant cracked geode, and tiger print carpeting. The views of Central Park are extreme in a good way, but the price, $24M, helps put everything in perspective.
? When model Agyness Deyn did up her Brooklyn bedroom, she took things "under the sea" with a coral mural, seashell light fixtures, and a blue ceiling. Surprisingly, this might be the most sedate room in Deyn's loft, currently listed for $2.5M, but in contract to sell.
? Neon isn't just a Russian thing, at least not in L.A., where this under-lit bed looks more like a modified Civic than a comfortable place to sleep. It's part of an $8.9M house with a private disco, neon galore, Hollywood sign, and 10 bedrooms, all available for rent at $29,500 per month.
? What to do as a young software millionaire? Deck out an L.A. mansion in a very dated, tacky form of luxury then try to cash in on the $6.5M resale. The trouble is, this opulent master bedroom is located in Woodland Hills, where comps are selling for a third the price per square foot. Location, location, location probably drove the owner to pull it from the market.
· Futuristic Bedroom Water Slide For Those Who Really Need a Dip [Curbed National]
· Bowdon, Cheshire [Country Life UK]
· It's All Green for This On-The-Market Hutton Wilkinson Bedroom [Curbed National]
· PriceChopper: Best Little Whorehouse in Palm Springs Reduced [Curbed LA]
· Australian Temple of Technicolor Madness Actually Finds a Buyer [Curbed National]
· HDR Photography Jazzes Up "Tuscan Remodel" in California [Curbed National]
· "Cleopatra-Style" Bath Near Sydney Bids the Market Adieu [Curbed National]
· This Gargantuan Ten-Million-Dollar Texan is So '80s it Hurts [Curbed National]
· Massive Russian Manse Alight With That Super-Special Glow [Curbed National]
· Mirror Only Doubles the Patterned Horror in this Brit Cottage [Curbed National]
· Trumpiest Apartment in Town Asks $24 Million [Curbed NY]
· Agyness Deyn's Williamsburg Apartment is a Tragedie [Curbed NY]
· Neon, Neon, Neon, a Disco, and a Hollywood Sign in the Hills [Curbed LA]
· Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dungeon in Woodland Hills? [Curbed LA]