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Decoded: the Most 'Unique' Listings in the Country

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"Unique" is, honestly, a pretty accurate way of describing the windows on this house. That is definitely not how windows normally are, which is mostly because window placement is normally decided using factors such as "logic," "reason," and "not-ugliness." But this house doesn't play by the rules. It is literally made out of Styrofoam, "for superior energy efficiency" because it is "eco friendly." Styrofoam: the best for the environment.

Well, no, it's not, but that isn't really a bad thing. If you're spending under $250K on a house, you don't really want it to be too unique. It's got walls, a roof, a kitchen, and a bathroom. Let's not push it.

This one would be easier to mock if it wasn't for the fact that covering something in ivy has been an astoundingly effective method of conveying uniqueness in Chicago for around a century.

If you're put off by the unique architecture of this building, please take into consideration that it is within walking distance of "the new Walmart."
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