This outwardly unassuming adobe home conceals a bit of a wild history: built in 1878, it was at one point the hideout of Billy the Kid, the infamous Old West bandit and a central figure in New Mexico's notorious Lincoln County War. "The outlaw Billy the Kid was hidden in a flour barrel in the kitchen and later hid under a bed in one of the front rooms when soldiers from nearby Ft. Stanton came into the house pursuing him," reads the listing for the house, which is now on the market for the $545K. It's hard to believe that the legendary gunman reportedly used to store his weapons in the floorboards of the home, since the whole place currently looks cozily-decorated and totally cute.
The 4,000-square-foot house is one of just three privately-owned houses left in the Lincoln community and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Featuring coved ceilings and 22-inch-thick adobe walls, the territorial-style home comes with three bedrooms, two full baths, and a kiva fireplace. There's no barrel in the kitchen anymore, though, reports The Washington Post.
· Billy the Kid's former hideout is on the market, and it's adorably charming [The Washington Post]
· 692 Calle La Placita [Sotheby's]