For every covetable midcentury modern home on the market, there’s a dozen or so (at least) outlandish houses up for sale, too. To commemorate the end of 2016, here are 13—how shall we put it—unique residences that actually went on the market in search of a buyer. From anatomy-shaped to too-on-the-nose to simply confounding, these properties prove that in many cases, money can’t buy taste. Although, sometimes, it can buy a little humor.
Once you find it, you’ll be let down that the interiors are way too normal.
A hobbit house actually sounds kind of fun.
If you’re gonna make it look like a boat you might as well make it a boat.
What even is going on here?
Designed for the founder of a fishing reel company, it is a pretty rad house, considering.
Not for sale, but also not bad-looking inside for a joke house. Lovely greenhouse.
There is a lot going on here, especially on the ceilings. (Also, of course it’s in Reno.)
Cool waterfall. Cool artwork. Could almost be a classy residence.
Just gonna lift this from the original post: “It’s the mullet of mansions: business in the front, party in the back”
Is this for real?
It’s got to take some serious guts to be able to pull off a monstrosity like this.
Not bad for a house meant to look like a private part.
You’re calling this a castle?
Bonus palate cleanser: Here’s an extraordinary, actually-thoughtfully-designed estate that might be worth its ridiculous price tag of (reportedly) $75,000,000.