October 14th, 2010 categories: Uncategorized
Take a quick look at these amazing homes. They were pulled together by Zillow, and placed on this list of one-of-a-kind properties.
We here in Northern Virginia may not have a rival, but then again we do have the Frank Lloyd Wright home that sits near Mount Vernon (worth a visit if you have not seen it).
All of these homes are unique, but a few of special note are:
- The Shoe House (Hallham, PA) : completed in 1949. It’s pink, it’s made of stucco, it’s 25-feet tall, and in the shape of a workboot.
- The Cave House (Festus, MO) : This one is very green. At 15,000 square foot it sits inside a mountain, and consists of three chambers — one for the bedrooms, one for laundry and storage, and one where musicians like Bob Seger once performed. It features geothermal and passive solar heat.
- The Decommissioned Missile Site House (Othello, WA): If you are into bomb shelters, this one is the ultimate. It is about 3 hours east of Seattle. It’s a 6-story descent to the 125-foot diameter “center room” with 65-foot ceilings.
If any of these are on your short list, expect to pay cash. Getting a mortgage for these properties might be tough.
But if your preferences in housing are a bit more typical, and you are a home buyer or home seller in Northern Virginia, or moving into the area, please let me know how I can help. We are always here for you!
(Image courtesy: Zillow)