We all know that reality can be so much stranger than fiction – and we can certainly say that’s the case for the real estate market. Sure, some houses and apartments have weird quirks or odd layouts, but these listings? They take strange to the next level.
Here are 50 property listings that came with some very unique options and features.
Did they really think these would be good selling points? Yikes.
#1 Hidden underground city
Someone stumbled upon a real estate listing for a massive, gorgeous mansion. When they started scrolling through the photos, they noticed there was a crazy surprise in the basement – an entire fake city. Why? No idea.
#2 Wash and cook at the same time!
Wouldn’t it be a dream if you could cook your dinner while doing a load of laundry at the exact same time? No. Of course not. That’s weird. What is happening here?
#3 Hope you aren’t claustrophobic
How could we describe this bedroom? Cozy? Quaint? Charming? Suffocating? We’ll let you decide. There’s all one thing we can agree on though – this room is freaking small.
#4 No, really! It’s grass!
Photoshop can be super deceiving when done correctly. This photo editing job, however? We’re not quite sure who they think they’re fooling. It looks like it was done with the old Paint ‘app’.
#5 It’s a one-stop-shop
There is so much going on in this bathroom (laundry room?) that we don’t even know where to begin. The toilet and washing machine are uncomfortably close and the sink is on the edge of a step. Who built this?
#6 This pink nightmare
You are going to really need to love pink and fuschia if you’re going to purchase this home. Either that or you’re going to need to completely gut this entire room. At least the lighting is cute?
#7 There is so much wrong with this
So…a toilet in the middle of the kitchen right by a window seemed like a good idea? Now you can slice, dice, and flush all in the same room! What a selling point.
#8 Cats not included
The listing for this funky tiny apartment happened to include cats with every photo. They’re not included with the place, but if you’re allergic, you might want to do a deep clean before you move in. Cute tactic though.
#9 Disney fanatic
The person who lived at this house clearly had a borderline unhealthy obsession with Mickey Mouse. The entire home is covered with the Disney character from head to toe. Apparently, themed homes are actually a thing, and people like them.
#10 What is even happening?
This attic apartment has a super bizarre bed that is elevated off the floor and over the stairs. What was the thinking process on this one? There are way more questions than answers here.
#11 Awkward when guests are over
This apartment has a shower smack dab in the middle of the living room. It also has a somewhat transparent door. It makes things a tad bit awkward when you have guests over, don’t you think?
#12 Holy carpet and mirrors!
You really have to question some people’s taste in interior decor. Whoever designed this room went seriously overboard with just about everything in the room. The carpet, the curtains, the mirrored wall – it’s all…a lot.
#13 Pick a door, any door!
Are these closets? Are they secret passageways? What’s up with all of the doors? It makes the wall look like a real-life advent calendar. So strange.
#14 Scary or awesome?
“A friend bought a new house in 2017. When a cable technician went down the basement, they found this shrine to Nicholas Cage,” shared someone on Reddit. Whoever lived there prior really went through some effort to build this weirdness.
#15 $1 million home
Would you believe us if we told you that this was a real photo from a real property listing? Then, would you believe us if we told you that this house sold for over $1 million dollars? It sounds like we’re making it up, but we’re not.
#16 Just slightly blurry…
This was an actual photo that was shared on a property listing. You can’t exactly get a feel for the curb appeal when you’re looking through blurred, teary eyes. Can we get a re-take, please?
#17 Aww, grandma!
“My grandmother is trying to sell her house in Florida. Here’s what the photos look like,” shared one Twitter user. We don’t know about you but we’d buy this house in a heartbeat thanks to her. She’s too adorable!
Here’s another property listing that practically leaves us speechless. But we can’t stay quiet when, once again, there are SO MANY QUESTIONS! The design of the home is gaudy and bizarre. And what the heck is the TV doing up there? Someone explain.
#19 A bathroom fit for royalty
The description of this bathroom stated that it was reminiscent of the Palace of Versailles in France. One – they must not have ever been to the Palace of Versailles. And two – if the Palace of Versailles was built on a tight budget in the late 70s.
#20 People dream of this!
“My wife and I bought a house. After a while, she noticed a hatch in the floor, and we found THIS. No wonder the box was so heavy,” said this Imgur user. Could you imagine? It’s like something out of a movie.
#21 An out-of-place castle
They clearly wanted their house to look like a castle, but it looks like something out of a poorly designed video game? It’s pretty over-the-top and it looks a bit out of the place. P.S. This is located in Wisconsin.
A realtor likes to dress up as Bigfoot and pose in his home’s listing photos. It has a real Harry and the Hendersons vibe and we’re diggin’ it. It probably works out pretty well for him.
#23 Couldn’t tidy up first?
If you’re going to take photos of your home to display online for potential buyers…you might consider making it look appealing. You know…maybe clean up a little? We see the cleaning products but then it just kinda stops there.
#24 That’s a hard pass
Look. We don’t know what happened in here and honestly, we don’t want to know. In fact, we’ll just back away slowly and pretend we didn’t see anything. Byeeee!
#25 That’s not going to work
It’s nice that this property has an air conditioner, it’s always lovely to sleep at a cool temperature. There’s just one problem. I suppose you just need to find an extension cord?
#26 Slight fire damage
Don’t worry, folks. It’s just the second floor that has fire damage. It just happens to be…extensive. But you can buy it for a steal!
#27 Maybe it’s not what we think it is…
Come on, guys. Let’s be optimistic about this. Maybe that spraypaint in the hall says “Surprise, my cocoa puff!” Regardless, it’s nothing a few coats of paint can’t fix, right?
#28 Just in case
“My apartment building has a World War II air-raid shelter in the basement,” said this Reddit user. I suppose in this day in age, it’s not a bad idea to have a bunker around.
#29 Why? What? Huh?
Is your mind blown? Yep. Ours too. Nevermind the animal print bedding and decor, what is with the ceiling? It’s covered in what looks like random names. That colorful living room in the background looks like a whole ‘nother story.
#30 Who took the photo?
The mirrored closet is a bit much but that’s not really the strange thing about this photo. We don’t know about you, but we don’t trust a real estate agent that doesn’t have a reflection. Seriously, though. How did they take this picture?
#31 What’s in it?!
These folks found a hidden safe behind a fake power socket in their new house. We’re dying to know if anything was inside! Maybe they didn’t post because they didn’t want people to know they found millions of dollars in cash.
#32 Not for the faint of heart
This property listing features the very bright and very vivid colors of this person’s quirky home. Don’t worry, you don’t have to keep all of the decor, you’ll just need to deal with the multi-colored rainbow walls.
Did the architect not once stop to think that the windows resembled something? It seems pretty obvious to us, but hey! Whatever floats your boat.
If you know you’re going to be on the toilet for a minute, why not bring your laptop in so you can work? Or maybe iron some clothes? Or perhaps even eat a meal?
#35 Hold your horses
Was this a marketing tactic or what? There are definitely horse stables on the property but why they decided to show a horse in the living room is beyond us. Maybe that’s a normal occurrence for the previous owners.
#36 Don’t forget to mow your pool
The good news is…the property has a pool! The bad news is…it looks like this. This backyard needs some serious TLC. It looks like a scene from Jumanji back here.
We’re all about some avant-garde architecture but this triangle points all over the top of this house are just strange. Are they all skylights? Why did they all have to be so pointy? Maybe it keeps away birds?
#38 The stuff of nightmares
This scene is pretty much straight out of a horror film. Whoever moves into this house next should probably have a priest come in and do some blessings or something. Not feeling these vibes at all.
#39 “Second bedroom”
We don’t know who they think they’re fooling but this “bedroom” is most obviously in the closet. And apparently you need to be less than 4-feet tall to even fit in that bed if you wanted to. Nice attempt at maximizing space, I guess.
#40 Don’t mind the boulder
Pay no attention to the massive boulder in the middle of the living room. It’s part of the decor. It really brings nature inside, don’t you think?