Built in 1960, this former Atlas missile base sits on an 8.3-acre parcel of land in Lewis, New York, approximately 50-miles south of the Canadian border. Despite being out of commission, a majority of the facility’s original equipment remains, including control panels and multiple clocks that display world time zones. Above ground, you’ll find modern furnishings, like a full kitchen, office space, bedrooms and more. It was previously on the market for just $750,000, a bargain considering that it’s designed to withstand the power of a nuclear detonation. Continue reading for more unique residences that are anything but normal.
5. Barn Home – San Antonio, Texas
On the outside, the only thing special about this barn is its massive size. But step inside? A magnificent 6,600 square-foot, two-story living space is revealed, complete with wood-paneled walls and floors, leather furnishings and glowing chandeliers. The only animals you’ll find here are the trophies of deer, bear and mountain cat.
4. Medieval Masterpiece – Newport, Oregon
Driving past this home in a suburban neighborhood probably wouldn’t catch your eye, but that all changes once you enter this home. “Your home can be your castle in this unique home with 17th century stained glass windows, hand carved woodwork, crystal chandeliers, gilt molding, exquisite stucco ceiling and more. The large kitchen is 45′ long and features tall cabinets with inlayed wood from an English tavern, fireplace, and hand carved back door. The 30′ long master suite is a work of art, with too many treasures to list,” said its owners.
3. Hidden Gem – New Orleans, Louisiana
Its style meets old world charm in this 19th century French Quarter creole cottage. Renovations include an artfully distressed exterior, open floor plan, exposed brick walls, black oak floor / ceiling, steel beaded curtains and flavor paper wall-covering. Lofty space features french imported spiral stair & horseshoe mezzanine bordered by vieux carre cast iron banister. 2 baths clad in carrara slab-marble overlook lush courtyard. Master bath w/3 sinks, Japanese soaking tub, & rain shower. Open kitchen w/14 ft granite island.
2. Purple – Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Fans of the color purple rejoice! Located in Middlesex, England, this home “has been maintained to a high standard and features a spacious through living/dining room, kitchen fitted with a comprehensive range of units, master bedroom suite to the ground floor with dressing area and en-suite shower room which would make an ideal granny annex, second double bedroom with bay window flooding the room with natural light, further third double bedroom, fourth single bedroom and a family bathroom with classic white suite.”
1. House with Backyard Pub – Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Why stumble back home after a night out at the pub, when you could just sleep there? This home in Birmingham has its very own backyard pub, complete with all the fixings. “Porch, hallway, lounge, dining room, refitted and extended kitchen, conservatory, utility, ground floor WC, four bedrooms, master bedroom with en suite, family bathroom, rear garden with pub room and front driveway,” according to the description.