Cool Design: 15 Unusual Homes Available Now
Above: Live inside this spaceship-like dome in New York.
This wooden dome home is surrounded by 28 acres of forest in Mohonk Preserve in New York.
With 2,300 square feet of space, it has three bedrooms, two levels, and a library. Plus, there’s a cedar deck outside that surrounds the home.
Address: 116 Canaan Road, New Paltz, NY
Live in a little red caboose in Wisconsin.
While living in a century-old train car may not sound luxurious, this caboose was converted into a summer home and has a kitchen, bath, eating area, and bunk beds.
There’s also a two-story cabin (or “train station”) with a porch, game room, bedroom, and deck.
Address: 6004 Bay Shore Drive, Sturgeon Bay, WI
If you’re worried about the end of days, this home has a bunker.
Any doomsday prepper will love this Texas home that comes with a 1000-square-foot bunker that can sleep 12 people.
Above ground, the home has its own private golf green, an outdoor cooking area, three bedrooms, and 4,500 square feet of space.
Address: 1077 Honeysuckle Court, Possum Kingdom Lake, TX
Live in your very own windmill in Massachusetts.
This windmill house is in a seaside Massachusetts village and looks like something out of a story book.
The mini 440-square-foot home has a deck, garden, and charming outdoor shower.
Address: 209 Shore Road Unit 3, Chatham, MA
This five-bedroom home in Arizona has vintage railroad cars that are buried in the lower level.
Below the sprawling five-acre property in Cave Creek, Arizona, are vintage railroad cars that have been transformed into a bar, game room, and tool shed.
The five-bedroom home also has a pool, room for 25 horses, and multiple balconies to enjoy the view.
Address: 6914 E Continental Mountain Drive, Cave Creek, AZ
Live in this gorgeous California mansion with its own go-kart track and paintball course.
This four bedroom mansion in Santa Ysabel, California, is pretty amazing. It has two fishing ponds, a skeet shooting range, paintball park, go-kart track, greenhouses and more.
Plus, it has a four-bedroom main house in addition to two guest homes, a custom pool and pool house, and a 19-stall barn with an office and bathroom.
Address: 27060 Green Oaks Drive, Santa Ysabel, CA
Price: $17.5 million
This Maryland home was built to look like a castle.
Not only was this Tudor home in Boyds, Maryland, built to look like a castle in 1939, but it has a cloister walkway.
The six-bedroom home sits on five acres of land and even has a secret room.
Address: 18505 Crossview Road, Boyds, MD
Price: $1.5 million
Speaking of castles, here’s another in Ben Lomond, California.
Known as Howden’s Castle, this home has its own turret, dungeon room, and a life-size chess board you can play on the roof.
While the nearly 90-year-old house may be a bit unorthodox, it has four bedrooms and five bathrooms across its 3,600 square feet of space.
Address: 9699 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA
Price: $1.2 million
This 180-square-foot shack costs nearly $2 million.
There’s nothing too crazy about his home in Palo Alto, California — unless you think it’s insane to pay nearly $2 million for a 180-square-foot house.
You’re essentially paying for the property in this barren parking lot, but with access to bike paths, top Palo Alto Schools, and a lovely neighborhood, chances are someone is willing to pay millions for the lot.
Address: 829 La Para Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
Price: $1.998 million
You can buy a condo in this futuristic Connecticut building.
A condo is up for sale in this contemporary building that looks like something out of “Star Trek.”
The one-bedroom home is 90 minutes outside of NYC in Connecticut and is just over 1,650-square-feet with an open floor plan.
Address: 446 Whitfield Street Unit G, Guilford, CT
This $53 million home has a full-sized tennis court in the middle of the house.
This California mansion has nine bedrooms, sits on seven acres, and has a whopping 25 bathrooms.
But that’s not even the craziest thing — this $53 million home has a full-sized tennis court smack dab in the middle of the house. There’s also a ballroom, indoor and outdoor pools, and lots of gardens.
Address: 1 Buggy Whip Drive, Rolling Hills, CA
Price: $53 million
This unique-looking home was built by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright.
One of the most innovative homes in Austin, according to the real estate listing, this house is very modern and looks out over a canyon.
It’s a total of 2,500 square feet with two bedrooms, a pool, and a balcony.
Address: 504 Spiller Lane, West Lake Hills, TX
Price: $1.6 million
And finally, you can live like Sarah Palin in her former Arizona home.
Yes, this really is the former 8,000-square-foot home of the former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate.
If you buy it, you’ll get a lot of amenities inside the six-bedroom house, including a putting green, pool, basketball court, and wine cellar.
Address: 29005 N 82nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ
Price: $2.375 million
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