Buying and renting homes has become a lot more accessible over the past couple of decades. Reading the real estate section of the local newspaper and going to open houses has turned into scrolling through photos online. Photography is the most powerful tool for attracting potential customers, so naturally, technology has made real estate agents’ jobs a little more simple. Along with masterpiece listings come some odd ones, as people have made some questionable interior design decisions. Luckily, it’s all been documented, and we’ve put together a hall of fame of the wackiest real estate listings we’ve come across.
We’re not sure what vibe these homeowners were going for, but one thing is for sure – they love purple and mirrors. We’ve spotted around four different shades of purple, from the floor to the ceiling. There’s even an ombre purple sink, and we’re not going to lie, we kind of love it.
The mirrors, on the other hand, well, they’re a bit overwhelming. If you’re into looking at yourself from every angle possible while on the toilet, this bathroom is the place for you.
The More The Merrier?
Sometimes one isn’t enough. It makes sense that one would want more than one toilet in their home, but why would anyone want three toilets in the same bathroom? Something doesn’t add up. The strategically places toilet paper holders give the impression that someone thought this up for a while.
The tiles on the walls make it seem more like a public restroom than a private bathroom, which might be what they were going for… All we want to know is if three family members used these facilities together.
Minimalism is a hot new trend, and it seems like these residents took it a little too far. Other than the leather sofa at the far end of the room, it seems like there isn’t much more to this huge space.
Maybe these homeowners wanted to show off their shiny wooden floors for the listing. We’re not sure what the rationale for this setup is, all we’re hoping is that there isn’t a television on the other side of the room.
Best Of Both Worlds
Is it a kitchen? A living room? A 1970’s talk show set? One may never know, but what we do know is that this room is a multipurpose one. The kitchen seems to be split in two, the sink on one side, and the kettle on the other.
In the middle of the room is a stage, and on that stage, we see none other than a little seating area fit for two. We’re guessing these homeowners don’t like walking very far for their coffee, so they decided to put the living room in the kitchen to make sure they have easy access to the dining amenities.
It’s normal for people to gate certain areas in their homes for safety reasons. They do this primarily to keep children and small pets in and out of dangerous places. There are countless reasons one could gate a bed, we’re not sure we want to know what the specific reason for this one was.
The dark lighting in this photo makes it even creepier. It would be interesting to see what the real estate agent wrote under this listing and if the people that bought this house kept the gate on this bed.
All Inclusive Stay
The color scheme in this bathroom is on point, but everything else is, well, questionable. At first glance, this bathroom seems like it could be mistaken for a living room.
Then you notice the toilet and the sink, and there seems to be pet food and a water bowl in between the toilet and the bidet. The open space also includes a beautiful big chair that seems like a nice place to rest but also a bit unnecessary.
Permanent Parking Spot
People will do a lot to get out of paying for parking, but this is taking things to a whole new level. This cute car got its special place in the living room, and the only question we have is, how did it make it into the living room in the first place?
It seems like these homeowners didn’t want any oil stains on their carpet because they put down a little rug that fits perfectly under the vehicle.
Before the real estate agent in charge of this property shows it to potential buyers, they might want to call Marie Kondo for some help. The only things that are organized in this living space are the piled suitcases that seem to be blocking the path to the cupboards – which may be the reason everything else is on the bed.
This room is a total mess, and the red curtains that are poorly hung make it seem like something out of a horror film, or perhaps just a teenager’s room.
A Little Privacy Please
By the looks of it, this house is a spacious one, which makes us wonder why the homeowners didn’t put up a proper wall when building the bathroom. Unless, maybe, the whole room is one big bathroom?! The gorgeous stained glass windows and wooden doors are welcoming and warm.
For some reason, the ceiling of this room gives us the impression this is a beach house, but the faux-wood flooring gives off a completely different vibe. It would be interesting to see how the realtor pitched this one.
I Spy With My Little Eye
Talk about random. This room looks like it has everything you would ever need and more. It’s hard to miss the pig that’s occupying this attic. As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a swing in the middle of the room that seems to be used as a rack for clothes.
If you look closely enough, you’ll recognize a piano, a mini-fridge, a filing cabinet, a phone, and some small bottles. If you’re looking to get away from everything and are seeking good company, this attic is the place for you!
Pretty In Pink
A room with a theme is one that may seem easy to sell; after all, a picture is worth a thousand words. This victorian style room is popping with pink. It looks like the inside of a dollhouse. It wouldn’t be that bad if it weren’t for the life-sized mannequin sitting on one of the chairs.
The zebra print rug and the pink chandelier add a retro touch to this old-style living room. The designers of this masterpiece utilized every part of this room, even hanging portraits on the ceiling.
A Bit Of A Fixer-Upper
At first glance, this attic looks like it’s themed around the movie 101 Dalmations. However, at second glance, you realize that you’re mistaken and that the room is filled with black mold!
We’re not sure who’d purchase this. After all, it looks pretty hazardous, and truth be told it probably is. By the looks of it, the realtor that took this photo was the first to step foot in that attic for a while. We hope he was fully masked and that the person that ended up purchasing this property tore it down.
The person that composed this wonderful (scary) sculpture knew exactly what he was doing. Each chair looks perfectly placed. It seems like the people moving out of this apartment wanted to leave a mark, or weren’t quite ready to leave yet.
The more you look at this room, the crazier it gets, there is even a vacuum cleaner in the back! This chair sculpture is a multipurpose one. It can also be used as a clothes rack, as seen in this photo.
The picture of this property looks completely normal, that is until you look closely and realize that the ceiling fan is melted. A lot of questions come to mind when you notice the fan, the first being, since when does wood bend like that?
The room has a lot of light and seems like the perfect place for a master bedroom. We’re wondering what the realtor told potential buyers when they asked about the ceiling fan. Did they credit supernatural forces?
The House Is On Fire
One fire extinguisher isn’t enough, so why not have nine of them? Better safe than sorry. These tenants would rather be over-prepared for a house fire rather than have one creep up on them, and we get it.
It’s scary to bear the thought of a fire breaking out in your own home. The thing that gets to us is, wouldn’t it make more sense to have an extinguisher in each room rather than have them all in one corner in the same room?
Having to use the bathroom when there’s no bathroom around is the worst! Lucky for whoever purchased this house, there is a toilet and sink on the staircase. To lighten the mood, the homeowners placed some houseplants on the window sill.
To some, it may feel a bit silly, a toilet in the middle of the stairs, but to us, it seems like pure genius. The only downside to this whole set up is, you don’t get any privacy.
Future In Graphic Design?
This kitchen looks like a perfectly normal one until you notice the awkward oven. This squished oven was poorly photoshopped into this listing. It’s actually quite creative if you think about it, we’re guessing the real estate agent in charge wanted potential buyers to imagine themselves cooking in this kitchen.
It would be interesting to see if there are other photoshopped surprises in the rest of the house. The kitchen looks newly renovated and fully equipped (other than the missing oven), and to be honest. It looks like a real steal!
The Parent Trap
This one’s a bit blurry, we know. But we couldn’t resist the family photo hanging on top of the purple couch. It’s hard to ignore. The mom is licking the dad’s cheek as he licks the top of the baby’s head. This surreal painting steals the focus of this living room.
There could be several backstories to this painting, and we hope these parents have a good explanation for it. Our best bet is that it’s an inside joke, a kind of “you had to be there” moment.
The Perfect Plant Pot
We’re not sure what’s worse, the floor tiling, the shower floor tiling, or the wall tiling. One thing’s for sure. These homeowners knew it was all bad. That’s probably why they decided to place a beautiful green plant in the bidet carefully.
The bright green plant pops in contrast to its colorless living space, which happens to be a bathroom. Maybe the humidity from the shower steam helps the plant grow and flourish. These homeowners might not have good taste in tiles, but they know what they’re doing when it comes to plants.
Connect The Dots
No, you’re not dreaming. Yes, the pool has been drawn into this house listing, as well as the grass under the trees. We’re not sure what angle this real estate agent was going with here, but the bright blue pool steals the show. Which is a shame because this house has a beautiful view.
We’re trying to imagine what the listing would look like if the pool hadn’t been drawn in and wondering how many people contacted the real estate agent asking if the imaginary pool was included with the purchase of this property.
Everyone has items they spend years collecting. Whether its snowglobes or stamps, people love putting their collections on display. This collection looks like it was put on display in the kitchen, which doesn’t seem like the ideal place for a mask collection.
Each mask looks like it was placed exactly where its collector imagined it to be. Some of these masks are pretty creepy – in fact, just the thought of cooking while these masks stare at you sends chills down our spine.
In The Jungle, The Mighty Jungle
It’s no secret – plants are in. Greenery adds life (literally) to almost any room. This homeowner definitely has a green thumb. We’d even go as far as saying they have a whole green hand by the looks of it.
This dining room is overflowing with flowers and plants, which might not seem like a lot. But then, when you look at the carpets, drapes chairs, and tablecloths, you realize the green is a little overwhelming. This room looks more like a flower shop than it does a dining room.
Stairway To Heaven
Imagine having to walk up a flight of steps to get to your toilet after drinking gallons of water. It sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it? Other than the fact that this bathroom looks like it’s placed in an attic, it looks like a perfectly normal bathroom.
Then you realize actual stairs are leading to the throne. It’s as if these homeowners wanted to feel like royalty while on the toilet, which isn’t the worst thing. We’re curious to see what the real estate agent wrote to describe this listing.
Hard To Let Go
These homeowners need to have a yard sale – now! There is so much going on in this kitchen that there is barely any room on the counters for cooking. Hanging things that high up does not seem practical, but they had no other choice.
The owners of this property obviously understood they had a problem, so they added a little island in the middle that looks like it was placed there specifically for cooking. Ironic, huh?
Made For Royalty
These homeowners want to live like kings, that’s for sure. Tassels hanging from the royal blue bathtub, the fancy sink, the embroidered towels, they thought every little detail out.
The only un-royal aspect to this bathroom is the huge pipe separating the toilet and the toilet paper. To us, the most impressive part of this photo is the fact that whoever took it managed to snap the photo while staying clear of the full-sized mirror hanging on the wall.
Doll House, Literally
We all had dolls as kids. We even had houses to put them in. This room shows us what happens when your dolls outgrow their dollhouse and need an actual house. We tried counting the dolls in this picture, and it seems pretty much impossible, there are dolls of all shapes and sizes that seem perfectly placed.
The real estate agent in charge of this listing probably had to learn the name of each doll, and we’re curious to know if the people that purchased this house had to adopt them along with the property.
The Secret Garden
You can tell these homeowners didn’t know exactly what theme they were going with when they designed this bathroom. The wallpaper and matching drapes are extravagant as is, and the numerous sculptures add a whole different effect to this powder room.
The plastic sheet on bright green floor raises questions, is it there to make sure no one ruins the floor or is it there to cover something up? To top it all off, there are green and purple embroidered towels that give this fancy bathroom an even fancier finish.
When One Door Closes, Another One Opens
Speaking of horror movies, what is going on here? There are four doors in this frame, and we wouldn’t be surprised if each one of these doors led to another door.
The two left doors don’t even seem accessible, so we’re guessing they were put on the wall for decor. It seems like a sort of optical illusion or even a prank. The only reasonable explanation for this is that there was a sale on doors, and these homeowners couldn’t resist.
The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side
We all know the saying, “the grass is always greener on the other side,” in this case, it’s the truth! The pool on this property is so green you might mistake it for grass and walk right into the water.
This house is perfect for a family that wants to feel like they’re in the heart of a rainforest, and it doesn’t get much greener than this. The real estate agent showing this house might want to have a gardener stop by before proceeding with this listing. With a little touchup, this garden will feel like paradise!
The painting on the wall looks like Da Vinci himself painted it! We’re not sure what biblical scene was painted on the wall, but to us, it looks like the Devil and Jesus are arm wrestling.
This living room seemed like it was perfectly planned out, the yellow and red color schemes are so bright they’re practically blinding. These homeowners get 10/10 on being organized, after all the messes we’ve seen thus far, this room is a sight for sore eyes.
We’ve seen numerous misplaced toilets thus far, so this one doesn’t come as much of a surprise to us. This single toilet, situated outside of what seems to be the kitchen, seems like it’s just waiting to be used.
The funny thing is, there is an air conditioner located right above it as if the person that installed knew exactly where it should be. Beside the toilet, there are random small rugs placed along the floors of this house, and we’re not sure we want to see what’s underneath them.
All In One
We’ve seen some funky setups, but this one might beat them all. In one room there’s a kitchen, a living room, a shower, and a sauna! The people occupying this living space wanted to make the most out of a small area, and they sure did!
It’s nice, knowing that wherever you are in your home, there are amenities of all types at your service. Whether you want to make coffee, sit back, and watch a movie or relax in the sauna, this place has got you covered!
The Animal Kingdom
It looks like Michelangelo has some competition. From the ceiling to the floor, this fully painted room is somewhat of a masterpiece. This bedroom was handpainted carefully, the attention to detail is exquisite.
The colors are so vivid you almost feel like you’re standing in the wilderness. We’re not sure how we’d feel sleeping in a room like this, but one thing’s for sure, the result is spectacular. We hope whoever ended up purchasing this house decided against painting over this landscape.
It looks like these homeowners wanted to utilize every inch of space in their house. They turned this closet into a toilet, which we guess might make sense? The bathroom tiles on the floor are a nice touch, and we’re hoping that there’s a light switch in this room, cause if not, that might make things a little scary.
The awkwardly placed toilet paper seems to be the oddest thing about this arrangement as it’s placed pretty high up – maybe giants lived in this house.
Down In The Dumps
Using the toilet is the perfect time to contemplate life, think about all we’ve done, and all that is left to do. It’s a great time to catch up with old friends and see how they’re doing – you know the people you wouldn’t necessarily call.
This setup kills two birds with one stone – you get to chat with the people you’ve forgotten while doing your business. It’s a win-win situation. We wonder what the real estate agent thought of this when he put it up for sale.
Not So Mellow Yellow
It seems like people have a thing with bathrooms. We understand it’s the only place in the house that isn’t off-limits – the only place one can truly express themselves, but wow talk about bright!
We don’t really know what the theme is here, and we have our fingers crossed that the interior designer for this bathroom peaked with this specific setup and then retired…hopefully in the ’80s. We’re curious to know if each room had a color scheme or if they just decided to go crazy with the bathroom.
Rub a Dub Dub
So we’ve seen some pretty incredible utilization of space up until now, but nothing like this! We can’t know for sure, but it looks like this tub was built especially for this little nook – and we can’t say we hate it.
It seems nice taking a long bath after a hard day’s work – the only downside is, you need to climb upstairs to get there. We wonder if the homeowners that bought this house left the tub as is or changed things up.
Underneath it All
At first glance, this looks like a room we would not want to live in – but if you try to imagine the room decluttered, it’s actually quite nice. The wallpaper is decent, and the teal ceiling is unique. We can totally picture ourselves working in this room, reading the Sunday paper, and playing with the kids during summer vacation.
It just needs a little organization, there is no doubt about that. So, if anyone has Marie Kondo’s number – please give it to these homeowners as soon as possible!
Some buildings are situated in cooler neighborhoods than others – like this one, for example. You can tell by the art on the left wall and the building’s whole vibe that this is a neighborhood you would want to live in.
The office chairs, on the other hand – we can’t tell if this is either an art installation or an office building getting rid of their old chairs. Either way, it has us scratching our heads with confusion. Why on earth would someone post this real estate ad without getting rid of the chairs first?
Go Think About What You Did
Okay, we’re just going to go ahead and say it – this looks like the best “time out” corner in the entire world. The couch looks comfortable, and the sun is shining in – it looks too good to be true.
Wait, say that again? It isn’t a time out corner? Is it a living room? Well, now we have to reevaluate the whole situation. What is going on in this living room, and who would want to hang out here? We need answers!
Who amongst us doesn’t want to lounge under a parasol? Unfortunately, these homeowners don’t seem to realize they already have a roof over their heads. Complete with outdoors table and chairs, this parasol is ready to go.
Of course, these homeowners could just be storing their outdoor furniture until the sun reappears. But then why is the parasol open? And don’t they know that opening an umbrella indoors is bad luck? Either way, we don’t think we could chill here.
Mind the Gap
Hilariously, whoever did the construction work in this home didn’t seem to notice the door, and went ahead and fitted the cupboards and countertop right across it. Seriously, this seems utterly perplexing. How could it ever happen?
While access to the door is our first concern, let’s not ignore what could be lurking in that unnerving, infuriating gap. All sorts of passing beasties could congregate in there! Perhaps this door is best left as a particularly large and inaccessible window.
Warning – Sharp Edges
You have to imagine that this house was designed by someone straight out of design school. Or, by someone full of wild ideas and too much money on their hands. Or, by someone with some really sharp power-tools.
The point is, this room is a sharp-edged visual nightmare. And let’s not forget the steps leading down to…nowhere? And the steps leading up to… nowhere? We guess this room would be great for cats. Maybe a cat designed it?
These fridges look like they’ve really gotten into it. They’ve fought and they’ve screamed, and now they can’t even look at each other.
Just kidding, clearly whoever decorated this red room left their two very large fridge-freezers randomly strewn across the room. They even thought it was reasonable to have them photographed by a real estate agent. Can you offer a loving home to these two fridges? Sponsor these beautiful appliances so they can move on with their lives.
Nice and Fresh
We can’t decide if this whole setup is genius or just plain dumb. On the one hand, it seems pretty smart to hang the washing machine on the wall, so it doesn’t take up extra space in what seems like a tiny room. On the other hand, it looks absolutely dangerous.
What if something happens and the machine falls? What if you were using the toilet when that happens? We’re hoping the people that bought this house took down the machine and placed it somewhere safer. For their sake, not ours.
Having a lot of light in the shower is important, it can help point out the hard-to-get-to places and make sure you scrub just like your mom taught you. These homeowners took that idea a little too far when they installed a chandelier inside the bathtub.
Other than the fact that it looks unsafe on so many levels, it just doesn’t seem like a comfortable way to shower. By the looks of it, this bathroom has a high ceiling, and we can’t help but wonder what the thought process behind this placement was.
Painting Like Jackson Pollock
When you’re moving out of an old house, you don’t really care what it looks like, right? It’s the new homeowner’s problem. These tenants should have thought of that before they went crazy with their abstract art masterpiece because this was the photo they put up on the real estate sites.
They cleaned up nicely – but then totally ruined that by splashing white and blue paint all over the house! We hope whoever moved in likes art because this is one masterpiece.
Never Running Out
The worst feeling in the world is going to the toilet and then realizing you’re out of toilet paper. We’re guessing this family has been there one-too-many times, so instead of yelling to eachother to bring them an extra roll of TP, they installed another two roll holders.
Hands down genius, we aren’t lying when we say we would buy this house just for this bathroom. Or maybe take the cheaper route, and install another two toilet-paper holders in our bathrooms. Thanks for the inspiration!
We can tell Andy Warhol inspired this homeowner. We only found a picture of this hallway, but we’re guessing the rest of the house is as colorful as the entrance.
The bright colors and contrast of the black and white portraits make it feel like you’ve walked into a post-modern art museum. Marilyn Monroe seems to be somewhat of a muse in this house, and the chandelier’s bright colors top off this unique hall. We’re not going to lie. We’re digging it.