There are 371 items filed under eccentric homes.

Villisca, Iowa

Villisca Axe Murder House

A number of gruesome unsolved murders have turned this simple home into a morbid tourist trap
17 Oct 2014
Pacifica, California

McCloskey Castle

Abortion, prohibition, religion, war, and fear all play a part in the history of this idiosyncratic Pacifica castle
16 Oct 2014
Twin Lakes, Alaska

Proenneke's Cabin

The simple log cabin of a famed loner and naturalist stands preserved as a symbol of the ultimate DIY lifestyle
07 Oct 2014
Los Altos Hills, California

Pandemonium Aviaries

Hidden among the multi-million dollar mansions in the Santa Cruz hills is a sanctuary for troubled birds
29 Sep 2014
Chicago , Illinois

Noble–Seymour–Crippen House

The oldest house in Chicago certainly doesn't look the part and there are some who say it doesn't deserve its title either
26 Sep 2014
Whittier, Alaska

Whittier, Alaska

This small city where almost everyone lives in the same building can only be reached via North America's longest tunnel
08 Sep 2014
Erfurt, Germany

Krämerbrücke

This historic stone bridge has an entire neighborhood clinging to its sides
08 Sep 2014
Borgvattnet, Sweden

Borgvattnet Vicarage

Said to be one of Sweden's most haunted places, this vicarage once even attracted a ghost-busting priest
05 Sep 2014
Somerville, Massachusetts

The Site of the World's First Residential Telephone Line

This Massachusetts home was the first to have its own phone number: 1
04 Sep 2014
Boise, Idaho

The Basque Block

A small section of Boise, Idaho maintains the unique culture and traditions of the Basque people
18 Aug 2014
Berlin, Germany

Georg-von-Rauch-Haus

Named after a violent German anarchist, this famous Berlin squat is a graffiti-covered stronghold of leftist activism
06 Aug 2014
Brunswick, Germany

Happy Rizzi House

Bursting forth from a historic German neighborhood, these day-glo palaces are now a bright fixture in the town
29 Jul 2014
Paris, France

Maison de Serge Gainsbourg

The former home of France's controversial pop maestro is almost completely covered in ever-changing tributes and graffiti
23 Jul 2014
Manhattan, New York

The Site of Stanford White's Sex Crimes

Now a mere parking lot, this bygone address was once the setting of a New York sex scandal which led to one of the most sensational murders in the city's history
15 Jul 2014
Halifax, Canada

Maud Lewis' Painted House

This tiny abode has been covered in the art of the little old lady who made her life and living there
15 Jul 2014
West Liberty, Ohio

Piatt Castles

This pair of eccentric Ohio castles were built by a pair of brothers who wanted to bring a bit of class to the Ohio wilderness
10 Jul 2014
Brooklyn, New York

Yankee Ferry

A world of whimsy and wonder aboard a one of a kind historic landmark vessel
01 Jul 2014
Brighton, England

Brighton Waste House

This concept building is the UK's first attempt at making a permanent structure of nothing but trash
27 Jun 2014
Siskiyou County, California

Wyntoon

This lesser known Hearst estate is a fairytale village built from the stolen bones of historic European buildings
16 Jun 2014
New York, New York

Nero Wolfe's Brownstone

The home of one of America's most beloved fictional characters has become a real world landmark
11 Jun 2014
Gainesville, Florida

Historic Haile Homestead

Over 12,500 words are scrawled across each room of this historic plantation house and no one knows why
10 Jun 2014
East Dulwich, London

The House of Dreams Museum

This wildly-tiled artist's palace is a living and growing account of the creators life, loves, and labors
06 Jun 2014
Coober Pedy, Australia

Crocodile Harry's Underground Nest & Dugout

This eccentric cave dwelling is bizarre even by the standards of a subterranean town
02 Jun 2014
New York, USA

The Webster Apartments

This New York holdover was built to provide housing for shopgirls and still does not allow men above the lobby
29 May 2014
Montgomery, Alabama

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

The former home of the hard partying literary power couple is now one of the only museums devoted to their story
23 May 2014
Castrillo Matajudíos, Spain

Castrillo Matajudíos

This tiny Spanish village refuses to change its name despite it being outrageously anti-Semitic
21 May 2014
Oak Park, Illinois

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum

The famous author's birthplace is preserved in a town that he once described as narrow-minded
21 May 2014
Richmond, Virginia

The Markel Building

Inspired by a foil-wrapped potato, (seriously) the Markel Building has been deemed one of the 10 ugliest buildings in the world
13 May 2014
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