Saturday, February 21, 2009

Stop picking on the poor Realtors



Poor, poor real estate agents. Not only are home sales down by mumble percent from last year and mumble percent of mortgages are underwater or upside-down or cattywompas, but then they get houses like this one they have to try to come up with listings for. Poor dears.

(Found by Rachel.)

52 comments:

yousuckatcraigslist said...

It would definitely help if the Realtor had any idea at all about how to market that house.

Mid-C Frank said...

Which one is BamBam's room???

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

It's awesome. Heck, even my wife agrees!

A bit outside our price range, though. And the commute is a bit long.

E said...

The realtor could use a refresher course in writing. He should have written hardwood, instead of hard wood, effect instead of affect, and complement instead of compliment. Am I the only person who is bugged by such errors?

The house is certainly a work of art, but I can't imagine trying to add onto it without destroying the artistic effect. I also wouldn't imagine that there are a lot of buyers out there in that price range interested in purchasing it as a guest house with intentions of building what would then become the main house.

I love quirky, but for the mass market, quirky is not a plus.

StefRobrts said...

Wow, I love it! Stuff like that is so cool to see, and it's unlikely you'll see people building homes like that anymore, because it would make the code inspector's head explode. I'd say snap it up while you can!

Miss Heather said...

Ha! It's located in the subdivision "Casa Diablo."

Wanderjenn said...

I actually really love this house, but it is a bit small.

Brandy said...

Wow, that is even more unique than the Pensacola UFO house!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jared422/176360740/

I wish there were photos of the interior, I'm kinda intrigued!


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E, I agree, those small things just make it easier to read and understand, plus you know that your agent has half a brain!!

Cellar Door said...

I think they did too many 'shrooms in college.

Jewels said...

I'm torn between comparing it to a seashell, or a bag of onions...

laterose said...

...am I the only one who sees the dog from the Nightmare before Christmas?

Suz said...

The street is called: "Casa Diablo"= Devil's House. I guess it was the first and is the only house on the street.
Wonder what combination of drugs they were on when they designed this beauty.
And, here, I think it is okay that there is only one photo and that the house is partially hidden behind the trees.

-Susie

Lynnie said...

One bedroom? $599,000 for one bedroom? No mention of bathrooms or kitchen, either . . .

Jon Cohen said...

Better photos here:

http://www.fizber.com/texas/buy-single-family-home-3888093.html

From the little picture, I was hoping the house was a Bedard, but I was so disappointed.

http://images.alibris.com/isbn/9780698118973.gif

Brooke said...

Ah...hmmm...

Nothing quite like coming home to your dragon head castle in the woods.

Anonymous said...

It looks like it was constructed out of meringue. So, when selling a fairly pricey one bedroom house, it helps to include some pictures of the interior. It's an interesting home, but I couldn't help think that it had better be freaking stunning inside (and the lack of pictures makes me doubt that) and that curves roofs tend to leak like sieves.

It's going to be on the market for a while.

Stuart said...

Oh, like it's really tough to sell the nationally recognized Devil Dog Cool Whip Dollop House in this market.
Puh-leeze, Sara. Have some faith in whatsisname. Fahey, I think. Jeff Fahey. That's it.

Glory von Hathor said...

Wow. So this house was definitely built in 1980? And not 1984 after watching The Neverending Story and deciding that Falkor the Luck Dragon would make excellent architecture?

Anonymous said...

It looks like that dog from "The Neverending Story". Maybe the main home could be the giant turtle or the Rock biter guy!!!

Nocturnal Queen said...

Looks cool, but the price is ridiculous.

Lulu LaBonne said...

I notice that we are only allowed to see this marvel through a screen of trees - are they hiding something from us?

Alissa said...

I have to agree with Christopher and his wife. Very cool house! Also sadly it would require a big move and a huge raise for me, but even at this price I am guessing someone will snatch this one up quickly.

Meg said...

Man, that's a rad house.

fposte said...

Very cool house, very crap listing.

Anonymous said...

To the people who keep commenting that there are no interior pictures: They are on the listing. You just have to click the link under the main picture that says "add'l photo."

I think it's a cool house. Not $599,000 worth of cool, but definitely a work of art.

ShortWoman said...

A unique home like this? ONLY ONE PICTURE?? How are we supposed to ridicule the "meticulously" designed interior?

That's just plain lazy.

Anonymous said...

Honestly? I adore it. I'd live there!

Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

Hey, I'm a Realtor and someday, with any luck, one of my listings will be featured here. Or.... not. Sigh. Which would be better? And, WHERE do I find such a unique listing? I live in the land of cookie cutter ranch homes. Nothing this cool would ever pop up for sale around here.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, I want some of that the builder smoked when he drew this one.

Brianna said...

That house is badass! More interior photos would help, especially with the crazy-ass price, but hell, yes I would buy that house if I could afford it!

Another other mother said...

Um...er...but what is it? A dog? A giant mushroom? A bunch of randomly placed blobs of whitish stuff?

Anonymous said...

Haha, awesome! This is in Austin, Texas! Woohoo! I should totally show this listing to some of my friends looking to buy right now in the area. Totally out of their price range, but still good for a chuckle. :D

Agatha said...

It looks like it's straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. I half expect a Who to come out the door.

corvideye said...

I love it! I want it! The woodwork is unbelievable...

Anonymous said...

Uncle Owen?!? Aunt Beru?!? UNCLE OWEN!!!!!!!

Brendan said...

It's a Willie Wonka vs. Dr. Seuss DEATH MATCH!

Anonymous said...

Didn't Papa Smurf own this joint at one time? Man, for half a mil, there had better be a house hidden behind that mess, one that folks can actually live in.

Deb said...

great house. very artistic. fits into the landscape so naturally. but what's under that lump in the bed?

Jane said...

There's someone it the BED!!!!!
Did anybody see that??

catherine said...

I'd be freaked driving up to it late at night; I bet it glows ethereally.

Anonymous said...

But what is it made out of? There are so many bumps and curves in the roof, who knows how many times it's leaked or will leak. The trees are going to drop junk all over the flat parts and the owner is going to have to go up there and clean it off every year. There's a reason why most houses don't look like this.

Robert said...

Okay, my first thought when I saw the post was, "Move it to Austin, I'll buy it!"

Then I clicked through to the listing.

Well, holy hobbit-hole, Batman, I need to free up $600,000!

Julie said...

Puff the magic dragon...

Julie said...

I'm not really impressed with what we see of the interior. Looks like lots of custom cabinets and such but the pictures make it look suuuuuper cramped.

Marytoo said...

Austin, Texas...well, say no more.

jackie31337 said...

"Subdivision: Casa Diablo" says it all, really.

min said...

I'm wasting a lot of time sitting here trying to figure out what on earth it's supposed to be. The interior shots, especially, make me think of living inside a skeleton...

Charlene said...

1,100 square feet is small?

Do people live in castles around here? My house is 881 square feet and is plenty big.

Jayne said...

A teletubby should live here - probably the purple one.

wundermary said...

Unfortunately, when you buy this house, you have to sign a contract agreeing to play Yes 24-7, except for holidays when you may be allowed to play some King Crimson.

Anonymous said...

There is a house in the Lakeway subdivision of Austin that is built to look like mushrooms (I think 3). Truly. I have been in it. And it's AWESOME. Huge curved picture window that looks out over Lake Travis, has mosaic tile countertops in the kitchen and bathroom, all the walls are curved, multi-layer, just the coolest thing. It was up for sale a couple of years ago. For $800,000. One bedroom. One bath. Very small. If I could have afforded it, I would have bought it in a heartbeat!

Christina said...

The comment above this one puzzles me more than the the blue prints for this house would.