Strange & Scary Property Listings
It’s that time of year when Jack-O-Lanterns appear on doorsteps in every neighborhood, children are picking out costumes, and the scent of pumpkin spice lingers in coffee shops and cafés. To get you in the spirit of the season, let’s take a quick tour of some listings that prove a house doesn’t have to be haunted to be creepy.
House of Mannequins, California - Built in 1962, this suburban home has been split into two units. Other than an outdated interior, there’s nothing unusual about the first unit; however, dozens of mannequins dressed in formal gowns are posed throughout the upstairs unit.
Intergalactic Property, Pennsylvania - This 3-bedroom brick ranch blends in with the rest of the block, but the interior is a mix of what the listing agents described as “13th-century castle décor” and what some may call spaceship chic. The dining room has been transformed into a command center, with solar-themed wallpaper and an alien greeting you at the doorway. The property went on the market in May of 2020 and sold within two months.
Clown House, Ontario - Inside this brick bungalow clowns can be found in a variety of sizes, from little dolls to life-size statues. They’re hung on the walls and look out at you from glass cabinets. The home boasted more than 1,500 clowns that were collected over 25 years. Fortunately, buyers were able to see past the décor and it was soon off the market.
House of Horrors, Adelaide, Australia - This traditional bluestone mansion went up for auction in 2019 with a warning to prospective buyers “Brave people only.” The 5-bedroom home features towering ceilings, hardwood floors, and original built-ins. Things take a turn when you enter the finished basement, where macabre, life-size masked dolls, oversized bats and giant spiders greet you. Despite the “residents,” the home sold at auction for approximately $919,000.
Scream House, Michigan - In an attempt to generate interest in a property, the antagonist from the Scream film series appeared in many of the listing photos for a 4-bedroom home that was listed a few weeks before Halloween in 2019. The house was under contract by late November.
Dracula’s Lair, Maryland - Even with fake headstones dotting the lawn in March 2021, when this house was listed, you still may not have been prepared for what’s inside. However, the monochromatic interior, complete with full-size coffin, custom cobweb railing, and black chandelier, didn’t put off buyers. This 1,540-square-foot house had a new owner within 30 days.
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