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Buy a Home -- Built on Top of a Home

By Ian Spula The single-family house conspicuously plunked atop another building is an inane embarrassment somehow gaining currency around the globe. If it's a really expressive execution or an exhalation amid extreme urban density, that's one thing, but when it's just some random town home fused with a mismatched... Continue Reading »

'Spaceship' House in Lake Quivira, Kansas (House of the Day)

Much like beauty, the likeness of a home to that of a spaceship is in the eye of the beholder. First we brought you the house inspired by "Star Trek's" USS Enterprise, which 80 percent of our commenters thought didn't even look like the fictional space cruiser. Then we found a house in Russia that looked like... Continue Reading »

Naomi Campbell's Futuristic Russian Home: Like Something From 'Battlestar Galactica'

There's only one thing that can top the epic "Star Trek" home shaped like the Starship Enterprise. That would be supermodel Naomi Campbell's "Battlestar Galactica" mansion. Campbell's billionaire boyfriend, Vladislav Doronin, is building the dream home of sci-fi nerds, dubbed the "Capital Hill Residence," in a forest... Continue Reading »

What in the Weird?! Strangest Real Estate Finds (Listing Fails)

As #houseporn fiends and real estate junkies, there's nothing we love more than poring through fabulous home listings -- except maybe sorting through the tragically un-fabulous ones. They'll definitely make you laugh, and some of them could make you cry. Every week, AOL Real Estate brings you the sorriest listings we could... Continue Reading »

Chris Whited's 'Hobbit House' on Bainbridge Island, Washington, Is Fit for Middle Earth

Washington state's sleepy Bainbridge Island probably isn't what J.R.R. Tolkien had in mind when he dreamed up the Hobbit territory of Middle Earth. But it seems to suit resident Chris Whited just fine, since that's where he's building a man-size "Hobbit house" (pictured above). White has built a chicken coop and a... Continue Reading »

'Treasure Island' Harbor in Charlestown, England, Hits Market for $7.1 Million

Ever wanted to play the role of movie set director? Here's your chance (sort of): An 18th century harbor in Charlestown, England, which has been featured in movies such as "Alice in Wonderland," "The Three Musketeers" and "Treasure Island," has hit the market for a little more than $7 million. Besides being used as a... Continue Reading »

Weird Real Estate Facts You (Probably) Never Knew: Google's Goats and More

By Courtney Craig We bet some of this trivia about home and habitat will stun you: 1. Google rents goats to do its mowing. Rather than use gasoline-guzzling, noisy mowers at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters - the Googleplex -- Google has been known to keep its lawn coiffed with rent-a-goats. Google rents... Continue Reading »

Surgeon Lists NYC Townhouse With Operating Room

There are a lot of rich, colorful people out there with expensive homes. So it stands to reason that there are also a lot of rich, colorful amenities as well. Take the underground garage of a $49.9 million property in Incline Village, Nev., that can fit nine buses; or try the blinged-out nightclub in a $9.9 million... Continue Reading »

World's Weirdest Home News

Wacky wildlife home invasions, garden-tool weapons, and the world's dumbest DIYers. It turns out there's no shortage of weird home-related news for us to learn from and chuckle at. Here's an international roundup of cautionary tales. Click the gallery below to start the show. More From This Old House: World's Weirdest... Continue Reading »

Unreal Estate: News You Won't Believe

Each week, AOL Real Estate probes the corners of the web to bring you offbeat dispatches from the world of real estate. This week: discount bunkers, psychic superintendents, and the most embarrassing home-listing photo ever taken. "Rapture bunkers" are now running at prices low enough to make end-of-days believers think... Continue Reading »

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