There are some truly unique properties for sale around the world right now, from former fire-stations to cartoon-inspired coastal properties to haunted mansions in upstate New York. Here are just a few worth checking out you are in the market for something a little more unusual than your standard 3-bed, 2-bath house…
A lighthouse engine house in Noss Head, Scotland
Perched on a picturesque cliff near Wick in Caithness in the Highland council area of Scotland, this lighthouse engine house underneath an active 19th century lighthouse is on the market for just £79,000. Located at the end of Noss Head, a peninsula on the north-west coast of Caithness that overlooks Sinclairs, this single story square building offers an incredible conversion opportunity to those craving a coastal view. You would have absolutely no neighbours to speak of, so this one would only suit those reclusive types..
An Old Fire Station in Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Formerly a Victorian fire station, this gorgeous 2 bedroom house offers homeowners the opportunity to live out all their dreams of being a real-life firefighter. Fireman’s pole actually included. The price has also been significantly reduced this year; in January 2018 it was listed for £325,000 but in March 2019 the price dropped to a much more attractive £300,000.
Flintstone-inspired home in Malibu, United States
This single-story house in Malibu is like something out of the set of 1960s classic The Flintstones. Currently listed at $3.5million and situated on 23 acres with incredible views over the Boney Mountains, Channel Islands and Pacific Ocean, this home isn’t just a project to be snapped up by a Flintstones fan – it belongs to someone with a love for unique, nature-inspired architecture and who is not afraid to take on some serious maintenance work.
A haunted house in New York
This once million-dollar house in Albion, New York, is a stunner and would make any homeowner happy – if they are able to get over the fact it is severely haunted by the ghosts of women and children. This probably explains why the price was recently dropped to just $450,000. Built in the 1880s, this 13,286 square foot mansion has been known to be ‘occupied’ by ghosts who like to play hide-and-seek with guests and someone who repeatedly strikes the piano in the parlour. At the same time, it is a truly magnificent property. Over the last 11 years it has been lovingly restored to all its original grandeur, and houses 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 3 half baths, 5 gas fireplaces, numerous chandeliers, a parlor, library, formal dining room and hardwood floors. Despite that it is an absolute bargain, it is still a little too spooky for this buyer…
A 30-foot-long tiny house on wheels in North Carolina, Unites States
If you have been eager to get onboard the ‘tiny house movement’ bandwagon – here is your chance. This quaint 240 square foot tiny home offers a bright and airy interior, air conditioning, pendant lighting throughout, butcherblock countertops, a large bathroom and industrial finishes to the adventurous homeowner. At $38,900, this is an absolute bargain.