This $1.2 million California house is a castle, and the listing makes no qualms about it. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home’s exterior certainly looks like a castle, and the San Lorenzo River wraps around it almost like a moat. Inside, many of the rooms look downright Medieval–except for the strikingly bland, modern kitchen–and many include a few castle props like swords, statues and coats of arms. The home was built in 1927 by its owner Robert Howden, hence its name, and has been a local tourist attraction ever since.
Plenty of homes have large-scale, outdoor waterfall features, flowing into pools and over rocks in backyards. This fitness-focused New Hampshire house has one though, flowing from the top of the house down through a hole that cuts through two stories. One hallway is almost all glass. The home also includes a 50-foot, indoor swimming pool, located in a solarium with retractable roof and heated tile flooring.
Baseball agent Jonathan Weisz is betting on it. Weisz has been trying to sell his sporty property, complete with a “Field of Dreams” style baseball field for over a year now.
Dighton, Kansas has miles and miles of grain bins that all pretty much look the same. But the Ehmke’s have a grain bin that looks a little different, because it is a little different: It’s their home.
“A” is for awesome with these A-frames across America, all of which are on the market for less than $50,000. Sure, they could use some work (OK, a LOT of work), but the bones are there for a charming abode – and in case we didn’t mention this, they’re all less than $50,000. One is less than $20,000. Vacation home, anyone?
An ultramodern getaway gleams in glass and steel, a 75-foot-long infinity pool surrounding it on three sides. Most of its 8,000 square feet are nestled into the earth.
A bloody, knife-wielding bear over the balcony, snakes emanating from out of the dining room table, dinosaurs playing pool, and a large, strange beast in the garage.
There’s a certain kind of a mansion that’s popular in Texas: They’re ornately-detailed, extravagantly-appointed and classically-styled. Not only is it all those things, but it goes a step further: This house bears a striking resemblance the White House. Located in Preston Hollow, a ritzy suburb of Dallas, Texas, this $15 million mansion shares most of its exteriors with the White House. Both the “Dallas White House” and the real White House feature a Federal-style triangular north portico, complete with four columns across and eight columns total, as well as the same number of windows, placed in the same way.
This modern prefabricated home is designed to disappear, in both its physical appearance while in place, and how quickly it can be broken down and transported elsewhere. Mirrored structures reflect their surroundings to minimize their visual impact on the environment in which they’re placed, employing an ever-changing camouflage that enables them to match natural settings even as the seasons shift.
Residents of a new apartment complex in South London will be able to swim from one building to the next, ten stories in the air, with uninterrupted views of the surrounding city. The glass-bottomed swimming pool suspended between two towers is billed as a ‘world’s first,’ spanning 90 feet without any visible structural supports.
Sean and Mollie Busby met. They fell in love. They traveled the world, eventually settling in an off-the-grid yurt in Montana where they lug their own water home from a well.
This story, about an enterprising Omaha homeowner seeking to capitalize on his billionaire neighbor, Warren Buffett, was one of Yahoo Real Estate’s most popular of 2015.
For four decades, the so-called Flintstone House off Interstate 280 has intrigued San Francisco Bay Area commuters. It has also mortified neighbors. Now, for the first time, they're all getting a good look inside.
The Deskovicks amassed a collection of Old West memorabilia so formidable they made a whole hobby town out of it. But they're in their 80s now, and maintenance is too much.
Ishmael Bermudez has been digging up his own property for half a century, convinced it holds ancient and priceless treasures. Meanwhile, neighbors sell for millions to skyscraper developers.
Listing agent Clark Coker of Homes of the Lowcountry says it’s an ongoing work that the owners, his sister and brother-in-law, adore. At the moment, his sister is figuring out a way to turn the bottom of the silo into the home’s main entrance and the top of it into an office with panoramic views.
Confusing climate trends aside, there’s nothing quite like a fireplace in the wintertime. The mantel lends itself well to holiday decor, while the crackling fire provides the best excuse to stay home on a Saturday night. It’s a feature most of us yearn for as soon as the calendar hits December, even if we live in a modern apartment complex. (Don’t fret; there’s always the Yule log on TV.)
It originally appeared in May 2015 under the headline “Abandoned behemoth with 46 bedrooms – or ‘more like 70’ – is for sale in Texas (where else?)” It drew millions of readers and tens of millions of page views, nearly twice as many as the runner-up … which, now that we think about it, was also about an abandoned behemoth, albeit a glorious French chateau. The Texas property is finally pending sale as of this writing, according to numerous real estate websites. Forget Jackie Siegel and her biggest-home-in-the-nation Florida “Versailles” with its piddling 30 bedrooms or so, which was once on the market for $75 million unfinished. This Texas structure is being marketed as a 60,175-square-foot “shell” of a single-family home on about 15 acres, with 46 bedrooms and 26 bathrooms — “more than enough room for the entire family inside and outside!” the listing says — for $3.5 million. Those room counts are only estimates, by the way.
The Buttermilk Falls Estate is a home broken up into four pavilions perched at various angles on top of and around a craggy waterfall.
This 70-acre Vermont property doesn’t come only with a 200-year-old home, access to a curving river for boating, and a Christmas tree farm. It comes with the holiday memories of generations of customers.
This Utah home is a $19.5 million mansion dressed up as a barn. The 20,000-square-foot home, located 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City, sits in the state’s largest private grove of sequoia trees, the house looks out over a pond and has views of snow-capped mountains.
If a barn and a mansion had a child, it would be this property. “The Barn” is a 20,000-square-foot mansion on 20 acres of farmland about 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City. The owner “could have built anything he wanted, but he wanted to create a home that had a sense of belonging to the area, so he bought farmland and built a barn-like structure in the farmland,” Sotheby’s International Realty agent Kerry Oman tells Yahoo Real Estate.
“[The program] stands likely to leave millions of families — disproportionately the poorest and most fragile ones — behind.”
“[Paying] families monthly, instead of one lump sum ... will provide parents with more stability knowing when cash is coming.”
“More parents will disappear from the workforce, and more children will be locked into dependency.”
“Poverty is a political choice, not an inevitability.”
“Time is running out. There are only six months until monthly payments of the credit cease."