There are those houses that are strange and different simply to be different, and then there are those houses that the owners think are totally normal.
I think this one falls into the latter category…
I’ve seen some crazy houses in my day, but nothing quite like this. They’ve taken the nautical “theme” to extremes, and it’s no longer a theme as much as this house has been transformed into equal parts of boat, submarine, and dinghy.
Thanks to my good friend and colleague, Jessica Goodwin, for providing me with these photos! I believe Jess was out for a leisurely stroll in London, Ontario one weekend when she happened upon an open house.
However, this open house happened to be 20,0000 leagues under the sea, and thus the photos that follow.
In case you missed it above, or didn’t look close enough, that boat is actually a bar!
Some people have bars in their basements, but how many have a bar shaped like a BOAT? And how many have a ship’s steering wheel on the wall next to it?
As great as the boat is, this is even better!
These people have a submarine door leading to their basement rec-room!
And that isn’t cardboard or drywall – that’s the real deal! That is solid steel, several inches thick!
I’m curious, however: do you think that wheel actually turns the lock on the door? Or is it just for show?
“Going down periscope, captain!”
This is their shower, and it looks like a cross between a submarine’s periscope, and the Tin Man from Alice in Wonderland.
And then, we have their bathtub, which looks like it’s in the bell-tower of a church.
The wine cellar is lit by candles in a really creepy 1500’s England kind of style:
This one’s a doozie as well.
Check this out – it’s a closet, but they’ve continued the wallpaper over the doors!
Maybe they’re trying to disguise the doors and hide the closet – like a wall safe!
This one needs no explanation. Just downright creepy…
And last but certainly not least, take a gander at this beauty.
I don’t know how to describe this. It looks like drapery, since it’s hung from a rod, but it’s art, and it’s on what looks like a carpet.
What the hell is this?
If these were my sellers, I’d want to pour a LOT of money into staging…