Unique Homes For Sale Right Now

Why did I start Special “Finds…”?

The idea of Special “Finds…” developed from my personal experiences as a buyer, and then as a seller — long before I became a real estate agent. Like you, I have owned many unique homes for sale.  As a buyer, I was frustrated working with traditional real estate firms who couldn’t comprehend that I was searching for a unique property, so they continuously showed me standard and mundane properties fitting within the narrow confines of their local MLS. When I was ready to sell my unique homes, I discovered that traditional firms lacked the knowledge, skills, and experience to market unusual properties, so, I took my years of marketing expertise gained as Director of Marketing of the New York Stock Exchange, combined this with a real estate license to fill the much-needed gap in the real estate industry, and voila! Special “Finds…” was born!   We market and promote unusual properties and unique homes for sale Let us help you. We are an ad agency for unusual homes. We are also Realtors devoted to getting unique houses sold.

7. Shipshape design

$499,900, 2203 E. 51st St. #A, Austin, TX 78723

This three-bedroom, three-full-bathroom home artfully fashioned from converted shipping containers includes design elements such as a floating steel staircase, quartz countertops, and walls of windows that bring in nature. The 1,484-square-foot Mueller-award winning home has sleek cabinetry with gold pulls, brick flooring in the master bath, and hickory floorboards upstairs.


Nevada’s underground lair

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Who needs the house with the bunker when you can live underground altogether? This sprawling subterranean mansion spans 15,000 square feet and comes complete with a pool and spa. When you start craving sunlight, ride your elevator (yes, elevator) back up to ground level to soak up some rays.

Washington’s dragon’s den

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If you looked at the other castle homes on this list and thought, “Hmm, something’s missing,” we know exactly what it was — a dragon in the courtyard. Fortunately, this home has not one, but two dragons. And one of them is a baby dragon, which is actually pretty adorable.

Rustic Retreat

List price: $3,750,000 Square feet: 6,580 Location: Scottsdale, Ariz. This four-bedroom, 4 1/2-bathroom home was made using many reclaimed materials, including hundreds of 150-year-old barn beams, rusted corrugated metal, reclaimed barn-wood siding, century-old wood flooring and hand-carved doors from India. The courtyard entrance features a pool, spa and tranquil waterfalls. Buying Your First House? The Best Cities for Aspiring Millennial Homeowners

Venetian Villa

List price: $8,995,000 Square feet: 11,774 Location: Austin, Texas Be transported to Italy with this five-bedroom, seven-bathroom Venice-inspired villa. The half-acre lot includes a pool, multiple terraces, two enclosed boat slips and even guest quarters.

The Chandelier House

San Clemente, California $1.4 million Why have one chandelier in a room when you can have so many more? We’re not really sure what else there is to say or speculate on when it comes to this listing. Maybe Sia lives here? 

The Whimsical Tower House

Saugerties, New York $799,000 Is it a tree house? A lighthouse? This three-bedroom tower with Catskills views defies description, which is fitting: It was designed and built by artist John Kahn, who collaborated with Jim Henson as he created the Muppets. The main home is decked out with a spiral staircase, parapets, and balconies, plus there’s a guesthouse, a warehouse, a sauna, and even a storage building re-imagined as a rail car. The property also features plenty of sculptures and other pieces of Kahn’s handiwork.

Amazing Mid-Century Home in Burien

Light-filled, custom mid-century home. One owner..

Light-filled, custom mid-century home. One owner.. Cozy conversation pit with fireplace. Triangular, clerestory windows/skylight /Sun Room. Flat roof line, architectural wall posts, slate fireplace mantle pristine clear cedar walls. Four bedrooms incl master w/ fireplace, other 4th bed has half bath could be MIL or /home business space. Artistic Gazebo with huge entertaining deck. This cool house just sold, but I’m always watching out for cool and unusual mid-century homes for sale in Seattle.

Beacon  Hill Artists Home

Artist-designed hideaway once featured on HGTV, tu

Artist-designed hideaway once featured on HGTV, tucked away on rapidly appreciating North Beacon Hill. Permitted & maintained as a duplex and zoned LR2, with endless options for further creativity. Mature, whimsical gardens and custom touches throughout. Each unit has 2 bedrooms, full bath, laundry hookups, heated bathroom floors, & gas fireplace. Beacon International School. Sold, but we’ll keep our eyes open for others for you!

Bellevue French Chateau

French Inspired Mini-Chateau – This unique h

French Inspired Mini-Chateau – This unique home is a piece of Seattle history, built with salvaged architecture from historical Seattle buildings, including marble fireplace mantles from the old Kinnear mansion. Enjoy views of Lake Samammish from almost every room! This one of a kind home has the whimsical feel of an enchanted cottage.

9. Come to the light(house)

9. Come to the light(house)

$1,549,000, 14055 E. Raber Dock Road, Goetzville, MI 49736

Be the master of your own domain in this castlelike lighthouse on its own private island in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The three-bedroom beachfront property boasts 2,000 square feet of living space and 2,600 square feet of water frontage. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail on the multitiered back deck overlooking the water.


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