Unique Homes: Wow-Worthy Abodes on the Market

When was the last time you checked the moat option when looking for a home?  How about insisting on not just living near the downtown trolley, but IN one?  Or maybe you simply had to have a waterslide surrounded by a ring of fire for your new backyard pool. These home features may sound like something out of a movie, but they really exist and they’re on the market! While they might not coincide with your search criteria, they’ll surely appeal to someone.  Here are our best guesses:

For the wandering vagabond who’s finally had to settle down.

203 Blackburn St

203 Blackburn St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
List Price:
$499,000
Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Listed by: Judy Ziegler, Cornucopia Real Estate

Maybe you’ve read “On the Road” a few too many times, and yearn for those days of hopping from train to train, traveling from city to city. You’ve got a pocketful of poetry and a gaggle of kids. Here is your oasis, made from two refurbished historically authentic street cars, where you can feel as if you are constantly in motion without leaving the comfort of your own home. To boot, there are fruit trees, gardens, and a chicken coop—all the amenities that your hippy heart longs for and your family loves. For those days when you want to leave your Shangri-La, the beaches and darling town of Santa Cruz are just a short walk away.

For the pyro turned power broker.

1782 Chota Rd

1782 Chota Rd, La Habra Heights, CA 90631
List Price:
$6,995,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 9
Listed by: David Wright, Engel & Volkers Newport Beach

Perhaps you don’t really want to admit it, but as a child you kind of had a thing for flames, and every once in a while, you just happened to set something on fire (luckily that didn’t include your sister’s up-do on prom). It’s been a long time since those days, and you’ve gone on to much bigger and better things, but something in you longs to rekindle that flame. Here is the perfect pool for you! Start your morning off with an invigorating fiery swim, or enjoy the water slide with the ring of fire! Aside from all things flammable, you can also enjoy the fountains, waterfalls, grottos, caves, sauna, and countless other amenities in this La Habra Heights luxury five bedroom European-styled estate.

For the Dungeons & Dragons fan, now a gaming tycoon.

25791 SW 167th Ave

25791 SW 167 Ave, Miami, FL 33031
List Price:
$10,900,000
Beds: 8
Baths: 7.5
Listed by: Judith Zeder, Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Inc

Let’s face it, in high school you weren’t the captain of the Varsity football team, but you did know how to wear a cape! You traveled to foreign lands far and wide (all in the comfort of your cafeteria), and forged rivers to conquer dragons. Now you conquer companies.  Here is your fortress, and your awesome moat.  No man is an island, but this home is! Relax among the fourteen acres situated on this private lake adorned with gorgeously maintained private gardens, a stunning koi-pond, and an elegantly designed pool.  Not feeling like having company? This Miami chateau is also protected by an immense wrought iron locked entryway and mammoth wooden privacy gates (also helpful in the event that an angry dragon tries to approach).

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