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4 strange and unusual homes for sale

Sick of the typical homes on the market? Want to give directions that include "Take a right, and then look for the buoy. You can't miss it"? Then has the houses for YOU.

These four houses will top any eccentric buyer's short list.

These four strange homes are listed for sale on and offer designs such as pyramid shapes, domes and boats in the side; one even offers a location literally on the water.

Pyramid home

Price: $650,000
Details: 2,662 square feet/2 bedrooms, 2 baths

Talk about "Luxor"-y. This pyramid-shaped house in Manitou Springs, Colo., features spectacular views of Pikes Peak, gluten-free stainless counters and a remodeled kitchen with an Egyptian chandelier.

Dome home

Price: $799,000
Details: 1,450 square feet/3 bedrooms, 2 baths

"Dome" you forget about this one. Smarter minds than ours -- R. Buckminster Fuller, to be exact -- created this "global" home in Goleta, Calif., to be a home of the future, using the principle of tension instead of compression.

Wolf Trap Light

Price: $288,000
Details: About 1,500 square feet/3 bedrooms, bath facilities

One if by land, $288,000 if by sea. This lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay, southeast of Haven Beach, Va., is the fort dreams are made of. It was built in 1894 and has five floors, with a working light at the top, and it includes permits for a pier and boatlift.

East Sandwich estate

Price: $3.5 million
Details: About 4,900 square feet/4 bedrooms, 3 baths

Didn't want the house on the water? OK, how about this sailing ship on land? You'll get lots of smiles per galleon with this hybrid house in Cape Cod. Built in 1898, it is set on 16 acres, and you can at least see the ocean from the watchtower, even if you aren’t on it.



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