Not everyone wants a traditional house in the suburbs.
“We’re seeing a trend of people wanting to go outside the box,” says Leslie Piper, housing specialist for Realtor.com. “Wanting to put their stamp — and spend their money — on something that has meaning to them.”
And the appetite for standout homes is growing.
It’s still “a niche market, but more than before we’re seeing the demand rising,” she says. “It’s a hot market for something unique.”
If you’re craving a home that stands out from the rest, you’re in luck.
How about a vintage firehouse in the French Quarter, or a houseboat in the Keys with a little history? Or maybe you’d prefer something that offers a different perspective on life — like a modern treehouse or a century-old clock tower with views of the Big Apple? And, if you dream of the Old West, how about a Pueblo Revival homestead in historic Santa Fe, New Mexico?
Here is a sneak peek at five homes that likely fit your craving for the unusual.