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The Quirkiest Homes For Sale In 2021

Lauren Nowacki3-minute read
UPDATED: May 22, 2023

Sometimes a home comes with a story. And sometimes the home is the story.

From unique histories and peculiar features to cameos in some of the most popular – and scary – films of our time, these homes, listed for sale in 2021, might be the best place for someone with unique taste or a great sense of humor.


We told you about some of the most haunted houses in America, now we’re bringing you some of the most unique houses listed for sale in 2021. If you’re looking for something quirky to call your own, you may be in luck. Many of the homes on this list are still on the market, just waiting for their perfect owner.

1. The Las Vegas Underground House

Las Vegas Underground House

Photos by BHHS Nevada Properties.


You won’t find this home standing on the street or even while using a drone. That’s because it’s completely underground. This Las Vegas home boasts five bedrooms, six baths, a pool, waterfall and guest house. The “yard” features landscape murals, trees, a painted sky and various light settings to simulate the time of day. This luxury bunker is completely invisible from street view, making it the perfect place to hide from nosy neighbors, unwelcome relatives or the paparazzi. While you can’t see it from the road, you can take a peek inside by viewing the Las Vegas underground house listing.

2. The Ship House

Boat House

Photos by EXP REALTY.


If you’ve ever wanted to live on a houseboat, but prefer living on land, you may find a happy balance with this Michigan home built to look like a ship. Located on a point between Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay, this waterfront property looks like a giant ship that’s run aground. The 74-foot “land yacht” was built in 1936 and features five bedrooms and two baths. A captain’s quarters, or main suite, features a wall of windows overlooking the water, where you can watch the sunrise.

3. “The Conjuring” House

Conjuring House

Photos by Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty / Blueflash Photography.


During the spookiest season of the year, one of the scariest homes in the country, the Conjuring House, went up for sale. The property got its name from famously being the home that inspired the horror movie series, “The Conjuring.” Said to be haunted by many spirits, the 3,000-square-foot farmhouse was built on 8.5 acres of land in the early 1800s. Among its features are wood-beamed ceilings, hardwood flooring, four fireplaces and three bedrooms. The property also includes a barn, sheds and parking space for four cars. Learn more about the home and how you can tour it by reviewing its listing.

4. The House With The Rink

Ice Rink

Photos by Coldwell Banker Realty – Sudbury


Active homeowners have ample opportunity to expel some energy at this Massachusetts home for sale. The most surprising feature of this house, which sits on 12 acres, is the refrigerated hockey rink that comes with a Zamboni and can also be used as a basketball or tennis court. There’s also a heated swimming pool, home gym and game room. When it’s time to relax, the house also offers a hot tub, wine room, fire-placed living room and quiet, screened porch. The 7,800-square-foot home has six bedrooms, nine bedrooms and a garage big enough for four cars.

5. The “Star Wars” House

Star Wars House



With 15 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, pool with waterslide, video game room, sauna and bowling alley, this 17,700-square-foot luxury property will feel more like a resort than a home – never mind that it’s actually located in Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. The brand-new home has so many interesting, exciting features, but what caught our eye was the “Star Wars”-themed bunk room that sleeps 12 people and includes a replica Hans Solo in carbonite.

6. The Not-Really-A-House House


Photos by Compass RE Texas, LLC


From the outside, you’d think this large Dallas home could be the perfect fit for you and your family. But unlike most homes for sale, this property has no bedrooms. In fact, this seemingly normal home isn’t a home at all. Inside the 5,700-square-foot property, there are warehouse and office spaces, a bathroom and industrial shelving units. The building is also hooked up to two electrical grids and has a generator to offer backup when needed.

Looking For A Unique House To Call Home?

When it comes to cool listings, we’ve seen it all. If you’re interested in one of these homes or are searching for the perfect home, contact a Rocket HomesSM agent today. If you love learning about interesting homes, check out the homes for sale in your area.

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Lauren Nowacki

Lauren is a Content Editor specializing in personal finance and the mortgage industry. Her writing focuses on reporting the best places to live in the U.S. based on certain interests and lifestyles. She has a B.A. in Communications from Alma College and has worked as a writer and editor for various publications in Philadelphia, Chicago and Metro Detroit.