A picture says a thousand words. Or raises a million questions. Maybe even more when it comes to real estate listings. After all, it's not every day you get to see a ceiling piano.

But the appropriately titled subreddit 'Ridiculous Real Estate' is full of such absurdity. Much like the legendary 'Ugly Irish Houses' and 'The Broke Agent', it shares the funniest and weirdest architectural and interior design features that homeowners have ever installed.

It's like the polar opposite of all those pretty decor boards on Pinterest.

#1

Hope You Like Natural Lighting

Hope You Like Natural Lighting

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heidi hunt
Community Member
9 months ago

I'll take it!!!!

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#2

A Bathtub With A View

A Bathtub With A View

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JuJu
Community Member
9 months ago

The reputation you would get in your neighborhood

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We managed to get in touch with the creator of the subreddit, u/tavenger5, and they were kind enough to have a little talk with us about it.

"I started 'Ridiculous Real Estate' after seeing weird or over-the-top extravagance during my own house hunting," the Redditor told Bored Panda. "I wanted a place to share the ridiculousness, and it seems others do too." Indeed, since its inception in 2016, the online community has grown to 27.7K members and while the number doesn't sound like much if you compare it to some giants like r/AntiWork, for such a narrow niche, it's quite something. The best part is that it remains active and still receives new content.

"The community has a keen eye for the bizarre living environment. Original content often comes from locals searching for a new place to live," u/tavenger5 said. "These are likely pics that others would never see unless looking at real estate in the same area. The community really brings light to the strangeness that some people enjoy living in or around."

#3

Groovy!

Groovy!

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Kaspar Kristiansen
Community Member
9 months ago

I don't do not like it....?

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#4

Yes This Is The Front, Street Facing Window

Yes This Is The Front, Street Facing Window

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Kaspar Kristiansen
Community Member
9 months ago

What a s**t show!

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#5

I Think This One Counts

I Think This One Counts

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Donkey boi
Community Member
9 months ago

Architect: What sort of shape would you like your house? Customer: ALL of them!

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Being familiar with all the trends of the subreddit, u/tavenger5 said that "it seems like there are a lot of homes out there that people build or make into something that resembles a castle. In 'Ridiculous Real Estate', the more cringe the better."

And while you might like to philosophize with a friend over a beer that there is no such thing as bad taste, a scroll through these pictures should convince you otherwise. "There are some submissions where it's obvious the people that inhabited a house couldn't change their situation if they wanted to or not. That is different from bad taste," u/tavenger5 highlighted.

"Bad taste happens when someone made a conscious decision to do something in their house that they think is perfectly fine (or are clearly into it), but most people would agree that it looks or functions in a strange way. Other ridiculousness comes from over the top style of the times that hasn't changed since."

#6

Matriochka House

Matriochka House

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C. Wade
Community Member
9 months ago

It sold for 1.5 mil and the interior is lovely. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/124-Eshelman-Rd-Lancaster-PA-17601/9758785_zpid/

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#7

I Don’t Think I Would Ever Run Out Of Cabinet Space, That’s For Sure!

I Don’t Think I Would Ever Run Out Of Cabinet Space, That’s For Sure!

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Jo Choto
Community Member
9 months ago

When you build your kitchen too big in the Sims...

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#8

I Love It But Wife Says No Way!

I Love It But Wife Says No Way!

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Francis
Community Member
9 months ago

i kinda like it :D

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Lately, 'Ridiculous Real Estate' must have seen an increased number of submissions as the Covid-19 pandemic upended the home-buying process. Historically-low mortgage rates coupled with an inventory shortage created a red hot market, with houses selling within just hours of being listed, often for well over the asking price.

And while no one knows exactly what the future has in store, housing experts told CNBC Make It that in 2022, buyers can expect similar trends to the past two years: elevated prices, low inventory, and fast turnaround.

Zillow predicts that it will continue to be a seller's market and home values are expected to increase by double-digital percentage points, but Skylar Olsen, principal economist at Tomo, a home-buying app, thinks it won't be quite as wild as it was this year.

"None of us can promise that [finding] housing will be easy," Olsen highlighted. "But it feels reasonable to promise that it will be easier than this past year."

#9

It Gets Worse As You Scroll...

It Gets Worse As You Scroll...

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Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
9 months ago

The 5 stages of grief

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#10

House As Advent Calendar

House As Advent Calendar

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Мара Гончарова
Community Member
9 months ago

Remember how you could sell a window in Sims to buy a fridge, for example? I'd buy a lot of fridges!

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#11

I Heard Y’all Like Castles...

I Heard Y’all Like Castles...

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Faith Treiss
Community Member
9 months ago

This is actually so pretty

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The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates a few times in 2022, which means mortgage rates will likely rise. Both Redfin and Realtor.com predict a 30-year-fixed mortgage rate will reach 3.60% by the end of 2022, compared to an average of 3.30% now.

But according to Olsen, that’s not necessarily bad news for buyers. The silver lining of higher mortgage rates is that fewer speculative buyers will be in the market (because there is less money to be made). That could help the average person.

"When you have higher interest rates, it becomes more of the people who buy homes just to live in them. That’s something the market will benefit from, coming back down to sanity."

“When buying a home in the next year or longer, it will be important to watch new listings, including ‘coming soon’ listings, and be very prepared to not only visit the home quickly, but prepare to decide and extend an offer almost immediately,” Glenn Phillips, CEO and lead economic analyst for Lake Homes Realty, told CNBC Make It.

But with that said, don’t overpay for a house that, for example, includes 13 dead people out back. Prices will be up, so be careful not to take something outside of what’s reasonable for your budget.

#12

A Carpeted Pool!

A Carpeted Pool!

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C. Wade
Community Member
9 months ago

Do you want to get mold? Because this is how you get mold.

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#13

Have You Ever Wanted To Live In A Town But The Town Is Inside Your Own Home?

Have You Ever Wanted To Live In A Town But The Town Is Inside Your Own Home?

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C. Wade
Community Member
9 months ago

Idk dude I love wood and bricks. Looks cosy as s**t. I'd move there tomorrow if I could.

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#14

Sexy Bath...

Sexy Bath...

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Caro Caro
Community Member
9 months ago

Ooooh yes *fanning myself*.

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#15

Anybody Want To Start A Cult? 21,000 Sqft Rural Compound Listed Near Me That Used To Be A “Faith Healing Ministry”

Anybody Want To Start A Cult? 21,000 Sqft Rural Compound Listed Near Me That Used To Be A “Faith Healing Ministry”

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Monday
Community Member
9 months ago

I would indeed like to start a cult. We will have pizza every Tuesday.

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#16

House Includes 13 Dead People Out Back

House Includes 13 Dead People Out Back

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Mistralok
Community Member
9 months ago

At least you'll have someone to chat with when you're feeling lonely.

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#17

What In Tarnation

What In Tarnation

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Robert T
Community Member
9 months ago

That's a heck of a fondue set!

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#18

Okay, We're Doing Ceiling Pianos Now. Sure

Okay, We're Doing Ceiling Pianos Now. Sure

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C. Wade
Community Member
9 months ago

Ha ha nice try, Will E. Coyote, I'm not falling for it.

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#19

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
9 months ago

I feel so sorry for anyone who hated orange and had to live through the 70s

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#20

Probably The Wildest House In The Whole Country (Slovenia). Looks Innocuous On The Outside, But Oh Boy...

Probably The Wildest House In The Whole Country (Slovenia). Looks Innocuous On The Outside, But Oh Boy...

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Jo Choto
Community Member
9 months ago

When you think you're a pimp.

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#21

Ideal Bedroom For Your Least Favourite Child

Ideal Bedroom For Your Least Favourite Child

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Susan S
Community Member
9 months ago

You know it's bad when jail cells look more spacious

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#22

Bedroom Toilets And Flying Saucers

Bedroom Toilets And Flying Saucers

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
9 months ago

Don't be fooled by the "toilet". It swivels aside to allow access to a bunker containing the aliens who landed here in 1957

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#23

The Castle Garage

The Castle Garage

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C. Wade
Community Member
9 months ago

You know what? I don't even hate it. Good for them. Dress for the job you want.

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#24

Yeah, Certainly Not My Taste In Decor But It’s Not Exces— Dear God What Is All That?

Yeah, Certainly Not My Taste In Decor But It’s Not Exces— Dear God What Is All That?

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C. Wade
Community Member
9 months ago

Yeah, corpses on my walls is not my thing either.

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#25

When You Buy The Light Package Before The House

When You Buy The Light Package Before The House

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
9 months ago

They thought it was a brilliant idea!

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#26

Someone Found A Great Home Improvement Deal On Tile...

Someone Found A Great Home Improvement Deal On Tile...

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Pearl
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

third pic looks like a prison bunk

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#27

Lovecraftian Nightmare Geometry

Lovecraftian Nightmare Geometry

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
9 months ago

This hurts my eyes.

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#28

I've Got A Fever And The Only Prescription Is More Columns...

I've Got A Fever And The Only Prescription Is More Columns...

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Amanda
Community Member
9 months ago

This photo smells like mildew

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#29

One Room Studio Apartment In San Francisco. This Is It, This Is The Apartment. Total Steal For $1400/Month

One Room Studio Apartment In San Francisco. This Is It, This Is The Apartment. Total Steal For $1400/Month

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C. Wade
Community Member
9 months ago

So you shower, poop and brush your teeth in the shower?

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#30

Tubular

Tubular

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heidi hunt
Community Member
9 months ago

So 90s. I'd live here

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#31

This Door That Only Opens 18 Inches

This Door That Only Opens 18 Inches

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C. Wade
Community Member
9 months ago

I mean, it wouldn't have been so bad if it opened outward.

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#32

I Don't Really Know Where To Start... Here Goes... 8 Kitchens And It's A Time Capsule...

I Don't Really Know Where To Start... Here Goes... 8 Kitchens And It's A Time Capsule...

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Wang Zhuang
Community Member
9 months ago

How the hell did they get that car in there?

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#33

It's A Brick... House...

It's A Brick... House...

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Rainy Day Wolf
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

I feel like this has potential

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#34

Just A Tub

Just A Tub

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Draco's Dragonfly
Community Member
9 months ago

But what a view from that tub!

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#35

Red vs. Blue

Red vs. Blue

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TheNewJenBrady
Community Member
9 months ago

Somebody was definitely murdered in this house

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#36

It's A Pretty Little Kitchen

It's A Pretty Little Kitchen

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Susan S
Community Member
9 months ago

I think Bored Panda recycles real estate pics cuz I see the same ones over and over...

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#37

Let’s Just Put The Island Riiiiiight Over Here. No A Little Bit Further. Keep Going

Let’s Just Put The Island Riiiiiight Over Here. No A Little Bit Further. Keep Going

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PeachPossum
Community Member
9 months ago

Only skinny cooks live here. Look at the size of that work triangle. The kitchen that comes with an exercise plan of 6000 steps per meal.

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#38

Liminal Space Meets Ridiculous Real Estate

Liminal Space Meets Ridiculous Real Estate

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C. Wade
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

It's like the 9 circles of office hell. You know? Like the special hell office workers go to. Dante's Intern-o.

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#39

Ever Get Hungry While Showering? Then This Is For You

Ever Get Hungry While Showering? Then This Is For You

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alex mitchell
Community Member
9 months ago

I can imagine taking a shower whilst nibbling a giant turkey leg

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#40

When The Column Is Bigger Than The Beam It’s Supporting…

When The Column Is Bigger Than The Beam It’s Supporting…

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Eppe
Community Member
9 months ago

For pole dancers that want to show off their grip strength

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