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Quite a few people would likely agree that browsing real estate listings can be fun even without the intention of investing in new property anytime soon. In addition to allowing you to marvel at some quite impressive dwellings, they also present a fair share of not-so-marvelous homes, viewing some of which can be equally as enthralling.

Plenty of examples of somewhat bizarre-looking homes can be found on the X (previously Twitter) account ‘The Best Of Zillow’. Dedicated to “the best worst houses online”, as they say themselves, it has amassed nearly 45,000 followers and shared countless pictures of tasteless design and weird architectural decisions, among other disasters. Scroll down to find some of the best-worst ones on the list below and see for yourself how amusing viewing them can be.

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Imagine The D&d Campaigns...

Imagine The D&d Campaigns...

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If There Were An Award For The Best Kid's Rooms....

If There Were An Award For The Best Kid's Rooms....

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hard to clean though. Imagine your kid has a stomach bug and their bed is inside the millennium falcon 😬

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This House Looks Like A Forgotten Disney Hotel

This House Looks Like A Forgotten Disney Hotel

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Beloved by many, the X (formerly Twitter) account dedicated to the best of Zillow real estate listings (even though not actually affiliated with Zillow—the American real estate marketplace company—as they mentioned in their description) was started just a couple of years ago in 2020.

It quickly became a source of entertainment for both fans of interior design and people who have nothing to do with it, likely because of the fact that at that point in time, interior design and our surroundings were more important than ever due to the pandemic.

In addition to being a space to eat and sleep, one’s home became a place for work, socialization, studying, and basically everything else that needed to be taken care of during the pandemic. And apparently, spending this much time in a confined space can make one notice things about it that they don’t like or evoke a desire for a home improvement project for other reasons. During covid, that resulted in quite a noticeable increase in home repair activities.

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I Feel Like I'm Watching The Brady Bunch On Acid

I Feel Like I'm Watching The Brady Bunch On Acid

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Quite a large part of the home improvement projects during Covid were DIY—do it yourself—endeavors. Surveys carried out during the first couple of years of the pandemic found that over the year from March 2020 to May 2021, roughly 60% of respondents said they’d started a DIY project; in June of 2021, the number was as high as 69%.

The increased interest in improving one’s home is evident by looking at the change in size of the home improvement market, too, which saw a spike in numbers around the year 2020.

#9

Finally, I Can Realize My Dream Of Living Inside Casa Bonita

Finally, I Can Realize My Dream Of Living Inside Casa Bonita

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#10

Y'know, Personally, I Don't Think They Have Enough Hats

Y'know, Personally, I Don't Think They Have Enough Hats

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"Swole Zeus Isn't Real, He Can't Hurt You" Swole Zeus:

"Swole Zeus Isn't Real, He Can't Hurt You" Swole Zeus:

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Like any other undertakings, DIY projects, too, differ depending on the homeowner’s imagination. While some want to flip half of their furniture so the room resembles page nine of a popular interior magazine, others go a totally different direction and create something completely out of the ordinary (something resembling the homes on this list, for instance).

That’s when browsing all sorts of listings can come in handy, as it is a never-ending source of inspiration for admirers of all sorts of styles.

#12

I Love When Houses Have Some Tasteful Brass Accents

I Love When Houses Have Some Tasteful Brass Accents

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$1 Mil In Texas Buys You 8 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, And A Scale Replica Of Christ The Redeemer

$1 Mil In Texas Buys You 8 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, And A Scale Replica Of Christ The Redeemer

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I'd Like To Be Under The Sea In An Octopus's Bathroom Beneath The Waves

I'd Like To Be Under The Sea In An Octopus's Bathroom Beneath The Waves

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Even if you’re not ready or simply don’t want to buy a home, browsing real estate listings and viewing their design can be a fun pastime. That’s because, in a way, interior design is an art form, which typically calls for either an exceptional talent or years of experience—or, in most cases, both—and results in some awe-inspiring ideas.

Though, in her Ted Talk from 2017, interior designer Phoebe Oldrey suggested that good design is something you don’t even notice. Unlike a bad one, which can be compared to a pebble in one’s shoe (something you can’t help but think about constantly), it doesn’t make one think about how convenient it is on a daily basis.

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“The funny thing about design is, you don’t really notice good design; you’re just using it,” Oldrey pointed out in her talk. “Sure, you notice the aesthetics of a room—‘it looks nice, therefore, I like it’—but you don’t notice how you feel about it. You just feel content.”

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Polar Vortex Hitting Hard? Retire To This Cocaine-Fueled Palace, Featuring An Indoor Pool And Too Many Statues

Polar Vortex Hitting Hard? Retire To This Cocaine-Fueled Palace, Featuring An Indoor Pool And Too Many Statues

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Got Coins In My Toilet Seat Call That Dirty Money

Got Coins In My Toilet Seat Call That Dirty Money

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mirrored rooms like this are all fun and games until it's 3am, you need to pee, and you don't wanna turn on the main bright lights. My husband's bachelor flat had 360 mirrors in the bathroom and night peeing was oddly terrifying. Step forward and so do a whole bunch of shadowy reflections

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I Wonder What D-Tier Magician Lived In This One

I Wonder What D-Tier Magician Lived In This One

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In her talk, the expert discussed that good design has to make sense on several levels—it has to be physically, emotionally, and visually appealing. The items in the space have to be placed in a way that makes sense, the space itself should serve a purpose and make the person in it feel comfortable; and that requires careful consideration in regards to everything from decor elements to colors of the walls in the room.

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Look, I've Seen A Lot Of Stuff In A Lot Of Houses... The Waifu Wine Cellar Is A New One.

Look, I've Seen A Lot Of Stuff In A Lot Of Houses... The Waifu Wine Cellar Is A New One.

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This House Reeks Of Hairspray And Trickle-Down Economics

This House Reeks Of Hairspray And Trickle-Down Economics

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why does the white dildo in picture #3 have a blue reflection! That's really odd.

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Even though browsing real estate listings can be a great way to gather ideas for the interior of your own home or your DIY projects, copying the entirety of someone else’s design might not be the best option for your dwelling.

“If we make design only about the visual factor and don’t take our own journey to get there, we are missing the amazing opportunity to create groundbreaking design of our very own,” interior designer Phoebe Oldrey suggested, adding that with a holistic approach, people can create spaces that meet their needs physically, emotionally, and visually, and live in peace without a pebble in their shoe to think about.

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NY Cocaine-Core Is On Another Level. Never Have I Been So Threatened By A Group Of Bonsai Trees

NY Cocaine-Core Is On Another Level. Never Have I Been So Threatened By A Group Of Bonsai Trees

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I Think 90's Greco-Roman Maximalism Needs To Make A Comeback

I Think 90's Greco-Roman Maximalism Needs To Make A Comeback

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Weirdest-Real-Estate-Zillow

Weirdest-Real-Estate-Zillow

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While for some people the designs on this list might seem odd at best, for the owners of these houses it’s a way of expressing themselves and creating the environment that best fits their needs, be it physically, emotionally, or visually.

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The only problem is, such designs might be difficult to find buyers for; however, they sure are interesting to look at. If you find such real estate listings somewhat fascinating as well, take a look at Bored Panda’s previous edition of ‘The Best of Zillow’ here.

#24

The Nude Magicians Really Tie The Room Together

The Nude Magicians Really Tie The Room Together

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#25

"We Have Bridgerton At Home." The Bridgerton At Home:

"We Have Bridgerton At Home." The Bridgerton At Home:

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#26

They Rolled Out The Red Carpet For Us

They Rolled Out The Red Carpet For Us

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#27

This Jail House Rocks

This Jail House Rocks

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Interior Crocodile Coffee Table Inside My Upstairs Movie The-Ater

Interior Crocodile Coffee Table Inside My Upstairs Movie The-Ater

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We're Leaving Shiplap And Whitewash In 2022. 2023 Is All About The Meat Walls, Baby

We're Leaving Shiplap And Whitewash In 2022. 2023 Is All About The Meat Walls, Baby

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These Patterns Are Worse Than That World Cup Game

These Patterns Are Worse Than That World Cup Game

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