Some houses look bad on the outside and even worse on the inside. Does that mean nobody can live happy lives in them? No. It does, however, mean that not only its neighbors but the Internet will make fun of it as well.

The Instagram account, Ugly Irish Houses, is sharing pics of all the crimes against design the country's homes have pulled off, and the project has already accumulated over 77,000 followers by doing exactly that. From buildings that look like cult headquarters to the ones that appear to be vintage museums, the Irish sure must be... extravagant.

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#1

Yes, Every Room Is From The Same House

Yes, Every Room Is From The Same House

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Justine
Community Member
3 months ago

Ugh.. where's my migraine medicine

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The creator of the account told Bored Panda they've always thought there should be some account or website calling out just how ugly many Irish houses are. "For such a naturally beautiful country, we've got a lot of ugly houses!" they said. "I so often physically stopped the car to pause and stare at the latest roadside abomination until I finally decided that it deserves its own Instagram account."

At this time, they discovered Ugly Belgian Houses, a project Bored Panda has already written about, and thought, "If the Belgians can do it, the Irish can do it even better!"

#2

The Floor Is Lava

The Floor Is Lava

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Justine
Community Member
3 months ago

This one isn't that bad, it can be quite easily redecorated. Otherwise it looks spacious, large windows, nice view

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#3

The Splash-Backs Are Back! I’ll Never Get Enough Of These..

The Splash-Backs Are Back! I’ll Never Get Enough Of These..

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Amy Cohen
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3 months ago (edited)

This is baaaaaaad

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According to the person behind the account, if they were to create an Ugly Irish Houses bingo, these items would certainly be on the bingo card: red leather sofas, clunky deformed dining chairs, a cringeworthy home pub, a pool or snooker table in a cavernous empty room, a house surrounded by a sea of asphalt, Roman pillars often installed upside down, red carpets galore, a large framed photo of the house taken from a helicopter or drone, and a few other gems.

#4

I’m Lost For Words, For Once..

I’m Lost For Words, For Once..

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Justine
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh.. ok..

JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Eeek, it’s like Andy Warhol’s even more eccentric aunt’s house

El muerto
Community Member
3 months ago

I can smell the LSD and the Marylin Monroe conspiracy theories

Verena Gitterle
Community Member
3 months ago

They love Marylin, that is for sure...

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
3 months ago

But would Marylin like it?

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

Some things need no words

Mag Marguerite
Community Member
3 months ago

Just wanna say "poopoopidoo"

Zophra
Community Member
3 months ago

Decorator on LSD?

Audrey Cohen
Community Member
3 months ago

What........

John Usher
Community Member
3 months ago

Goodness me it’s awful

Torchicachu
Community Member
3 months ago

someone likes marilyn monroe..

Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

Somebody's obsessed with Marilyn Monroe... not that I blame them, it's just very... extra...

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

One word: kitsch.

ravager
Community Member
3 months ago

i guess you could say he/she is a fan of pink?

Maddie Max
Community Member
3 months ago

A lot of primer needed to fix the paint job on these walls.......

Damon Gates
Community Member
3 months ago

Things start out fine, then cross the threshold into OMFG.

JD
Community Member
3 months ago

My eyes!

boydy la
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh no

Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
3 months ago

oof

Jasmina Pavlovic
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope!

Red Hair Blue Soul
Community Member
3 months ago

My eyes hurt

Geoff C.
Community Member
3 months ago

TThe really shocking thing is that someone paid out a small fortune to make it look like that.

Lillukka79
Community Member
3 months ago

Now I feel sick.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe for a few minutes back in the early eighties. Now? No f*****g way.

Michelle C
Community Member
3 months ago

Marilyn's stalker house

Ally R
Community Member
3 months ago

It's like someone watched a whole lot of Changing Rooms and just thought it was all a good idea.

A Random Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Mah eyes burn.

YosemiteCat
Community Member
3 months ago

Who did this like wtf!

TiredMomma
Community Member
3 months ago

🤮😵

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
3 months ago

So.... very....bright

Nubmaeme
Community Member
3 months ago

No....just NO!

sbj
Community Member
3 months ago

No. Just no

ツ_Itz_Your_Girl_ツ
Community Member
3 months ago

oh. Uhm... okay...

QueenoftheSquids
Community Member
3 months ago

They're a Marilyn fan I think but I mean I'm just guessing

Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
3 months ago

This house is SCREAMING at everyone inside it.

Cassie
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm pretty sure I went to college with this guy.

Petra Schaap
Community Member
3 months ago

woa! i'm really curious about the owner of this place.

Rachel Grieshop
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I like the purple! #favecolor What’s yours? Reply!

rainbowskull13
Community Member
3 months ago

Mine is red

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Calvin Cozad
Community Member
3 months ago

Well

alrighty then
Community Member
1 month ago

someone was a Marylin Monroe fan

Natia Kazishvili
Community Member
1 month ago

oh my eyes!!!my eyes!!!!! :D

~*Zodiac lover~*
Community Member
2 months ago

I now the other ones looked ok but goodness o.o

Hugh Cookson
Community Member
2 months ago

This is the trouble you get when you let pikeys build a forever home .......

serge
Community Member
3 months ago

Saves you buying acid or shrooms...

pamela nichols
Community Member
3 months ago

I'll be back after I poke out my eyes!

Jennifer Crompton
Community Member
3 months ago

Good god

Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
3 months ago

I wear my sunglasses at night 🎶 I mean all the time.

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
3 months ago

Somebody likes MM

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, my eyes!

Joyce Deering
Community Member
3 months ago

...just a bit to much glam on the last one.

DebbyC
Community Member
3 months ago

Retinas burnt!

Diana Murtaugh
Community Member
3 months ago

This place has character, and a whole lotta color inside. Not a place one would easily forget after they visit.

Tim Skeens
Community Member
3 months ago

Hurts my eyes

Jeremy Porter
Community Member
3 months ago

It's like Buckingham Palace, with the "Yellow Drawing Room" and the "Red Reception Room", or whatever they're called.

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! Does this person love color and Marylin. I feel Austin Powers is going to get randy all over this place. LOL

Aileen Cann
Community Member
3 months ago

They say never judge a book by it's cover. Goes for houses as well.

Jaybird3939
Community Member
3 months ago

The Tanning Booth...Mwaw

Mary Jaye
Community Member
3 months ago

I love the purple room!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
3 months ago

Unnecessarily GAY! A coven of Drag Queens lives here.

Mae Mosse
Community Member
3 months ago

Colourblind dragqueen with no taste or a colourblind burlesque artist

Ruth Beaty
Community Member
3 months ago

Was this Elton John's starter house?

Grace Note
Community Member
3 months ago

Migraine house

Jane W.
Community Member
3 months ago

These rooms actually hurt my eyes.

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
3 months ago

looking at this makes my head hurt

Sharon Colley
Community Member
3 months ago

what an eyesore

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like a shop

Rachel Arteiro
Community Member
3 months ago

W. T. F.?

JuJu
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! Somebody put a lot of effort and money into this. I would try to impale myself on the fence after an hour, but whatever floats your boat, honey.

Hafida
Community Member
3 months ago

My eyes hurt

pancake
Community Member
3 months ago

so I think the previous owner had an obsession with marilyn monroe...

Susancnw
Community Member
3 months ago

I like the windows on the outside. Those are nice.

Mary Maney
Community Member
3 months ago

Oof hats Marilyn Monroe

Mary Maney
Community Member
3 months ago

Do they like Madonna at all?

MonicaChicagoGal
Community Member
3 months ago

Soooooo many colors, soooooo many Marilyn's , sooooo many questions....

Ladislav Pollo
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, this is absolute amazing! :D

gargling_gargoyle
Community Member
3 months ago

😂😂😂 it’s quite the surprise once you go inside! I feel like living here would just be a constant migraine.

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
3 months ago

Well they won't notice when I throw up

SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
3 months ago

This one is perfectly way over the top. I love it!

Jane Doe
Community Member
3 months ago

At first I thought it was a vertical tanning salon, then I realized it helps visitors with temporary blindness ..,,

KombatBunni
Community Member
3 months ago

Kill it, kill it with fire...

J S
Community Member
3 months ago

Is that a stand up tanning booth?

Tim Douglass
Community Member
3 months ago

Knew someone who had their house decorated in a similar fashion, but with Elvis.

JV
Community Member
3 months ago

The Clash alright

Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
3 months ago

M. M Museum ?

ShikamaruPanda
Community Member
3 months ago

Fan boys be like..

Sarah
Community Member
3 months ago

This is really scary.

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
3 months ago

Marilyn Mansion.

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"If you were to compare us, the Irish, to most of our European neighbors, I think you'd have to agree that we are prone to making design mistakes, probably because the only references we have for architecture are castles, churches, pubs, and hotels... People seem to want to make their houses look and feel like one of those or a mix of all of them. Maybe it's also because in Irish schools, anything art or design related becomes optional after the students turn 11, so the Irish aesthetic kind of fossilizes at the end of primary school."

#5

So Many Questions, So Many Whys...

So Many Questions, So Many Whys...

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Justine
Community Member
3 months ago

The bathroom is freaky 😬

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The account only features houses that are for sale on the open market, so no candid shots are taken from the side of the road. "Luckily, there's an absolute wealth of content on all of the Irish property sites, plus I have a fantastic community of ugly house fans who send me what they find on a daily basis."

(Not) surprisingly, even the showrunner lives in an ugly Irish house. In fact, it has even appeared on the account. "It's not ugly on the inside though!"

"I'd like to add that I'm not an architect or designer, and don't have any involvement with construction or design. I run this page just for a bit of fun and particularly during the last 9 months in and out of lockdown, it's helped my own mental health to have some kind of escapism, to have fun and interact with my followers in Ireland and abroad." Let's hope Ugly Irish Houses does the same for you too.

#6

This Is How I Imagine Everyone With A Range Rover Evoque Lives

This Is How I Imagine Everyone With A Range Rover Evoque Lives

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
3 months ago

They tried way too hard here.

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#7

Stop Wanting To Live In Castles.. Just Stop It

Stop Wanting To Live In Castles.. Just Stop It

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Hooked
Community Member
3 months ago

I love the bathtub actually. Not the rest, just the tub

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#8

Pure Class

Pure Class

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JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

We put our family photos at foot-kicking level

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#9

There Was A Time In This Country When Only Proper Hobnobs Had A Bordeaux Bathroom Suite.. This Is Pre Celtic Tiger Opulence, This Is 1980’s Fianna Fáil Donating, Quite Likely Race Horse Owning, Bling Bling.. Watch And Learn

There Was A Time In This Country When Only Proper Hobnobs Had A Bordeaux Bathroom Suite.. This Is Pre Celtic Tiger Opulence, This Is 1980’s Fianna Fáil Donating, Quite Likely Race Horse Owning, Bling Bling.. Watch And Learn

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
3 months ago

Only thing wrong with this house is that it's dated.

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#10

Great To See All These Gig-Economy Hotels Coming Back On The Rental Market

Great To See All These Gig-Economy Hotels Coming Back On The Rental Market

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Ha Trung
Community Member
3 months ago

the blue wardrobe could look way better in a suitable house

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#11

I Don’t Know Who Owns This House, But I Bet She’s Called Donna

I Don’t Know Who Owns This House, But I Bet She’s Called Donna

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

The only thing I wouldn't rip out is the AGA. Two kitchens?

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#12

Before You Ask, Yes.. All Of These Pictures Are From The Same House.

Before You Ask, Yes.. All Of These Pictures Are From The Same House.

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Calvin Cozad
Community Member
3 months ago

Interesting

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#13

Robocop, The Bungalow

Robocop, The Bungalow

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Calvin Cozad
Community Member
3 months ago

I just don’t like the carpet in the bathroom and the picture directly bellow it

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#14

And When They Ask What The Celtic Tiger Was.. Show Them This

And When They Ask What The Celtic Tiger Was.. Show Them This

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Guy MacGregor
Community Member
3 months ago

I like this !

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#15

When You Build A Monstrosity Without A Clue How To Furnish It.. Give Harvey Norman A Call

When You Build A Monstrosity Without A Clue How To Furnish It.. Give Harvey Norman A Call

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Hooked
Community Member
3 months ago

Social distancing should not be a problem here

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#16

True Beauty Comes From Within

True Beauty Comes From Within

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Rachel Grieshop
Community Member
3 months ago

I like how the wall is ripped to reveal a galaxy. It’s cool

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#17

Area 51, Co. Kilkenny

Area 51, Co. Kilkenny

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Justine
Community Member
3 months ago

For those who dream to live in a magic gazebo but more privately

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#18

Cabin Fever.. Sold As Seen

Cabin Fever.. Sold As Seen

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Calvin Cozad
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow just wow

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#19

The Splashes Are Back.. More Psychotic Splashback Creativity From Around The Country

The Splashes Are Back.. More Psychotic Splashback Creativity From Around The Country

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Linus Nilsson
Community Member
3 months ago

Denise must feel left out in the initials-game

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#20

Ever Wondered What A Cult Headquarters Looks Like?

Ever Wondered What A Cult Headquarters Looks Like?

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

Would love to hear the owner give a house tour that explained the choices.

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#21

When Your Restaurant Closes Down, But You’re Bringing Anything That Isn’t Nailed Down With You..

When Your Restaurant Closes Down, But You’re Bringing Anything That Isn’t Nailed Down With You..

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Calvin Cozad
Community Member
3 months ago

The dude in the tux is a bit creepy

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#22

Nothing Says Charlie Haughey Like Royal Blue Carpets

Nothing Says Charlie Haughey Like Royal Blue Carpets

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Jaekry
Community Member
3 months ago

Out with the carpet, paint the wall. There. I would buy it.

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#23

Quirky And Unique

Quirky And Unique

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

I want to go running throught that bedroom and rip the drapes off. Ok with the pool room.

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#24

Humans Of Ireland

Humans Of Ireland

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

I now want a chicken backsplash.

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#25

If Katie Price Lived In Drogheda..

If Katie Price Lived In Drogheda..

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Guy MacGregor
Community Member
3 months ago

What is wrong with this house ? And who is Katie Price ?

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#26

The Versace Family Bungalow

The Versace Family Bungalow

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Justine
Community Member
3 months ago

Too much of literally everything 🤯

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#27

How Can One House Be Home To So Many Ugly Chairs?

How Can One House Be Home To So Many Ugly Chairs?

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Amy Cohen
Community Member
3 months ago

The first picture looks like a house from the opening of Mr Roger’s Neighborhood

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#28

Yer In Cyavan Now So Y’are.. Shercock To Be Precise, Home To Concrete Castles And Wrap-Around Colonnades!

Yer In Cyavan Now So Y’are.. Shercock To Be Precise, Home To Concrete Castles And Wrap-Around Colonnades!

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

Bathroom clearly done by the same company that did psychotic race horse owning bling bling house. Do love the parquet floors.

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#29

If You Think LED Lighting Adds A Touch Of Class, This Might Be The House For You 28w

If You Think LED Lighting Adds A Touch Of Class, This Might Be The House For You 28w

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JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Yucko

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#30

Gladys!!

Gladys!!

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JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

The outside looks like an apartment building

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