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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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
2 months ago

I think it's fun.

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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
2 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
Community Member
2 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
2 months ago

Oh.. ok..

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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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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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Rachel Grieshop
Community Member
2 months ago

They just need to repaint it

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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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Calvin Cozad
Community Member
2 months ago

Love the thing on wall in bathroom “how can a Man who can hit a Deer at 250 yards keep Missing the TOILET”

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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
2 months ago

Interesting

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#13

Robocop, The Bungalow

Robocop, The Bungalow

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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

Bathroom carpet. **shudders**

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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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

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

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago

I remember those picture walls! Back in the late seventies. Thought they were tacky then. Still think so now.

Torchicachu
Community Member
2 months ago

okay that waterfall thing is pretty cool

JessG
Community Member
2 months ago

I’ve always liked those realistic background wall murals, but this one is a bit tacky looking, like painted instead of ultra real photo quality

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe someone Bob Ross'd it on there.

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pamela nichols
Community Member
1 month ago

just no!

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I kinda like the waterfall/forest mural.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
2 months ago

I had to look twice at the dog on the couch to make sure it was a stuffie!

Joyce Deering
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't care for the dead animal at the head of the bed... Yikes!

Diana Murtaugh
Community Member
2 months ago

Very vtg. looking.

Mary Tonningsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Oy vey! That pink/lavender fireplace stone is horrible! It would be so nice if it was just natural stone.

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
2 months ago

Paint will make it all better. Lots of paint!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 months ago

Those murals are usually self-stick and come off easily after warming slightly with a heat gun.

Mer☕️🧭☕️
Community Member
2 months ago

That Gryffindor bed looks comfy. Ok, so I need a nap...

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
2 months ago

awwwww ful

WILLIAM FAULK
Community Member
2 months ago

Holy crap! that is a really nice Mural!

Susancnw
Community Member
2 months ago

Another place that can be pretty easily fixed.

SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
2 months ago

A home loved by Amazon deals

Lillukka79
Community Member
2 months ago

Another easy fix.

Audrey Cohen
Community Member
2 months ago

Nothing matches, it’s killing me!

Connie Martin
Community Member
2 months ago

Are all Irish people colorblind???

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#17

Area 51, Co. Kilkenny

Area 51, Co. Kilkenny

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Lis Daglish
Community Member
2 months ago

This could be a STUNNING property for someone with a bit of flair to own.

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#18

Cabin Fever.. Sold As Seen

Cabin Fever.. Sold As Seen

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Ksenia M
Community Member
2 months ago

pretty sure someone was murdered there at some point

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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
2 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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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm dying over that hanging mid century bookcase and shelf system. I want want want want it. Make fun all you want, I think it is gorgeous.

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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
2 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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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
2 months ago

I can overlook alot for an indoor pool, but wow. Who puts a loveseat in front of a storage door and facing stairs?

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#23

Quirky And Unique

Quirky And Unique

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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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Phantom Captain
Community Member
2 months ago

This house is pretty cool..

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#30

Gladys!!

Gladys!!

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M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

It's so reflective. You can defend yourself from intruders with a laser-pointer.

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