9 Homes That Look Perfectly Normal On The Outside, But Will Transport You To Another World On The Inside
You can often tell a lot about a home from the outside. But, as the old saying goes, you should never judge a book - or, in this case, a house - by its cover. Sometimes the most innocuous looking homes contain the most jaw-dropping interiors, and we've compiled a list of nine of the best which will make you want to sell up immediately.
Located in various countries throughout the world, they are a testament to the power not only of imagination but interior design - and in one case, prove that sometimes not updating your home can be a lot more powerful than trying to keep up with the Joneses.
1. On the outside, this is just a plain ol' barn...
Inside? Well, that's a completely different story.
This incredible home, based in San Antonio, Texas, is the brainchild of Morton Buildings.
It's a company which specifically builds these "giant, hangar-type properties", Buzzfeed reports.
2. A fairly standard looking home in Newport, Oregon, that's equipped with three bedrooms and three bathrooms...
Judging by this view of its yard, it's the drabbest of the drab...
But there's a secret that will take your breath away inside. It looks like something from the Forbidden City in China!
Then, when you step further inside, it could quite easily be Dracula's castle. Look at that chandelier!
And that kitchen! Those hanging vegetables are to die for. Talk about stepping back in time...
This looks fit for Royalty. Literally.
Sure, the Sistine Chapel has a better ceiling, but this is a pretty awesome counterpart that's actually obtainable.
Honestly, this home is on the market for $399,000. You'd expect something this beautiful to be worth millions.
3. What looks like a shack in the French Quarter of New Orleans is actually something else entirely...
And the first hint that there's more to it than meets the eye is hidden behind its window shutters.
And the inside? It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase open plan living. That swirling staircase is stunning.
That marble kitchen unit must have cost a fortune.
And while this bed looks like it could be a little chilly in the winter, we can only assume that this place comes with underfloor heating. It does, after all, appear to have just about everything else.
It's even got a gorgeous looking garden - complete with a plush patio set and lantern.
Oh, and it's also for sale - albeit for the slightly higher price tag of $1,160,000.
4. This Toronto home also has a secret - but unlike the others it's not it's size, and it doesn't have decor that you wouldn't expect to see in a run of the mill home.
Instead, it's a virtual time capsule.
Can you guess the period?
It's the Swinging Sixties! Unbelievably, all of its decors has been completely untouched since then.
It's a vintage lover's dream and came with a price tag of $699,000.
Sadly, however, it's already been snapped up. The good ones aren't on the market for long!
5. If you're worried about the end of the world, or a zombie apocalypse, this home in upstate New York will be right up your street.
It's got all the comforts you'd expect in a modern home and a very useful surprise should, y'know, the worst happen.
Can you guess what it is yet?
How about now?
It's not a bunker... It's an actual underground home.
Check out this map to see how extensive it is:
Even in a Walking Dead scenario, you could just burrow deeper into the ground.
And you can guarantee that you'll survive the end of the world, at least for a while, if you happen to have a spare $1,760,000 - seriously, there's a silo so you can even store grain too.
6. This one's based in the UK
It looks very English and wet, doesn't it?
But inside, well, if you're a fan of the color purple, you'll have hit the jackpot in terms of houses.
Seriously - everything is purple.
Even the kitchen floor!
And the floral arrangements...
And while this home won't be to everyone's taste, someone was willing to cough up $400,000 for it.
7. A pretty, average house...
But you know by now that it's going to have a secret.
So what is it? The inside looks pretty average too.
Seriously, this is as bland as you can get.
Even the garden looks like nothing special. But wait, what's that at the bottom of it?
A pub. A personal pub. Ever beer fanatic's dream.
Can you imagine the parties that the owners of this house must have in here?
It's fully functional, and as you can tell, is surprisingly spacious!
And the price tag? A cool £249,950 ($329,799) - not bad for a home and a pub.
8. This Chicago apartment
And it's seriously groovy secret. It looks like something straight out of an Austin Powers movie!
Proof that a groovy look isn't necessarily tacky.
This living room actually reminds me of Beetlejuice.
We're not quite sure what the theme of this room is meant to be, but hey - each to their own.
And while you might expect an apartment like this to have a huge price tag, it's actually surprisingly cheap and can be yours for a mere $168,724!
Now that's what we call a steal.
9. And finally...
This house was listed for sale in the UK. Unlike the other homes on our list, it looks perfectly normal on the inside, but the outside certainly had a few people talking...
Because who doesn't want a giant fish sticking out of their roof?