9 Homes That Look Perfectly Normal On The Outside, But Will Transport You To Another World  On The Inside

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...

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Inside? Well, that's a completely different story.

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This incredible home, based in San Antonio, Texas, is the brainchild of Morton Buildings.

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It's a company which specifically builds these "giant, hangar-type properties", Buzzfeed reports. 

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2. A fairly standard looking home in Newport, Oregon, that's equipped with three bedrooms and three bathrooms...

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Judging by this view of its yard, it's the drabbest of the drab...

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But there's a secret that will take your breath away inside. It looks like something from the Forbidden City in China!

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Then, when you step further inside, it could quite easily be Dracula's castle. Look at that chandelier!

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And that kitchen! Those hanging vegetables are to die for. Talk about stepping back in time...

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This looks fit for Royalty. Literally.

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Sure, the Sistine Chapel has a better ceiling, but this is a pretty awesome counterpart that's actually obtainable.

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Honestly, this home is on the market for $399,000. You'd expect something this beautiful to be worth millions. 

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3. What looks like a shack in the French Quarter of New Orleans is actually something else entirely...

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And the first hint that there's more to it than meets the eye is hidden behind its window shutters.

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And the inside? It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase open plan living. That swirling staircase is stunning.

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That marble kitchen unit must have cost a fortune.

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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.

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It's even got a gorgeous looking garden - complete with a plush patio set and lantern.

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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. 

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Instead, it's a virtual time capsule.

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Can you guess the period?

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It's the Swinging Sixties! Unbelievably, all of its decors has been completely untouched since then.

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It's a vintage lover's dream and came with a price tag of $699,000. 

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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. 

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It's got all the comforts you'd expect in a modern home and a very useful surprise should, y'know, the worst happen.

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Can you guess what it is yet?

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How about now?

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Or now?

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It's not a bunker... It's an actual underground home.

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Check out this map to see how extensive it is:

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Even in a Walking Dead scenario, you could just burrow deeper into the ground.

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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

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It looks very English and wet, doesn't it?

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But inside, well, if you're a fan of the color purple, you'll have hit the jackpot in terms of houses.

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Seriously - everything is purple.

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Even the kitchen floor!

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And the floral arrangements...

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And while this home won't be to everyone's taste, someone was willing to cough up $400,000 for it.

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7. A pretty, average house...

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But you know by now that it's going to have a secret.

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So what is it? The inside looks pretty average too.

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Seriously, this is as bland as you can get.

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Even the garden looks like nothing special. But wait, what's that at the bottom of it?

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A pub. A personal pub. Ever beer fanatic's dream.

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Can you imagine the parties that the owners of this house must have in here?

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It's fully functional, and as you can tell, is surprisingly spacious!

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And the price tag? A cool £249,950 ($329,799) - not bad for a home and a pub.

8. This Chicago apartment

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And it's seriously groovy secret. It looks like something straight out of an Austin Powers movie!

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Proof that a groovy look isn't necessarily tacky.

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This living room actually reminds me of Beetlejuice.

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We're not quite sure what the theme of this room is meant to be, but hey - each to their own.

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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!

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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...

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Because who doesn't want a giant fish sticking out of their roof?