Pennsylvania December 13, 2015
These 10 Unique Houses In Pennsylvania Will Make You Look Twice… And Want To Go In
Every neighborhood (the fun ones, anyway) have that one strange house that serves as a landmark for the area. Whether it be shaped like a giant cheeseburger, or made exclusively out of hockey pucks, weird architecture is one of the things that makes the world go round. Check out these offbeat houses that are hiding out in Pennsylvania.
1. Esherick House, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Check out this cubist house, built sometime between 1959 and 1961.
2. Straw Bale House, York
This eye-catching house is built in an unusual style for Pennsylvania; the stucco materials and bright colors might remind you of a house you'd see out west.
3. Gingerbread Awning, Jerseytown
This house isn't that distinctive, aside from its absolutely adorable detail-work on the front door and window area. It is reported that Hansel and Gretel relocated to this home after escaping from the witch's house.
4. Shipping Container House, Yardley
Shipping containers are the next big craze in sustainable architecture. This particular home in Yardley, across the Delaware River from Trenton, was built using 11 containers.
5. The Sistine Chapel of Pennsylvania, Lenhartsville
There's no need to travel all the way to Rome to admire frescos from Heaven. This home in Pennsylvania is decked out with angelic murals and Renaissance gold trim.
6. Spooky Mansion, Coudersport
Talk about setting the mood. The mood for murder. Or, a nice game of Clue.
7. Converted Church House, Lawrenceville
This old church in Lawrenceville (in Pittsburgh) was turned into a very spacious house. Yes, that bed is in what was once a choir loft. The home was purchased in 2013 for $550,000. I bet the new homeowners have only heavenly nights of sleep in their unique home.
8. Shoe House, Hallam
This is probably the most famous unique house in Pennsylvania, and a frequent destination for visitors. It was built by, yes, a shoe salesman.
9. Fallingwater, Mill Run
This list would not be complete without mention of Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's famous home that he designed for the Kauffmann family. It appears to hover above a waterfall.
10. Trundle Manor, Swissvale
The final item on our list is Trundle Manor, which does not look very eccentric from the outside, though venture inside and you'll find a house full of oddities. It is open to the public, so you're free to visit and gawk at the weird things you will find there.
Do you know of any unique houses you’d add to this list? Share in the comments below.