The holidays are a great time to sift through your old closet back at your parents’ house and pick out some fine retro clothing. But be cautious with what you choose: much, if not most, of the fashion choices in the early 2000s make us shudder today. Gypsy skirts, waistcoats, trucker hats — none of these look good anymore!
One thing that is definitely back for 2019 is the wide belt that is placed either resting on the hips or hugging the waist. If you are too young to have owned such accessories throughout the noughties, just ask your mom, an older sibling, or a friend – they for sure have some lying around.
But just to make sure you don’t go overboard with noughties nostalgia and show up to a club in cargo pants, butterfly top, and baker boy hat, here are some great ideas for how to diversify the new “in” accessory:
Wear it to work. The reason this works is these belts simply work well with more formal wear. It can take an outfit that might give off an otherwise casual feel and bump it up a notch. For some inspiration, we suggest looking at Keira Knightly’s Chanel outfit that she wore to receive her O.B.E. (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) last month.
Wear it out in the snow. As the coldest month approaches, a thick belt can really hold an outfit together. Take Elsa Hosk for inspiration. Those winter coats are so thick they can get out of control, but you need them to stay warm. A wide belt solves this dilemma once and for all. Just put it on top of your thick winter coat and you’re good to go outside.
If you live where it rains in the winter more than it snows, check out this look from Marc Jacobs’ spring/summer 2019 collection. It’s perfect for those rainy days. Trench coats like these often come with their own belts, but that doesn’t mean you can’t switch them out.
Zillow is a great real estate platform, that has some crazy homes that are available to look at. In this article, we’ll take a gander at some of the wildest homes one can find on Zillow, and see why people can’t stop talking about them.
The Perfect Beach House
At the end of the day, this home is just a beach house. But it’s a really nice beach house in Florida that’s right there on the sand, with an excellent view of the water. It does cost more than $3 million though, which comes as no surprise all things considered.
On the other hand, this home is really weird because it has three bedrooms, but six bathrooms. That 1 to 2 ratio is something that seems a little strange to us, though it’s definitely not the most notable thing about the house.
A Shire of Sorts
Like another house that was on our list, this one is also a bunker of sorts. However, it’s more upfront about being a bunker, compared to that other home we’re talking about. This one kind of reminds us of a certain hole in a hill from a popular fantasy franchise…
That being said, the inside doesn’t quite have that same feeling, but either way, it’s certainly a home that has commanded a great deal of attention on Zillow. It’s unique and fun, which is usually all it takes to get that done. Oh, and it costs a bunch and rests on a huge parcel of land.
One look at this house, and you’ll understand why we’ve dubbed it as we have. Needless to say, it has a pretty notable appearance that has everything to do with a lot of velvet and the colors red, pink and white. It certainly evokes a certain sense of feminine charm, doesn’t it?
On the other hand, we do feel like there can be too much of a good thing, and this house kind of qualifies. It’s just another example of the fact that you can find just about any type of home on Zillow, if you look around hard enough.
It’s pretty obvious why this house gets talked about a lot. Just look at it! This house is super cool and has an awesome natural look to it. All of those cliffs, all of that stone and sweet bodies of water… it’s no wonder that people would be fascinated by it.
We can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t want to live in a place quite this cool, or at least pay it a visit for a tour. That would be one of the coolest places to hang out: just imagine being a kid that could throw a birthday party there!
The Mushroom House
Excuse the somewhat low quality of this listing, but we just couldn’t pass this up. It’s called the Mushroom House, after all: can’t get much more bizarre than that! Obviously, the house is just made to look like a mushroom, but it definitely evokes some sort of Smurf resemblance either way.
Apparently, it would cost more than $5,000 a month to rent this home for occupation, which is definitely a bit steep for our tastes. Even so, it would be a pretty cool place to check out, even if it was for a brief while.
What’s so notable about this house? Well, it mostly has to do with how many times it makes use of triangular angles and shapes in its design. Frankly, it’s a pretty weird level of focus. Not altogether unattractive, but it’s rare to see the triangle used more than the square in home design.
Because of its very unique design structure, a ton of people on Zillow have taken notice of this house. Dubbed “The Roof House,” the design apparently has something to do with minimizing the effect of heavy snowfall, which makes sense when you think about the physics!
The outside of this house isn’t that notable. But the inside is something else entirely. For some reason, it has logos and brand names and whatnot everywhere. We don’t know why exactly anyone would want to live in such an environment, because it’s not like outsiders would be seeing all of this too often.
This house is getting so much attention on Zillow specifically because it’s such a bizarre design choice, and not exactly an enthralling one. Who would want to live in a place like this? We don’t really know.
Class is in Session
What’s so odd about this place? Well, it used to be a school, as you can tell from much of the interior. Needless to say, it’s not every day that somebody decides to convert a school into a house, and the end result is a very open living space that could use a few more walls.
We feel as though it would be odd to occupy such a spacious living area by yourself or even with a small family. After all, when places that are supposed to have a lot of people are almost completely empty, it’s a little spooky, isn’t it?
This house is interesting because the inside doesn’t really look like it would go with the outside. In fact, the outside doesn’t really look impressive at all. But looks can be deceiving, and the inside of this home is definitely something else. Just take a look.
It’s definitely a lot of wood, and we’re not sure what the intended aesthetic is really supposed to be. But either way, it’s certainly a catfish moment, where you are easily deceived by the outside appearance of the home.
Looking at this place, in no way does it look like a place you could call home and crash at. Honestly, it looks like a religious tourist destination. And yet, this is actually a home that you could rent or buy, despite how ridiculously extravagant and ornate it looks.
We’d be worried about breaking something living in a house like this! No need to worry about that though, since it would cost $1.4 million to buy it. Yeah, that’s a bit beyond our price range.
On the Coast
It’s pretty easy to tell what’s so cool and special about this house: it has a sweet spot on the coast that most people would kill for! A great view of the ocean, without a beach being involved, is super rare and highly desirable.
On the other hand, we’re not sure what’s up with the pool at this place, which is… a little weird, to say the least. Surely there’s some story behind it, but frankly, we just don’t know what it is. Well, a little mystery never hurt anyone, right?
The Boat House
It’s pretty obvious when you look at these pictures why this house is talked about. It’s all about this weird boat related art piece that’s in the ceiling. In fact, that’s pretty much the only thing about this house that’s abnormal. And yet, it’s enough to draw attention.
It’s a little funny actually, but for some reason the house would still cost over $1 million to purchase, which we don’t quite get. We’re not real estate agents of course, so presumably, it has some other features that are worth that much money.
Most homes have things like kitchens, backyards, garages, and things like that. This house doesn’t have anything like that, because it’s barely even a house. In fact, it’s more of a bar, with some beds for the owner to sleep on. That’s interesting, but sure does seem a tad barebones, doesn’t it?
On the other hand, it has a great Wild West feel to it, which we could imagine a number of people being pretty fond of. This ol’ saloon is even a bit more affordable than some of the other houses, relatively speaking. Still about a quarter of a million, but still.
This house is actually pretty fancy already. However, aside from being a pretty ornate home, it has one other thing that people on Zillow are focusing on: a built-in trampoline. Trampolines don’t really get enough attention as it is, so we’re surprised someone decided to build it right into the house.
Honestly, we’re also surprised that such a fancy house would have a trampoline in it at all, since that seems like a pretty weird combination from our point of view. But hey, no complaints from us, or whoever enjoyed that trampoline while they lived there!
Behind the Scenes
On the surface, this house doesn’t seem all that interesting. But it does have something weird in the back that sets it apart from everything else. It pretty much has this weird old timey backyard that we’re not sure how to label. It’s like a whole little Wild West town back there.
Why such an attraction is combined with a relatively mundane house, we’re not exactly sure. Either way, the listing has certainly attracted some attention on Zillow due to this odd dichotomy of normalcy and antiquity in one package.
All in One
This place is crazy because it has a little bit of everything in it. Really, we barely know how to describe it. It’s got resort style pools, but also some high tech stuff we did not expect to be there. Just take a look at how strange this place is!
It has pretty much everything you could want, if you were a rich person that could afford to want all of this in one house, that is. Gotta say, we are pretty jealous. If only we could pay this place a visit!
The Mineshaft Home
Mineshafts are dangerous, so it seems weird to make a house out of one. However, doing so gave this house something unique: well, something other than already having super cool architecture, that is! This house is just really neat, at the core of things.
As you can see, it really does have a mineshaft, as well as a really great window tower of some sort. Why that exists, we don’t know. What we do know is that it would be really cool to live in a place that’s so scenic and breathtaking!
The Hidden Bunker
This house on Zillow looks pretty normal and nice at first glance, but like most of the other entries on this list, it has a secret that is getting everyone’s attention. In this instance, that happens to be a secret dungeon or bunker type basement.
It would be a great feature for anyone worried about a zombie apocalypse, but other than that, we’re not sure why anyone would need this. After all, this so-called bunker isn’t even stocked! A lot of good that would do if you needed to hunker down for the apocalypse!
Ride the Rainbow
We’ve seen some pretty colorful houses on this list, but this one definitely does its best to compete against them. It’s bright, it’s cheery, it’s really almost too much to handle for our tastes. But, to each their own. Really though, who spent this much money on paint?
Maybe somebody saw a sale on paint and just figured to capitalize while they could. On the other hand, maybe they were setting up this house as the setting for a kid’s show. Either one of those seems just as likely in regards to explaining this phenomenon.
Copy and Paste
On the outside, you can already tell this house has something off about it. On the inside, you realize it has a bit of a unique thing going on. That unique thing is the ridiculous number of windows that are in this place. Apparently someone was incredibly obsessed with natural light.
Sure, this seems like it would be nice, but what about when the sun is glaring through all of them? What about when it’s too bright outside, and not a single place in your house offers any respite? We’re just saying, this is a huge number of windows.
The Colors of the Wind
When you have a big house, you have plenty of leeway to employ unique aesthetics. After all, plenty of space to work with. This house took that notion to heart and really got wild with the different rooms it has available. And really, we mean all in.
Most people wouldn’t decorate quite like this, but it’s not all bad. The whole thing looks like it would be pretty darn cozy at any rate. On the other hand, it also seems like it would be hard to keep everything clean if some sort of accident ever happened.
One with Nature
What really makes this house notable is really just the amount of effort that’s gone into making it feel more attuned with nature. From the huge array of plants to the stone implements throughout, it doesn’t feel like a house so much as an eccentric abode.
At its core though, it’s just a really nice looking house. On another note, it has a lot of animal statues around, doesn’t it? Maybe that’s also a major contributor to the aesthetic the house itself gives off. Too bad it costs roughly $2.5 million.
Back to the ’70s
Speaking of homes that are a little old, this house actually isn’t, but the family that sold it decided to to a ’70s photoshoot in various spots around the house before selling it. Naturally, that’s the thing that everyone is actually focusing the most on with this house.
Unfortunately for the family actually trying to sell the house, we feel as though this kind of thing detracts from the ability to actually see the house itself. But hey, as long as they had fun, right? That was clearly the point of it anyway.
A Little Dated
House fashion is something that changes over time. That being said, you can tell how old a house really is by how dated it’s aesthetic is. Take a look at this house, and you’ll see exactly what we mean. This place could definitely use an update.
Being such a stellar example of old age décor, it’s getting a lot of attention on Zillow. There’s also something weird going on in the garden, which you can see down below. Is that included in your purchase if you buy this house?
The Nail Salon
Here’s another house that is actually pretty normal for the most part, but has one distinguishing feature that sets it apart from all the other houses being listed. For this house, that’s an incorporated nail salon. We’re assuming it doesn’t come fully stocked.
Even so, it would be pretty nice for anyone with way too much nail polish. On the other hand, we can’t help but wonder exactly how much of the half a million valuation that nail salon contributes to. Would it knock off a significant amount if it didn’t exist?
Back to the Past
Want to feel like you live in a house from a bygone age? Or maybe from your favorite fictional medieval universe? Well, have no fear, this house has got you covered! Just take a look at this rustic aesthetic coming from some time far in the past.
Heck, it even comes with suits of armor and a crazy cool library. What more could anyone ask for? Well, maybe a price that wasn’t in the millions would be nice, but that’s how much you have to pay for a sweet house unlike any other.
No Shortage of Entertainment
Most of these really fancy houses have something noteworthy about them, or even a a lot noteworthy about them. But this house seems to really go over the top. Tennis, baseball, a pool, a theater… anyway you could think to entertain yourself, this place seems to have it.
It even has a pizza oven, which certainly seals the deal for cool factor. That said, you would have to shell out $16 million to buy this place, so for just about everyone everywhere, owning this place is a complete and total pipe dream. Oh well!
The Rock Home
This place is called the Rock Home, and we’ll give you just one guess as to why that’s the case. As you can see, it’s mostly built in or around this big rock, which is a pretty interesting aesthetic to take into consideration. Why it’s built around that rock, we’re not exactly sure.
On the other hand, the house itself isn’t actually that fancy, but because it has one thing that really makes it stand out is that big rock. But even so, it’s enough to draw the attention of a lot of people on Zillow, which is the point.
The Palace of Plenty
Here we have another house that really just has a bit of everything. Aside from having a ton of land and just being really ornate overall, it has indoor water features and even a little playground for the kids. There’s probably a ton of other great stuff in there too.
Also, this mansion is another example of a home that has twice as many bathrooms as it does bedrooms. Presumably, that has something to do with having a lot of guests over at one time, but that ratio still seems kind of odd to us.
Everything You Want
Here’s another house with a little bit of everything, ranging from a cellar to keep your wines to a sweet rock related water feature. And of course, where would we be without marble pillars and flooring and all that? There’s even a library with a sky painted ceiling.
We suppose that when a house has a ton of space, designers feel like they can or should get rather creative since they have so many different rooms to play around with. Uniformity throughout the entirety of such a huge house would be a little boring.
Black and White
Most interesting houses on Zillow tend to be wacky or colorful. Honestly, this one is the opposite. The only colors you’ll actually find around this house are gray, black and white. Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it does dominate this Zillow listing.
Everywhere you look, gray and white. It’s almost lifeless, honestly. We have no idea how anyone could go in and out of this place day in and day out, looking at these walls that have no color no matter where they direct their gaze. Seems maddening to us.
Mead, Wood, Hearth
Speaking of houses that evoke a sense of a now ancient era, this one definitely fits the bill. Just look at this thing: it’s got the long tables you would hold banquets at, all that dark wood, mounted antlers and all that… either way, it’s definitely got a hearth and home type feel.
The whole place just looks cozy and warm, like there should be a raging fire in the hearth during a winter storm. Maybe that’s just the feeling we get from it: one way or another, people on Zillow are gawking at this house because it’s just so cool.
Look at this house: pretty normal right? Well if you’ve learned anything from this list so far, then you’ve learned that there’s more to these things than meet the eye. This house had a really weird secret beneath its foundations, that being what appears to be a jail.
We’re sorry that we couldn’t get the story on why this house had a jail, because that’s obviously something that a lot of people would probably want to know. Either way people on Zillow are giving this listing a lot of attention, for obvious reasons.
The Pool House
The Pool House is exactly what it sounds like: a house that is mostly built around a pool. That might not sound particularly special, but it’s a darn nice house, so don’t be fooled. Most people are just talking about it because they would sure like to live there themselves.
This is of course another house that costs a ton of money: in fact, pretty much every house on this list costs a ton, which may be a contributing factor in how interesting they are. There certainly seems to be some connection, at any rate.
Soft and Fuzzy
Really, the most notable thing about this house is the fabrics that are used in it. Once you get inside, you can see how much soft and fuzzy fabric there is to be seen around this place. Some people may not like it, but honestly it looks pretty comfy to us.
We get that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but needless to say, this house is a lot more interesting on the inside than one would expect on the outside, which generally gets people’s interest when on Zillow when it comes to looking at listings. By the way, this house costs roughly $8 million.
Beneath the Surface
There’s just something about rich people and having an entirely different world beneath the first floor of their home. Really, the first floor is pretty mundane, but you head downstairs and it gets pretty wild in no time. Is this what people get up to when they have too much money?
Well, we suppose you may have to find interesting ways to use your money when you have a whole bunch of it. That’s pretty much all you can do when you’ve already bought all the crazy stuff that you want to put in your home to begin with.
A Little Tilted
Believe it or not, the fact that this house is tilted is not the most notable thing about it. It also has something really weird going on between a pretty normal upper floors and a much, much different basement. We have no idea why the dichotomy exists.
Either way, it would be pretty jarring for anyone touring this house to come across this. Heck, it’s jarring to come across just in a picture like we’re doing here. Oh, not to mention that there’s a prison cell down there or something.
What on Earth
We’re hard pressed to find anything to say about this home other than the ceiling in what appears to be a recreational or gastropub area. Look in the pictures below, and you’ll see just what we’re talking about: it appears to be a huge collage of magazines or something.
Honestly, kudos to the husband that owned this home in convincing his wife to let him do this, because frankly, it’s pretty terrible. Maybe that’s an unfair, biased judgment, but wow does that hurt to look at for more than a few moments.
Lap of Luxury
Maybe this house is just a really nice, fancy house. But wow, it’s a really, really nice house! It has a ton of land available, has a great view of the mountains, and has some seriously good interior rooms, provided you like that kind of aesthetic.
Really, houses like this just serve to remind us normal people that other people live in some sort of alternate universe with ridiculously fancy homes that we can only dream about living in.
Who Let the Dog Out?
This house isn’t really all that interesting on its own merits: it just seems like a normal house, as best we can tell. However, as you will swiftly notice, all of the pictures regarding this house include this odd little dog, making the same face in every single picture.
Why would people get extremely talkative about this online? Well, everyone loves dogs, and everyone loves dogs doing cute things. So while the house itself is probably just a normal house, the listing got a lot of attention for that reason alone.
Best of Both Worlds
This house is a little odd because of the somewhat odd dichotomy of its exterior and interior. Don’t get us wrong, it’s fancy both inside and out, but the materials used inside are a lot more rustic than one would expect on the outside. That said, the fact that the house is super extravagant is still it’s main selling point.
Most of the homes on this list will mostly be talked about because of how cool they are, but there are different types of extravagance and fancy architecture, so we don’t think the list will get boring by any stretch.
Here’s another house that’s not actually all that special on its own, but the listing on Zillow attracts attention because of a certain someone photobombing all of the images. This time, it’s not a dog, but someone in an alien costume. Why they’re doing this, we don’t actually know.
What we do know is that this tactic is a pretty decent way to garner attention if you don’t have any other alternative. Nothing gets people to look at a pretty normal house like making the pictures more interesting on a completely different merit.
Got it Going On
We’re not sure what to say about this house other than the fact that it just has a ton of stuff going on. In fact, we’re willing to say that it really has too much going on. While looking plain on the outside, this house seems to have a dozen different aesthetics going on within.
Frankly, we have no idea what the design is going for overall, other than a little bit of everything. It’s a little overwhelming, but the real question is this: do you get all of this stuff when you buy the house, or is it just for looks?
Something is Off Here
This is another house that isn’t all that special in total, but does have one particularly interesting feature that got everyone’s attention on Zillow. That happens to be the really weird toilet this house has. Frankly, we don’t know why on Earth it is like this, but it sure is interesting.
It’s definitely a novelty, and one that we can’t logically explain. However, we can’t see it being a particularly charismatic draw for anyone that was looking to seriously buy a house. Well, what do we know anyway?
Most houses make use of straight lines, making them pretty boxy. This house, on the other hand, decided to be a bit more quaint and whimsical. The curved walls are pretty interesting compared to what you normally see in homes, which is why a lot of people are talking about it.
That said, we can’t help but wonder if the person living in such a house would feel like it’s a little more cramped than a normal house, even if it’s only an illusion of there being less space. We suppose you wouldn’t be able to tell unless you were standing in it.