11 Idiosynchratic Homes For Sale around the U.S.

Miami mansion with moat

The housing market may be  on the mend, but that doesn’t mean it hurts to have a house with a little  something extra to sell. .

a list of quirky properties currently for sale across the U.S., including a Miami mansion with a  moat and a converted church in Oregon.

This Malibu shack comes with an underground system of  tunnels.

This Malibu shack comes with an underground system of tunnels.

It may not look like much from the outside, but the thousands of dollars you  sink into this property will actually buy you 40 acres in the Malibu Hills,  prime real estate surrounded by state protected land on three sides.

The previous owner dug a series of  underground tunnels around the property, believing that Spanish gold was hidden  there.

Address: 0  Mulholland Road, Malibu, California

Price: $579,000

Here’s a crater-inspired oasis in the middle of the  Arizona desert.

Here's a crater-inspired oasis in the middle of the Arizona desert.

This Arizona home is noteworthy for its largely circular architecture. The  great room has a 20-foot beamed ceiling.

The whole property sits on five acres, with a 75-foot negative edge pool  and 5,840 square feet inside.

Address: 8610  E Maverick Circle, Carefree, Arizona

Price: $2.5 million

This single-family home in Oregon used to be a  church.

This single-family home in Oregon used to be a church.

This church-turned-home still features Cathedral ceilings and skylights. The  updates include a lofted bedroom and office space as well as  a Euro-style kitchen and a Japanese soaking tub and steam room in the  bathroom.

In addition to this place’s cool look, taxes are frozen on the property  through 2016.

Address: 2003  SE Larch Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Price: $799,000

This Texas ranch comes with 18 structures.

This Texas ranch comes with 18 structures.

Magnolia Pearl Ranch has a pioneer history. Built by early settlers on 40  acres, it comes with three outdoor spas, three chicken coops, three workers’  cottages. There’s also a barn, well house, and windmill.

Address: 1639  Faris Road, Bandera, Texas

Price: $695,000

You can live in a replica of the Alamo.

You can live in a replica of the Alamo.

Lovers of Texas heritage will enjoy living in a replica of the state’s most  recognizable symbol.

While it’s all 19th century on the outside, inside, the house has all the  modern amenities of a place in a waterfront gated community. It has an elevator  and a nearby hangar for your plane.

Address: 500  Contrails Way, Spicewood, Texas

Price: $1.35 million

Move a whole basketball team into this barn.

Move a whole basketball team into this barn.

Despite having 10,648 square feet on almost four acres, this giant barn only  has an efficiency apartment’s worth of living space.

It’s real selling feature is a fully equipped gymnasium with  regulation half-court and four goals. There’s also a locker room, coaches  offices and workout studio.

Address: 1820  East Hickory Hill Road, Argyle, Texas

Price: $675,000

Live like a king in this Midwestern castle.

Live like a king in this Midwestern castle.

This house helps you feel like the master of the land.

The master suite has a spiral staircase up to a private turret for a view  overlooking the 39-acre estate.

Address: 7602  Maple Street, Marengo, Illinois

Price: $1.1 million

Here’s another castle in the DC area.

Here's another castle in the DC area.

This Maryland castle is more intimate than the one in Illinois. It’s based on  a Scottish Tudor with a four-story tower.

It also boasts a circular staircase, gargoyles, fountain and terrace  overlooking the “loch.”

Address: 3207  Woodbine Street, Chevy Chase, Maryland

Price: $1.5 million

This Neo-Victorian has an “Eagles Nest” deck.

This Neo-Victorian has an "Eagles Nest" deck.

This New England Neo-Victorian looks pretty classic on the outside in blue  and red accents.

But the best part about it is its  360-degree views from an “eagles nest” desk that extends dozens of yards into  the surrounding woods. There’s also a four-story watch tower to appreciate the  views.

Address: 25  Serenity Lane, Meredith, New Hampshire

Price: $1.45 million

You could call a private island home.

You could call a private island home.

It’s not too shabby to own your own island  with one acre of space. This one in Putnam Lake features a single-family  home and a guest cottage.

The buildings come fully furnished and the  island’s a five minute motor boat ride from the mainland.

Address: 1  Willow Island, Patterson, New York

Price: $995,000

This Miami mansion has a moat.

This Miami mansion has a moat.

Called Chateau Artisan, this three-story mansion sits on 14 acres including  the private lake.

A long tree-lined drive leads you into the main house that can be closed off  for privacy with immense wooden gates.

Address: 25791  SW 167 Avenue, Miami, Florida

Price: $12.8 million

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