Here’s a fun house that is up for grabs…
A few months ago I profiled a large, elegant octagonal mansion – the Armour-Stiner House – you can read more about that one here. But this much smaller-scale octagon house in Whitewater, Wisconsin is for sale for a very attainable $139,900.
This modest blue house is not a historic preservation show-piece like the Armour-Stiner House, but it is cute as a button nonetheless.
This uniquely shaped home has been gutted inside and now features new floors, new drywall, new counters, new sinks, even all new windows.
Subsequently, not much of the original character remains inside but it is still very charming.
Have a look at what they did with the kitchen…
It’s kind of an awkward shape but they have made good use of the space.
My Spanish is really rudimentary but I *think* “Agua Luna” means water moon… or perhaps it’s supposed to be moon water. In any case, this off-grid octagonal cabin is located in the area of Terlingua Ranch in west Texas. (Terlingua = earth tongue??)
It’s kind of an odd dwelling, but it is indeed a house for humans – or a getaway cabin if you don’t want to do the off-grid goat-herding thing year round. It has no electrical service or public water or sewer, but it does have solar and wind power and a rain catchment system.
Have a peek inside…
(I love how the chimney snakes up to exit through the center eye of the octagonal roof.)
The house comes fully furnished with wind powered appliances.
There is a bathroom, but it is rustic…
This stunning architectural and historic home is located in Irvington-On-Hudson, New York.
It is the only known residence constructed in the eight-sided, domed colonnaded shape of a classic Roman Temple.
Officially known as the The Armour-Stiner House, this home was originally built in the 1860’s but fell into disrepair by the 1970’s. The Octagon House was bought in 1978 for $75,000 by Preservation Architect Joseph Pell Lombardi and was meticulously restored. He remains the owner to this day.
Enter into this uniquely gorgeous home…