The bicycle house in Bisbee, Arizona

image from: http://www.afar.com/highlights/

image from: http://www.afar.com/highlights/

Well it goes a bit beyond bicycles - as you can see.

But it is known far and wide as The Bicycle House of Bisbee – an old mining town in south-eastern Arizona.

image from: http://en.wikipedia.org (by: Willjay)

image from: http://en.wikipedia.org (by: Willjay)

Bisbee is a fun place to house-peep because it has tons of colorful Victorian mining shacks and is now something of an artist’s colony. Many of the homes there are delightfully quirky and will no doubt find themselves on the pages of House Crazy someday soon.

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

A number of years ago, someone decided to beautify the facade of this former Greyhound Bus Station-turned-house with some household knick-knacks painted a bright orangey-pinky-red.

It was the best thing that ever happened to this building.

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

Now it is an objet d’art and one of the most photographed houses in Bisbee – according to the realtor. Yes, the one-and-only bicycle house is for sale. Or was for sale in recent years. I can’t really tell if it sold or not because at least one listing is still active, while others recorded a sale in 2012.

In any case, this allows us to have a peek inside the converted bus station…

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

It’s rather dilapidated and is a true fixer-upper, but you can see traces of its bus station heritage.

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

The structure was built in 1910 and has 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms in 1,125 square feet.

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

According to the Trulia.com records, this unique home sold in 2011 for $30,000 and then again in 2012 for $40,000. It appears to be listed again recently for $48,000.

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

Poor thing needs a good stable owner and a thorough gut-job.

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

image from: http://www.househunt.com/

It comes with all the tools and trinkets attached to the exterior so hopefully whoever buys it will appreciate its unique contribution to modern art (think Dadaism) and maintain the whimsical façade.

Though the interior could use a bit of a refresher.

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Just a heads-up to my regular readers…. House Crazy will be on a brief hiatus for two weeks at the end of March because House Crazy Sarah is going on vacation!

:)

 

3 Responses to The bicycle house in Bisbee, Arizona

  • Polly says:

    This is so cool! The interior is not much to look at, but good for whoever decorated the outside. It just makes me smile!

  • Jaime Frederick says:

    Interesting house – a hot mess on the inside though! Kinda gross actually. Bisbee looks like a fun place to visit.

  • Jeanie says:

    Love Bisbee! It is such a nice break from all the cookie cutter southwestern architecture in AZ.

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