This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

March 20 2018 | bijouxandbits
This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams
Photos via Realtor.com

This is the "Lion Gate Estate": your new #housegoals for when you get to that age where you have ZERO SHITS TO GIVE and want the eccentric house of amazingness. Just flip through the first few photos of this Detroit home and then just try to stop. It's a melange of kitsch, retro weirdness, and something you'll never forget. And maybe seriously want? I leave that to you and your tendency to go a little wild with decor. Because this one DOES. And I'm digging it.

It comes with everything you see! Will you opt for the 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood sedan, the baby grand piano, and the 1950s-era appliances? Take a peek and seeee. (Thanks to reader Katie for cluing us in!)

Here's how the realtor describes it…

Unique barely begins to describe this one of a kind Grixdale Farms estate. Every aspect of “Lion Gate Estate” has been articulated with painstaking attention to detail and mind-blowing decorative flair. Too many custom features to list! Highlights include heated swimming pool with outdoor shower and cabana. Custom two-car garage with hand painted automotive murals. Finished basement with billiard room and entertainment area. Fenced in yard with fountains and statuary.

Sale includes full contents of the house, including Kohler Campbell baby grand player piano, mint condition Frigidaire kitchen appliances c. 1950. One of a kind custom-built 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan, One of a kind custom-built 1974 Lincoln Mark IV Coupe, Custom pool table, countless automotive relics and artifacts. Once in a lifetime offering. 48 hours notice and proof of funds mandatory for showings. Property sold AS IS, BATVAI. Only shown on sunny days.

Honestly, it feels like a deal for $550,000.

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams
Yep, it comes with THIS

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

H/t to reader Katie for cluing us in. Thank you, Katie!

  1. But why is it only shown on sunny days?!?! I live in the area and we've all been tearing our hair out a little. Prevailing theory is goblin infestation.

    4 agree
    • Based solely on that dining room picture from the remax posting….it is obviously goblin infestation.

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  2. I wonder if they were leaving behind all the treasures (statues, decorations, etc) that make it all work together? It would be really hard to recreate it all. I would love to see a pic of that pool in the backyard open and in full swing!

  3. That property is so many kinds of 1970s hideous that I can't even begin to count. (Please … "R", "M", and "N" monogrammed dish towels?? As in Richard Milhous Nixon??) The lauan paneling … the clanging orange/green/blue/yellow wall and ceiling treatments … it's every Boomer's childhood nightmare of their grandparents' attempt at remodeling/modernization. (Just ask the guy whose grandfather did almost exactly this kind of remodel to his house.)

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