Usually I feature offbeat real estate listings that I’m in love with. Today is… not that. Curbed recently featured an article with the brilliant title of “Absolutely Everything Is Wrong With This Indiana House.” And they weren’t wrong.
I’ll give you this quick quote from The Indy Star to catch y’all up…
Starting from a three-bedroom ranch house where [Jerry A. Hostetler, the almost-famous pimp-turned-construction mini-magnate] lived since the ’60s for a short time with a wife and infant daughter, Hostetler gradually bought up his neighbors’ houses.
He cobbled them together, dug a swimming pool, dug ponds, imported fountains, added ballrooms, added life-size statues of gorillas, added — of all things — a stone grotto (into which he installed a hot tub).
By the time his creditors closed in on Kessler, a decade ago, Hostetler was up to 26,000 square feet.
This is the home that WTF built…
There’s just so much to WTF-ery happening in the house, I laughed until I cried. And then I wanted to actually cry when I read the story behind it. (Seriously, you should read this article all the way until the end, because it has the darkest, most poetic ending of all time.)
But let’s get back to laughing. I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts on this house. Or, I’d love to see you show me examples of even more homes that WTF built!