108 Times Real Estate Listings Surprised People By Being ‘Extra’ (New Pics)

Odds are that if you’re living in the United States and you’ve ever wanted to buy, rent, or sell a home, you’ve gone on Zillow, the most visited real estate website in the country. It has a vast database of properties (roughly 110 million of them, but who’s counting?), but a surprising number of them are far from your usual fare. Welcome to the wacky and sometimes downright puzzling world of Zillow real estate listings, as featured on the incredibly popular ‘Zillow Gone Wild’ Instagram page.

The ZGW project has latched onto a recipe for success. A recipe to captivate the internet. The IG account shares the best (and weirdest!) listings on Zillow, and the sight is magnificent, something to behold. Some of these properties defy explanation and might drive decorators nuts, while others look like movie sets. Scroll down to see the best of the most bizarre, and upvote your fave homes. And be sure to give ‘Zillow Gone Wild’ a follow if you enjoyed the images. You’d be joining a vast community of 1.3 million people on Instagram and over 628k followers on Facebook.

From actual castles to people dressed up as knights, dinosaurs, and Bigfoots (Bigfeet?!), you’re about to see it all.

Pssst, Pandas, over here! Once you’re done enjoying this list right here, you should definitely check out Bored Panda’s previous posts about the wackiest Zillow content around. Here’s Part 1 and the more recent Part 2 over here. Enjoy! Taste can be very subjective, as you’ll soon find out.

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#1 Dont Do This I Cant Resist Posting. $600,000

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#2 Water Tower House For Sale $4,950,000

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#3 Please Don’t Do This To Ur Listings I Can’t Resist!!!! $1,179,000

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A while back, I spoke to Daniel Oster, the listing agent for a property advertised on Zillow that featured lots of photos of Bigfoot going about its day. From cooking and gardening to exercising and working. According to Daniel, the idea to feature Bigfoot in the listing was spontaneous.

“During our initial photoshoot, the Bigfoot idea popped into my mind. The sellers immediately supported the idea, and we all hoped that it would bring a bit of levity to people on their home buying adventure,” he told Bored Panda.

#4 I Don’t Know Where Warwickshire Is But Now I Need To Move There And Buy This Asap. The Home Includes Two Cottages. $5.7 Million In USD (£4,000,000)

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#5 This One Is Special And A Lil Nsfw. $399,900

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#6 This Is A Lot Of Things. $254,900

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“A lot of folks are under a lot of stress now, and we were hoping to lighten people’s day and make them smile. At the same time, hoping to spread awareness of their home for sale. And that does indeed seem to be happening. We’ve had an overwhelming amount of interest in folks calling to schedule appointments to see the property. And, we are anticipating offers soon,” Daniel, the listing agent, revealed to me at the time.

#7 Found Him. $299,000

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#8 Our First Visit To Australia!!! $1,500,000

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#9 All I Can Say Is Omg. Colorado Springs, Co. $590,000

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“I’ve been one of the most productive agents in my area since starting my career after college in 2003. I’ve never done anything like this before in my listings. Typically, just focusing on really high-end photography and targeted marketing approaches. With a combination of the right property for Bigfoot and the right timing, this seems to be going viral. I don’t anticipate doing this approach again because it could be overused. But it’s been a great success so far, and I love getting to use a bit of humor to market the property,” the agent said.

#10 Today’s #zgwcastlefridays Starts With This One!! $485,000

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#11 The Perfect Castle Doesn’t Ex–is A Day Early This Week!! $2,299,000

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#12 Derek Jeter’s Home In Upstate NY. $12,750,000

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Previously, my colleague spoke to the founder of the ‘Zillow Gone Wild’ project. They talked about the roots of the Instagram page, why unusual home designs are a thing at all, and more.

The founder told Bored Panda that they came up with the idea for ZGW when they noticed some interesting and unusual properties on Zillow, such as “homes with bowling alleys, indoor pools, jail cells.”

According to the founder of the project, one home they noticed even had a mining shaft. And from all of these small bizarre examples, ‘Zillow Gone Wild’ was born!

#13 I Really Don’t Know What’s Happening Here Or How To Even Feel About It. $975,000

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#14 What’s Happening Here I’m So Scared. $1,650,000

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#15 Even Though I’ve Never Been There Before This Seems Sooooo Oregon. $697,000

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In their opinion, it’s a “combination of taste and money” that leads to such unusual and weird home designs. What’s more, where the property is located can mean that you can get a lot more done with the funds available to you. That means you can experiment and test the boundaries of taste.

“In these more rural areas, it seems cheaper and more feasible to do different things too. But it seems like the more eclectic the object is, the harder it should be to sell it,” they said.

#16 This Home Really Cares About Baths. $10,000,000

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#17 Mill Neck, NY. $11,499,000

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#18 You Never Really Know What’s Happening In A Home. $550,000

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“For me, it’s been fun to see all the interesting homes that are out there. I’m surprised at how many people have built actual castles and how many insanely large mansions there are in places like Utah and Ohio,” the person behind ZGW shared with Bored Panda.

However, they wouldn’t like to live in a huge property themselves. “I’d worry about having to vacuum all of that space,” they joked.

#19 This Doesn’t Seem Up To Code. $430,000

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#20 This Home Gets Better And Better After Every Pic. $1,347,000

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#21 You Really Never Know What’s Going On Inside A Home. Taylorsville, Ut. $599,000

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The ‘Zillow Gone Wild’ project has been growing non-stop. In January of 2021, the account had just over half a million followers. In the span of 11 months, it’s grown to encompass nearly three times that number of fans on Instagram. And it looks like the growth won’t stop any time soon. Not as long as people keep coming up with unusual designs for their homes.

#22 This Is Being Called “The Mullet House” And You’ll See Why. $750,000

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#23 I Think We Found Where @floridaman Lives. Lighthouse Pt, Fl. $3,850,000

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#24 $149,500. Metairie, La

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#25 Probably One Of The Craziest Homes Weve Ever Seen. $55,000,000

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#26 I’m So Scared. $1,340,000

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#27 Warning: Lots Of Taxidermy. How Is This Even Possible. $1,299,000

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#28 Show Me You Love Fast Food Without Saying You Love Fast Food. $1,375,000

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#29 They Built A House On This Roof In Chicago. $699,000

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#30 We Found The Perfect Home. C$3,998,000

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#31 I Honestly Love This So Much. $305,000

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#32 Here For Many Things But One Thing Most. San Bruno, Ca. Recently Sold For $1,700,000

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#33 This 🙂 Is 🙂 A 🙂 Home 🙂 I 🙂 Can:) See 🙂 Myself 🙂 Living 🙂 In 🙂 Brainerd, Mn. $169,900

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#34 We Haven’t Seen A Good Old Fashioned One Of These In A While. $1,395,000

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#35 $750,000

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#36 Found A Home For @johncena $325,000

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#37 Another Perfect Home. $345,000

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#38 Some Homes Are Perfect. $560,000

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#39 This Is Apparently The Most Expensive Home In Iowa Rn. $9,900,000

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#40 Fish Shaped Pool. $15,000,00

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#41 This Furniture Is Wow $7,995,000

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#42 Welcome To Florida. Gulfport, Fl. $899,000

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#43 I Can’t Believe How Many Dome Homes There Are Out There. $185,000

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#44 Think Of All Of The Events You Could Have Here. Napa, Ca. $693,000

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#45 Interior Design Is My Passion. $409,900

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#46 One Of The Craziest Homes We’ve Ever Seen. $35,000,000

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#47 “It’s Like Nesting Dolls, But A House!” Lancaster, Pa. $1,595,000

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#48 When Helicopter Is Life. $5,700,000

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#49 Does Anyone Need A TV. $417,000

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#50 I Think This May Be A Potato Shed Level Amenity. $549,000

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#51 Verified Who Is Moving To North Carolina With Me. $1,150,000. Union Mills

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#52 A Classic. $825,000

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#53 Who Wants To Game. $2,350,000

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#54 Every Once In A While We Get A Perfect Home. Furnishings Can Be Included If You Want. Gilbert, Az. $975,000

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#55 I Hear You Like Water. $1,699,500. Las Vegas, Nv

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#56 My Dream Is To Have A Purple Couch Like That In The Entrance. $6,500,000

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#57 Chooo Chooooooooooooo. $305,000. Jacksonville, Fl. 2 Bd, 1 Ba. 880 Sf

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#58 I Never Knew People In Utah Rolled Like They Do. $4,299,955

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#59 Not Sure If This Is Scary Or Amazing. $929,999

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#60 This Home Is Called “The Brentwood Oasis” And It Recently Sold For $44,000,000

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#61 Every Home Needs One Of These Rooms. $5,900,000

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#62 Here’s A Castle In Darby, Mt

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#63 This One Js Jn Kissimmee, Fl And Is $1,050,000. 5 Bd, 6 Ba. 7,844 Sf. Link In Bio. Thank You To All The Zillionaires Who Sent This In

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#64 There Is Only One Photo Of This Home And It’s This. $1,1750,000. Ransom Canyon

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#65 Your Dog Will Thank You For This. $875,000

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#66 I Think You All Will Like The Colors In This 1891 Home

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#67 New Perfect House Just Dropped. $729,000

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#68 It’s Saturday Night Sooo Who’s Up. $149,900

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#69 Be Careful Out There. $499,000

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#70 #zgwmansionmondays Starts Today Here In Greenwood, Mn. $15,000,000

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#71 Who Is Splitting This Darth Vader House With Me!!! $4,300,000

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#72 New Love House Just Dropped. $376,000

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#73 The “Skinny House” Also Known As The “Spite House” In Boston Is For Sale. $1,200,000. Boston, Ma. 2 Bd, 1 Ba. 1,165 Sf. According To Wikipedia It Was Built By A Brother To Spite His Brother To Block Us View And Sunlight Who Apparently Depleted His Inheritance After The Civil War

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#74 Live In One Of Duluth’s “Most Creatively Built Homes” Lol. $279,900

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#75 Our Next #zgwmansionmondays Stop Is In Australia, I Think It Might Be The First Time We Are Here? 3 Bd, 3 Ba

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#76 There Is So Much Going On Here. $750,000

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#77 Brb… Taking A Shower Outside. $1,189,999

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#78 Before Starting This Account I Never Realized How Many Castles There Were Out There. 825,000

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#79 What Are You Staring At???? $695,000

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#80 Couples Baths Anyone? £575,000

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#81 Did Not Expect This Place To Flex This Hard Inside. $1,300,000

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#82 If You’ve Never Heard Of Palm Royale Blvd In Sugar Land Texas Then Allow Me To Introduce You To It With This. $9,900,000

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#83 Think Of All Of The Homes You Could Be Looking At At Once Here. $699,900

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#84 Welcome To Your New Home. $3,100,000

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#85 Charlestown, In. $400,000

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#86 It’s A Lifestyle. $550,000

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#87 This One Has 10 Fireplaces And A Grotto. $5,000,000

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#88 When U Live In Minnesota And Palm Trees Are Thousands Of Miles Away. $550,000

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#89 Another Absolute Perfect Home. This May Be A Hall Of Famer. Rydal, Pa. $524,900

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#90 $100k Mansion Alert. 41 Rooms!! Needs Some Work Though Lol. $99,900

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#91 Brentwood, Tn. $799,900

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#92 Didn’t Know Living On A Racetrack Was Even An Option? $999,999

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#93 Welcome. Atlanta, Ga. $299,000

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#94 A Perfect Victorian For Your Thursday. Reedville, Va. $1,500,000

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#95 Verified May The Force Be With You. New Star Wars House Just Dropped. $1,550,000

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#96 The Shortest Distance Between Your Bed And A Bath Is A Straight Line. $450,000

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#97 Welcome To Cabellas. I Can’t Tell If This Is All Real? Warning: Lots Of (Maybe?) Taxidermy. $1,899,000

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#98 Every Home Needs A Buzz Lightyear Dedicated Room. $2,950,000

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#99 How Did They Get These. $725,000

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#100 Here’s Another Perfect Nj Home. $1,625,000

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#101 $11,500,000

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#102 This Doesn’t Surprise Me In Florida. $350,000

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#103 You Could Spend $1 Billion Running For President Or You Could Just Buy This For $2,650,000

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#104 This Home Has A Tail And A Motorized Rotating Rapunzel Tower. $539,999

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#105 I Wouldn’t Touch A Thing. Seattle, Wa. $1,085,000

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#106 This Is Kind Of A Castle On A Smaller Scale? $365,000

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#107 I Don’t Know What Is Going On With This Home. $660,000

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#108 Triple Dome Home Alert. 3 Dome Homes On One Property. $269,000

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