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This Indiana House is an Architectural Wonder For All the Wrong Reasons

Some homes employ the ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ style of architecture.

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When it comes to well-designed homes, there are some pretty steadfast rules that have been proven time and time again to be tried and true. It’s all right to stray from these rules to blend different styles obviously, but a pretty good rule of thumb is to blend one or two architectural styles to create something new. Any more than three, and you are taking a real risk in regards to taste. This home in Indiana didn’t get that memo, and was designed in so many different architectural styles, one has to wonder if the architect was entirely sober.

This 11-bedroom, eight-bathroom mini-mansion located in Indiana blends so many different styles of architecture and interior design that the word ‘eclectic’ doesn’t actually cover it. As you can see from the photos, there are 80’s style glass bathroom blocks in the entryway, about 50 different styles of different stonework on everything from stair banisters to ceilings, strange curved balconies that would look more appropriate attached to a hotel in Orlando, a Rococo-style kitchen and dining area straight out of New Jersey, and what can only be described as a breakfast room with black mirrored walls ala Scarface, and chinoiserie details that make absolutely so sense, whatsoever. Also, the front yard has more rocks than grass, and a fountain that was probably relocated from a casino in Las Vegas.

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Despite the absolutely baffling design, there seems to be some interest in the home, as it has hit the market this year for $1.75 million. So if you are looking for a truly unique home, or a gut-job with plenty of potential, I think you may have found your new home.

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