Buying a house is a massive commitment, in terms of money, time, and energy. So before you sign any papers, you want to make sure you found the perfect place for you. That’s why it’s best to ask some important questions first. Like, how highly rated is the local school system? What will you pay in property taxes? Is the house full of creepy mannequins? And, just to be sure, seriously, is the house full of creepy mannequins? That might not seem like a relevant issue for a prospective buyer. But that’s exactly what we thought, before we came across a listing that does not address the fact this home comes with a whole bunch of mannequins.
You can now be the proud owner of one of the weirdest properties we’ve ever seen. Zillow has a listing for a duplex at 3695 Primrose Road in South Lake Tahoe, CA. (Which we first learned about at The AV Club.) This otherwise normal property, with an asking price of $650,000, has plenty going for it. From Zillow, emphasis ours:
“With a little love, this duplex has great income property potential. Centrally located and close to casinos, beaches, shopping, skiing and the only cinema in town. There is a spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom unit upstairs and a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom unit with a 1 car garage downstairs. Large driveway that can accommodate numerous cars. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! Property to be sold as-is.”
That “as-is” is doing a whole lot of heavy lifting here. Because this house comes with a whole bunch of mannequins. Most dressed in fancy ball gowns.
“They should have sent a poet.” Or maybe an exorcist. Honestly, we’re not sure.
These mannequins are bizarre. So weird, we bet you didn’t even notice some of the other grandiose decor in the duplex’s top story, did you?
Don’t feel bad, we didn’t either the first 50 times we looked at them. It’s not hard to understand why either. These are mesmerizing.
Which is probably the point. That’s how they get your soul. Maybe. Look, we can’t rule out that every mannequin here was a former tenant. And neither can you.
But hey, to each their own. Maybe you’re the type of person who wants to live with a bunch of mannequins who look like Miss Universe contestants the year Medusa was a guest judge. Or maybe you’re Andrew McCarthy.
If you do move in, don’t be surprised when your friends only want to visit you during the day. Or never.