You've seen them your whole life, those albatrosses of every neighborhood, the ugliest houses you ever saw. But imagine a hungry real estate agent anchored down with such ugly listings. What is there to say? What sort of pitch would you use to convince a potential home buyer? In good times most agencies would probably not show such places, but in these tough economic times? Maybe.
Let's take a look at candidates for the 25 ugliest houses ever, and potentially the toughest broker commissions of all time too. We scoured the web in search of the world's ugliest houses and came up with those below. Perhaps you can suggest one or two from your neighborhood.
To start with, the home of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani (below) uses up every ounce of ugliness available, while providing us with a glimpse of the biggest waste of money ever. Ugly through and through, is the assessment on this lavish dump. The 550 feet high and 4,00,000 square foot high rise cost upwards of $2 billion, if you can believe that.
We continue with the rest of the top ten ugliest homes in the world - and then rounding out the top 25 prospects. These examples win out over so many others for a number of reasons, but mainly for their sheer annoyance, or bitter and guttural distasteful nature - and some just because the owner's let their stuff go bad.
With things the way they are in the industry, and jobs as scarce as hen's teeth, even park benches and throw away furniture may soon become properties with a high demand. The couch below could be a prime rental when utilities and other luxuries become unfordable. But we can only hope prettier versions will hit the market then.
The shape of things to come 15 years ago, can easily become a real estate agent's nightmare these days. A round, concrete house seemed feasible to someone, even a whole neighborhood of round homes. As you can see by the image below though, the neighborhood in the Netherlands went down fast.
Ugly comes in all shapes, colors, and forms obviously. The top 10 examples above obviously encompass most of the drama of putridness, but the ones below also offer their own special brand of detestable wonder. It just sucks to be an ugly house. Where hubcaps meet religious zeal, or the outer limits touch indigestible color, this is the place we often find our ugliest domiciles.
Being square can even be ugly. What's good for round, and good for puke green, is good for boxy too.
The home below is a bit of Americana not many of us like to claim, the wrong side of the tracks version. Who knows, maybe 40 years ago this way a showplace or rural USA? Now though, all anyone who passes by can say is; "keep driving Harold."
Ugly does not have to mean "to the bone" ugly, as the next three homes reveal. Ugly in these cases comes more from being "whack" and having bad stuff in the yard.
Whacked out ugliness, even curve appeal varieties, only marginally outdistance the terminally ugly run down clutter of American poverty. The houses below show just how low down some American real estate agents may have to go to make a sale.
Ugly does not even have to be truly ugly - if that makes sense - for a house to confound the senses of a neighborhood. The combination of color, style, plain old "spirit" even, can sometimes make an otherwise pretty abode horrific. The three examples below demonstrate this. In these cases, it's not so much the color as it is the intangible departure from reality.
So there. The top 25 hardest homes on Earth to sell. Well, at least arguably so. These actually just represent the millions of houses worldwide where even the most skilled Realtor would need a drink to even consider listing. We know you have your neighborhood selections, and hope you will forward us your pics/locations for the next list. For the would be Realtor unlucky enough - we hope you sleep well.