There is nothing conventional about Alameda's 1029 Broadway. Virtually every room of the bungalow has been painted, sculpted or built into an otherworldly experience. The walls in one bedroom have been cut out and shaped to resemble something like a lava pit. The laundry room has fake jellyfish hanging from the ceiling; a bathroom has ornaments that resemble planets and a celestial scene painted on the walls; and what look like flat-topped mountains have been sculpted onto section of the roof that faces the backyard. The home's sellers, who share their story on the official property website, have now moved to the Sonoran desert and put the three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom place on the market for $675K.
The home's unique features have shown up in all kinds of media, from Alameda Magazine to Sunset magazine to HGTV's Offbeat America. The sellers, a couple named Ed and Jeff, designed the home to bring the inside out and the outside in. Their influences were as various as "Jules Verne, Atlantis, grottos, desert landscapes, with nods to science fiction, outer space, and mid-century kitsch." The backyard, which is filled with desert greenery (and a hot tub!), was inspired by an Airstream with views up to the mountains. As bizarre as the house is, we hope the new buyers keep it crazy.
· 1029 Broadway [Official Site]