Want to Live in a House That Looks Like a Gibson Guitar?
Most guitar players are very familiar will Gibson guitars. The company was founded in Kalamazoo 120 years ago -- back in 1902.
The company got its start when Orville Gibson started making instruments back in 1894. He founded the company a few years later to make mandolin instruments. He then went on to invent archtop guitars by using the same type of carved and arched tops that were being used on violins.
The building at 225 Parsons Street in Kalamazoo is now occupied by Heritage Guitars. Gibson has been rebranded at Gibson Brands in 2013 and are now based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Live in a House Shaped Like a Guitar
Although it would require relocating, there is a home for sale in the state of Georgia that resembles some of the guitars made by Gibson. I imagine guitar greats like Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, or the late Eddie Van Halen, or Jimi Hendrix living in a place like this.
The home is located at 115 Wilkins Road in Fayetteville, Georgia, about 25 miles south of Atlanta.
The History of the Guitar Home
The real estate listing for this home says the guitar home was designed by country music singer Elvis L. Carden. One of his albums is actually named "Living in an Old Guitar"...
Let's Take a Look at the Guitar Home
The home sits on 1 acre, but an additional half acre is being sold with the property, making it 1.5 acres. The home sits nestled among the trees.
The house features 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and could be used as a multifamily investment. Once inside, the "open concept family room leads to the 2nd floor bedrooms area through wide cable railed staircase."
The home has 2 in-law suites on the main level, including one with an antique and unique looking fireplace...
The bedrooms are located on the upper level. With a home shaped like a guitar, it can make some unusually shaped rooms...
Even some of the bathrooms are unique in shape...
Back outside, there is plenty of space for enjoying your yard...
The home has a total of 3,122 square feet. The listing says: "Great opportunity to rent the Head & the Bottom out to 2 families and keep living in the main part of the Guitar! This is a potential wedding opportunity venue, retreat resort, ranch, Airbnb, etc. Bring your creativity and imagination to shape this Gem in [the] rough!"
The list price for this guitar shaped home is $789,000. You can see the complete listing here.
Unique Homes in Michigan
You don't have to travel south to find some unique homes. The website atlasobscura.com has put together a list of 8 eccentric homes in Michigan.
One of those homes is The Bottle House in Kaleva, Michigan...