If you have a love of geometry, why pass up a chance to own a totally round house?
Located way upstate, this Victor, NY, home, listed for $595,000, is a famously curvy local landmark with an interesting past.
For what it’s worth, the Round House all started with a triangle. In 1966, before it rolled onto the property, an A-frame home was constructed on the 10-acre plot. Now attached to the back of the round residence, the original one-bedroom A-frame gives off a rustic and cool ski chalet vibe.
The main structure on the property was built in 1982. No one knows the inspiration for the circular addition, although some locals speculate that the owners who commissioned the place saw a round house somewhere and wanted one of their very own.
The listing details for the distinctive dwelling call it an “incredibly rare architectural delight.”
Quite apart from its shape, the home’s most significant feature may be the windows.
“The vertical windows that are all around the front of it were the leftover windows from the construction of the Xerox Tower building, which is up in Rochester,” explains Wilma Townsend, curator at the Ontario County Historical Society.
Despite its interesting architecture, the owners walked away from the home in 1997, after a divorce. The home sat abandoned until 2002. During that time, the home was vandalized and used as a party venue by local teenagers.
The Round House was put up for auction by the county, and in 2002, a new family purchased the home, along with land, for $88,000.
The current owners completely renovated the interior and have transformed the residence into a distinct and dramatic inspiring work of architecture, inside and out.
It features a stately two-story grand room, flanked by a pair of grandiose cascading staircases. Standout spaces include a large gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, and exterior patio area.
All told, the house has seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. With 7,500 square feet of living space, it has enough room for a large family. Depending on a buyer’s desire, it could also potentially be used as a retreat rental or a bed-and-breakfast. The town of Victor is situated right between Rochester and the Finger Lakes region.
And if the interiors aren’t impressive enough, there are 10 acres outside to explore. Featuring a private pond and woods, the property is a true sanctuary for outdoor lovers.