We appreciate a well-designed shoe as much as the next person, but not enough to live in a home that is shaped like one. The Haines Shoe House in Hellam, Pennsylvania is a regional landmark that features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and, as is the case with kitschy structures, plenty of themed decorations on the inside.
Built by Mahlon N. Haines, a rather eccentric millionaire who made his fortune in (surprise, surprise) footwear, the place was originally built as a guest house. Haines offered elderly couples to stay at the house, with the promise of treating them like "kings and queens" on his dime. How sweet is that?
Though we expected the shoe motif to carry over to the indoors, we didn't exactly anticipate the charming vintage interior. Just look past the shoes...everywhere.
This isn't the only odd exterior we've seen. Check out our slideshow of some very unusual residences.
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