For those who have dreamed of spending a night in the inky darkness of space, but don’t have the millions required to be a space tourist, we have the answer. A nondescript home in Kissimmee, FL, provides a more affordable—and practical—solution.
“When you pull up in front of this house, it looks like a regular, three-car garage home from the exterior. Then you walk through the front door,” says the listing agent, Rick Cazeau.
You may not be prepared for the sensory assault that awaits.
“When you walk in, you definitely get the wow effect—especially with the lighting and the ambience,” Cazeau says.
Instead of walking into a humdrum foyer, this home takes visitors on a mission to the final frontier.
On the market for $1,695,0000, the entire 6,792-square-foot house is an enormous, space-themed blast.
“There are 14 bedrooms, and each room is themed. Each room has its own bathroom, so it’s really like having 14 suites,” Cazeau says.
Colorful murals grace most bedroom walls, and each piece of wall art depicts a different kind of space adventure.
“You name it. Anything NASA or space-related, you’ll find a theme in each room,” he says. “It happens to be [the owner’s] passion. He loves space, and he loves space exploration, so this house is his heart and soul.”
This place isn’t designed for a solo adventure—there’s more than enough room to take everyone you know on a space-themed voyage.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. I could get all my friends and family together, and actually enjoy each other’s company without being on top of each other,” says Cazeau.
Most of the bedrooms are located on the second floor, and all but two feature king-sized beds. The other two bedrooms offer bunk-beds.
Guest cleanup won’t be an issue either—there’s a full laundry room on each floor.
For indoor entertainment, the home has a huge arcade, a two-lane bowling alley, and a theater room.
“It’s fun, and it’s everything a child would want, with a combination of the indoor playground and an outdoor playground with a pool,” says the agent
About that pool: It’s large, screened, and offers lake views. It’s also flanked by an outdoor kitchen.
“You have a big screen right at the edge of the pool for family entertaining,” Cazeau explains. “You can open up all the sliders and have open space between the backyard and the interior of the home.”
The indoor kitchen comes with two large islands and two refrigerators and is part of a giant living and dining area that features wall-to-wall LED video screens.
“You have your own personal widescreen. I can be anywhere in that room and get a full, clear experience,” Cazeau explains.
The home is currently owned by a company that specializes in themed homes in the Orlando area. Located about 15 minutes from Disney World and other tourist attractions, a home like this can bring in $3,000 a night on a vacation rental site.
“The perfect buyer would be a family that truly enjoys vacationing and bringing all of the families together. I don’t care if they do a January vacation, July vacation, summer, or winter—it’s going to be a blast,” Cazeau says.
For any buyers who happen not to be located in in Central Florida, there’s always revenue potential.
“When they’re not using it, they can be getting rental supplements,” he notes, and supplementing their income. Roger that!
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