A house near Atlanta reveals its true design only when seen from above.
“When you drive by or when you are standing by the house, you cannot tell that it’s shaped like that. You can only see from the aerial pictures,” says listing agent Jane Piven, with eXp Realty. “I believe a majority of people have never experienced this type of house. It is major uniqueness.”
Ready to rock on with a new owner, the guitar-shaped home is available for $748,000. It sits on a lot of 1.5 acres.
“The seller did some renovations, but it still has a fair amount of work to be done,” she says.
Singer Elvis L. Carden designed and built the 3,122-square-foot house beginning in 1986. According to his website, the home took 16 years to finish.
“He dedicated a song to this house called ‘Living in a Guitar’ and had an album of the same name,” Piven says. “In the song, he mentions the house and how it took him years to build it.”
The current owner bought the home in 2012 as an investment property for just $55,000.
There are a total of five bedrooms split between what is the body of the guitar and the head. There’s also a partly finished basement.
“Once you know it is built like a guitar, then walking through the interior, you can start wrapping your head around the idea that it is shaped like that,” Piven explains.
The current owner blocked off a hallway that connected the two areas, which may make it easier for a new owner to rent out part of the home, she adds.
As it stands now, the kitchen isn’t fully installed and an antique fireplace will need repair. But the bathrooms have new tile and fixtures, and many of the home’s mechanicals are newer.
“The current owner bought it as a fixer-upper. The uniqueness of the shape gave him the idea it would be a good project for him,” Piven explains. “He was planning to renovate it and stay in it, but he had to relocate.”
Piven says it will likely sell to a buyer who grooves out to the sweet sound of rental revenue.
“It will be an investor looking to buy and do a [vacation rental] because of its proximity to the airport,” she says. “Tourists come in and would like to spend the night in an unusual place.”
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