Eclectic Home In Avon, Connecticut

October 16th, 2016 · 25 Comments

Thank you to our reader Jennifer for finding this very unique home for sale in Avon, Connecticut. There’s a lot to see and lots of photos to share. Enjoy.

The seller appears to have an artistic quality, with embellishments throughout the house. The stair balusters are covered in fabric.


The seller added goop to the staircase risers.


There are smears and goop all over the kitchen.


The kitchen, we think.


The breakfast room.


More goop in the parlor. Even the piano was painted.


Check out the ceiling.


The bathroom.


Another bathroom.


At least the curtains aren’t knotted.


A closer look.


More goop on the door. There’s a lot of sanding required to remove the goop.


Another look at the staircase.


Let’s look at the bedroom now.


Gauze for alarm?


The window panes were painted.


The dining room.


Walls and ceilings were touched in every room.


Gauze and effect. How would you remove the gauze and goop from the walls?


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25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve // Oct 16, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I hereby nominate this house as winner of the 2016 Ugliest House Award.

  • 2 Xminus1 // Oct 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Yikes ! I wounder how much money it will take to remodel the whole house !

  • 3 TR // Oct 16, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    ….. “where discourses on madness and creativity converge.” (In comments about the works of Vincent Van Gogh–whose art seems to have inspired the decor of this home.)

  • 4 TR // Oct 16, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Additional photos!

  • 5 Mo // Oct 16, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Makes my eyes hurt.

  • 6 frogger // Oct 16, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    The only unpainted thing was the toilet!

  • 7 Cheryl // Oct 16, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    This leaves me speechless… I can’t even begin to imagine the conversation that ensued after the listing agent got their first look!

  • 8 Pate // Oct 16, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Everything looks like it was spackled with molasses,maple syrup and copper puff paint.

  • 9 Jozef // Oct 17, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Well… at least they had their own unique taste and weren’t afraid to make their house their own!

    I normally don’t like the phrase “think of the resale value” because it’s often used by people who are afraid to do things like paint their walls anything but taupe, but in this case, they ruined the resale value. This isn’t a wall colour that few people like, or wood paneling, or a weird light fixture, this is a total gut job. They’re certainly not going to get a decent price for this place, if it even sells at all.

    Personally, even though I think that someone should live in a house for a little while before planning any renovations… certain design elements you didn’t think you liked at first might grow on you… but this house is absolutely horrific, and I wouldn’t even want to visit, let alone live there.

  • 10 felixthecat // Oct 17, 2016 at 5:59 am

    This house of splatters and gunk made the Daily Mail.

    At $340K, and it would take another $50-100k to clean up the mess.

  • 11 Daisy // Oct 17, 2016 at 8:32 am

    This was the address of the Fermata Arts Foundation. The house seems to be an art project.

    The development of the project can be seen in the portfolio at

    To quote from the 2nd Portfolio, the stairway is named: “Main sheet of remembrance: there was no storm. It turned into a wind blowing some bubbles.”

    The one sentence description of the stairway is “On a breeze of memory we are blown as a leaf to rest upstairs..dreams..quiet. .”

    The ode to the stairway starts out:

    “What should I remember,
    What to remember
    Somersaulting everything flying at once
    How to forget, what to retell
    Or should everything going its course
    Its own order
    Wind, wind picks up everything
    Scatter those leaves from life
    This life of ours, always “golden”
    I am led along an intricate path to the storage room…”

    Each room is named, pictured, and a poem written for it. The portfolio is as unique as the house.

  • 12 Calvin // Oct 17, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    If you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be a gut bacteria, has Seller got a house for you.

  • 13 Susan // Oct 17, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Normally I can comment, but I am totally speechless on this one. Lol on no knotted curtains. I agree they’re tacky.

  • 14 Cheryl // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:53 am

    More about this house!

  • 15 Taria // Oct 20, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I no longer feel bad about ANYTHING I have done to any of our homes.

  • 16 Wendy // Oct 20, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    A very creepy house. I kept expecting to see a man in a hockey mask holding a chainsaw in one of those pictures.

  • 17 Cindy // Oct 24, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    What is that creepy face in the 6th picture????

  • 18 MaryO1230 // Oct 25, 2016 at 8:38 am

    OMG! WHAT were these people thinking? Horrible!

  • 19 JustWhat // Dec 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Oh sweet heavens. What in the world am I even looking at with these photos??? My God! What are people thinking?

  • 20 Helen // Jan 2, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Those have to be the best ugliest house photos ever!!!!!

  • 21 Janie // Mar 13, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Did the fellow who mutilated this home once live in a clapped out old school bus commune on Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco back in the ’60? Hippy-dippy brain buzzed burn out. The only saving grace to that home is a demolition squad!

  • 22 DK // Apr 4, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Only something that Liberace could love.

  • 23 PJ // May 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    How would I remove it? With a bulldozer… I have a friend that would love this house. Yes he’s an artist.

  • 24 Shelby // May 30, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I think this person had a serious illness and/or problem. This is a cry for help!!

  • 25 Jackie Paper // Sep 30, 2017 at 6:43 am

    The solution is simple: BURN. IT. DOWN.

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