Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Shoe-Shaped House Is Coveted Real Estate

YORK, Pa. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A house in York, Pennsylvania, that’s shaped like a shoe is one coveted piece of real estate.

The Haines Shoe House was built as an advertising gimmick in 1948 by businessman “Colonel” Mahlon N. Haines.

It boasts five different levels containing three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room.

Current owner Carleen Farabaugh occasionally stays in the Shoe House, but is mostly trying to preserve it as a historical landmark.

She constantly gets offers from buyers and renters, but the property isn’t on the market.

Instead, Farabaugh hosts tours of the giant shoe and operates an ice cream parlor located in its sole.

She says the inside of the home is perfectly comfortable – including a “honeymooner’s suite” located in the toe – though it’s clear you’re in a shoe.

There are no square rooms inside since each one contours to match the shape of a boot, including the rounded kitchen in the heel.

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