Festus MO Real Estate Property Selected as #1 of the Top 10 Underground Homes

Top Quote A Festus MO real estate property ranked first place in the list of Top 10 Underground Homes as compiled by Oddee.com. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 09, 2012 - Festus MO real estate owners have one more reason to be proud as one of their neighbors have made it to first place of a list of the Top 10 Underground Homes as ranked by Oddee.com.

    The amazing property, which consists of a 17,000 sq. ft. home built within an actual sandstone cave, initially belonged to couple Curt & Deborah Sleeper. The energy-efficient home also boasts of a contemporary interior that easily complements the natural unfinished background provided by the cave's sandstone walls. The property had originally served as a concert venue and later on a roller skating rink. Prior to the Sleepers' purchase, the property had attracted visitors such as Tina Turner, Ted Nugent, and Bob Seger.

    Innovative design and geothermal heating enables the couple to enjoy the ideal temperature in their home but without the aid of heating or air-conditioning. Strategically located coverings as well as interior roofing ensured that the home remained sand free in spite of the constantly shedding state of its walls.

    The underground home also includes three bed chambers, a collection of antique furniture, and 14 waterfalls. Whereas most of the rooms of the house benefit from natural lighting, an expansive recreational area at the back is completely served by artificial lighting. In between this area and the bed chambers in front are service rooms for laundry and storage.

    Next on the list from Oddee.com is the Malatorof Wales and which is considered by local experts as one of the region's best architectural creations. The property is also fondly called the "Teletubby House" due to its peephole doorway, steel chimney, and turf roof.

    Third on the list is a literally hidden house in Poland, with its roof topped by a deceptively grassy surface. The insides of the home may only be visited by taking a set of stairs that only residents could access. Fourth on the list is an underground house that - similar to the one in Festus, Missouri - made great use of natural lighting, heating, and power. It is owned by couple Philip & Helen Reddy and designed by local architect John Badger.

    The wonderful Festus MO real estate property featured in the Top 10 listbecame even more popular when the Sleepers decided to put it up on auction at eBay for $300,000.

    Looking for homes in Festus, MO? Gwen Crocker is a Festus MO Real Estate Agent whose 18 years of experience and expertise in selling real estate, can help homebuyers find what they need whether they are first time homebuyers, someone looking to relocate to Festus, MO or even a seller wanting top value for their Festus, MOhome. For more information, visit http://www.askforgwen.com/ or contact 314-808-4737.

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