A small group of houses locally referred to as “The Huts” has hit the real estate market in Christiansburg, Virginia, for $199,950, the listing on Zillow.com says.
The property, which the listing calls “the historic 1920 Rice House,” was designed by Ethel Rice with the help of a local builder named Morris C. Miller.
“The unique floor plan works great for a family, but would also make an amazing Airbnb,” ReMax associate Andrew Washburn said in the listing. “The main house is comprised of three round brick huts, inter-connected and covered by cone-shaped roofs with expansive open ceilings.”
The primary house also consists of a living room, two bedrooms, a full bathroom and laundry space. “The rectangular addition to the back” has dining and kitchen space and hovers over “an unfinished walkout basement.”
There’s also a large deck and a fourth hut with a half bathroom that can be used as a guest house.
According to the listing, the property was described by Architectural Review magazine as “the most unusual house in the world.”
The popular real estate Facebook page Zillow Gone Wild featured The Huts in a new segment called “ZGW Cool Homes,” and people loved them and had a few questions.
“Hear me out, the price is good, looks well maintained….. I don’t hate it!” one person said.
“Did anyone else think of the story of ‘The 3 Little Pigs’?” another asked.
“For the price, one could make these huts work,” someone commented. “That fourth detached hut could be an in law suite or guest suite if you add a full bath and small kitchen area. Looking at the listing, that detached hut is very small. It’d be a perfect studio (soundproof it) or other artists’ studio.”
“Are these silos?” one person asked. “They look like the silos on my grandparents farm in Iowa.”
“I completely love it,” another said. “Their yard is stunning as well.”
“Parent: ‘go to the corner and think about what you did!!!’
Kid: …” someone joked.
“I actually really like it,” one person said. “The rounds feel open and bright. Maybe add a sky light to each. But it feels inclusive and relaxing.”
“I can just see a buyer going round and round trying to decide whether to buy this,” someone joked.
The property is pending as of June 3.
Christiansburg is about 211 miles southwest of Richmond.
This story was originally published June 3, 2022 4:55 PM.