This 3D home visit is a little different from most …
An unusual real estate ad has fascinated people all over the world, and the story behind it is almost as compelling as what it contains.
Uh. I found this in a Facebook group; the person who posted said “visit in 3d, try to find the tub” … enjoy (?) https://t.co/20wOBjSUZa
– Jenny Jaffe (@jennyjaffe) October 26, 2020
Located at 8800 Blue Lick Road in Louisville, Kentucky, the property itself is odd, yes, but it’s more than that. There was no staging or interior decoration before the listing of this place. In fact, it appears that the house is in exactly the same condition as when the people who lived or worked there left.
A 3D house tour went viral as onlookers discovered the house is a virtual treasure trove of things. The house is chock-full of retail products, literally stacked floor to ceiling in some places. The tour took off like no real estate agent has ever seen – someone even started a scavenger hunt, race, and game to find the really weird tub, which got stuck from the tour.
As interest in the property grew, online investigators began to find some clues about the property, mainly that there had been a police raid on the scene in 2014. Internet Detective Andy Baio decided to put his skills at the service of what exactly this property is. was, who owned it, and why they were listing it with so much still inside. Baio did some work and was able to get in touch with the owner.
It turns out that the property was originally a church built in the 1950s and included a school and a small house. Other buildings were added in the 1970s. The elusive tub was originally a baptistery for the church and has stairs that lead to absolutely nowhere. The owner had operated an online discount resale business from the property, but unknowingly sold stolen items that had been sold to him by one of their suppliers, leading to an investigation of four years. After serving his probation, the business owner got his business back, but ultimately wanted to sell the house without taking the time and effort to clean it up first.
As for the baptismal bath? Apparently, this room was where the company kept its inventory of Girls Gone Wild merchandise, and there was apparently enough of it that taking photos inside would have been inappropriate.
If you’ve ever wanted to shower in a blue christening tub a few feet away from hundreds of Girls Gone Wild videos, now you can. An owner showed me around his house which has become known for its unusual features including urinals and a big cat named “Loco”. @WDRBNews pic.twitter.com/w6C4ip1PO6
– Grace Hayba (@GraceHayba) October 28, 2020
Listed by Keller Williams Louisville East, the home has three bedrooms and four bathrooms and sells for $ 375,000. But for an additional $ 250,000, you can also have all inside.
Have you seen this unusual property and the immersive 3D tour? What do you think of trying to sell a house with so many things packed inside? Sound off in the comments, and if you haven’t seen it already, be sure to shop around!