There is No Kitchen in This Guitar-Shaped Home Built Over 16 Years
A home similar to this one is currently on the market, but it is being sold for an extremely high price according to the original builder of the home.
In case you have ever wanted to own a guitar-shaped house, you're in luck, as one is currently on the market in Fayetteville, Georgia, and it's currently on the market. A vision from God inspired Elvis Carden, the architect and builder of the house, to build a guitar-shaped house in the early 1970s, according to Rich Report.
When Carden was 18 years old and had just returned from the Vietnam War, he felt compelled to do so, and he drew the blueprints for the house on a cardboard box as a means of doing so.
With five bedrooms and four bathrooms and 3,122 square feet of space, Carden's home was a two-story, three-bedroom property. It is not obvious from eye level, but once seen from above, the large structure is shaped like an acoustic guitar.
Skylights can even be used as sound holes on instruments. Just framing the unique building took seven months, and construction took 16 years. Originally listed for $789,000. The home is now available for $650,000 - the musical structure was originally listed for $789,000.
Carden's wife refused to live in the home after his construction was completed, according to Rich Report. The designer chose to give the property to his mother, who lived there until she passed away, rather than leave it empty. Having received five acres and a farmhouse from her son, she gave him five acres. In the years since the house was constructed, Fox News and websites like Roadside America have featured it as a quirky local attraction.
This home is not only a physical manifestation of Carden's vision, but it also serves an unexpected function: it guides pilots toward the airport. Pilots were using it as a guide, Carden told the Post, because it leads straight to the airport if you see the guitar house and follow the neck.
Property owner's investment in 2012 was $55,000, and he bought it from a mortgage company in 2016. Over half a million dollars in profit would be made by the current owner if he sold for the listing price. Despite Carden's strong belief that the house is worth even more than six figures, he doesn't believe it's worth that much.
In spite of being updated with new hardwood floors and windows, the house still lacks many standard living features, including a kitchen. According to the listing for the property, it will take some work by the new owner to fix it up. The house is not only a quirky property, but also a source of inspiration. In 2002, country singer and songwriter Carden released his debut album Living in an Old Guitar.