There is a very different house for sale in otherwise very "normal" Lincoln, Illinois.  A mysterious black octagon-shaped home that has been completely redone is on the market.

If you are looking for pops of color, and rainbows of joy, this one isn't for you.  The interior, exterior, furniture, all of it is black and white.  It's like if you took your normal house and put it through the "mono" filter on your phone.  In the below photos, I can only find two spots that are not black and white in the entire house.  And one is for safety reasons.

That is not the only thing unique about this house.  It has no square rooms.  I feel like with no squares in all black and white somebody could go quite mad here. In a good way.

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While the home was built in 1993, there has clearly been plenty of updates.  In fact,  more than $160,000 of updates!  Siding, gutters, roof, landscaping, total bath rebuilds, countertops, fixtures, plumbing, electrical, flooring, HVAC, water softener, custom black window treatments, trim, doors, pergola/firepit.  Yeah, this is move-in ready.  If you like black.

From Zillow:

The main floor of the home features an inviting foyer, open living/dining concept with a corner gas log fireplace, French doors, and laminate flooring, a fully equipped galley kitchen with granite countertops, comfortable bedroom, full hall tiled bath, and a large tiled laundry/mudroom. three skylights, and a stunning private tiled bath with double vanity and tiled walk-in shower. The property also features three separate decks, a 3+ car attached garage, and TONS of  -- WOW! Sleek, sexy, and undeniably unique is this midwestern showstopper!

So what is the asking price for this black beauty?  $250,000.  Seems reasonable for a totally renovated house in most cities.  However, according to Zillow the estimated sales range is $147,000.  Guess you will be the fancy, black and white, house in the not-so-fancy neighborhood.

Look: The Illinois House As Black As Your Soul

A mysterious black octagon-shaped home has been completely redone and is ready for you to move in.
If you are looking for color if your life, this one isn't for you. Can you find the two spots of red in the house below? One is simply there for safety reasons.

Quad City Area Home With Waterslide, Stage & More Selling For $2.5 Million

This gorgeous home for sale is just an hour away from the Quad Cities. Located at 26960 Sieverding Ridge in Bellevue, IA, this beautiful home is what the realtor is calling "an entertainers dream". It has 4 bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, a 4 car garage, an in ground pool with a 97 foot waterslide, a full lodge with a bar and stage, and so much more. This is the listing of the house, according to the Dubuque Area For Sale By Owner website.

This property has a 4,499 square foot house, a detached lodge with full bar and garage/workspace/shop, and an in ground fiberglass pool with a 97 foot water slide and pool house .

This gorgeous home is located in the country and is just 2 minutes away from homey, beautiful, Bellevue, Iowa. 

It features many custom upgrades including, but not limited too:
  • All brick home
  • Granite countertops including 2 islands in the main kitchen
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Beverage cooler
  • Maple and bamboo hardwood floors
  • 2 fireplaces
  • Large master suite
  • Walk-in closets
  • Full kitchen in the basement
  • 3 dishwashers
  • Large walk in pantry
  • Large dining room area
  • 2 laundry rooms
  • Forced air heat and central air
  • Mud room/ locker area off the garage
  • Office
  • Large windows that allows natural lighting.

The property also includes a detached garage/lodge/bar/shop area that 3,440 square foot and all brick. The garage/lodge also has many customs upgrades including, but not limited too:
  • Full kitchen with granite countertops
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Living and dining area
  • Full bathroom
  • Storage area that is currently used as a hunting lodge
  • Forced air heat and central air
  • Full bar entertainment area with stage that seats 50 plus people
  • Additional garage area that can used for multiple purposes including shop area, boat storage, etc. 

And of course this home has a gorgeous in ground pool and gorgeous outdoor space. The in ground fiberglass pool is salt water and 16' x 40' and a kiddie pool/ tanning ledge that is 8' x 16' and an automatic pool cover. The pool also includes a basketball hoop. A large concrete deck overlooks the pool area where the 97 foot water slide begins. 

There is a pool house too that includes a half bathroom, storage area, pool equipment room, full bar with ice machine, beverage coolers, stainless steel sinks, and concrete bar. A large built in pergola sits on the tanning deck which provides cooling shade. The pool is surrounded by concrete that creates space for many entertainment options. 

See what this gorgeous, $2.5 million home in Bellevue, IA looks like below!

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