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Most Popular House in America: Indiana Home in a Bunker

Douglas A. McIntyre

The most popular home listing in America is for a home in a bunker located in Huntington, Indiana. The popularity is based on searches at Realtor.com this week.

3930 W. 700 N. Huntington has three bedrooms, two full baths and one half-bath in 1,793 square feet. It sits on a 3.78 acre lot and was built in 1979.

Huntington is in the northeast section of the state, south of Fort Wayne and north of Indianapolis. It had a population of 17,095 in 2015, according to the Census. That is barely higher than 16,185 in 1960. Median household income of $44,600 is well below the national average. However, the poverty rate at 7.1% is much better. The population of Huntington is 98% white.

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According to Realtor.com, the house has been on and off the market for some time, probably because it is hard to find people who want to live underground.

The listing:

This home is beautifully unique! This home is built into a rolling hill that matches the 3.7 acres of wonderful rolling acres surrounding this house. Walk in to the large atrium, and you can see most of the rooms conveniently in a U-shape. The large ceiling - 14 feet high - make for a nice open feel. Large windows on the front door provide an abundance of natural daylight. The eat-in kitchen has plenty of cabinet space and is within easy access to the atrium, making hosting special events a breeze! A large family room has newer carpet. The master suite includes a great bathroom and spacious walk in closet. The two other bedrooms also have newer carpet and have plenty of storage space. Other updates include a metal roof in 2012, heat pump 2009, new front doors 2012, carpet and interior paint 2010, 2011, 2015. Home is set up for easy additions of disposal, geothermal, and plenty more! Move-in ready home for the adventurous spirit!

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At $89 per square foot, it is dirt cheap.

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