We usually don't spotlight random homes for sale, and when we do they're usually being sold by the good people who own this website. But the other day we spied an auction sign at 758 S. 10th St. which inspired us to spend a few minutes researching the property. The place is really unique, and the fact that it's going to auction means you will be able to walk through it if you so desire.

View from outside

From this view, you'd never suspect that this home, just a few doors down from the excellent Dante & Luigi's, is in fact a mansion that's full of restored historic details. The home dates back to the 1860s and has almost 4,000 sqft of living space. This is even more surprising since it appears the basement is unfinished. According to an old listing, the first floor has a foyer, a living room, a modern kitchen, a dining room, and a garden. The second floor has two bedrooms and a sitting room. There's two more bedrooms, plus a kitchenette on the third floor. And the fourth floor has yet another bedroom and access to a deck with skyline views. In total, there are 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

So yeah, that's probably bigger than the place where you live. But it's also probably cooler than your house because of all the original-looking details. It seems like there are stained glass windows in just about every room, looking at the dozens of photos on the auction website. In addition, there's wainscoting, crown moulding, parquet floors, the original staircase, and a bunch of other old looking design elements. Whether the stuff is actually original doesn't really matter to us, it just looks really awesome. 

Check out some photos:

We don't know what you'd call the gold trim

A bedroom. Surely the wallpaper isn't original but it's still pretty sweet

We want to see this in person

Clearly not the original kitchen

The auction, from Barry Slosberg, will take place on Saturday, October 3rd at 2pm. Interested parties will be able to walk through the house for the hour before the auction (we'll see ya there). The home was last listed for $895K, so we don't expect the place to go for a song, but if you're genuinely interested you'll need a $10K deposit at the sale and then you'll have 45 days to close. Even if you're not truly interested, a real estate auction is something to behold, at least once. And if that's preceded by walking through a huge and unusual home, we can think of a worse way to spend half an hour on a Saturday afternoon.