Random hot tub in house for sale in Washington stirs debate

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From basement caves to driveway pools to sporadically placed toilets, some houses on the real estate market all over the country are getting oodles of attention thanks to home features that seem, well, unusual.

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Kitchen Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

Take for example this residence listed in Castle Rock, Washington, for $629,900 — while the ambiance around the home is filled with a cool nature calmness, the strange vibe inside is due to the placement of a hot tub.

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Living room Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

One that appears to be directly in the floor of the living room.

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Living room Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

Well, hello, tripping hazard!

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Living room Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

“This is a very unique and secluded property situated on over 8 acres with a private gated entrance. Home is a large one-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,300-square-foot home with an open concept floor plan,” the listing on Zillow says.

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Bathroom Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

But what the listing fails to mention is the hot tub, which can be clearly viewed in the photos.

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Bedroom Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

Sure, there are other reasons the house stands out, like the massive workshop on the property along with a three-acre vacant lot “that could possibly be buildable.”

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Closet Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

But really, it’s the hot tub that’s the draw, and it managed to nab the attention of Zillow Gone Wild, a popular real estate Facebook page. Fans were somewhat perplexed when it came to whether they appreciated it or not.

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Deck area Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

“It looks like a house from a 70’s movie where the kids find out their parents are swingers,” one person joked. “But like, that’s not the point of the movie.”

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Deck area Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

“I really liked this place until I realized the thing in the middle was a hot tub and now all the photos smell like lettuce,” another person pointed out.

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Back deck area Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

“Living room hot tub and driveway pool should have a tacky house baby,” someone said.

“I’m a little torn,” one person expressed. “On the one hand, it’s looks hideous in the middle of the living room, on the other hand you’d have a hot tub in your living room. What a dilemma.”

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Exterior Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

“I could already count in my head how many times I will have tripped over that cover just in one day,” another commented.

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Property grounds Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

“I’m disappointed the hot tub wasn’t even open in any pictures,” someone observed. “How do we know it works? Why have a living room hot tub if it’s broken.”

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Interior Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

“I’d almost put money on the idea that it probably is rose pink swirl pattern and doesn’t work anymore,” one person said.

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Bathroom Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

“Who doesn’t love the smell of chlorine in the house?” someone asked.

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Property grounds Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS

Castle Rock is about 57 miles south of Olympia.

TJ Macías is a Real-Time national sports reporter for McClatchy based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Formerly, TJ covered the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers beat for numerous media outlets including 24/7 Sports and Mavs Maven (Sports Illustrated). Twitter: @TayloredSiren