PHOTOS: Get a look inside the quirky Mannequin Mansion


This is a view of the upstairs game room. Notice the up-lighting on the second layer of the coved ceiling. This room also has a wet bar with fridge. There is a wall of bookshelves, and cabinets. (Photo:

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Data pix.

RICHMOND, TEXAS - The listing for a lovely mansion in Texas has already been seen millions of times, even though it just went for sale.

It's not the beautiful architecture, the outdoor kitchen, or the rolling lawn that slopes into a creek that's drawing  viral attention. It's what's inside the house that is making people look twice, and then maybe even a third or fourth time.

Every room is filled with quirky works of art, including lifelike mannequins. Some are even hanging from the ceiling.

Realtor Diana Power told KHOU that her phone doesn't stop ringing. "I've been here a long time and never seen anything like this," said Power.

The woman selling the home's name is Sandy who admits she was a little sad to leave the 7,400 square foot house. "There's a lot of memories here," she said.

Sandy has lived there for 17 years, but now she's moving and putting the house up for sale. "I feel so bad for my agent who's been bombarded," said Sandy. "The deals are now coming thru and they're asking if I'll leave a mannequin for them."

Strangers are fascinated by all the mannequins and curious to know the artist behind them.

"The first time I packed a room I started crying," said Sandy. "It's my home. I've made it an extension of myself and I feel like I'm tearing down an extension of myself."

Sandy's been an artist her whole life and her home is filled with almost everything she's ever created.

"It has art touches everywhere," said Sandy.

The creative creations have thrust Sandy into the spotlight and made her home, and the art inside it, one of the most talked about listings this year. All the attention comes with critics though, but Sandy says bring it on.

"I'm just trying to sell my house," she said. "No I'm not a hoarder. I could go down the list of thing people are accusing me of. Yes I own a weird business, but artists are weird, and if you find a normal artist you're probably not a good one."

The home is selling for $1,275,000.

Trending Stories

Latest News

More News