Cool and unusual homes for sale

From spinning UFOs in upstate New York to magical kingdoms in Arkansas, these homes offer a truly unusual living experience

Flying saucer
New Paltz, N.Y.
1 2 3
New Paltz, N.Y.
Price: $1.2 million
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 3
Square feet: 2,300

This dome-shaped home not only looks like a UFO, it spins like one.

The eco-friendly structure sits on a turntable and can turn at the touch of a remote control to take advantage of lush forest views or capture the warmth of the sun.

It may look small from the outside, but the interior is surprisingly spacious, according to real estate agent Ann Rajs. The first floor is 54 feet in diameter and tall windows create the feel of cathedral ceilings with a spiral staircase that winds to the second floor.

Wood surfaces are everywhere, with bamboo floors and custom wood cabinetry. The baths are minimalist and modern and the kitchen is high-tech.

The home is on 28 heavily-wooded acres about 80 miles north of New York City and close to Mohonk Preserve, a 7,000-acre tract of mountain ridge, forest and streams. The current owners, who put it on the market in October, use it as a weekend retreat.

For further information: Trulia

By Les Christie @CNNMoney - Last updated January 20 2012: 11:28 AM ET
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