Normally, when I watch HGTV I see potential homeowners looking for a beautiful place to call home. Well, that’s not the case with the series “The Ugliest House In America.” And, recently the HGTV crew took a tour of a home in Lancaster, South Carolina that had potential to be named “Ugliest House In America.”
So, what exactly constitutes the ugliest home in America? And, how can they turn the negative into a positive? First of all, in order to find contenders for the title, the show asked homeowners to nominate their home for consideration. And, this South Carolina home is 3300 square feet of ugly for sure!
According to The Charlotte Observer, this home in the Lancaster, South Carolina woods came to be in 1997. And, HGTV featured it on their August 28th episode “The Sorry Southeast.” They gave it the dubious title of “Ugliest House in the Southeast.” And, even though the owner likes the surrounding woods, the rest of the house scares her. She told the show host that the spooky creaky roof made her call 911 many times. Among many ugly design choices from the previous owner, the tree growing through a ceiling of one of the rooms remains one of the worst features.
And, how about what she called “predator marks” on the lining of the pool? Also, there were crazy mixed up colors and tiles that didn’t make sense. The problems just mounted up. So, was it enough to beat out more than a dozen other homes for the title and win the prize? Oh yeah, the winner receives a $150,000 renovation.
Well, the finale of the Ugliest House in America series aired this week. And, unfortunately our local South Carolina home was not named “ugliest house in America.” But, it’s still ugly! See the full story for more.