This year's 13 most gloriously hideous listings

What a year it's been for bad taste, from mansions made to sound better with the label "Chateau" to an utterly insane private island estate owned by pop star-turned -Vegas headliner Celine Dion. Then there's the ornate Brooklyn palace so expensive it threatens to smash borough sales records, a Louisiana castle that would do better as a minigolf course, an Indiana manse so confusing it caused a public outcry from Curbed readers, a Houston home clad with wallpapers of all styles and persuasions, a catastrophic Florida behemoth that just may be the worst house of the year, and this "impeccably detailed" architectural marvel in Mukilteo, Wash. (above), which was listed for $1.89M. A dozen more, below.

↑ Miami Beach, $35M


↑ Chateau d'Or, Los Angeles, $25M


↑ Destin, Fla., $2.295M


↑ Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


↑ Carmel, Ind., $5.5M


↑ Nassau Bay, Texas, $2.2M


↑ Houston, Texas, $499K


↑ Celine Dion's private island estate, Quebec, $29.3M


↑ Brooklyn, N.Y., $14M


↑ Indianapolis, Ind., $980K


↑ Sulphur, La., $5.2M


↑ Olympia, Wash., $6.09M


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