Did you know there’s a house on Malone Street that’s completely covered in old beer cans?! Check out the photos below to see some of the weird and wonderful homes from the city’s past and present:

Beer Can House, 222 Malone Street

Beer can house Photo: Clem/Flickr

In 1968, John Milkovisch, a retired upholsterer, began attaching rocks, marbles and metal pieces to his yard. He later began covering his house with beer can aluminium, and over the next 18 years, the house became entirely coated with over 50,000 cans. Milkovisch once said of his house as a tourist destination, “It tickles me to watch people screech to a halt. They get embarrassed. Sometimes they drive around the block a couple of times. Later they come back with a car-load of friends…”

Pillot House, Sam Houston Park

Pillot House Houston Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Pillot House in Sam Houston Park was built in 1868 by Eugene Pillot. The house boasts features like full-length windows, a wrap-around porch and plenty of intricate ornamentation, which was created with the new, cutting-edge technology of the Victorian period.

Fifth Ward Jam, 3705 Lyons Avenue

Fifth Ward Jam Photo: Reuse Warehouse/Flickr

The Fifth Ward Jam was created by artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck using an old bungalow. The temporary public art installation features mind-bending vortexes made of old wood and recycled building materials. The installation also includes a stage-like area where artists can potentially perform to honor the Fifth Ward’s musical history.

Victorian House in Houston, ca. 1943

Victorian house Houston Photo: Wikimedia Commons

This dilapidated home blends all the old-world romanticism of the Victorian era with plenty of endearing, shabby details. Complete with battered shingles, laundry lines and a small fruit stand on its front lawn, the home is chock-full of Southern architectural charm.

House in Houston’s Montrose Neighborhood

Montrose Photo: Joe Wolf/Flickr

This home is located in Montrose, one of Houston’s most culturally and architecturally diverse neighborhoods. Full of mansions, bungalows and colorful townhomes, the area has been home to some notable residents such as Howard Hughes, Lyndon Johnson and current Houston Mayor Annise Parker.

This Old House, Alabama Road and Almeda Street

This Old House Photo: Ed Schipul/Flickr

This Old House was created by Aerosol Warfare, an urban arts organization which has supported the graffiti art scene in Texas for over 25 years. The colorful house was unveiled at Alabama Road and Almeda Street in 2007 and it can still be spotted on the corner today (in fact, it’s pretty hard to miss!).

Hub Cap Center, 7926 Jensen Drive

Hub cap house Photo: Wikimedia Commons 

So this one isn’t exactly a house, but it was too cool to exclude from this roundup. Located at 7926 Jensen Drive, the building’s storefront was entirely covered in hub caps, creating an awesome, metallic look.

The Old Place, Sam Houston Park

Old Place Houston Photo: Wikimedia Commons

This cabin, located in Sam Houston Park, is the oldest known structure in Harris County, Texas. Built in 1823 by John R. Williams, a Texas colonist, the home is made of rough cedar planks and sits on the banks of Clear Creek.

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