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Conventional staging wisdom suggests homeowners should remove unique personal items before putting their place on the market to appeal to as many buyers as possible.

Clearly, the owner of a custom log cabin in the mountains of Arizona did not heed this advice before listing their 20-acre property recently.

“It’s just cat everywhere,” Katherine Patterson, realtor and executive assistant of Sara Reidhead, the Century 21 associate broker/owner co-listing the property, tells BuzzBuzzNews.


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Everywhere indeed. The listing for the two-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot cabin at 669 County Road in rural Stanford, Arizona, lists “cat walkways” and a multi-level “Medieval cat castle” as features. Photos show scratch posts and cat cubbies.

The castle was painstakingly constructed out of river stones, and decoupaged magazine cut outs of cats have been plastered on the ailurophile abode’s walls. Under the cabin’s pitched roof there are countless stuffed animals.


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The current owner, who is selling to be closer to town, has spent the past 10 to 20 years collecting items like these, Patterson says. However, she says the seller isn’t “a crazy cat lady.”

“The owner actually only has two cats — she just is very artistic. She really loves cats,” Patterson adds, noting “the house doesn’t even smell like cats.”

The listing, which appeared about a week ago, has garnered some colorful responses. “We’ve gotten calls from some pretty interesting people, too. We’ve gotten a couple of crazy cat-lady calls,” Patterson says.


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Cat rescue groups have even shown interest in turning the cabin — which is listed for $240,000 — into a retreat, she adds.

If you aren’t a cat lover, the listing recommends you “bring your sandblaster.” The alterations to the interior will take some elbow grease to remove.

“It would take some scraping and sanding for sure,” says Patterson.

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