This writer was quite the silly goose
Yet he was a doctor: Dr. Seuss

Though years have passed since he passed away
We celebrate his whimsy on his March 2 birthday

He gave us Cat in the Hat, Horton and the Whos
In turn, we give him homes sure to amuse

They’re quirky, modern and full of great fun
But mostly they’re the most bright and colorful ones

Just one more thing that these homes all share:
They’re listed for sale and in need of owners — with flair!

Big Enough for Horton and Thing 1 and Thing 2

1239 N Woods St. Chicago, IL
For sale: $3,500,000

While not a typical single-family home, this massive 22,000-sq ft three-story brick and limestone property was a former orphanage and perhaps the perfect place to pay tribute to Seuss’ whimsical style with bright interior colors and curved walls. Built in 1903, the home sits on six Chicago city blocks — plenty of space for all of Dr. Seuss’ characters — even Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Green Eggs and Home

8250 Sanderling Rd, Sarasota FL
For sale: $14,500,000

Despite the abstract look of this Sarasota home for sale, each living space is organized and designated by a different colored cube. Designed by a couple with their family in mind, there is a children’s zone, large pool with slide and volleyball pit.

Perfect for the Lorax

Undisclosed address, Shelter Island, NY
For rent: $16,000/mo

Featured in Architectural Digest, the bright structure could just as well find a home in a Dr. Seuss book — perhaps The Lorax (which opens on Friday). The listing describes the Shelter Island rental as an “incomparable summer retreat.” Featuring canted walls and a parallelogram shape, the 1,100-square-foot home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The Cat in the House

2119 N Delaware St, Indianapolis IN
For sale: $400,000

In Dr. Seuss’ iconic story the Cat in the Hat visits a typical home to perk up two siblings’ dull day. This home looks like it was painted by the Cat himself — shades of primary brights accentuate the architectural details of this 1910-built home. The Indianapolis home for sale has been recently updated and features a 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

A Home for Cindy Lou Who?

128 Flight Dr, Duck NC
For sale: $1,950,000

With a blue roof, pink exterior and lime green steps and entryway, this brightly-hued home is cheerful and fun. The colors aren’t by accident; the listing notes that the home got a fresh coat of paint recently. The North Carolina home for sale is situated on the coast with extensive oceanfront views and outdoor patio space.

There’s Some Bright Walls in My Hall

29 Star Island Dr, Miami Beach FL
For sale: $22,500,000

This Florida home of shoe designer Donald Pliner looks like it was inspired by the bright colors of “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket,” but according to listing information, the exotic piece of Miami Beach real estate was designed with Southwestern, African and Balinese influences. The 10,000+-square-foot home has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms.


Hop on House

428 Baker St, Longmont CO
For sale: $139,000

For under $200,000 you can snag an 1900s bungalow filled with charm: scalloped shingles and gingerbread details all painted in primary colors. Although the Longmont home clocks in under 1,000 square feet, it has 10-foot-plus ceilings and large windows creating a bright, open living space.

About the Author

Erika Riggs, the Zillow Digs manager, covers home design and trends.

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