Although a one-bedroom Michigan home selling for only $129,9000 might look normal on the outside, there’s a treasure inside the house valued at almost $1 million: a 3,000-pipe, wind-powered pipe organ.
“If purchased and installed brand new, this would cost $800,000 to $1 million,” the home’s listing claims.
The listing also states that the pipe organ provides more musical ability than the one’s most churches have installed. It reaches from the basement to a cathedral ceiling, and it’s actually housed within an addition to the home.
“This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity,” the listing states.
The organ’s origin dates back to the 1900s and was added to the home by its late owner, Bill Tufts, an auto mechanic, who had a passion for pipe organs. Tufts would often travel to hear pipe organs played and even purchased additional land from his owners to build an addition for his own instrument. Tufts himself never learned to play the organ.
After discovering the organ from a church in Muskegon, Michigan, Tufts and a technician friend installed it into the home. The longest pipe extends from the basement to a cathedral ceiling at 17 feet.
Mike Douglas, the house’s real estate agent, noted that the organ is surprisingly quiet since it’s well insulated. He added that from outside the home, the organ noises sound pretty akin to the average sound of leaked church music.
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