Some highlights from the AP news story about today's auction:
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — "A mountainside house being auctioned in Tennessee is perfect for anyone tolerant of gawkers and fascinated with outer space: It's built like a flying saucer.
The home 'landed' on a twisting road leading to Chattanooga's Signal Mountain in 1970..... The circular house — ultramodern when it was built — is ringed with small square windows and directional lights and perched on six 'landing gear' legs. It has multiple levels, three bedrooms, two baths and an entrance staircase that retracts with the push of a button.
Terry Posey, an agent with Crye-Leike Auctions of Cleveland, Tenn., said the current owner has had the property only four months and didn't want to comment. Posey posted an e-Bay ad and said he already has a $100,000 bid.
The Chattanooga home's unusual shape — sort of like two white Frisbees pasted together — poses some interior decorating challenges. The curve of the exterior creates a sloping ceiling and short side walls, but there's also a striking curved bar and a custom bathtub.
'It really looked like a spaceship ready to take off,' said realtor Lois Killebrew, who handled an open house at the first sale of the Chattanooga home decades ago."
When I first heard a flying saucer house was going up for auction I thought it might be the one I saw on HGTV last year on their show Extreme Homes. That one is in Wisconsin and is much smaller than the model above, with only 500 square feet of living space inside. Too small for this space traveler.