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Florida house for sale has a giant oak tree at the center

By Ben Hooper   |   Aug. 24, 2021 at 4:26 PM

Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A house for sale in Florida is drawing attention due to an unusual feature: a centuries-old oak tree growing through the middle of the home.

Stacey Purcell, owner of Gulfport Realty, said the "tree house" has proven difficult to sell due to the massive tree that passes through the middle of rooms including the kitchen.

"There were people who walked in and walked out," Purcell told WBBH-TV.

Purcell said the house is "perfect" for a city with the motto: "Keep Gulfport weird."

"We have a lot of tree huggers here," she said. "I'm surprised I haven't sold this to a tree hugger."

The house is currently priced at $899,000.