CheapOldHouses.com is a website that lists, well, guess. Targeted at folks on a budget who want to get out of the city and are willing to move to small towns across the country, the site finds listings that are under $100,000, though some of them have a catch, as you'll see with the two Syracuse properties we describe below.
Many of the listings are pretty architecturally interesting, and/or prompt fanciful speculation on what it would be like to live in such a space. Some examples:
Check out the corner dormers on this one. I've never seen this design variant in my entire life. Sadly, there are no photos of the interior of that level; I'm super-curious to see what it looks like from the inside.
This one's pretty nuts--it's a 28,000-square-foot abandoned community center going for less than 80 grand. Comes with "a cafeteria with kitchen, dishwashing and dishware that could serve hundreds of people," a 5,000-square-foot auditorium and a space that used to house a library. And just look at that entryway--plenty of room to kick off your shoes, along with 250 other pairs.