An utterly bizarre house has now been snatched off the market, and the new owner will be getting a communal bathroom with four toilets positioned side-by-side.

It was also apparently once visited by the wife of a former US President.

Hawthorne House is located in the city of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has been doing the rounds on social media due to its unique lavatory.

Built in 1851 by the Fowle family, it has three bathrooms in total – one of which is communal.

More strange still, the four toilets are not separated by partitions like they would be in public toilets.

They are simply sat in a line, meaning that although more than one person can use the bathroom at one time, anyone doing so would have to watch the other person going about their business, and vice versa.

According to Jane DiChristopher, a listing agent associated with Mahler Sotheby's International Realty in Milwaukee, the farmhouse was donated to the Girls Scouts of America in the 1920s or 1930s.

The Girl Scouts are said to have made a number of adjustments to the six-bedroom, 3,913-square-foot property, including adding the unique bathroom.

Several people have owned the home since, yet no one has removed the peculiar toilets which have been there for roughly 100 years.

DiChristopher also claimed that Lou Henry Hoover, wife of Herbert Hoover (the US President from 1929 to 1933), shared tea with the girl scouts at Hawthorne House.

According to House Beautiful, there are also rumours that the property was part of the Underground Railroad – a network of secret safe houses used by African American slaves to escape to free states in the mid 1800s.

Having been owned by the same person for 40 years, it was purchased two years ago by Kaley Wittnik, a hair and makeup artist who had plans of turning it into an Airbnb.

However, the property was put back onto the market on January 3, with Zillow listing it at $450,000 (£330,356).

DiChristopher said that there was 25 viewings in just one week, and that now an offer has been accepted.

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