One house I saw had a large living room with fake dark wood paneling halfway up the wall (below the chair rail) and dark wood flooring. It looked exactly like a small roller rink.
Another house I saw... to me this was just an architectural tragedy. This was a large house built in the 1980s, just shy of McMansion size but with a great large yard and a fabulous lake view, and a short sale so a serious bargain. We thought hard about buying it but ended up not because it would have cost quite a bit in deep cleaning and remodeling before it would be comfortable to us. Deep cleaning because yikes! It was filthy. Remodeling because the floor plan, esp upstairs, was just terrible. The master bedroom features were split between two rooms separated by a hallway. One room had two large closets but no en suite bath, the other had this HUGE bath (lots of wasted space) and no closets. The hallway main bath was triangular; you entered at a narrow part and it widened on a slant to the tub at the far end.
And downstairs, there was a long skinny half bath and across the hall from that, a long skinny laundry room. If you walked to the back of the laundry room, you found a full shower stall. I couldn't figure out why the architect didn't just put all the bathroom stuff in one room and the laundry stuff in the another, since the rooms were about the same size and obviously plumbed.