Famed U.K. shark house back on the market

The 25-ft fiberglass shark, protruding tail-first from the residence near Oxford, U.K., was installed in 1986 and has attracted and repulsed residents ever since.

Website GrindTV reports that a renowned residence in Headington, U.K., that features a 25-ft fiberglass shark protruding from its roof is, once again, available for rent — $3,500 per month, or $800 per week.

The shark, protruding tail-first from the roof, was installed in 1986 and has remained ever since. Realtor Scott Fraser notes in his advertisement for the residence that it is "suitable for a family who are passionate about being involved with the local community and who will enjoy not only living in, but living with the famous Headington shark.”

The report says the shark was installed overnight on Aug. 9, 1986, on the 41st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. It was American owner Bill Heine’s way of protesting the nuclear threat.

Oxford city council members tried several times to have the shark removed — in one instance claiming that it posed a threat to public safety — but their efforts have been unsuccessful.

Click here for the original GrindTV report.