It was not.
The real action is in Zhejiang, China, where an entire house is in the middle of a highway.
How did it get there, you ask? Well, basically government officials wanted to build a highway where a bunch of houses stood, and were successfully able to buy out everyone but a man named Luo Baogen, who felt that he wasn’t being offered enough money. A law passed in 2004 prohibits the government from demolishing property without the owner’s consent, so (to make a long story short) the house isn’t going anywhere. Of course, with China growing at a rapid pace and all that, the highway still had to be built, and built it was – right around the house itself.
On the plus side, Mr. Luo now has a very, very easy commute.