More Unusual Homes around the World
Yesterday we gave the 5 Unusual Homes in Japan and we know that the results are just limited into one country. Of course, we won’t leave you wanting for more. That’s why we decided to extend the topic. In this article, we’ll be checking out for more unusual homes around the world. Brace yourselves for more inspirational dream houses from different countries. Explore the diverse culture and innovative designs of these architect’s masterpieces internationally.
Seeing this list will make you want to say: “Shut up and take my money.”
1. Airplane House
No, you are wrong. If you were thinking that someone in Miziara, Lebanon owns an Airbus A380, you are certainly wrong. The airplane house which was built in 1975 prides itself on building residential homes that resemble ancient Greek temples and Egyptian ruins. Get to the tail and experience the circle of stars of the European Union’s flag which has been transformed into a small window hosting a statue of the Virgin Mary.
2. Roundabout House
The name of the house was actually from the inventor himself Bohumil Lhota whon started making it in 1981. A 73-year old Czech Architect masterpiece is an eco-house run by a mechanism which can adjust the height of the house. The roundabout house can sit, stand, even roll over. Just imagine how cool is it to live in something you created?
3. Upside-Down House
In Szymbark, Poland a Polish businessman and philanthropist had originally created a house that symbolizes the former communist era and the present times in which we live. Mr. Daniel Czapiewski’s creation attracts thousands of tourists each year. Visitors enter the upside down house via a roof window from where they can walk around on the ceilings.
4. Fallingwater Home
Or also known as “Kaufmann Residence” was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935. There was not enough land to build a full home on this parcel that’s why the house was partly built over the active waterfall on site. The name of the house, obviously originated with its waterfall view, now had been one of the most visited tourist attractions in Pennsylvania, United States.
Hold your horses, the name has nothing special to offer, but the location of this penthouse will make you want to have this place. Yes, the iconic old clock tower in Brooklyn, New York was transformed into a penthouse. This jaw-dropping 6,813 square foot penthouse offers you a 360 degree view of the city, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan. Its signature feature, however, is the four massive clocks, installed in 14-foot-high round windows on each wall. The three-story apartment, with the ceiling going from 16 to 50 feet in height, also has a glass elevator running up its center.
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