Situated in Szymbark, Poland, this original piece of architecture flips modern concepts of homes right on their heads. While living here would prove to be difficult on account of the furniture being mounted to the ceiling—or should that be the floor? It provides tourists a mental trip as they absorb the unusual sight around them. And the interior design is anything but modern with shades of green and pink plastering the walls of the first-floor bedrooms. The house took 114 days to complete, with the designer, Daniel Czapiewski, apparently coming up with the idea as a statement about communism and the state of the world.
The Flintstones House
This homage to the classic cartoon the Flintstones had been worth a whopping $3.25-million before the price was reduced to $2.995-million located in sunny Malibu, California, this one-bedroom, two-bathroom home occupies 2,500 square feet with an interior adorned with custom Flintstones-inspired furniture and decor. Everything from the tables to counters is made of stone to represent its source material. The late Dick Clark originally had it built for his wife but it is now up for sale for any dedicated fans. If that’s not impressive enough, the property even includes its own private beach.
Two artists from Houston transformed a bungalow that was set for demolition into a wonderful work of art. Using boards from the outside of the house, they created a vortex style tunnel that runs from the front door to the backyard. Their vision was to create a home that looked like it was being sucked into a black hole.
Wooden Skyscraper House
This futuristic-looking home may, in fact, be the coolest living space in the world. Designed in the 70s and built in France, this home has deep roots in the arts with fashion designer Pierre Cardin owning the place and Hungarian architect Antti Lovag designing it. It’s so impressive that the french ministry of culture has listed the “bubble house” as a historic monument. The interior is spacious and oval in shape throughout, providing plenty of natural light and entrances to various rooms, one even leading directly over the outside pool so you can take a dive if you so choose. The windows are aplenty and were strategically placed and shaped to accent the beautiful volcanic Cote d’Azur landscape.
This water tower-turned-single family apartment has been erect over 100 years, even having the distinction of housing nazi soldiers during world war ii. If you’re not turned off by that piece of history, this unordinary apartment is actually quite impressive. It stands 100-feet above land and had been in service until 1990. Since then, it has undergone repairs to improve its foundation. The Bham Design Studio took on the project in 2007 before making it available to potential consumers. The family lucky enough to call this home now has access to a top floor terrace that overlooks the Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel.
The Hobbit House
Built in wales and constructed with natural materials and a mere $5,200 budget, this lord of the rings inspired abode is a sight to behold. Simon dale, who constructed the homage with the help of friends, estimates about 1000 to 1500 man hours invested into the project, and even more impressive, they only used a chainsaw, a one-inch chisel, and a hammer. The living space was actually dug into the hillside and utilizes mud and stone to form sturdy walls and a foundation. Even more impressive, the fridge functions on the air coming from underground and the entire house is powered through solar panels. While it isn’t a replica of Bilbo Baggins’ cozy abode, it’s sure to make any hobbit feel right at home.
This home originates from a bear run in Pennsylvania and was designed by architect Frank Lloyd wright to make the waterfall beneath it the focal point of the property. This place is so beautiful that the Smithsonian actually listed it among the “28 places to visit before you die” life list. Built between 1936 and 1939, Fallingwater is now a national historic landmark and one of America’s most famous properties. The residence accentuates the surrounding foliage and flowing water by having a bevy of rectangular, modern windows to help its visitors absorb the natural beauty. The interior is spacious and decorated with wooden furniture to match its nature aesthetic. This homestead is not only incredibly unique, it’s an architectural triumph.