Property is my passion and one area which I find fascinating is really unique property. Why was it built? and more shockingly sometimes, How was it built?
Martin Luther Church, Hainsburg, Austria
Gangster House – Russia
This soaring wooden tower in Archangelsk, Russia was built by local gangster Nikolai Sutyagin. He never quite got around to finishing its construction – he was jailed before the work was completed.
The Dome Home
After a series of devastating hurricanes and tropical storms battered their home in the 1990s, Mark and Valerie Sigler decided that there must be a home design that would withstand the most severe Florida weather. Working with architect Jonathan Zimmerman, the Siglers brought their dome home to life. It’s a sturdy structure, but it also has its share of beauty and uniqueness.
his spectacular piece of architecture isn’t even built yet, but that didn’t bring down its price any. It recently sold for $14.4 million to an undisclosed buyer. The eco-friendly Orchid House, built on a lake in a privately-owned Cotswold (U.K.) nature reserve, is predicted to produce more energy than it uses. The house, which was designed by Sarah Featherstone, won’t be finished until approximately 2011. If the owners ever put it up for sale one has to wonder if anyone else would pay so much for something so strange.
Squirrel house | Rudolf Steiner
The Shell House
The Shell house is the most original house in Isla Mujeres or maybe in the world. One of the most sensual houses you will ever enjoy. Experience the beauty of the Caribbean Ocean with180 degrees of ocean views.
Old Stone House
This is pretty impressive. These are houses in Iran that were allegedly built 700 years ago. I don’t know much about it but it looks like the houses were carved into stone, unless they molded them out of some cement like material 700 years ago. I would still not want to visit Iran, but these houses are pretty impressive.
A house in the middle of the Drina River near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia
The fascinating uniqueness of the Sarpi Border Checkpoint meets the undulating coast of the Black Sea in the small village of Sarpi, Georgia
Michael Jantzen‘s transformable M-Velope® is just such a structure, offering an inspired approach to designing smaller and more usable spaces. The 230 sq foot flexible space can be rearranged into various positions by moving the slated wood panels on its steel frame. All homes really should have this capacity – to move, change and morph depending on our needs.
Read more: M-Velope Transformer House For Sale at Neiman Marcus | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Escape from the pressures of modern life and retreat to Kagga Kamma, located in the peaceful southern Cederberg Mountains. Away from mobile phones, traffic pollution, highways and city lights you will breathe a sigh and enjoy the silence and starlit skies.
Hotel La Montaña Mágica – Huilo-Huilo, Chile
The famous Smith Mansion sits along the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway, approximately 15 miles East of Yellowstone National Park. Located in the heart of Wapiti Valley Wyoming, the Smith Mansion is surrounded by wild back country and beautiful wilderness. The Mansion is a landmark to the locals, tourists or anyone with a real interest in the home. This legendary structure holds a significant value to the town of Wapiti Valley.