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Home is where the heart is, right?

 

The concept and structure of a residential home have primarily remained the same throughout the last hundred years. It is important to note that some architects are slowly changing that. There are people thinking outside the four walls we call a home. Here we will feature the top 5 craziest home designs in the U.S.

Fallingwater- Frank Lloyd Wright

We’ll start this list with one that we might all be familiar with. Located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, about 90 minutes from Pittsburgh lies the Fallingwater home. From before Fallingwater was designed to when it was opened to the public for tours, there is a deep and rich history of the people, design, construction and relevance of Fallingwater. The designing and construction process was actually around 100 years in the making.

The concept of this home was to become one with nature and fit seamlessly in with the waterfall. Wright even bows to nature by bending a trellis beam to accommodate a pre-existing tree. Wright is famous for pushing the architectural envelope for dramatic effect. At 5,330 square feet in the main house and 1,700 square feet in the guest house, the total cost for Fallingwater is was $155,000 (Included $8,000 architect’s fees, and $4,500 for installed walnut furnishings). Today Wright’s masterpiece is open of walking tours and has received around 4.5 million people since opening our doors in 1964. For more information go to https://www.fallingwater.org/visit/

The Glass House- Philip Johnson

Next, this is a historic house museum on Ponus Ridge Road in New Canaan, Connecticut. Sitting on 47 acres of land, the house is 55 feet long and 33 feet wide, with 1,815 square feet. Each of the four exterior walls is punctuated by a centrally located glass door that opens onto the landscape. The floor plan of the Glass House reveals a fairly traditional living space. Although there are no walls, Philip Johnson referred to areas within the rectangular, loft-like space as “rooms.”

There is a sense of peace and serenity when stepping in this home. There is a kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, hearth area, bathroom, and an entrance area. Despite the very modern style of the house, the layout could easily be a colonial home, something Johnson noted. Tours for this home will begin this year, if you are interested in visiting please visit: http://theglasshouse.org/visit/

Brooklyn Clock Tower Condo

Bedrooms: 3

Bathroom: 3.5

Rooms: 11.5

Square feet: 6,813

Price: $15,000,000

We must be talking about Queen Elizabeths Mansion right? Wrong. It’s simply a condo located in Brooklyn’s iconic Clock Tower building in vibrant DUMBO. With features such as roof rights, doorman, full river view, central air, hardwood floors, oversized windows and walk-in closets there’s no way you can deny this condo is a beauty. Entertaining is a dream as you enjoy meals with guests in the huge living and dining areas that have endless layout possibilities with your backdrop of the 4 famous 14-foot glass clocks encircling the apartment, offering one-of-a-kind 360-degree views. This absolutely makes the Brooklyn Clock Tower condo one of the craziest homes in the U.S.

Coral Castle

 

Furthermore, we’ll take a trip down south to Florida. This state is known for their booming tourism economy, beautiful beaches and swampy lakes. This vacation capital of the world also has a hidden. In Homestead, Florida lies the Coral Castle. The Coral Castle was designed and created by Edward Leedskalnin. Ed was born in Riga, Latvia on August 10th, 1887. When Ed was 26 years old, he became engaged to marry his one true love Agnes Scuffs. Agnes was ten years younger than Ed and he affectionately referred to her as his “Sweet Sixteen.” Agnes canceled the wedding just one day before the ceremony. Heartbroken and deeply saddened by this tragic loss, Ed set out on a lifelong quest to create a monument to his lost love that has become one of the world’s most remarkable accomplishments, originally called Rock Gate Park but now known as the Coral Castle.

In addition, Ed did much of his work at night by lantern light and to help protect his privacy, he built numerous “lookouts” along the Castle walls. He used a car to move the Coral Castle structures he had already begun to build from Florida City to Homestead, a total distance of about 10 miles. When questioned about how he moved the blocks of coral, Ed would only reply that he understood the laws of weight and leverage well. This man with only a fourth-grade education even built an AC current generator, the remains of which are on display today.  There are no records from witnesses his methods continue to baffle engineers and scientists. Ed’s secrets of construction are compared to Stonehenge and the great pyramids. Ed made this coral castle was all for Agnus Scuffs.

The only other tribute that can compare to the Coral Castle is the Taj Mahal, built over twenty years and by several thousand slaves, as a monument to the King’s wife. If you are interested in visiting   visit http://coralcastle.com

Modern Boathouse- Seattle

 

A real estate trend in river bounding cities like Seattle or Boat homes. This sleek, contemporary houseboat by architect Jim Olsen offers only 1,000 square feet of living space. But with wraparound windows, epic skyline views, luxury amenities and of course waterfront access, this tiny gem packs a serious design punch. The lower level hosts an open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows. Sliding doors lead to the deck, just fingertips away from the glittering water. If you need help looking for home read 5 Amazing Real Estate Apps To Help Facilitate The HomeBuying Or Selling Process.

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