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Unique homes around the world

Postby deja vu on Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:26 am

Is there a Unique home in your neck of the woods? Something that really stands out from the norm? If you
could design your own unique house, what would it look like?

I came across these ones:


England
The House in the Clouds was once a water tower, but has since been converted into a vacation home in Thorpeness, Suffolk, UK. For more information, visit houseintheclouds.co.uk

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United States
This old river boat retired from the water, and was converted into a land home

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Habitat 67
This modular housing complex designed by Moshe Safdie for Expo '67 was built entirely from interlocking
concrete forms. Currently a privately owned condo complex, this a beautiful landmark located on the
St. Lawrence River in Montreal.

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The Netherlands
These famous cubic houses can be found in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Certainly not a suitable home
for those with a queezy stomach

http://images.sympatico.ca/images/Feeds/PhotoGallery/PHOTO_GALLERY_REALESTATE_UniqueHomes/iStock_000000711958XSmall.jpg


South Africa
Traditional Swazi huts, like this one here, can be found across South Africa. Some have been
modernized for tourism.

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United States
An old school bus, converted to a house, in an isolated area of West Virginia, USA

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Ukraine
If it wasn't painted white, you may miss this home, which has been built into the caves
near Bakhchisarai, Ukraine.

http://images.sympatico.ca/images/Feeds/PhotoGallery/PHOTO_GALLERY_REALESTATE_UniqueHomes/iStock_000003594795XSmall.jpg


Germany
This historical water tower has been converted into various sized apartments in Berlin, Germany

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United States
For those who don't like staying in the same place for too long, a two story house boat with a small
sailboat in the 'garage' may be perfect.

http://images.sympatico.ca/images/Feeds/PhotoGallery/PHOTO_GALLERY_REALESTATE_UniqueHomes/iStock_000003626313XSmall.jpg


Germany
This colorful wooden beach house can be found on the northwest coast of Germany.

http://images.sympatico.ca/images/Feeds/PhotoGallery/PHOTO_GALLERY_REALESTATE_UniqueHomes/iStock_000004675619XSmall.jpg


Turkey
This home, made entirely from stone, is located in Capadoccia, Turkey

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Canada
Built for a Canadian king - or one who wants to live like one, anyway. This castle-inspired home
can be found in Alberta.

http://images.sympatico.ca/images/Feeds/PhotoGallery/PHOTO_GALLERY_REALESTATE_UniqueHomes/iStock_000001172424XSmall.jpg
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Re: Unique homes around the world

Postby fishandchips on Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:03 am

The red turret towers on the Canadian home-ha, talk about ostentacious. For the Netherlands home, there was one similar home in Toronto reported on about 2-3 years ago. Will try to find that image if I can.

The converted land barge suits its environment very well. The purple paint makes the porch seem floral.
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Re: Unique homes around the world

Postby deja vu on Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:04 am

This home takes the term “log cabin” to the next level. It has been built as if it’s inside
of a large tree

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The Neuer Zollhof, designed by Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry, is located on the eastern edge
of the Rhine River, in downtown Düsseldorf. The exterior of the building has been completely
covered in metal panelling.

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This sandstone-carved house is one of many located in Capadocia, Turkey. Homes, churches and hotels
have been carved out of these pillar-like rocks

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UFO-style homes located in Taipei, North Taiwan, which have been abandoned for year. Locals believe
them to be haunted, after a series of fatal accidents occurred during the build. During a demolition
attempt, there were numerous deaths yet again, furthering the belief that they're haunted.

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These colourful little apartments float above the sea in Mykonos, Greece. They’re linked together by
narrow laneways, and small churches with matching red and blue domed roofs

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Artist, Edi Rama, was elected mayor of Albania’s capital, Tirana, in 2000. His first initiative was
to bring colour to city's gray apartment blocks. Strips of apartment units were ordered to be
painting with patterns bold of colours

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This small grass home may not look like much, but it’s located on top of the village bus stop on the
island of Luzon in the Philippines

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This three-story boat has been removed from the water and converted into a quaint home on land.
Being surrounded by grass and gardens, is a big change from the crashing waves it once knew.

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A sphere-shaped beach house, located in California, has the same idea as the Free Spirit Spheres
in British Columbia… only this house isn’t suspended from the trees, as they are

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The Maison de Plougrescan is a unique home, which has been built squished tightly between two
huge rocks in Plougrescant, northwestern France

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Re: Unique homes around the world

Postby fishandchips on Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:45 pm

The Turkish homes remind me of the Aichi Expo mascots, Morizo and Kiccoro, as well as Miyazaki's Totoro forest spirit. Owl-like, aren't the structures?

The "log" house-wisdom of design and function. The metal German housing-would that mean that lightning literally strikes when it passes through the areas?

Trust an artist to bring visual appeal to boring housing, as the Albanian mayor did. The result suggests seaside lodging.
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Re: Unique homes around the world

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:57 pm

Some of the homes do not have to be concerned about buildup of snow or rain containment, given their contours. Definitely, most of the homes show how to make interesting buildings from something recycled.

The century's challenge will be to accommodate disabled people in housing, so that they too benefit from innovation. I noticed how high the housing in general is.
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Re: Unique homes around the world

Postby Rhet-or-Ric on Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:32 pm

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I was using the site's search engine and came across this thread and when I scrolled down a bit and saw that picture below, the first thing that came to mind was battleship. Even the right color. But the description using "beautiful" might only fit with a sailor who misses his/her former home on the battleship he/she served on. That cluster of homes is beautiful!?

Anyway, let's take this thread out of mothballs.

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Habitat 67
This modular housing complex designed by Moshe Safdie for Expo '67 was built entirely from interlocking
concrete forms. Currently a privately owned condo complex, this a beautiful landmark located on the
St. Lawrence River in Montreal.

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We need a picture of that super skinny house or apartment, or whatever it is, in New York City I recently read about.

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Re: Unique homes around the world

Postby burnt fare on Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:49 pm

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Is this the one, the middle unit with dark front door? That is what I found online for New York City, in Greenwich Village.

Another photo with more daylight of the same house:
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Re: Unique homes around the world

Postby deja vu on Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:11 pm

History, a Lighthouse, a beautiful house and a lot of property to roam. Sound interesting? Oh and you may want to move to OZ to enjoy the property year round. The beautiful property goes on sale next week.


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Re: Unique homes around the world

Postby 123duyusee on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:52 am

The Macquerie lighthouse is not for sale; government had automated it in the 1980s and last keepers were in 1989.

So the house is the home left from the original two keepers' cottages that got made over and it has a heritage listing (aka added costs when renovating). That $8 million listing is likely reflecting costs and some investment expectations.
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Re: Unique homes around the world

Postby deja vu on Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:30 pm

The Eye of Horus as a home. Why not, when you have so much money you can go over the top and create this. It sits in Turkey and owned by Super Model Naomi Campbell. Twenty-five bedrooms and five lounges is beyond ridiculous.


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