When it comes to home decor and architecture, everyone has their own taste and unique style that they prefer. But these houses might just take home the cake for being the most bizarre, impressive and straight up strange abodes we’ve seen in a long time.
7 Houses that are Stranger than Fiction:
1. The Flintstones’ House
This 1976 single-family home in Hillsborough, California, is known as the Flintstone House. It was designed by San Francisco Bay Area architect William Nicholson who experimented with using new building materials. The house was constructed by spraying concrete onto wire mesh frames and giant inflated balloons. The house sold for $2.8 million earlier this year. If you want to see more pictures of the house, check out the3D virtual tour at flintstonehouse280.com.
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The Flintstone House is a free-form iconic architectural landmark located in Hillsborough, CA, which can be viewed from highway 280. Designed by architect William Nicholson in 1976, the project aimed to create a livable space experimenting with new building materials, forming a series of domes. Shotcrete was sprayed onto steel rebar, and wire mesh frames were stretched over inflated aeronautical balloons to create the domes. The building was once a cream white color, but in 2007 it was repainted orange. #LDAhome #flintstonehouse #freeformdome Posted by: C. Gremillion Source: http://www.flintstonehouse280.com
2. The Star Wars House
The force is with this Millennium Falcon-style house in Queensland, Australia, which was built in 2009 for $15 million. The owner, Rod Perry, a retired postage stamp dealer, built the luxury home as a “weekender,” but fell in love with the home and now lives there full time. The four-bedroom home looks like a spaceship rising out of the lake, but according to the Daily Mail, Perry didn’t even realize the resemblance to the iconic spaceship until he saw aerial photos of the project. The space-age home won a 2014 Queensland architecture award.
3. The “Up” House
This adorable and colorful replica of the house from Disney’s “Up” was built in Herriman, Utah, in 2011. The two-story home is complete with a white picket fence, (but minus the balloons). The house sold to owners (and Disney movie lovers) Clinton and Lynette Hamblin for $400,000 in 2011. Like the characters Carl and Ellie, Clinton and Lynette plan to grow old together in this lovely, whimsical house. If you want to know more about the “Up” house, check out Lynette’s blog at therealuphouse.com.
4. SpongeBob Squarepants’ House
Spongebob Squarepants fans can stay in pineapple by the sea when they stay in the Nick Resort Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, but this two-bed, three-bath home doesn’t come cheap. It costs around $3,800 a night. It includes some pretty sweet amenities though, including a private pool, a personal butler, and life-size replica of Gary. Check out the video below to get the full tour.
5. The Simpsons’ House
In 1997 Fox and Pepsi held a competition known as “The Simpsons House Give Away.” The grand prize of the contest was a replica of the 742 Evergreen Terrace house where the fictional Simpsons family lived in cartoon series, The Simpsons. The $120,000 house was constructed in Henderson, Nevada, and was painted bright yellow and baby blue on the exterior. Even the interior rooms were designed to look similar to the show. The winner, Barbara Howard from Richmond, Kentucky, chose a $75,000 pay out instead of relocating to the home in Nevada. For a brief time, the house was open to the public and was visited by The Simpsons creator, Matt Groening. In 2001, the home was sold to another owner, and the interior and exterior of the home was completely redone, leaving only a glimpse of its original Simpson-esque glory.
6. The Jetsons’ House
This spaceship-inspired house in Urbandale, Iowa, contains a spiral staircase that rises 35 feet to the main living room. The panoramic view offers a beautiful view of the surrounding area. The home clearly resembles the home of George, Jane, Judy, and Elroy Jetson from the hit sixties cartoon sitcom, and many people refer to it simply as “The Jetsons’ House.”
7. The Hobbit Cave House
Believe it or not, this real hobbit house built in the Welsh countryside was constructed with only $5,000. Owner Simon Dale designed this eco-friendly home using mud, rocks, hay, and tree branches. He built the home with help of friends and family, and it looks like a home that any hobbit would love.
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Simon Dale and his father in law built this house in Wales in the UK for his family to live in. It took them 4 months to build and allows the family to live close to nature and preserve it while keeping access to technology.#simondale #wales #UK #nature #house #technology #architecture #home