Incredible Or Insane?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and so is the bizarre, right? Everyone can appreciate a cool and crazy idea when it comes to home designs. And some of us often spend our nights endlessly searching for the most incredible houses to have ever been built. We scroll — and ultimately tease ourselves — while pictures of gorgeous, idyllic places that we wish we could call home, flash up on our screens.
Well, fear not, to save yourself the effort of looking for yourselves, we’ve rounded up some of the most amazing houses to have ever been built! Check them out below.
The Upside Down House, Poland
No, this isn’t the work of a Photoshop prankster. And no, you’re not intoxicated. The suitably-named Upside Down House in Poland genuinely does stand on its roof, and the interiors are flipped to match. Polish philanthropist and designer Daniel Czapiewski built the topsy-turvy home Inspired by the country’s former communist rule. Just be careful when you leave, many visitors have said the disorientating structure left them feeling seasick.
You don’t want that when you’re cooking your eggs in the morning do you?
Blue Island, Bahamas
Yes, here you’ll find spectacular sugar-white sandy beaches with crystal clear blue water. And swaying palm trees. To be honest, lots of swaying palm trees. But maybe the star of the show of this 700-acre dream house is its latest addition: a brand new, 5,700-foot runway. Perfect for testing out your new plane or the speed of your Jaguar. First listed in 2017 for $125 million, the price of this is now down to $95 million.
Did we mention the sugar-white beaches?
The Earthship, France
Fancy a home that does its bit for the environment? Of course, you do! This house, appropriately titled The Earthship, is an autonomous self-sufficient house built with natural and recycled materials. It’s designed to produce water, electricity, and food for its own use!
Gorgeous scenic views and good for the planet? What more could you want!
World’s Slimmest House, Poland
The Keret House, inserted between two existing buildings, measures only from 92 to 152 centimeters in width! Polish architect Jakub Szczesny said the claustrophobic home has all the basics a tenant could need including a micro-kitchen, mini-bathroom, sleeping cubicle, and tiny work area, all accessible via ladders.
However, it’s highly unlikely there was enough room to throw a moving in party!
Owlwood Estate, USA
This is where singing duo Sony and Cher once called home. Before them, chairman of movie studio 20th Century Fox, Joe Schenck owned it. This sprawling, 10-acre dose of Old Hollywood was first built in 1936 and features nine bedrooms and 10 baths. All spread over 12,2000 square feet!
More than enough room to host a roaring twenties themed party, right?
Skateboard House, USA
Skateboarding star Pierre Andre Senizergues wanted to skate over every surface of his new house, inside and out, so he decided to make it a reality. This house is the ultimate dream for the generations of skateboarders who want to bring their practice into their home. The furniture is also fully skateable, including an integrated curve in the sitting area and kitchen!
So calling all Sk8r Boys and Sk8r Girls, what are you waiting for?
Dick Clark’s Flintstones Inspired Home, USA
Ever wanted to live in a home inspired by your favorite 90’s cartoon? Well, now you can! This $3.5 million home boasts a single-story structure with rocky interiors and one bedroom and two bathrooms. The lush setting and old-age inspired decor make it just look like the home of Fred and Wilma!
That’s more than enough for us to say “Yabaa-Dabba-Doo!”
The Wikkelhouse, Netherlands
Another eco-friendly home here and this one is made out of recycled cardboard! The Wikkelhouse in the Netherlands is the ultimate solution if you want to enjoy a sustainable home. What could be better than waking up to a fresh cup of coffee and immediately experiencing the views and tranquility of your backyard? You could even go hiking, running, and exploring.
But with views, this good is there any need to leave your home?
Futuro House, London
Looking for an out-of-this-world home? British artist Craig Barnes offers a slightly more unique option: a retro-chic orb — one of 100 made in the 1960s— that Craig himself has refurbished. The interior is kitted out with streamlined, clean furniture and can hold up to 30 guests.
Inside the upholstered lounge chairs seem to recall a kind of meeting of an intergalactic council!
The Bubble Palace, France
Though it looks like something from the future, the Palais Bulles (or Bubble Palace) has been going strong and capturing people’s attention since 1975! The 1,200-square-metre terracotta-colored complex includes 10 bedrooms, three swimming pools, and a 500-seat amphitheater.
It’s definitely a home that’ll make your guests stop and stare!
Got Your Attention
Wow, how incredible are these houses! These extraordinary homes are the result of architectural whimsy pushed to its limits, breaking the norm of what should be considered a “home.” So whether you consider them awe-inspiring or eyesores, these insane houses are guaranteed to capture your attention!