Friday Fun: Unusual Gems

OK, gems might be stretching the truth a bit, but certainly some quite unique architecture or setting or both…

Who doesn’t want an indoor swing or hammock or whatever you call this thing? From couturebreakfast.tumblr.com
I assume there is no one opposite to look in on you? From decoraiso.com
You too can experience the feeling of being burnt alive at the stake, from houzideaz.com
Not quite sure where the rest of the house has gone, but this looks like a nice pool house, from livingxdesign.wordpress.com
Traditional architecture in a stunning location – unless you suffer from vertigo! From myluxepoint.com

Christmas Fun: The Weird and the Wonderful

Given that my Friday Fun posts are usually the most popular ones, I thought I would add one extra one this year for Christmas. Nothing to do with Christmas decorations (you’ll have had more than your fill of that on TV and in magazines and shops). Instead, I present: the most exotic houses I was able to find! Can you imagine living in a house like this?

The merging with the landscape house, from Pinterest.

The Shell House in Japan, from ignant.com

A dome house in Florida, from monolithic.org

The curvy shiny house, from decorsalteo.com

Another glassfronted luxury mansion, with the fireplace outside. From Maison Jac Collection.

Spiral hole in the ground house from Vietnam designed by Vo Trong Nghia, from dezeen.com

Fincube, a nomadic house that you can collapse and take with you elsewhere, from Sutdio Aisslinger.

The noise must be somewhat deafening in this waterfall house, from fx.worth1000.com

Cosy as a hobbit house, this Swiss cottage in Vals, From Pinterest.

Friday Fun: Unusual Houses with Water Features

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a beautiful house must be in need of a perfect water feature, natural or artificial.

Cedar Hill, from Project Whitespace.
Cedar Hill, from Project Whitespace.

Floating house on lake, from Project Whitespace.
Floating house on lake, from Project Whitespace.

Chateau Perche, from PrestigeProperty.ch
Chateau Perche, from PrestigeProperty.ch

Sloping House, from Porject Whitespace.
Sloping House, from Porject Whitespace.

Watertower, from AEarchitects.
Watertower in London, from AEarchitects.

OK, this one above stretches the notion of ‘water feature’ somewhat, but many disused water towers in Britain have been imaginatively converted. The one below even has a pool on the 4th floor.

Water tower pool in St. Albans, from Planet Property.
Water tower pool in St. Albans, from Planet Property.

And let’s finish off with a classic villa in Tuscany, which probably required just as much renovation work.

Casa Olivi, Tuscany, from casainitalia.com
Casa Olivi, Tuscany, from casainitalia.com