For today’s blog post we would like to bring your attention to a few of the most bizarre (and ingenious) properties around the world…
Let us know what you think of them!
The Piano and Violin House, China
This stunning piece of archtecture was built in Huainan, Anhui, China to draw interest to the newly developed area. Inside the transparent violin is the staircase to the house upstairs.
The Kettle House, Texas
The house pictured below is located in Galveston, Texas and was made from steel in the 1950’s.
The Upside Down House, Germany
This upside down house was built as part of the indoor playground ‘Pirateninsel Rügen’ in Germany. The attraction is open year round in in Putbus, Insel Rügen, the largest of the German Islands.
The Shoe House, South Africa
This house can be found in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. It was built in 1990 by South African entrepreneur and artist Ron Van Zyl,for his wife (we reportedly said she wanted a shoe!) The interior is a museum of rock and wood carvings made by Ron Van Zyl himself. The Shoe is part of a bigger project which includes a camp site and a chalet guest house, restaurant, bar, pool and shop.
The Skinny House, England
Pictured to the right is the west end of a wedge style building in Thurloe Square, Knightsbridge, London – less than 6 feet at its narrowest point!
The Crooked House, Poland
Located in Sopot, Poland at Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street, this house was constructed in 2003 based off of drawings from Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg.
The Ship House , Croatia
This house, which can be found in Dalmatia, Croatia, was originally commissioned by a family in the southern Croatian ditrsict of Cista Velika. Owner Ante Ancic, 63, said: “It was my wife and my idea to open a restaurant, but we liked it so much we decided to live in it. But now it’s too much for us and the kids have moved out – so we want to find a new captain.”
What do you think?
Which is your favourite building? Would you live in a house as unusual as one of these? Why or why not?
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