This futuristic-looking home may, in fact, be the coolest living space in the world. Designed in the 70s and built in France, this home has deep roots in the arts with fashion designer Pierre Cardin owning the place and Hungarian architect Antti Lovag designing it. It’s so impressive that the french ministry of culture has listed the “bubble house” as a historic monument. The interior is spacious and oval in shape throughout, providing plenty of natural light and entrances to various rooms, one even leading directly over the outside pool so you can take a dive if you so choose. The windows are aplenty and were strategically placed and shaped to accent the beautiful volcanic Cote d’Azur landscape.
Situated in Szymbark, Poland, this original piece of architecture flips modern concepts of homes right on their heads. While living here would prove to be difficult on account of the furniture being mounted to the ceiling—or should that be the floor? It provides tourists a mental trip as they absorb the unusual sight around them. And the interior design is anything but modern with shades of green and pink plastering the walls of the first-floor bedrooms. The house took 114 days to complete, with the designer, Daniel Czapiewski, apparently coming up with the idea as a statement about communism and the state of the world.
This homage to the classic cartoon the Flintstones had been worth a whopping $3.25-million before the price was reduced to $2.995-million located in sunny Malibu, California, this one-bedroom, two-bathroom home occupies 2,500 square feet with an interior adorned with custom Flintstones-inspired furniture and decor. Everything from the tables to counters is made of stone to represent its source material. The late Dick Clark originally had it built for his wife but it is now up for sale for any dedicated fans. If that’s not impressive enough, the property even includes its own private beach.
Two artists from Houston transformed a bungalow that was set for demolition into a wonderful work of art. Using boards from the outside of the house, they created a vortex style tunnel that runs from the front door to the backyard. Their vision was to create a home that looked like it was being sucked into a black hole.
Former Russian gangsters know how to get things done, and Nikolai Sutyagin is no exception. He began building this skyscraper with the intention of it being a two- story house, but that quickly changed when he visited japan and Norway and realized he could better utilize the roof space. The rest is history. The multi-millionaire had kept adding floors to try and quench his dissatisfaction with his creation, and it ended up being a 13-story, 144-foot-tall abode. Unfortunately, the wooden tower has since been demolished after Sutyagin went to jail and the city of Arkhangelsk deemed it was a fire hazard.
Elephante and Hippodome House
Eliphante and Hippodome House
This creative piece of architecture houses artist Michael Kahn and his wife Leda Livant. The couple built their unique abode by using found materials over a period of 28 years. That’s a lot of time to invest in a single home, but the result is truly breathtaking. The interior boasts an earthy aesthetic that is complimented by wooden decor. True to its theme, the entrance resembles that of an elephant trunk, thus its name. The incorporation of rocks and scraps from construction sites creates a one-of-a-kind look as if that wasn’t enough, ms. Livant’s residence on the property has been dubbed the “hippodome” because it looks like a hippo emerging from a lake.
Surrounded by beautiful landscape and adorned with vintage decor, this curvilinear, two-bedroom, three-bath home is one of a kind and unashamed to stray from modern style. It’s made entirely of polyurethane foam, too, so it’s literally a foam house. Built in 1969, this cozy abode brazenly displays its inspirations with its curvy and unorthodox interior. While the exterior lacks vibrant colors, it more than makes up for it with its fascinating architecture and bright, non-linear inner style. If you’re a fan of the 70s and love homes full of character and originality, it’s hard not to consider this one of the coolest houses on the planet.