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From the outside, this three bedroom house in a cul-de-sac in Great Dunmow, Essex, seems pretty unremarkable, but inside it's been transformed into the extraordinary.

Man Spends 25 Years Transforming Dumpy Home Into Unique Wonderland

Photo: GilesG Photography When John Trevillian moved into a small, drab, semidetached, formerly government-subsidized house in Essex, England, the place was ...

Called Granot Loma, this gigantic log cabin sits on the shores of Lake Superior, north of Marquette, Michigan. Large Log Cabins, National Landmarks, Upper Peninsula, Expensive Houses, Lake Superior, Log Homes, Cabin Homes, Decoration, Worlds Largest
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‘Biggest Log Cabin in the World’ Is Most Expensive Home in Michigan

Not only is the main residence reported to be the largest log cabin in the world, but priced at $40 million, “Granot Loma” is also the most expensive home in...

Montagel Way Mansion, Birmingham, Alabama is also a square feet home shaped like a guitar Versailles, Mega Mansions, Art Deco, Million Dollar Homes, Unusual Homes, Unusual Things, Fun Things, Modern Mansion, Sweet Home Alabama

Troubled Guitar House, Alabama’s Largest Home, Hits Auction Block

Rarely does a house become famous for its driveway, but this one in Alabama is the exception. Its driveway curves in the shape of a guitar, while creative...

This home in San Francisco was originally a Mormon church built in See how it was transformed. Unusual Homes, San Francisco, Couples, Architecture, Building, Instagram, Arquitetura, Buildings, Romantic Couples
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Couple Turned This San Francisco Church into an Immaculate Home

This home in San Francisco was originally a Mormon church built in 1906. Also on Yahoo Makers: Let Yahoo Makers inspire you every day! Join us on Facebook...

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Empty Church Gets Modern Makeover, Becomes Gorgeous Minimalist Home

The home is often viewed as a spiritual place, but this design is next-level.What was once an old, empty church in Chicago is now a gorgeous seven-bedroom...

cabinporn: Mountain shed on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland. Contributed by Taylor Schefstrom.

10 Examples of Why America Loves A-Frame Houses

We love how this tiny little shed on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland reminds us of the A-frame’s humble origins — it’s just a super-simple way to keep the elements at bay.

The Allendale House by William O'Brien Jr. (j) Designed by William O’Brien Jr., a Cambridge-based architect, the Allendale House is a contemporary. Blog Architecture, Amazing Architecture, Minimal Architecture, Triangular Architecture, Installation Architecture, Library Architecture, Architecture Panel, Architecture Wallpaper, Architecture Visualization
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10 Examples of Why America Loves A-Frame Houses

This is not your grandma’s A-frame. This stunning asymmetrical modern vacation home by architect William O'Brien Jr. seems to slice through the landscape, reminding us never to underestimate not only the A-frame’s versatility of design, but also of style.

This East Village Rooftop Cottage Is The Ultimate NYC Home: Gothamist East Village, Cottage Living, Cozy Cottage, Home Nyc, Hidden House, Unusual Homes, Pent House, Historic Homes, Yorkie

This $4.4 Million NYC Rooftop Cottage Is the Ultimate Tiny Home Penthouse

Why escape the exciting city life for a quaint, tiny cottage when you can have both at the same time?In New York, even penthouses won’t do anymore. Situated at the top of an East Village apartment building’s top-floor residence is a rooftop cottage, which could all be yours for an easy $4.4 million.To be fair, this “tiny home” actually comes with a spacious 1,972 square-foot duplex, which really defeats the purpose of traditional cottage living. But such is life when you can afford a place…

Repurposed boat house :: (Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Açores, Portugal) Oh for fun. Next door neighbor should do this with his old boat, eh c? Crazy Houses, Little Houses, Weird Houses, Dog Houses, Dream Houses, Tiny Houses, Unusual Buildings, Unusual Homes, Old Barns
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13 Beautiful Decor Ideas Made From Repurposed Old Boats: Sea and Believe!

At first you think this might be a shipwreck but it's actually a functioning home found in Portugal.

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Architects Branch Out: 13 Clever Buildings That Are Literal Tree-Huggers

Mature oak trees pass through this Lakeview home’s partially-covered porch ceiling; designer Alter Studio also included open decks to make sure that water can still penetrate to the trees’ root systems.

The Tea House was designed by Shanghai-based architectural design firm Archi-Union Architects. [quote]The Tea House, located in the backyard of Archi-Union Architecture Cool, Residential Architecture, Installation Architecture, Architecture Interiors, Chinese Architecture, Shanghai, Building A House, Villa, Backyard
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Architects Branch Out: 13 Clever Buildings That Are Literal Tree-Huggers

Instead of chopping down trees to construct their buildings, these architects incorporated existing oaks, ficus, palms, and other varieties into their...

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Enchanted Homes That Look Like They Belong in a Fairytale

These homes look like they belong in a fairy tale. Here's one small, stone-faced cottage surrounded by trees and colorful flower beds.

Over 25 000 recycled bottles ingeniously cemented together to create the Bottle Houses, a must-see tourist attraction situated in Cap-Egmont, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Bottle House, Bottle Wall, Recycled Glass Bottles, Unusual Homes, Unique Architecture, Prince Edward Island, Building A House, Places To Go, Beautiful Places
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Fisherman Spends Years Making Houses Out of 25,000 Glass Bottles

The Six-Gabled House was the first of three to be built, and is constructed of approximately 12,000 bottles. It measures 20 feet by 14 feet.

The 2015 winning design for the Urban Habitat Award by Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat was the ParkRoyal on Pickering, a hotel in Singapore created by WOHA. Green Architecture, Concept Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Sustainable Design, Landscape Architecture, Architecture Design, Creative Architecture, Building Facade, Green Building
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Hotel-in-a-Garden Wins 2015 Green Design Award

The Singapore hotel appears as if two columns of forest grow between its three buildings. In reality, the entire building is one massive garden.

Walden Raft is a cabin offering seclusion in the middle of a French lake.This see-through floating hut designed by Elise Morin and Florent Albinet is modelled on the remote cabin built by American author Henry David Thoreau in the century (+ slideshow). Wood Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Floating Architecture, Memorial Architecture, Computer Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, Glass Cabin, Glass House, Pavillion
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‘Walden’ Floating Glass Cabin is a Study in Solitude

Set on Lac de Gayme in the Auvergne region, the cabin is constructed of acrylic glass panels and Pine. Artist Morin states,“The combination of wood and a modern industrial material, acrylic glass, brings transparency to the construction while maintaining its protective function.

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Land Is Overrated! 8 Stylish Floating Homes Around the World

Would you live on a houseboat? Seattle-based architect, David Olson, created a modern steel structure with 360 degree views.