Due to the hilly terrain, some houses in Wellington, New Zealand have their own cable cars!
What a unique house Built to look like a boat, it's located in Au Gres, Michigan, and is known as the SS Hurona. Built in 1936, it is situated where Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay meet, and is placed so that both sunrises and sunsets are visible from it.
I was showing a listing recently at 549 Ridout North, and saw this attached to the building. I've got no idea what it's for; the pipework for it doesn't even seem to go anywhere. Very strange!
All these houses feature a butterfly roof, where the two roof surfaces slope towards the middle, as opposed to sloping towards the edge. They allow for larger windows, but aren't commonly seen in climates with lots of snow (the roof wouldn't be able to support the extra weight well)
How's this for a house concept? Back in 1934, a magazine called Everyday Science and Mechanics envisioned a house of the future that was essentially a huge sphere, which could be fitted with tires to transport from one location to another. Wild!
This is the Invisible House, in Joshua Tree, California, and it's currently for sale for $18,000,000 USD. It has a 100 foot long indoor swimming pool!
I just learnt about these livable Yachts made by Arkup the other day. It's a house, but also a yacht. What a cool concept!
From a house I showed yesterday that backed onto a treed ravine. The deer stuck around for quite a while!