Home is where the heart is. Right?
But sometimes homes are just so weird and wacky that only the owner could love them. Here’s a few of our favourite residential oddities in Australia to make you grin or wince (in no particular order):
The seven storey Garwin Tower in the Hunter Valley that took two years to sell and looks like a multi-coloured high-rise apartment in the middle of the countryside.
The house on the artificial hill in Victoria …. Architect Andrew Maynard built both hill and house on this renowned flat area near Melbourne. This AstroTurf hill, gives the house a whole new outlook above its neighbours.
Wake up to a different view each day with Everingham rotating house in Taree. It can rotate a full 360 degrees with the touch of a few buttons and maintains a constant temperature.
This beach house, The Klein Bottle House, in the Mornington Penninsula, was named the world’s best home at the 2009 World Architecture Festival awards. A Klein Bottle is a complex mathematical concept that involves folding a cylinder into itself in order to create an unusual, spiraling form. This notion was the driving force behind the Klein Bottle House, which appears to bring the interior out to the exterior and vice versa.
Or how about eccentric Boinga Bob’s world-culture-inspired tree house, full of organic self-made wooden artworks near Warburton Victoria?