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Home Built in Serbian River on Rock

A man rows a boat near a house built on a rock on the river Drina near the western Serbian town of Bajina Basta, May 22, 2013. The house was built in 1968 by a group of young men who decided that the rock on the river was an ideal place for a tiny shelter, according to the house's co-owner, who was among those involved in its construction. (Marko Djurica/Reuters)

 

 

Ed and Diana Peden

Ed and Diana Peden converted a nuclear missile base outside Topeka into a mostly underground mansion. They bought it for $40,000 in the 1980s -- it was built in 1960 for $3.3 million. It held a four-megaton nuclear warhead in what is now the garage. (ABC News)

 

 

Jayne Stead and Mike Blatchford's home

Jayne Stead and Mike Blatchford's home in Southampton Old Cemetery, UK. They bought the mid-19th century keeper's lodge and mortuary chapel in 2006 and spent $150,000 renovating it. The mortuary became the living room, and the chapel is now the dining room. "I think where we eat is exactly where the bodies would've lain," said Stead.  (ABC News)

 

 

The Church by the Sea in Tampa Bay, Fla

The Church by the Sea in Tampa Bay, Fla., built in the 1940s, is said by some, to resemble a chicken. (Guzelian)

 

 

Disneyland Haunted Mansion

A firm known for buying and selling rare Disney items is offering a replica Disneyland Haunted Mansion for an asking price of $873,000. The more than 10,000 sq.-ft. home is in a gated community in Duluth, Ga. Mark Hurt built the replica in 1996 and is the owner of the firm, Constructioneer. Disney, which is the parent company of ABC News, is not associated with the sale through eBay. (Marc Pianko/Theme Park Connection)

 

 

The "Volcano House" in Valley Springs

The "Volcano House" in Valley Springs, Calif. sits on a "small volcanic cone in the high desert" midway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, according to the real estate brokerage firm, Deasy/Penner & Partners. The 60-acre retreat features 360 degrees of an "almost lunar landscape," two bedrooms, two baths and a guest house. (deasy/penner&partners)

 

 

A cottage hanging off a seven-floor building at the University of California

A cottage hanging off a seven-floor building at the University of California, San Diego opened to the public on June 7, 2012. Do Ho Suh created the artwork, called "Fallen Star" which sits on the roof of the university's engineering building, Jacobs Hall. The permanent installation is a three-quarter-sized version of a home in Providence, R.I., not far from where the artist studied painting. (Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Courtesy Do Ho Suh and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York)

 

 

The 15' by 18' house, which conforms to earthquake building codes and can withstand 100 mph winds, was hoisted 100 feet by a crane

The 15' by 18' house, which conforms to earthquake building codes and can withstand 100 mph winds, was hoisted 100 feet by a crane. The floor of the home sits at a 5-degree angle from the roof of Jacobs Hall. The Korean-born artist explores the notion of "home," saying when he first came to the U.S. in 1991, he felt "as if he was dropped from the sky." (Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Courtesy Do Ho Suh and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York)

 

 

 

university's Jacobs School of Engineering deans

Visitors can visit for free the inside of the home by appointment. The photographs on the mantle include baby pictures of the university's Jacobs School of Engineering deans and photos of donors' families. The rocking chair is an heirloom from the family of Mary Beebe, director of the Stuart Collection at UC San Diego. Steam, simulating smoke, sometimes rises from the chimney. (Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Courtesy Do Ho Suh and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York)

 

 

he luxury penthouse is built on top of an old colonial style building in Guadalajara,

You will need a tolerance for heights when visiting this toilet. Otherwise it might leave you feeling a little flush. That's because it is suspended on a glass floor above a 15-story unused elevator shaft. The luxury penthouse is built on top of an old colonial style building in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Rex Features via AP Images)

 

 

Rumah Terbalik, which loosely means "reversed home"

Rumah Terbalik, which loosely means "reversed home" in Malay, opened in Feb. 2012 as Malaysia's first upside down house. Builder Alexander Yee told reporters, "If we keep exploiting our natural resources at the rate we are going, sooner or later we will find our world upside down." Visitors pay a fee and see upside-down light fixtures and other details of the home in Sabah in East Malaysia. (upsidedownhouse.com.my)

 

 

 

An English-style mansion in Hinsdale, Ill.

An English-style mansion in Hinsdale, Ill., with a Batman-themed backyard swimming pool, was listed for $2.7 million in mid-February 2012. The 1.67-acre property owned by an executive and his wife, includes an enormous Batman logo in the bottom of its swimming pool, the Chicago Tribune reported. (Google)

 

 

 

The bomb-proof Jamesburg Earth Station

The bomb-proof Jamesburg Earth Station, which received the first images from the moon in 1969, in Carmel Valley, Calif., is on sale. The old facility for the Communications Satellite Corp., or Comsat, contains a 98-foot dish, heliport and surrounding 103 acres. The adjoining two parcels have 46 acres priced at $524,950 and 12 acres with a 3 bed 1 bath home plus a barn priced at $599,950. (Monterey Herald/Zuma)

 

 

 

Interior designer Tony Alleyne stands in his "Star Trek" theme studio apartment in Hinckley

Interior designer Tony Alleyne stands in his "Star Trek" theme studio apartment in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, May 16, 2003. The apartment took nearly 10 years to redesign in the style of the "Star Trek" Starship Enterprise and is now on sale for approximately US$1.7 million. (Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

 

 

Bioscleave House Life Extending Villa

There's a science behind the unconventional design, neon colors, sharp angles and crater-like floor at the "Bioscleave House Life Extending Villa." The house, in East Hampton, N.Y., was designed by artists and architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins, based on 40 years of scientific and philosophical investigation into how to use architecture to help people reverse destiny and live longer lives. The house is meant to throw its residents and visitors off balance, so that their bodies work to maintain equilibrium. Despite the design, Arakawa died in May 2010 and the three-bedroom house is on the market for $4 million. (Dimitris Yeros)

 

 

the most interesting home in the world

Called "the most interesting home in the world" by Robin Leach, the Hammargren Home is in Las Vegas. Lonnie Hammargren, a retired brain surgeon, former Nevada Lieutenant Governor and Honorary Consul to Belize, owns this house, which is actually three homes that form one large compound. The first of the three is a planetarium and celestial observatory, the second is a replica of the "House of the Governor" at a Mayan site at Uxmal, and the third is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's designs in Hollywood. (roadsidepictures/flickr.com)

 

 

Dune House

Designed by architect William Morgan in 1975, the "Dune House" was built into a sand dune on Atlantic Beach, Fla., using swimming pool technology, anchoring the structure's shell to a cast concrete floor. With a roof covered in grass, this weird but wonderful home is 1,500 square ft. and costs $1.4 million. (Tansy Moon / Prudential Network Realty)

 

 

Ed Leedskalnin spent 28 years constructing the Coral Castle in secrecy, mostly at night

After he was left by his fiance the night before their wedding, Ed Leedskalnin spent 28 years constructing the Coral Castle in secrecy, mostly at night, as a monument to his bride no more. He managed to move 1,100 tons of coral with nothing more than hand tools. The Coral Castle is so weird and wonderful that Billy Idol wrote his 1986 hit "Sweet Sixteen" as a tribute to it. In 1984, the castle was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Located in Miami, it is now a museum listed under its original name, "Rock Gate Park." (www.coralcastle.com)

 

 

The Seed Cathedral, the centerpiece of the United Kingdom Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo

The Seed Cathedral, the centerpiece of the United Kingdom Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo, is shown under construction, Feb. 21, 2010. The 20-meter-high building will be covered by 60,000 slim, transparent acrylic rods. Inside the pavilion, visitors will be able to view tens of thousands seeds. The cathedral will show how biological diversity has improved peoples' lives, the pavilion's designer said in a statement on the expo's Web site. The expo will open in Shanghai, China, on May 1. (AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

 

An abandoned house is shown covered in ice in Detroit, Jan. 27, 2010. The two artists who are encasing the home in ice are hoping their effort inspires and helps draw attention to the housing crisis that has battered the nation. Photographer Gregory Holm and architect Matthew Radune spent weeks spraying water on the home for the Ice House Detroit project. (Paul Sancya//AP Photo)

 

 

The Citadel, the world's first floating apartment complex, gives a new meaning to waterfront property. The Netherlands, which is mostly wetlands, faces the issue of pumping out water to protect tracts of land below sea level, known as polders. The Citadel was designed by Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio in the Netherlands as part of the New Water development, an urban development built on a former polder in the city of Westland. Construction for the Citadel will begin in March 2010. When completed, the building will include 60 luxury apartments, a car park and a floating road. The complex will utilize greenhouses and water-cooling techniques to promote environmental sustainability. (Courtesy Design Koen Olthuis – Waterstudio.NL)

 

 

"Palace of Bubbles

Architecture is meant to inspire, mesmerize and ometimes even shock. But some buildings go even further and challenge our conceptions about straight lines, size and any idea of what a building should be.

A vacation to the French Riviera calls for a visit to the summer home of designer Pierre Cardin. Aptly named Palais Bulles, or "Palace of Bubbles," Cardin's home is located in the town of Théoule-sur-Mer, near Cannes. The home was designed in the mid-1970s by architect Antti Lovag, who built his first bubble house for Pierre Bernard in 1971. The building's curved walls and domed structures resemble the figure of a woman.

(Courtesy Pierre Cardin )

 

 

 

Longaberger Co.'s seven-story home office

In October 1995, construction began on the Longaberger Co.'s seven-story home office. The building was designed to replicate the company's signature product: a medium-size handmade basket, and was a dream of company founder Dave Longaberger. Construction was completed in December 1997. The Newark, Ohio, building's design stays true to the original basket design, and includes a 30,000 square-foot atrium filled with natural light from a skylight that rests beneath the two 150-ton basket handles. (Courtesy Longaberger Company)

 

 

o., Public Library's garage

An awesome parking garage is almost an oxymoron, but the unusual facade of the Kansas City, Mo., Public Library's garage remains a distinct symbol of artistic architecture. Featuring popular books like "Huckleberry Finn," " The Lord of the Rings" and "Romeo and Juliet," each book spine prominently displays a title in a 9-by-25-foot rectangle on the exterior wall. The garage is the highlight of the Kansas City's library district and sits across from the Central Library. The entire complex was opened in 2004 and cost nearly $50 million. (Courtesy Kansas City Public Library)

 

 

 

J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," the Waldspirale or Forest Spiral in Darmstadt, Germany

What might first appear to be a tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," the Waldspirale or Forest Spiral in Darmstadt, Germany, is actually meant for regular-size people to live in. Designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the complex includes 105 apartments that surround a landscaped courtyard that has a running stream. The last work of Hundertwasser is a world unto itself. The complex, completed in 2000, months after the architect's death, also has a restaurant and cocktail bar in the turret atop the tower. (Frank Rumpenhorst/AP Photo)

 



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