This boathouse located in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada is the perfect place to blow off some steam after a long week of being an all-around bad ass. The first level of this modern home has a garage capable of storing both of your speed boats. The living quarters are located on the second floor which include an open living room, large balcony, full kitchen, and a master bedroom and guest suite. The best feature of the house, however, might be the fact that it’s located on the water. Take a tour of the boathouse below.
The Vertical Glass House is the opposite of conventional housing design. It has floors where the windows should be and windows where the floors should be. Architect Yung Ho Chang designed it that way on purpose. According to the Ho Chang, the house is a 90-degree rotation of the typical glass houses that were being built during the Modernist period. The windowless structure consists of 4-levels which are divided by glass floors. From the basement, occupants can see all the way up to the top floor. The house was originally designed for an urban housing development competition. It now serves as a guest house for visiting artists.
Located in Palm Springs, the “Black Desert House” was designed by architect Marc Atlan. The blacked out home sits in stark contrast to its desert surroundings. The interior features a sunken level living room, floor to ceiling glass windows, and a black-on-black theme throughout. When it gets too hot, residents can cool off in a pool area located in the central patio.
LEGO’s latest addition to their Architecture series is the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. The MBS only opened up back in 2010, but it has quickly become a landmark of Singapore due to its unique and modern design. Other notable architectural structures that have been replicated in LEGO form include the Sydney Opera House, Big Ben, and the White House. The Marina Bay Sands LEGO set will be available at the hotel’s gift shop as well as select retailers in Asia. But if you look around on the internet long enough I’m sure you can find a set for sale.
This house has everything you would expect a mansion in L.A. to have – great views, open floor plan, and of course an infinity pool. The 6-bedroom home sits on top of a self-contained plot of land in Beverly Hills. With a gigantic terrace and 10 bathrooms, it’s a perfect spot for hosting one of those notorious Hollywood parties. It’s on the market now for $36 million dollars.
Singapore has all the dopest houses. The “Slim House”, as it’s called, was designed by Hyla Architects. This hidden gem is concealed by a surrounding garden ensuring residents will never have to worry about privacy. The spiral staircase serves as the centerpiece to the house and takes guests from the ground level to the home’s entrance. The pool and outdoor living area is contained in the aforementioned garden of dopeness. The interior features several distinct living spaces on the top level, a modern kitchen, and a massive living room perfect for entertaining any guests lucky enough to receive an invitation to visit the residence.
The Tower House gets its name from the 4-story glass tower that accounts for the majority of the home. It was designed to resemble an observatory. The 4-story tower connects each of the levels to one another. The first 3 stories were designed as private suites featuring small bed and bath areas. The 4th story is serves as the “observatory” which hangs out over the forest, providing residents with amazing views and instantly dropping panties. The glass exterior of the modern vacation home really set it apart from its natural surroundings.