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Stable Tetris House

Photo credit: Koen Van Damme

Studio Farris Architects have converted a small barn in Flanders, Belgium into a Tetris-inspired living space, complete with meeting room, library, and office desks. They first restored the building's original facade and then opened up a few walls to flood the interior with natural light. What really stands out are the block-like wood beams that act as bookshelves and stairs that lead up to a loft work space. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what it's like to play around in 109MPH wind outside.

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White House Replica

Built in 1996 and located on a three-acre plot on the prestigious Strait Lane in Dallas' Preston Hollow district, this White House replica is on the market for $15-million. At 16,041-square-foot, it boasts four bedrooms, nine bathrooms, French limestone and garbled marble flooring, two galleries, a library with a 17th century Louis XIII fireplace, Louis XIV-styled Italian Chandeliers, a brick wine cellar, six-car garage with enough space for two limousines, an incredible home theater, and lots more. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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Hobbit House Washington

This is not a scene from Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, just a real-life tiny house by entrepreneur Kristie Wolfe in Washington state. Located on a 5.5 acre plot near Chelan, Washington, the 288-square-foot home boasts a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living space, along with plenty of round windows as well as a stone fireplace. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Minimalist Apple Store Home

If an architect decided to convert a large Apple Store into a luxurious home, it would probably look like this custom-built abode in Zakynthos, Greece. Spanning a total of 2.5-acres, this minimalist property is tranquility at its finest, with only low traffic roads, vegetation and the beautiful blue sea. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hanging Cocoon

Photo credit: Fabio Galeazzo via Bored Panda

Whether it be digital books or their paperback counterparts, there's nothing like bundling up in a small nook on a lazy day. To start things off, we have a room that features a hanging cocoon and book wheel. However, you're about to see other examples that range from minimalist to just a clever use of an otherwise normal wooden window frame. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus spots.

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Book Lovers Home

Tablets are great for reading, games, etc., but this custom home in Madrid, Spain, was designed specifically for book lovers, by Studio Egue y Seta. They started with a 1950s-era home, and turned it into "A Live-In Tale", with each of its 3-floors dedicated to books. The highlight however is the living room, which boasts walls lined with bookshelves and even a hammock reading area. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Beach House Australia

There are beach houses, and then this masterpiece by architect Robin Williams. Located at St. Andrews Beach on the Mornington Peninsula, this multi-level structure, called " Villa Marittima" has won numerous awards for its transcendent polycarbonate construction. As you can see, it's the perfect home for summer parties. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Transparent Cable Car Chicago

For those who are afraid of heights, you'll probably want to skip "Chicago Skyline", a transparent areial cable car attraction linking Navy Pier, the lakefront, and the riverwalk, with the downtown area. The cable cars are designed to carry up to 3,000 people per hour in each direction, offering 30-minute tours, 17-stories above the water from Wacker Drive and Lake Street on the west and to Navy Pier on the east. Expect to pay $20 USD per trip when it opens. Continue reading for two more pictures and information.

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Floating Seahorse Home

Floating homes are nothing new or special, but the "Floating Seahorse Home" takes luxury living to the next level. Think of it as a superyacht meets submarine, a 4,000 square foot structure by the Kleindeisnt Group that has three levels total - underwater, middle deck, and upper - with a hot tub at the very top. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Cliffside Home

Concept images of Casa Brutale, a modern home set to be carved into a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea, have been floating around for a few months now, but it's finally becoming a reality. Featuring a transparent rooftop swimming pool and a minimalist, yet luxurious, concrete interior living space. Continue reading to take a look inside and for more information.

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