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Concrete Fortress

Always wanted to live on "The Edge" in a minimalist, yet modern, concrete fortress? If so, then look no further than this stunning home located in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. In addition to incredible views of the Coral Sea's white sand beaches, it features a high-end kitchen, dining room, an open living room with built-in fireplace, and a stunning granite day bed, complete with balcony and 10-meter infinity pool. One caveat: it'll set you back a cool $4.6-million USD. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Faena House Miami Penthouse

Sure, if you had $100-million burning a hole in your pocket, the last thing you'd probably worry about is choosing between $2.6-million Bugatti Chirons and penthouses. However, the massive 12,516-square-foot Faena House became Miami's most expensive by selling for a whopping $60-million USD in Miami, Florida. Located at the very top of a luxury hotel with panoramic ocean views, it offers a private concierge service, valet, fitness center, and even a private beach club. Inside, floor-to-ceiling glass walls encapsulate the living space, which houses five bedrooms, a living room, home theater, two custom kitchens, and a private elevator. Continue reading for the video news report and more pictures.

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Hoth Home

It may look like a rebel base on the frigid planet of Hoth, but this is actually a real home, designed by architecture firm Olson Kundig, in the hills of Winthrop, Washington State. The complex consists of four separate buildings, with a central courtyard and pool right in the middle of everything. "It's like a little campground, and you go tent to tent. The materials are tough on the outside, because of the high-desert climate, but the inside is cozy, like getting into a sleeping bag-protected, warm, and dry," said the architects. continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Geometric House

Photo credit: Bercy Chen Studio / Paul Bardagjy

From afar, it may look like a crashed spacecraft, but upon closer inspection, you'll realize it's just the geometric "Edgeland House". Located in Texas, this modern home is separated into two wings, and the sunken plot allows for natural insulation, while a grass roof conceals the interior from the elements. The oversized roof covers the pool area and courtyard, making it a perfect spot to reflect. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Mathematician House

Math can be found everyday, including the "Integral House", nestled in Rosedale, Toronto, and designed by James Stewart - a millionaire mathematician who made his fortune from writing 30 bestselling calculus textbooks - in collaboration with architects Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe. Spanning 18,000-square-feet, its flowing curves pay homage to the field of integral calculus, complete with panoramic views of the surrounding forest. Other luxurious amenities include: a private infinity pool and concert hall. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Hat Home

Most hat-shaped things are either used to block the sun, related to toys, or found at theme parks, but this unique structure in Hokkaido, Japan, is neither. Constructed on a minimal budget, the "Hat H" is a two-level house, with the upper floor situated two meters off of the ground, while the cellar is used as a computer room, sleeping area, and bathroom. When on the main floor, you can slide all of the glass doors open to let natural light flow in. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Tom Ford Ranch

Photo credit: Kevin Bobolsky Group

Priced at $75-million, Tom Ford's Sante Fe Ranch spans 20,662 acres across New Mexico, and if it looks familiar, that's because parts of it have been featured in several movies, most notably Cowboys and Aliens. The main home was designed by architect Tadao Ando, and features a mix of concrete, wood, as well as water elements, including a reflecting pool. The buyer will also receive an 8-stall horse barn, indoor + outdoor riding arenas, staff quarters, private guest houses, and even a landing strip. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Jungle House

Photo credit: Agustin Garza via Hype Beast

Located deep in the forest, the Tepozcuautla House in Mexico is basically comprised of two concrete structures: one is used for service, while the other acts as the main areas - connected by steel bridges and a cantilevered staircase. Walking around on the bridge and staircase gives visitors the illusion of stepping directly on the lush landscape below. To keep things one with nature, there are gardens and terraces you can for fresh air. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Pre Fab Home

Love traveling and living in exotic places all around the world? If so, then you might want to check out this awesome pre-fabricated home. Made in a factory near Montevideo in a process that minimizes construction waste and saves on costs, this 115-square-meter living space consists of two modules with an interior that matches the facade's material, including timber-lined walls, floors, and ceilings. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of people popping trapped methane ice bubbles.

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Apple Monolithic Home

Photo credit: A.L.X. Junichi Sampei

Sure, there may not be much space in Tokyo to build sprawling mansions, but when land is used efficiently, you end up with stunning modern homes, like the one above. Designed by Japanese architectural firm A.L.X. Junichi Sampei, this minimalist angular house appears to be an Apple Store at first glance, but it's actually a three-story structure comprised of reinforced concrete frames covered by perforated metal screens to ensure privacy. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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