This cylindrical structure doesn’t look like anything at first glance, but it used to be an old grain silo from the 1950s, which has now been transformed into a modern home by architect Christoph Kaiser. Measuring in at just 340-square-foot, it features custom-made doors, windows, and 10-inches of spray foam insulation inserted between the silo walls and house interior to keep things warm during the winter. Inside, there’s a loft sleeping area, full kitchenette, a spiral staircase, and bathroom with shower. Continue reading for three more unusual living spaces you probably never knew about.
3. Vertical Garden Home
French Botanist Patrick Blanc, a self-proclaimed master of vertical gardens, decided to take his skills and build his dream home on the outskirts of Paris, with help from architect Gilles Ebersolt. The courtyard features three walls covered entirely with plants, leading into an open kitchen, dining room, and work space that sits atop of a giant 20,000-liter fish tank. The tank’s glass top acts as the floor so Blanc’s desk looks down on the aquatic life, water plants and reflections of the tropical birds flying above.
2. Cat House
Peter Cohen, a home builder from California, has spent over $50,000 converting his Goleta property into a cat paradise for his fifteen feline rescues. It now features a series of high walkways, tunnels, ramps and perches designed specifically for cats. You’ll also find 22 litter boxes, all located in ventilated closets, while five autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners make sure that hair stays under control. A host of security cameras, twenty-five to be exact, let Cohen keep a close eye on his pets when he’s away on business.
1. Apartment with Supercar Garage in Living Room
Singapore’s Hamilton Scotts high-rise apartment building offers millionaires the ultimate living room spectacle: an individual two-car garage with glass walls. That’s right, when residents enter the building, they park their cars inside a glass elevator shaft, which is then raised up to their corresponding apartment. Units were priced at $9.4-million to $23.5-million when they hit the market back in 2012.