Houses

April 15, 2021

Homeowners Remove Old Floor and Discover Giant Hand-Painted Monopoly Board Underneath

From dated tiles to antique windows, many old houses have unusual features that tell their history. However, some of these characteristics remain hidden until the new residents decide to make some home improvements. Redditor Yamaha234 recently shared a now-viral photo of what his in-laws found after they ripped up old carpet in their home. They discovered a giant Monopoly board painted underneath. The room-sized Monopoly board is based on the classic U.S.

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January 24, 2021

Sunflower-Inspired House Moves Towards the Sun Just Like Plants Do

The hallmark of modernism in the 20th century was the idea that “form follows function.” Now, architect Koichi Takada is challenging designers to create a new architectural movement focused on environmental responsibility. He believes that in this new style, “form follows nature.” His Sunflower House responds to this call as a single-family home designed to create its own energy.

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May 21, 2015

Gorgeous South African Home Perfectly Frames Surrounding Mountain and Sea

Located near the base of Lion's Head mountain in Cape Town sits the OVD 919 house. It's a massive 10,000 square foot estate designed by the renowned architecture firm SAOTA. Despite its large size, the focus of the copper-roofed home is not only the structure itself, but the gorgeous sky and sea that surround it. SAOTA built it to honor the idyllic South African landscape.

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