A homeowner from South Florida added a $2.5 million Pirates of the Carribean themed movie theater (situated on the deck of a mock pirate ship) to his home. This was installed with the help of Elite Home Theater Seating. Apparently, this is not the first time they’ve done this. Look at the Batman inspired theater below.
I’ve highlighted a few of these ‘transformer’ apartments before… here’s another really cool one. Great use of space. Check it out after the jump.
“When Christian Schallert isn’t cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 24 square meter (258 square feet) apartment looks like an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it.
To sleep, he rolls his bed out from under the balcony, his stairs become become bedside tables and he can even swing his TV out from the wall.
To dine, he lowers a plank from the wall, his flower stand becomes a support and his stairs become a bench.
To cook, he clicks a spot on his vast wall of click-able furniture, and a spring-loaded door swings up to reveal an instant kitchen: double-burner, dishwasher, sink, countertop and microwave oven. The full-sized refrigerator and freezer click open just alongside.
The Chicago home made famous in the 1990’s holiday blockbuster, Home Alone, hit the market recently for $2.4 million. The 4,250 square foot, three-story Winnetka home is just blocks away from Lake Michigan. Check out the video below.
Homeowners John and Cynthia Abendshien lived in the home for just 18 months before “Home Alone” director Chris Columbus came knocking at their door, asking to film the movie there. A scout for John Hughes had approached the couple previously about using the home in another Macaulay Culkin film — “Uncle Buck.”
“I think what attracted Hughes to the home is what’s exemplified in the movie,” Coldwell Banker agent Marissa Hopkins told AOL Real Estate. “It’s a beautiful home with a lot of space and a warm feel. He liked to have real homes as his stage.”
The red-brick, Georgian-style home was built in the 1920’s and features “four en suite bedrooms, including the ‘attic bedroom – a dormered and finished retreat with numerous nooks and crannies – and two grand suites,” according to a press release from Coldwell Banker. It also includes a four-room master suite, which spans the entire west wing of the home.
via allthatisinteresting. In case of a zombie invasion, or any other disastrous event, “The Safe House”, designed by KWK Promes, provides the owner with a maximum security fortress err… house. More photos after the break.
“The most essential item for our clients was acquiring the feeling of maximum security,” begins the designers’ website in the summary of the structure. Who wouldn’t feel safe in a concrete rectangle that folds in upon itself to become completely sealed? Even the windows are covered with a slab of concrete when the structure is on nap time.
I think that we’ve all thought about this at one point or another when we were kids… hidden passageways inside our homes. I think I always wanted a secret room behind the bookcase… or an underground lair below the staircase. Creative Home Engineering can now make these dreams a reality! You can find more info at their website. Video after the break.
Horace Burgess began building this treehouse several years ago in Crossville, TN. It rises 97 feet into the sky. It has 10 floors, averaging 9 to 11 feet in height, and estimates it to be anywhere from 8,000 to 10,000 square feet. He says he is building the house for God, and continues to do so every day. More photos after the break.
“I built it for everybody. It’s God’s treehouse. He keeps watch over it,” said Burgess, who received his inspiration in a vision that came to him in 1993. “I was praying one day, and the Lord said, ‘If you build me a treehouse, I’ll see you never run out of material.”
via wandaphullworld. I think NYC apartments can be hilarious. I remember when I stayed with a friend in NYC, and I had to duck while in the shower, otherwise my head would hit the slanted ceiling. Haha.
Anyways, a woman named Felice lives in Manhattan’s Upper West Side (near Central Park) where rent for apartments averages $3,600. She, however, found an apartment for $700. The only catch is that it’s 90 square feet. Seems like she’s pretty happy though. It sets the record for the ‘World’s Smallest Apartment’ by the World Records Academy. Check it out some video below.