casa rotonda

November 13, 2017 — 1 Comment

An interesting and somewhat mysterious round house, crowned by a distinctive cupola-style lookout, in the town of Cornuda, Italy –

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romanian circle house

November 13, 2017 — 1 Comment

In Bucharest, Romania, a circle house from architects Razvan Barsan & Partners –

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battersea mews

April 21, 2017 — 1 Comment

In London, just off Battersea High Street, an oval house for sale

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The round house in Granbury, Texas, must have been something to see in its day.

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Built and designed in 1905 by local banker John E. Brown, it was a mansion with 14 rooms, including a hexagonal grand hall that measured 32 feet across. Each room was finished with a different kind of imported wood, with oak in the dining room, and bird’s eye maple elsewhere. The music room had a concert-size grand piano that had been brought from New York to New Orleans by boat, then overland to Granbury via a wagon pulled by mules.

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Unfortunately after WWII the house fell into disrepair. It was occasionally rented by churches because of its large meeting hall, but often left vacant. It was torn down in the 1960s by a builder who bought it in order to scavenge its materials.

modern yurt

December 16, 2016 — 1 Comment

The Jero Shelter, a modern yurt from German designer Uula Jero

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Made of canvas, marine plywood, stainless steel hardware, and polyester rope, it can be built by three people in around 2 hours.

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Buy one.

dome home

December 1, 2016 — 1 Comment

Dome for sale in Topanga Canyon.

Shaped like the Hollywood idea of a flying saucer, the Futuro is a prefab, portable, fiberglass-reinforced polyester plastic vacation home

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Somewhere between 80 and 96 Futuros were built in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but at least eight have been demolished. Atlas Obscura has put together a map of every known Futuro House left in the world.

 

The Round House on Bathsheba beach in Barbados is nearly 200 years old. Built as a family home, it’s now an inn –

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villa circuitus

April 26, 2016 — 3 Comments

Villa Circuitus, the first round house in Sweden to meet passive house standards –

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A centuries old round house — once used as a pub, and before that a toll house — now for sale in Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK –

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