Tag: house

Dec 1, 2014

Chinese Millionaire Returns to Village, Builds Residents Free Luxury Homes for their Kindness Growing Up

Chinese Millionaire Returns to Village, Builds Residents Free Luxury Homes for their Kindness Growing Up

Millionaire Chinese businessman Xiong Shuihua returned to his childhood village of Xiongkeng to do something special for the residents that treated him and his family so well growing up. The 54-year-old business tycoon—who amassed millions from the construction and steel industries—returned to his village and bulldozed wooden huts and muddy roads, replacing…

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Sep 30, 2014

18 Conversation Pits Worth Talking About

18 Conversation Pits Worth Talking About

A conversation pit is an architectural features that incorporates built-in seating into a depressed section of flooring within a larger room. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘sunken living room’ and was a popular design style from the 1950s to 1970s across Europe and North America. [source] Modernist architects Eero Saarinen and Alexander…

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Sep 17, 2014

This Guy Built a Rustic Cabin Man Cave for $107

This Guy Built a Rustic Cabin Man Cave for $107

Reddit user kelhans shared his amazing DIY project, transforming a small storage room in his basement into a ‘rustic cabin’ man cave. The most amazing part is that he only spent $107 on materials! While the finished room was furnished with stuff he already owned, much of the building material was scrap, found or…

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Sep 4, 2014

Picture of the Day: This 7ft Wide House in London Just Listed at $383K

Picture of the Day: This 7ft Wide House in London Just Listed at $383K

Photograph by McHugh & Co, London At a mere 84 inches wide, this house in north London has just been listed for £235,000 ($383,500 USD). According to the Guaridan, the two-bedroom home appears to be squeezed onto what was once a driveway between two more ‘conventionally sized’ homes. Pickings are slim in this particular…

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Aug 17, 2014

A $2 Million Backyard Pool You Can Scuba Dive In

A $2 Million Backyard Pool You Can Scuba Dive In

This $2 million pool features five waterfalls, a water slide, lazy river, grotto and a tunnel deep enough for scuba diving. Simply called ‘The Mountain’, the over-the-top pool is located in Springville, Utah. There’s also a full kitchen, change rooms and washrooms. The 140 ft long, 60 ft wide pool holds 360,000 gallons of…

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Aug 3, 2013

A ‘Green’ Oasis in the Heart of Singapore

A ‘Green’ Oasis in the Heart of Singapore

Completed earlier this year by architecture and design firm FARM, Wall House is an oasis in the heart of the concrete jungle. Located in the highly urbanized city-state of Singapore, the home is surrounded by lush greenery with trees throughout and multiple green roofs. The landscape design takes its inspiration from the philosophy of…

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Jun 10, 2013

Artist Converts Century-old Gas Station into Home

Artist Converts Century-old Gas Station into Home

Located in the Bayou St. John neighbourhood of New Orleans is an old gas station from 1918. The property served as a furniture-building shop and jewelry-making studio before being put on the market in 2003 for $120,000. An intrepid artist named Robert Guthrie decided to convert the gas station into a 2,000 square foot…

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