Since after 2012, there have been lesser talk about preparation for apocalypse, but looking today’s volatile international relations and domestic uncertainties, you’d be hard pressed not to pick up the topic once again. Then again, it is not by choice one wants to rest on his or her laurels; it is the price to prep for say, a nuclear fallout, that’s preventing an individual from doing so. The price for a fully-kitted, nuclear blast proof safe haven deep underground is prohibitive, thus making it a luxury average joe won’t even want to dream. But not all hopes are lost if you are not a multi-millionaire cos’ Vivos Group, the California-based company that builds and maintains fortified shelters for high net worth clienteles, has an affordable solution which it calls Vivos xPoint. Continue reading Finally, Doomsday Shelters With Middle Class In Mind!
Most tiny homes are built on mobile home or RV, but this one here, built by Custom Contain Living, is not. It is actually a 40-foot container turned into an outstanding micro home. I know right? You can’t really tell it was a container, not especially when a section of it was removed to make way for an impressive porch, which should come in handy during rainy season. Maintaining the container’s orthogonal form, the top was raised with a sloped roof to accommodate two lofts within. From the images, the 40-foot Container Home looks deceivingly spacious, or perhaps it is. Continue reading This Amazing Tiny Home With Porch Is Actually A 40-foot Shipping Container
While most sea-front houses incorporate large openings like larger-than-usual windows and sliding glass doors to afford home owners a majestic view of the front, South Africa architecture firm elphick proome architects took it several levels up with this property located at Rooi-Els, Western Cape province of South Africa, some 5 km north of Pringle Bay. There are many unique aspects about this Rooi-Els Beach House, the first being where it is built on. Unlike most beach houses which sit on regular sandy ground, this 950 square-meter property sits elevated over dune fynbos, a vegetation unique to Southern tip of Africa, on a rugged ocean peninsula which is not the best place for taking a dip in and that probably explains why it has its own deck and pool up front. Continue reading This Beach House In South Africa Takes Open Concept A Little Too Seriously
With the world population growing steadily, over population is inevitable and so, we better start getting use to living in small spaces, you know, like very, very small space. Fortunately, humans are resilient and creative creatures who will make the most out of any situation. So what if you have only 240-square-foot to your name? As this super neat tiny home, called The Alpha Tiny Home put together by Nashville-based New Frontier Tiny Homes, proves that being small does not mean it can’t be a complete home and similarly, being tiny does not mean it cannot have style. Continue reading Stunning Tiny Home’s Garage Door Is Also A Custom Deck And Awning
In most homes, access to higher floors requires either a set of stairs or ladder, but for rock climbing couple Vince Sorgentoni and Sam Adams, those are just way too conventional and since they both a thing for rock climbing, they opted to installed rock climbing holds on the walls to access one of the two lofts inside their super tiny, RV-based home called Z Huis. Z Huis is designed and built by North Carolina-based tiny home specialist, Wishbone Tiny Homes. Continue reading You Will Need To Rock Climb Up To The Loft In This Super Tiny Home
With a rich architecture history and ownership, we are pretty sure the The Playboy Mansion, located at Holmby Hills, California, won’t be lacking of potential buyers. The asking price though, is not for the faint of heart and to top its $200,000,000 asking price tag (that’s $200 million!) is an odd clause, which states the buyer would have to allow the 89-year-old Playboy founder Hugh Hefner to live in the mansion for as long as he choose to. Sure. Not a problem if you are buying as a business venture like Bunny Up, but it will be totally weird if you are just another ridiculously rich family who wants to live in an iconic mansion. Imagine a totally unrelated, filthy rich old man and his 29-year-old wife roaming amongst your family. Man, that has to be the weirdest thing ever. Continue reading The Playboy Mansion Is Up For Grab For $200M, Babes Not Included
Just when we thought a house hanging on the face of a cliff was super dope, the folks over at the Open Platform for Architecture or OPA shows us that cliff-based dwelling could be made even cooler than Tony Stark’s Point Dume residence in Malibu (which is fictional house, btw) by having the abode inside the cliff. Dubbed Casa Brutale, this ultra modernistic architecture literally sits within the cliff and becomes part of the cliff, save for interjection of modern building materials comprising of three thick concrete slabs and a bunch of glasses. Natural wood are also incorporated into the design to further accentuate the building’s contemporary-cross-nature theme. Continue reading Casa Brutale: Why Hang off a Cliff When You Can Live Inside the Cliff?
In the event of, God forbid, a nuclear apocalypse, most people would be gravely concern about basic survival, but for some elite few, life is probably still about what movie to watch, whether to swim or hit the gym, because they will be snugging cosily in their impregnable underground fortress which was once an Atlas missile silo. You’d be forgiven for thinking that we were talking a Hollywood post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie, but the truth is, this aptly named Luxury Survival Condo is very real and it could yours as part of your greater survival plan – that’s if you have an enormous vault piled with Benjamin Franklins. Developer Larry Hall acquired the former nuclear missile back in 2008 under the Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) program and completed the renovations and fitments, turning it into what now known as the Luxury Survival Condo in 2012. Continue reading Luxury Survival Condo: Post Nuclear Apocalypse Luxury Living. What???
Sauna is possibly the one thing in life that nobody sees a need for a change. Heating element aside, the interior has been the same for as far as we can remember. It is always the straight, no nonsense design that looks more like shelving or stadium bench seats covered with slats of planks, but not quite if Canada-based design studio, Partisans, can help it. When shown the ground of a private island, a prehistoric large-scale rock formation, where a sauna was to be built, the forward thinking agency conceived a sauna that draws inspiration from grottos. Grottos, for the uninitiated, are cave that are often found near water. These openings are typically the results of years of erosion cause by water, resulting in a natural, flowing curvature. Continue reading Grotto-inspired Sauna Has a Sinuous Interior, is Possibly the Boldest Sauna We Have Seen So Far
You probably have read about this some years ago and yes, it is up for grab once again. So if you missed it before or didn’t have enough funds back then, here’s another golden opportunity to own it. This English Tudor mansion located at 110 Longfellow Ave., built in 1930 on Todt Hill on Staten Island, made its name when it was used extensively as the exterior (yes, just the exterior) of the fictional Corleone crime family’s home in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 classic, The Godfather. The house, specifically the exterior of the house, made it on one of the most memorable scenes of the movie where the outdoor wedding celebration of Don Corleone’s (played by Marlon Brando) daughter, Connie (played by Talia Shire) played out. Continue reading ‘The Godfather’ Sprawling English Tudor Mansion is up for Grab, Again