What Were They Thinking: Homes Edition

Over the weekend, I was browsing the libraries of several users of the popular photo-sharing site Flickr. Globalization may be putting Starbucks and McDonald’s on every corner, but it does not seem to be homogenizing residential architecture…quite the opposite in fact! Hope you enjoy this collection of bizarre houses!


Clashing House, NJ

I wonder if these neighbors get along…? Thank you, New Jersey!
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Brige House, Unknown

No known location and no known basement…
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Exhibitionist's House, Venice, CA

“Calling all exhibitionists!” Funny, I might have expected this kind of thing across the Bay in San Francisco, but this one’s actually from Venice, CA.
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Crazy House, Cincinnati, OH

Not exactly sure what to say about this one. Here’s guessing no one else on Erie Avenue in Cincinnati, OH knows what to say either.
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Alien House, Chattanooga, TN

Fresh from Indiana Jones 4, the Crystal Skull people are apparently serious about settling down in Chattanooga, TN…
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Cube Apartments, Rotterdam, Netherlands

These residences in Rotterdam, Holland house the country’s Rubik’s Cube Olympic Team. Photo Credit

Jetson House, Pensacola Beach, FL

Talk about low-maintenance–Never have to clean out your gutters again! Pensacola Beach, FL.
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Ship House, Orinda, CA

Can you look at this house and NOT think Titanic? This one’s just right over the hill from us in Orinda, CA.
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Shoe House, Hallem, PA

I guess shoes are a big deal in Hallam, PA, a small burg originally translated as “Hell Town.” Hmmmm….
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Slant House, Japan

If a tornado dropped a house in your parking lot, would you turn it into a business? Evidently an enterprising Japanese company would!
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Mushroom House, La Jolla, CA

Yes, the tracks going up the cliff are for the elevator. Amazing. La Jolla, CA.

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Skinny Rowhouse, Boston, MA

Would you be bragging about your new 4 story town home in Boston? Wonder what happens when the occupants try to pass each other in the hallways…
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