For your viewing pleasure, Redfin rounded up some of the most unique homes for sale around the nation. These one-of-a-kind homes push the boundaries of architecture, interior design and renovation. Read on for more information, and be sure to check out the listing pages for additional photos!
A Gaudi-Like Abode
1025 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901
Listed by: Elizabeth Courtier, Willis Allen Real Estate
Jim Hubbell, an internationally acclaimed artist, designed this “refuge” in Alpine, CA, outside of San Diego. The home is reminiscent of the Gaudi House in Barcelona, from the sculpted cement walls, to the tile mosaics, to the art glass windows. Only a handful of homes were personally designed and built by Hubbell, making this a rare opportunity to own a piece of architectural history.
The Petal House
2828 Midvale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Listed by: Jason Reitz, Keller Williams Realty Brentwood
Known as “The Petal House,” this post-modern architectural home was designed by Eric Owen Moss and received the Twenty-five Year Award from the American Institute of Architects in Los Angeles. The award recognizes architectural design of enduring significance, for buildings that have stood the test of time by embodying architectural excellence for 25 to 35 years. The roof was designed to open like the petals of a flower, giving the home its nickname. The architect explored the use of light, shape and materials to create a home like no other. Alec Traub, a Redfin real estate agent, toured the home and had this to say: “Definitely a must see home! Architecturally significant and interesting throughout, it truly is a one of a kind home.”
Home of Interior Designer Hutton Wilkinson
9199 Cotharin Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
Listed by: Christopher Cortazzo, Coldwell Banker-Malibu West
This Malibu ranch is owned by famous interior designer Hutton Wilkinson, who has transformed the Adirondack style lodge into a home like no other. The exterior blends intricately carved wood panels, landscaping and sculpture for an artistic effect. The interior embodies Wilkinson’s flair for fantasy, with a mix of brightly colored art, fabric, carpet and wallpaper. Outside, there’s a loggia with pink and blue spires that look like something from Southeast Asia. Wilkinson acquired the home from his mentor and business partner, design icon Tony Duquette.
The Redondo Beach Castle
412 El Redondo Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Listed by: Edward Kaminsky, Shorewood Realtors
This Redondo Beach, CA home resembles a European castle. Originally built in 1924, the “Redondo Beach Castle” came alive in the 60′s by Scotsman Allister Patterson, who spent 37 years redesigning it to make it what it is today. The exterior of the home features a tall, intricately carved front door, two brick turrets, and lots of stained glass. The interior is decorated with knight’s armor, chandeliers, throne-like chairs, and antique furniture. The home also comes with a full size built-in bar, six fireplaces, and large patio for entertaining. It has been used a venue for magic shows, galas, Halloween parties, weddings, and other events.
A Former Firehouse
931 R St Northwest, Washington D.C. 20001
Listed by: Michael Rankin, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
This Washington D.C. residence was once a working firehouse. It was built in 1884 and retains many of the original details from the building’s prior use, including a brass fireman’s pole, wooden lockers and exposed masonry. The current owner has been using it as a residence and art studio. Modern art is located throughout the home, including unique sculptures that look like humans hanging on the wall.
For more unique homes, check out the “Interesting Architecture” Redfin Collection.