Apr 19, 2013

You Won’t See These Homes on Most Blocks

Most homes for sale are fairly practical: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, perhaps a garage. But every so often, homes that are a bit atypical hit the market. Each week we showcase an extraordinary residence in the Zillow Blog series “House of the Week.” Check out a few of our unconventional favorites. 

Frank Lloyd Wright's Pottery House
This Santa Fe home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was originally planned for El Paso, Texas. The project never came to be until after Wright's death when the homeowners received permission to resurrect the plans for the artful home. See the pottery house 

0413_shippingWorld Traveler
Mainstays of the import business, shipping containers have long been integral components of sending goods around the world. Now, shipping containers are finding a second life as homes.

See the Louisiana container home

0413_cavehome_215x141Cave Dwellers

These homeowners chose to go back to prehistoric roots and build a home right into the side of a rock formation. Warm in the winter, cool in the summer, this cave home is far from rustic. 

See the Arizona cave home

Romantic Rendezvous

When Frank Sinatra leased this property, Marilyn Monroe often frequented Sinatra’s notorious Rat Pack parties. Rumor has it that Monroe also stayed in the home’s guesthouse on occasion with a certain
presidential visitor.

See the glassy modern home here

Do the WaveDo the Wave

Perched along the water, this eclectic house’s shape mimics the waves cresting on the beach below. Phenomenal sunsets and private beach access make the home a perfect retreat.

See the California wave house

Old World Charm in JerseyOld World Charm

Be transported to Russia without leaving New Jersey. Bring the outside in with natural elements including a floating stone fireplace, 20-foot-tall ceilings and woodwork sourced from trees on the property.

Tour the home

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