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65 Unique Abodes

The Homebuyer Tax Credit Makes Buying Cool Houses Easier

— November 5, 2009 — Eco
Now that the US Senate has voted to extend the popular homebuyer tax credit it’s time to start thinking about finding a unique abode; something a little more interesting than your average cookie cutter house.

This cluster has every kind of home, from upside down to flying saucer-shaped to tree-integrated. Buying one of these beauties is now a little easier thanks for the homebuyer tax credit, so when you’re out house-hunting, remember to keep your eyes peeled for architecturally stimulating abodes.
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Urban Mansions
Urban Mansions
Migration From The Suburbs
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Angular Blue Homes
Angular Blue Homes
The 'I House' in Poland is an Architectural Fantasy
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63
Sky-High Houses
Sky-High Houses
Marlon Blackwell's Design Towers to the Heavens
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62
Superhero Homes
Superhero Homes
Hohyun Park & Hyunjoo Kim's Z House is Perfect for Crime-Fighters
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61
Shivering Sunken Homes
Shivering Sunken Homes
Productora Combats Mexico Heat With Half-Buried House Design
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60
Sliver Houses
Sliver Houses
3 Meter Wide Glass House
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59
Real-Life Boardgame Houses
Real-Life Boardgame Houses
Art Project Draws Inspiration from Classic Monopoly Game
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58
Bridge Homes
Bridge Homes
Stanley Saitowitz Creates a Ravine-Crossing Abode
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57
Zero Emission Homes
Zero Emission Homes
The Lighthouse
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56
Two-Faced Homes
Two-Faced Homes
Architect Stanic Harding Takes on a Radical Renovation
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55
Holy Homes
Holy Homes
Converted Church Gives New Meaning to Living in the House of God
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54
Mansion Delivery
Mansion Delivery
Daniel Libeskind's Ready-Made ‘Villa' Homes are Ready to Live I
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53
Color Changing Houses
Color Changing Houses
Roberto Cavalli's Rainbow Residence
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52
Solar Sea Homes
Solar Sea Homes
Formodesign Creates Water-Surrounded Getaway
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51
Flying Saucer House
Flying Saucer House
Out of This World Homes
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50
Mistake-Made Homes
Mistake-Made Homes
Supersudaka Creates the Kiltro House of Slants and Sacrifices
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49
Marine Vessel Homes
Marine Vessel Homes
On the Shores of Lake Erie Sits the Ship Residence
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48
Mythological Homes
Mythological Homes
The Wooden 'Trojan House' Hides Deluxe Living Space
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47
Fluid Concept Houses
Fluid Concept Houses
Melbourne's Yarra House is an Example of Detailed Architecture
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46
Cliff Hanger Homes
Cliff Hanger Homes
The Hanging Barn is Perfect for Overextended Vacations
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45
Stair-Covered Homes
Stair-Covered Homes
The Japanese Beach-Side Stairs House by Y + M Design Office
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44
Nouveau-Retro Nature Homes
Nouveau-Retro Nature Homes
The Bar House by Peter Gluck & Partners Hides in a Valley
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43
Eco-Island Homes
Eco-Island Homes
The Architectural Island House by Iroje KHM Architects
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42
Swedish Sauna Homes
Swedish Sauna Homes
The Mill House by Wingardh Arkitektkontor
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41
Extravagent Living
Extravagent Living
Castles, Lighthouses, Convents As Homes
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40
Self-Powered Tech Homes
Self-Powered Tech Homes
Microsoft Unveils the Futuristic New American Home (UPDATE)
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39
Forest-Buried Homes
Forest-Buried Homes
Privacy Reigns Above the City at the Guaruja House in Brazil
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38
Sculptural Windowed Homes
Sculptural Windowed Homes
The Bierings House by Rocha Tombal Architects has a Scenic View
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37
Hillside Party Mansions
Hillside Party Mansions
The Marcio Kogan Paraty House is the Perfect Abode for a Bash
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36
Hole-Filled Homes
Hole-Filled Homes
MON Factory/House in Gojo Japan Plays With Light
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35
Green Megamansions
Green Megamansions
Multimillion Dollar Ecotecture
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34
Airy Australian Beach Houses
Airy Australian Beach Houses
The Cottesloe House by Paul Burnham is Too Pretty to Live In
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33
Eco-Friendly Architecture
Eco-Friendly Architecture
ReCURSO Houses
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32
Treetop Castles
Treetop Castles
The Duke of Northumberland's Swanky Forest Mansion
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31
Abridged Abodes
Abridged Abodes
Bridge Homes, Like those by H3ar, Let You Live on the Water
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30
Houses of the Future
Houses of the Future
Concrete House With Grass Roof
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29
Black Buildings
Black Buildings
Terunobu Fujimori's Spooky Glam Charred Wood Houses
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28
Ambient Houses
Ambient Houses
Kouichi Kimura's Couple & Dog-Friendly Minimalistic Oasis
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27
Accordion Houses
Accordion Houses
The Wooden 'Dragspelhuset' Cabin Expands For a Finer Lake View
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26
Sculptural Slit Homes
Sculptural Slit Homes
Eastern Design Office Creates Simple and Sleek Concrete Home
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25
Designer Prefab Homes
Designer Prefab Homes
Colorful PLACE Houses Are Ready-to-Wear in Seattle
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24
Grain Storage Homes
Grain Storage Homes
Gigaplex's Monte-Silo
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23
Eco-Friendly Dome Homes
Eco-Friendly Dome Homes
Solaleya House Spins to Maximize Sunlight
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22
Greenchitecture Homes
Greenchitecture Homes
Ong & Ong Architects' Luxury Eco-Friendly Living at 55 Blair Road
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21
Bicycle Rack Homes
Bicycle Rack Homes
Joseph Bellomo's 'House Arc' Redefines Prefab Housing
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20
Hay Stack Houses
Hay Stack Houses
The Watchhouse Brinta
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19
Slanted Hillside Homes
Slanted Hillside Homes
The Mobius 'Edge House' Puts a New Slant on Architecture
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World's Most Expensive Homes
World's Most Expensive Homes
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17
Modern Montreal Homes
Modern Montreal Homes
Henri Cleinge Updates a Historic 200-Year-Old Residence
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16
Upside Down Houses
Upside Down Houses
Avant Garde Architecture for the World's Most Daring and Eccentric
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15
Trucked in Houses
Trucked in Houses
Prefab Architecture Makes a Recession Comeback
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14
Green Design Collaborations
Green Design Collaborations
Blu Homes and mkDesigns Merge to Make (Pre)Fab Green Houses
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13
Glass Modern Homes
Glass Modern Homes
YH2 Geometric Architecture in the Canadian Laurentians
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12
Tree-Integrated Homes
Tree-Integrated Homes
The Atypical Treehouse Incorporates a Fallen Tree into Its Design
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11
Oceanfront Eco Homes
Oceanfront Eco Homes
Awesome Auzzi Residence Overlooks Popular Byron Bay
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10
Stunning Sustainable Homes
Stunning Sustainable Homes
Super-Stylish Eco-Architecture Casa de los Pinos
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9
Hip Eco Friendly Houses
Hip Eco Friendly Houses
How About a Treehouses?
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8
Converted Church Homes
Converted Church Homes
Religious Renovations
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Cubist Container Houses
Cubist Container Houses
The Contemporary Boxhome by Rintala Eggertsson Architects
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6
Feral Homes
Feral Homes
Abandoned Houses in Detroit Become Feral Beasts in Summer
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5
Greenhouse Homes
Greenhouse Homes
Hiroshi Iguchi's 'Camouflage House' is in Sync With Nature
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4
$2 Billion Homes
$2 Billion Homes
Antilla is World's Most Expensive House (FOLLOW-UP)
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3
Glass-Walled Homes
Glass-Walled Homes
Hollywood Hills Estate Maximizes Stunning Skyline Views
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2
Earth Architecture
Earth Architecture
Cob Houses Made of Dirt and Straw
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1
Portable Temporary Houses
Portable Temporary Houses
Heirloom Quality Custom Buildings Delivered on Wheels
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