There’s a lot homeowners will do to save a buck, from washing clothes in cold water to trading bulbs for daylight whenever possible. But this house takes eco-friendly money-saving to new heights (or, err, lows?). Since the house is partially underground, it is naturally insulated in such a way thatContinue Reading

When you think of a bank, with its tellers positioned behind glass and thick steel vault, it doesn’t exactly impart a homey feeling. (I mean, they don’t even trust you not to steal the pens at a bank.) But when Cokie Brusatori spotted this historic Montana bank while on aContinue Reading

At first glance, this woodland home outside Warsaw, Poland, looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. It appears to be just an odd floating box among the trees. But, like many things that are not exactly what they seem, the home is really an optical illusion. Planning a crossContinue Reading

If you’re the type to get super-excited about John Wayne movie marathons on AMC, or who unabashedly struts around your suburb in red cowboy boots, we’ve found the perfect real estate investment for you. This replica “Old West” town in Valley Center, California (which we spotted on Curbed) wasn’t builtContinue Reading

Say “hello” to one of the most distinctive houses we’ve ever seen: The Grain Silo Tiny House, a one-bedroom, loft apartment with a country-style front porch. Sitting on the property of the Gruene Homestead Inn in New Braunfels, Texas, the small abode was formerly a 1940s grain silo. But now, the interiorContinue Reading

If you’ve ever been caught on a traffic-choked highway, fought and lost with an on-the-fritz appliance, or heard a curious crash from the kids’ playroom (read: everyone), you know how it feels to want to get away from it all. But, maybe not really ”it all.” Like it’d be nice if aContinue Reading

When most of us think of our dream home, the words “entrapment vestibule,” “blast door,” and “escape hatch,” probably don’t come to mind. But when you live in a Cold-War era missile silo, those features tend to come standard. That’s exactly what lies underneath homeowner Alexander Michael’s mysterious door. He’sContinue Reading

When it comes to interior design, we’re quite fickle in our tastes. Shabby-chic cabins, modern farmhouses, and even midcentury style all make us swoon. So when we spied this extra special Victorian home on Curbed, we wondered if we’d finally found the home that could satisfy all of our decorativeContinue Reading

Updating a historic home can come with challenges (like hidden surprises behind every demolished wall). So we can only imagine the effort required to convert an old space that was never actually meant to be a house. Luckily, the couple that now lives in this 1896 church had one convenientContinue Reading