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Aleks Jan 24, 2010 8:52 AM

Amazing Homes Thread
Searched, couldn't find one. I think it's time we get a thread for awesome houses. We have them for bridges, skyscrapers, but no homes? Come on you guys!


Like in a dream, live in the most expensive apartment in Dumbo Brooklyn – The infamous “Clocktower” apartment complex is selling its top floor triplex penthouse apartment. ($25 million )

The apartment has a great history of once being a factory, and it is also very unique! Check out these pictures of the “Clocktower” penthouse apartment that were published in the New York Times this week.

more pictures at
could you imagine owning this house? it would be like a dream come true!

photoLith Jan 25, 2010 12:23 AM

That is amazing!!!!!!!

killaviews Jan 25, 2010 3:14 AM

Yeah, that is sick. One of the best Penthouses I ever seen.

LMich Jan 25, 2010 5:13 AM

Is the clock still operational? I do hope they switched its components over to more modern ones, because the sound of the functioning clock would drive me crazy!

jtk1519 Jan 25, 2010 10:21 AM

This has always been one of my favorite homes. It's located in Victoria B.C. and for sale through Sotheby's for around $17.5 million USD.

hammersklavier Jan 25, 2010 2:17 PM

Only homes up for sale?

Because this is the most amazing home of all time!
Sourced mainly from here.

Bedhead Feb 9, 2010 10:26 PM

:previous: Looks like you stopped everyone in their tracks with that one, Hammersklavier!

If I could choose any house I've every seen to live in, it would be Vaux le Vicomte in France. Saw it on a school trip 21 years ago, still remember it vividly:
Julien Valle, L'Internaute
Eric Pouhier, Wikipedia
Panoramas, Flikr

M.K. Feb 9, 2010 11:13 PM

I ever wished a house like those, but the clock penthouse is really incredible for the through clock around. link link

Instead of using hood in this salloon i would prefer a 'porcelanato ceramic very big shinning white plates' all over. I don't like much hood inside a house. Just for some very old objects like a Lamp or old Clock for contrast, nothing more. Even if has few doors, could be in hard plastic white or alumninum. Hood brings much insects and do not hold good for ever.

Aleks Feb 9, 2010 11:28 PM

im not gonna lie, i think falling water is amazing, but its not incredible imo. from the outside its beautiful, but from the inside it does nothing for me.

rockyi Feb 10, 2010 12:02 AM


Originally Posted by Aleks (Post 4690681)
im not gonna lie, i think falling water is amazing, but its not incredible imo. from the outside its beautiful, but from the inside it does nothing for me.

I don't care for much of FLW's later interiors.

uaarkson Feb 10, 2010 12:58 AM

I can't think of anywhere I'd rather live than a penthouse in New York.

Aleks Aug 13, 2010 8:03 AM

La Baronia House
dRN Arquitectos
Quinteros, Chile


Aleks Aug 13, 2010 8:13 AM

The Fish House

The Fish House, located in Singapore, was designed by Guz Architects to feel at one with nature. The luxurious home features natural ventilation for Singapore’s hot and humid climate, a green roof with thin bendable photovoltaic panels that supply energy to the whole house, and large windows. The undulation of the curved roof mimics the ocean waves.


muppet Aug 13, 2010 3:30 PM


me I just want a little cottage somewhere urban.

A London mews house would be ideal - secret cobbled lanes, former stables, stoop to get in the door. 2 bedrooms, pricetag $12 million:,,,

SkyscrapersOfNewYork Aug 13, 2010 3:43 PM


Originally Posted by Aleks (Post 4945874)

i want this!!!! whats the price tag????

theWatusi Aug 13, 2010 4:04 PM

I don't care at all for Falling Water. This is more my style:

"The Breakers" Vanderbilt's Summer *Cottage*
source: wikipedia

spyguy Aug 13, 2010 6:26 PM

My dream home would be Norman Foster's villa on the Côte d'Azur:
Look at that view :slob:

All photos from Architectural Digest.

amor de cosmos Aug 13, 2010 8:42 PM

^ noice (as they say in Australia) here's the view from Hearst Castle:

...I thought it was farther inland. I read that it's about 8km from the ocean, but that must be 8km along a long windy road up into the hills.

The North One Aug 13, 2010 9:59 PM

OH MO GOSH!!!!!! :slob: :slob: :slob: :slob:

the home that the OP posted is AMAZING!!!!!!!! I would kill to live there (not really) but its still amazing!

The North One Aug 13, 2010 10:03 PM

ummmm, no offense but, i dont think i would ever want to live in falling water, its not that impressive and it looks extremely dated:yuck:

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