UnReal Estate of the Week: Unique Roof Designs

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Today is National Roof over Your Head Day and, to celebrate, we’re featuring five homes for sale with unique roof designs. Each one is a work of art, with an architectural design you won’t find anywhere else.

Shedding Light on Bob Hope’s Palm Springs Estate

Bob Hope Estate

Address: 2466 Southridge Dr
City: Palm Springs, CA
Price: $24,999,000
Listed by: Patrick Stewart, Windermere Real Estate

This amazing home once belonged to Bob Hope, and was designed by legendary architect John Lautner. According to the listing description, the property has entertained dignitaries from all over the world and is viewed by many as one of the most iconic pieces of architecture in the world. The home’s most distinct feature is its giant domed roof, which opens in the center to shed light on a courtyard within.

True Indoor-Outdoor Living

Home with Courtyard in the Center

Address: 724 Muirlands Vista Way
City: La Jolla, CA
Price: $5,900,000
Listed by: Amber Anderson, Pacific Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

This modern home wraps around an enclosed courtyard, which has tall trees that extend past the roof line. There are walls of glass on all sides, taking advantage of the views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown La Jolla and the golf course. It was designed by acclaimed architect Wallace Cunningham and unites both nature and contemporary architecture in a timeless embrace.

One with Nature

Home with circular stone walls

Address: 131 N Dee Rd
City: Park Ridge, IL
Price: $1,150,000
Listed by: Shirlee Ehlers, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

The roof of this home appears to cascade down in four layers of rock. Designed by Sal Balsamo, this circular home is built with natural materials throughout. The interior walls are made of stone, and there are several stone features, including a waterfall and fireplace. Large windows in the back look over Park Lake.

Like Living in a Mushroom

The Mushroom House of Bethesda

Address: 4949 Allan Rd
City: Bethesda, MD
Price: $1,200,000
Listed by: Donna Wartofsky, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Known as “The Mushroom House of Bethesda,” this home resembles the work of Antoni Gaudí, with a concrete roof that bends and curves in unique ways. There are several skylights in the roof, shining light into the interior, which has a lot of stone and wood elements. As the listing states, this is the talk of the town!

A Dome to Call Home

Dome home in Austin

Address: 504 Spiller Ln
City: West Lake Hills, TX
Price: $1,900,000
Listed by: Susan Dudley, Kuper Sotheby’s Itl Rlty

This gorgeous architectural estate was designed by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. The listing describes it as a “living sculpture,” thanks to its domed roof and walls of windows that open up to a lush forest on the outside. It was built in 1978 and has a retro chic vibe, particularly with the fireplace that extends from the ceiling.

Are you in love? To schedule a tour of any of these homes for sale, get in touch with a Redfin real estate agent today. To see even more homes with unique roof designs, check out the Redfin Collection “Interesting Architecture.” Tell us which one is your favorite on Facebook, Twitter, G+ or in the comments below.

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Alanna is the celebrity real estate expert at Redfin and oversees the Fun & Fabulous content for the Redfin Real-Time blog. Before coming to Redfin, Alanna was a local TV news producer and dabbled in the world of reality TV production. Her dream home would be a duplex in NYC with a balcony, washer/dryer and a dishwasher. Redfin is a full-service real estate brokerage that uses modern technology to make clients smarter and faster. For more information about working with a Redfin real estate agent to buy or sell a home, visit our Why Redfin page.

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