This house in Marina Del Rey, California is just wicked cool. Not only does it have a 10,000 gallon shark tank [is it legal to have sharks as pets??], it also has one of those glass-bottomed rooftop pools:
They went all-out on this crazy house which is currently listed for sale at: $5.725 million
Part Steampunk, part ’80’s rewind; the style is just a big mish-mash of gaudy-chic disco-ball metallic paint and faux-finish.
Going to the UK again today for a look at these adorable things…
They are called Atlantic Surf Pods and they are located on the north Cornish coast of England.
Staying in these types of pods for vacations (or holidays as the British say) is known as “glamping” – a glamorous version of camping. This luxury glamping site is just a mile from the famous surfing beaches of Bude.
On the long drive up to Canada, we decided to go through the Lower Peninsula of Michigan to get an idea of the landscape along Lake Michigan. I can’t believe I’ve never really spent time in that area before because it is GORGEOUS! We stopped over in Charlevoix and had lunch at this peculiar restaurant right on the waterway next to the drawbridge – gave the kids quite a thrill.
I poked around inside the main dining room which was off-limits at the time because it was being set up for the night’s fancy dinner. But you know me.
Lo and behold, I saw this BEHEMOTH stone fireplace which I knew immediately was an Earl Young original:
This is what it looked like from the exterior:
Look at the size of those boulders!
I consulted my Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix book (which I just happened to be carrying around in my SUV) and there it was….
Since I am up in Canada for the summer, I thought I’d take a closer look at the largest house in Canada. No Queen of Versailles bling-bling here – this sleek thing is way out in the Canadian wilderness.
The setting is pristine and remote but the house clocks in at more square feet that the American White House!
65,000 square feet to be exact – that’s the same size as Bill Gates’ house!
It is located near the town of Haileybury in north-eastern Ontario, along the shores of Lake Temiskaming.
(See map below)