There’s a house in the Cayman Islands which has been on sale for the longest time ever. Each time I need some inspiration to start working on the tasks I have mapped out in front of me I just Google it by name, but I won’t mention the name in case you might want to beat me to it and buy it up before I can make nearly enough money to afford it.
Anyway, you just know there’s something special about a home which has been reduced to around US$20 million from around more than double that asking price, and it even has a name too. It’s not the quirkiest house in the world by any means, but whenever a house has a name then you know it probably features some of the most unique design features around, sure to blow your mind. It has a mahogany woven roof all throughout the house, so you can just imagine how uniquely classy it looks.
Granted, custom homes which stand out head-and-shoulders above the regulars in their uniqueness are often the work of high-end designers who are probably commissioned by some rich and famous individuals, but this isn’t always the case. For example, I didn’t quite know that a part of me actually likes seeing sharks floating around in a shark-tank that is mounted all around the kitchen until I actually came across a kitchen design featuring this madness! I really don’t think I’d ever go as far as having something like that in my own home, but I could probably work that into one of my property fixer-upper projects for flipping. I’m pretty sure I can find a shark enthusiast who will fall in love with it, but that just highlights so many different quirks which can truly make a home feel like HOME!
As touched-on, while it would mostly be expected perhaps of the celebrities with all the money in the world to quirk their homes right up, more and more regular folk like myself and my neighbours are getting in on the action. These regular folk like you and I look to the simple things to add to our homes and make them as weird and wonderful as we’d like to make them. And the home insurance industry is getting in on it too.
You can get cover for those weird and wonderful artefacts, ornaments, unique designs, etc, too as part of your insurance, but naturally it would just be a matter of having to customise things just a little more.
No matter – individualism is becoming more and more prevalent and it’s kind of the old way of thinking, having what looks like just another house in a townhouse complex!
Oftentimes even if the initial home design and decor project of the quirky persuasion was a multi-million dollar one commissioned by a celebrity or other rich and famous figure, it usually ends up on the market, up for grabs for someone who shares a similar passion. Check out the infographic which explores in greater detail some of the unusual residences from around the world, including a Bubble Palace in France and a Flintstones-inspired house in the United States.