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A shark stuck into the roof!

If you ever walk along New High Street, in Headington, near Oxford, you’ll be astonished by the sight of a giant shark on the roof of one the terraced houses. The gigantic sculpture, which sticks out from Mr Bill Heine’s house roof, is made of fiberglass and has been a centre of interest since it was placed there, in 1986.

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The reasons behind Mr Heine’s controversial decision to have this amazing shark planted on top of his house are revealed in his book The Hunting of the Shark. Personally, this is probably one of the most eccentric ways to make your house stand out. Well, in fact there are quite a number of ways to make a house distinct and unique; have a look at these:

Would you accept to live in any of them? Which?

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February 27, 2013 - Posted by | 1st ADV, 1st INT

2 Comments »

  1. The famous house I would visit if I had enough money and more free time would be “Fallingwater” in Pennsylvania (USA). Fallingwater or Kaufmann Residence is a great house designed by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright between 1934 and 1935 for Edgar Kaufmann’s family, a successful Pittsburgh businessman of the last century. Frank Lloyd Wright, considered by many the best northamerican architect of the twentieth century, built this home over the waterfall of Bear Run river. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. In 1991, members of the American Institute of Architects named the house the “best all-time work of American architecture” and in 2007, it was ranked twenty-ninth on the list of America’s Favourite Architecture according to this institute. In the next official link you can see some pictures and videos:

    http://www.fallingwater.org/

    Comment by Alejandro | March 24, 2013 | Reply

    • I had seen that house before; a perfect example of how to make a house fit into the landscape. I’ve found this curious video about Fallingwater.

      Comment by elenec | March 24, 2013 | Reply


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