Home. It’s a simple word with more meanings than one would expect. It’s a term that crosses continents and has universal appeal. Sports, entertainment and even financial sectors all use the word on a regular basis. It’s a part of pop culture, music and a niche market all wrapped in one. Today the headlines have tried to change the definition of home. The meaning has been construed to be solely about financial value, investment and an indicator of market plight, but what is missing is seeing the true definition of home in the eyes of those who own one (via Trying to Define Home | Coldwell Banker Blue Matter)
This 13,721-square-foot chateau is the cream of the crop in a land of really creamy crops. The upper-crust denizens of Mercer Island, Wash., are straight-up winners, and their knock-you-on-your-heels waterfront mansions, sitting across Lake Washington from Seattle, wouldn’t ever lead you to think otherwise. (via House of the Day: Mercer Island Magnificence | AOL Real Estate)
The world’s most expensive and most unique house ever built featuring 200,000 kilograms of solid gold and platinum fixtures and fittings.The Swiss chalet is an eight-bedroom home featuring a terrace, large garden, stone wine cellar and a four super-car garage.
This is seriously unique. By way of FastCoDesign.com, I discovered this video and photo of what appears to be the first portable and foldable house. It’s like a modular tent for the 21st century bedouin. You can rearrange walls, room sizes and the entire layout if you’re feeling quite handy (via The Foldable House | Coldwell Banker Blue Matter)
No one likes to have their beloved sleep disturbed by the person next to you sawing logs all night, but some people are going so far as to have sound proof rooms built to deal with their snoring slumber partner.