Check out these select highlights from Season 4 of HGTV's Extreme Homes where art is the theme -- and where the houses themselves become art. Included: the "Four-in-One" house divided into party, privacy, art and guest quarters; the beach-side "Spider in the Sand" house and a hillside home in Spain that faces out in seven different directions.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Canadian home with voluptuous curves, a really skinny house in Belgium, a floating pad in the heart of London and a contemporary cosy cottage in upstate New York. An Indonesian home is made entirely from bamboo while a house in Los Angeles is covered in broken crockery and a New York residence is one big treasure hunt. England has a house within a home, a dwelling in New Zealand is pure fantasy, Norway has a high-tech haven and there's a residence in Massachusetts like an airplane about to take off.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a hi-tech party house in California, an English residence inside a Gothic tower, a Swedish island home that was used in a Hollywood movie and an Australian house shaped like a boomerang.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a home making waves in LA, a glass bubble house in Spain, an ancient saw-mill turned sleek modern home in Wales and a French apartment in orbit over Paris.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a residence in New York designed to keep its residents eternally young, a Japanese house that got squeezed upwards, concrete blocks have been used as a design feature in a Seattle home and France has one that has been treated like a blank canvas by its artist-owner. The owners of a Swedish home love living on the edge, there's a house in Argentina shaped like a pile of bricks and another like an urban tree house in South Africa. The rocky landscape has inspired a residence in New Zealand while some homeowners in Los Angeles have built an entire new wing just to house their art collection, the facade of an Australian house is covered with a huge picture of a Hollywood celebrity and steel cocoon meets over sized fence in a very unusual Austrian residence.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes an ancient wine cellar hiding a home in Portugal, a futuristic seaside house in Australia, a South African residence with a snow deck and a home in Montana built to take on every kind of weather.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a residence in Florida where even the family dogs have temperature controlled quarters, a New Zealand house you can move when the going gets rough and a home in Morocco that's been restored to the way it was when President Roosevelt came to dinner. A house in Canada looks like two ships dragged up on a beach while one in Wisconsin resembles an Egyptian temple, a Japanese home is made from sun-dried soil and there's a houseboat like a Manhattan loft in the Czech Republic. A trip to the bathroom in a Mexican home could make you dizzy, a house in Thailand is entirely clad in glass louvers, a Brazilian residence has been all the way around the world and a subterranean box room in Seattle makes a comfortable condo.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a farmhouse in England with a resident dragon, a home in Florida where the inside can be outside, an Australian residence inspired by a sci-fi movie and a geodesic dome home in New York. A treehouse in Canada has sixteen different levels, Morocco has a glass palace, while a forest dwelling in Oregon gets its own fan mail and the walls of a home in England can be moved around to suit the occasion. Belgium has a residence like a giant teepee, there's a mansion in Las Vegas made from bottles and Holland has a houseboat bigger than many of the homes around it.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a South African house with an all-seeing eye, an egg-shaped floating home on an English river, a New York residence that explodes with colour and one with a seven-level playground in Belgium. Cave-dwelling takes on a whole new meaning in Italy, Western style collides with the Middle-East in a Californian house and tradition is laser-cut in a Russian home. An Australian townhouse hides in the jungle while a Korean home puts on a steely face, there's a black and white answer to a building problem in Germany and smart salvage has created a rough, tough residence in New Mexico.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a residence in The Hamptons with its own pyramid, a Polish house which is little more than a corridor and a home in Australia that was built to beat the bugs. A house in New York features marble floors from the Vatican, one in Switzerland has a library shaped like a ship's prow, an Indonesian home has a staircase inspired by the artist M.C. Escher and there's a house hidden under a 300 year old barn in England. A home in Germany was once a water tower, a Mexican house has a freshwater pond inside while one in Seattle fulfils a young boy's dream and a Spanish residence is hanging right off the edge of a cliff.
From the dazzling to the daring to the downright bizarre, go inside extreme homes across the globe. We're inside a lit up mansion in Florida, an organic hillside house in Spain, a fairy-tale apartment building in Germany and a Californian cliff house build to weather the sea air. There's a floating residence on the River Thames , a home in Japan that's only 13 feet wide and one built to mimic a breaching whale in Australia. A Canadian house is designed to block out harmful rays while a house in Holland is clothed in a fine white veil. A Portuguese home built like a military bunker and a Californian residence hides luxury amongst raw rocks.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a whimsical concrete cottage in Canada, a shiny Australian house that looks like a plane, a home in South Korea wrapped to keep out prying eyes and a Malibu home that has risen from the ashes.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes an ultra-modern home with a secret in Massachusetts, a Spanish house that looks like a work site, a house in South Korea with holes in the roof and a Swedish home that fits its surroundings like a shoe.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a clapboard cottage in New York that has tripled its size, a Danish apartment block where cars take priority over people, the ultimate in luxury holiday homes in Spain and a house in Italy that has been built around thousand year old olive trees. Ireland has a brand-new house with history in every stone, a South African home relies on stilts for safety while a residence in Massachusetts reflects its neighbours and a modern German giant looks out over a Roman vineyard. A Japanese fortress of a house is built into its boundary walls, an Australian bunker home has been built to withstand forest fires and a giant log cabin realises the Wild West dream in Montana.
On HGTV's Home Strange Home, step inside some decidedly different residences and see how visionary homeowners lived out their dreams and fantasies in the offbeat homes they created — including a fantastical artist's playground, an homage to Never Land and this spaceship house in L.A.
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