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.
From the dazzling to the daring, to the downright bizarre, we're inside the world's most extreme homes. This amazing assortment includes a Mexican house that literally lights up. a fairy-tale cottage in Canada fit for a hobbit in Canada, an Australian home that soars over stormy seas and a home shaped like a pile of boxes in Korea. A raised eyebrow adorns a home in Oregon while a modern designer graces a French chateau. Eleven cubes stack up for a house in Spain, traditional decoration goes modern in Russia, and history comes to life in Italy. A house in Colorado was inspired by barnacles and there's a space-station home in the Connecticut woods.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a New York home inspired by a diamond ring, a house in Mexico like a shark, an 800 year old Scottish fortress and a South African home covered in colourful symbols. An Australian house echoes the trees that surround it, an enormous home in Japan has been turned inside out while Colorado has a real cliff-hanger. Four flats combine into one huge Russian residence, a super-strong home in California is made of dirt, a German loft has a glass overcoat and a Canadian home is all set to sail off into the sunset.
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 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 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 an American home which is like discovering a lost civilization, a house in Japan shaped like a staircase, one in South Africa which is so well-camouflaged that it almost vanishes into the wilderness and an Australian residence whose owners think they're living on Cloud Nine. Germany has a six-story wedge, Mexico has a seaside home made out of a bridge, every exterior wall possible has been made out of glass in Oakland and there's a self-styled temple to the gods in France. A Norwegian house nestles in a tree, a Portuguese one honors a whole forest and there's a pyramid home in Seattle perched on top of a skyscraper.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Californian desert house open to the sky, a Japanese sliver of a residence like a shark's fin, a home in Australia that is more campsite than house and one in Colorado that looks like a UFO has landed. A German residence spins like a flower turning to the sun, an English home is a dream come true for train lovers and Russia has an apartment that wants to be a palace. A Connecticut home is like a concrete colossus while an Italian one has tiny turrets, Belgium goes for a super-sleek glass house and a home shaped like a ship has run aground in Washington.
From the dazzling to the daring, to the downright bizarre, we're inside the world's most extreme homes. This amazing assortment includes a Californian house which is a movie star, a factory home in France complete with industrial machinery, an Australian residence in the shape of a sand dune and a magical kingdom in a German city. Montana has a little box on the prairie, a Korean home pixilates family life, Denmark has a house like a 3D puzzle and there's one with three towers and a drawbridge in Scotland. An Italian palace has had an 800 year makeover, X marks the spot for a house in Spain and a home in Florida is a treetop woodland getaway.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a New York apartment designed around a violin, a South African home with a butterfly roof, a disappearing dwelling in Australia and a Spanish home wrapped around a mountain.
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Portuguese house built inside a ruin, a PVC bubble in France, a Californian home designed for performing arts and a residence beneath a wildflower meadow in England. A Japanese house makes a great deal from very little, while one in Australia is perched on a thousand-foot cliff top, California has a black-and-white masterpiece in the Hollywood Hills and a Brazilian home sits high in a fig tree. A Thai residence is based on a journey through life, there's one in Chile made from old shipping containers and Oregon has a glass farmhouse.
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 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 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.
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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