Architecture / Design

There’s a lot of weird and wonderful architecture in this world, most of which contributes to everyday inspirations.

Here’s where I take a timeout from everyday landlord life and jump into the world of the rich, the ugly, the strange and the ridiculously expensive. Ultimately, it’s all design.

Bill Gates House & Inside Pictures

Bill Gates House & Inside Pictures

Architecture / Design / 215 Comments
Most Expensive House In The World, The $1 billion House

Most Expensive House In The World, The $1 billion House

Architecture / Design / 120 Comments
Most Expensive House In The World 2008

Most Expensive House In The World 2008

20 Aug 2008 / Architecture / Design / 56 Comments

One of the most popular articles on this website is actually Most Expensive House In The World 2007, which briefly discusses 2 properties in London that were purchased for a staggering £70m, which set new world records. Unfortunately, that’s yesterday’s news; it’s now staler than the ciabatta I’m having for lunch. It’s 2008 now, and […]

Smallest House In The World

Smallest House In The World

03 Jun 2008 / Architecture / Design / 55 Comments

Since the launch of the Biggest House In The World article there’s been a lot of interest shown on the matter, so obviously my next natural step was to weed out the smallest house in the world. Now, this whole issue can be extremely subjective and messy. I mean, by definition, a “house” is simply […]

Tony Blair’s £4million Stately Home

Tony Blair’s £4million Stately Home

06 May 2008 / Architecture / Design / 7 Comments

Blair certainly isn’t worried about the housing slowdown; he’s just purchased himself a rather cool mansion in Wotton Underwood, Bucks, for a super cool £4 million. There’s always been something about Tony Blair that I’ve liked. He carries this certain persona which comes across as rather charming. He’s that embarrassing dad that isn’t all that […]

Shark In A Roof- Crazy Or Compelling Property?

Shark In A Roof- Crazy Or Compelling Property?

02 Feb 2008 / Architecture / Design / 5 Comments

Apparently I must have been living under a sea rock for the last God knows how long, because I’ve only just been made aware of the fishy resident of Headington, The famous Headington Shark. Take a peak at this, if you haven’t already (all one or two of you I suspect): Pretty incredible, yeah? Oh […]

Biggest House In The World

Biggest House In The World

01 Jan 2008 / Architecture / Design / 154 Comments

I recently found out that the biggest house in the world is Windsor Castle, located in England, Berkshire. The castle’s floor area is approximately 484,000 square feet (about 45,000 square metres). The castle, after centuries of alterations, contains about 1,000 rooms and occupies 13 acres of land. Who would have guessed? I’ve visited the amazing […]

The Ugliest House In The World

The Ugliest House In The World

14 Dec 2007 / Architecture / Design / 29 Comments

Me and a few of my loyal companions decided to embark on a challenge- to uncover the ugliest house in the world. What an ambitious challenge, aye? We put together a list of guidelines to help us unravel the unfortunate piece of shit that is destined to top the poll of being the ugliest house […]

Prince William’s New Bachelor Pad

Prince William’s New Bachelor Pad

30 May 2007 / Architecture / Design / 6 Comments

Oh yes, Price William has set to move into his very first bachelor pad. Our highness has chosen to move into an upscale (of course) apartment complex in the exclusive Dolphin Square. Dolphin Square is a block of private apartments built near the River Thames at Pimlico in London. I’m sure the prince will have […]

Amazing Homes That Are Beautifully Odd

Amazing Homes That Are Beautifully Odd

27 May 2007 / Architecture / Design / 12 Comments

Here’s a selection of truly amazing homes that are just plain odd. Unfortunately, I know very little detail about these properties, the few I know something about have been explained. Nonetheless, that doesn’t stop me from appreciating the visual beauty, nor should it stop you. Not only does it take a great mind to conjure […]

50 Cent’s Crib

50 Cent’s Crib

27 May 2007 / Architecture / Design / 33 Comments

I present to you Mr 50 cent’s (the notorious rapper that infamously got shot 9 times) boudoir. Situated in Farmington, Connecticut, with an excess of 50,000 square feet of space, and overlooking a 1 acre Koi pond. I bet he could nearly squeeze in his entire entourage of followers into that space; that would be […]

The Taj Mahal- Facts And Myths

The Taj Mahal- Facts And Myths

11 Apr 2007 / Architecture / Design / 114 Comments

Where is the Tag Mahal Located? On the banks of river Yamuna in Agra, India. When was The Taj Mahal Constructed? 1631-1653 Who was The Taj Mahal built By? Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan Why was The Taj Mahal built? In memory of the Emperor’s dead wife How much land is The Taj Mahal spread over? […]

Pictures Of Destroyed Homes By Natural Disasters

Pictures Of Destroyed Homes By Natural Disasters

02 Apr 2007 / Architecture / Design / 1 Comment

Here’s examples of how powerful nature can be. Your property investment(s) could be taken away from you within seconds, while you remain helpless. Reality can be a real downer at times :) 1) 1960, San Francisco- Earth Quake 2) North Idaho- Hailstones 3) 1990, Kilauea Volcano -slow moving pahoehoe lava 4) 1999, Turkey- Earthquake 5) […]

Most Expensive Apartments In The World

Most Expensive Apartments In The World

21 Mar 2007 / Architecture / Design / 6 Comments

Previously I wrote an article on the Most Expensive House In The World; by shear chance I randomly came across an article regarding London flats/apartments that are rumoured to have a price tag of £84million. After reading that one particular article, I tried researching for more articles relating to the same story. I know the […]

Collection Of Celebrity Homes

Collection Of Celebrity Homes

16 Mar 2007 / Architecture / Design / 13 Comments

Here’s a list of celebrities and their luxury homes. The list is in no particular order. Bare in mind that these properties are probably just one out of several that each of these celebrities own. Sickening, isn’t it? It’s a different world, I swear… Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt Purchase Price: approximately $20 million Location: […]

Most Expensive House In The World 2007

Most Expensive House In The World 2007

09 Mar 2007 / Architecture / Design / 368 Comments

I was curious to find out what is currently the most expensive house in the world. Turns out, you would only need to buy a house for more than 70million pounds to be the owner of the most expensive house in the world. That’s not too bad, aye? Pocket change as far as I’m concerned. […]

Amazing Interior Design

Amazing Interior Design

09 Mar 2007 / Architecture / Design / 3 Comments

This is a follow on from my previous article about 10 Amazing Homes. However, this time we go deeper into some amazing properties. These interior designs are works of art by extremely creative designers. These rooms were blank canvases- these are truly inspirational. Which one or more of these masterpieces do you most like?

Amazing Homes

Amazing Homes

08 Mar 2007 / Architecture / Design / 4 Comments

Check out these amazing homes. They all have character in their own unique way. Looking at these images are a joy; they provide me with inspiration and hope- hope for the future, that maybe one day I will be the king of my very own castle :) Which one of these amazing houses would you […]

Types of houses

Types of houses

05 Feb 2007 / Architecture / Design / 9 Comments

The most common types of houses in England are as follows: Bungalow Cottage Detached End of terrace Flat Semi-detached terrace Bungalow Although people often think Bungalows and Cottages are the same, they’re actually not, although some may appear the same. Bungalows are low profiles types of housing, as are a lot of cottages, but the […]