8 Bodacious Homes With Curves for Days

Combining swerves and verve, these homes showcase the allure of organic silhouettes.
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These one-of-a-kind abodes embrace their wonderfully curvy lines—from the Flintstone House in Northern California, to a hyper-modern wave design in Finland.

An Underground Hideaway That Was Inspired by the Shape of a Peanut

Architect Javier Senosiain created this remarkable home on a hilly site near Mexico City. "The green dune wraps itself around the inside spaces almost completely, rendering it almost invisible so that, from the outside, all one sees are grass, bushes, trees, and flowers," he says.

The living room features a bench filled with small polyurethane balls that conform to the shape and weight of the sitter.

A full view of Fang's additions to the Flintstone House, which includes large, oxidized-steel sculptures of dinosaurs and a giraffe—some over 15 feet high—and a "Yabba Dabba Doo" sign.

One can almost picture Wilma and Betty preparing dinner in the quirky kitchen.

In the woods of Malborghetto Valbruna in the Italian Dolomite commune of Tarvisio reside a pair of egg-shaped tree houses.

Like fruit in the trees, the pods appear to hover in midair.

The lush spaces of the Garden Room interweave plants into its organic form.

In the bathroom, the teal mosaic tile hug the curves of the walls, ceiling, and built-in shelving.

The roof's siding is made of painted plywood, while the facade is constructed from glass and spruce logs.

Polar Life Haus is a Finnish family company founded in 1907. The company is locally known as Honkatalot.

Villa Ypsilon was inspired by the shape of the letter "Y"—or ypsilon, as it's called in Greek. Each of the branches descend from the center, gently sloping to meet the earth.

Inside, the home stands out from the traditional Greek design vernacular.  Architects Theo Sarantoglou Lalis and Dora Sweijd experimented with different shapes to create the living room's acoustic ceiling and partition systems.

Describing what the Bloom House looks like is tricky; even architect Charles Harker won't reveal what the home is intended to depict.

The twist of the fire place matches that of the main staircase, and the carved wood is meant to emulate bones sticking out of skin.

Niko Architect and landscape firm Ecopochva designed a Moscow home that doesn’t play by the rectilinear rules of conventional architecture. Vegetation blankets the home’s concrete form, and its walls sweep upward and outward to become roofs. Molded floor-to-ceiling windows curve to grant panoramic views of the backyard and swimming pool.

A sweeping staircase spirals up to the second floor. A sculpture plays off the black marble floors, and a bonsai perches preciously on a rounded display ledge.




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