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The 4 most untraditional home constructions

Posted by:  Chip Poli
2013-10-04 10:57:34

Boasting historical significance and classical architecture, many homes along the East Coast are constructed from traditional materials like brick, wood and concrete. And, while many of these houses share an attractive exterior aesthetic, some homeowners look to customize their residence's interiors by incorporating their own personal style.

However, not all those who purchase residential property choose to adhere to the designs native to their region. Many homeowners try to set themselves apart from their neighbors by changing the color of their houses, or adding defining characteristics to their exteriors. 

Poli Mortgage Group understands that many people like to be recognized as individuals, and have their properties reflect their uniqueness. Members of our team of Loan Officers work closely with each client to find them favorably low rates and secure them with affordable payment plans. For 12 years, we have been helping our customers along the path to homeownership, and have originated more than 40,000 mortgages in that time. We currently operate in 17 states from Florida to Maine, and have seen our fair share of eclectic homes.

One of the most creative ways in which people can customize their houses is by incorporating odd building materials and layouts. Whether it is glass or plastic, stone or soil, homeowners across the country have updated their properties in experimental ways. The following four houses have all been built using untraditional methods and materials.

Tennessee treehouse
Although this home is built from wood, it is considered unconventional by many. Based on six trees in Crossville, Tenn. this 97-foot-tall structure is regarded by locals as the world's largest treehouse, according to Slate. The five-story edifice, which contains 80 rooms, a church and bell tower, took its builder, Minister Horace Burgess, around 14 years and about $12,000 to construct. 

British Lego house
The plastic building blocks beloved by children all over the world have served as the primary construction material for a two-story house in Surrey, England, the Daily Mail reported. Popular British television host, James May, had the structure built using more than 3 million Legos - complete with running water and modern furnishings. About 1,200 people help construct the house.

Home, sweet cave
Touting a storied past as a mine, roller skating rink and a popular public venue for concerts, this 15,000-square-foot cave in Festus, Mo., is now home to Curt and Deborah Sleeper. After purchasing the property on eBay in 2003, the couple spent more than four years designing the space that they would use as a private residence and professional office. Today, the house features all of the creature comforts one would expect to find, including electricity, running water and heating systems. 

Celebrated hilltop home
Completed in 1924, this house designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is constructed from more than 27,000 concrete blocks in the Mayan Revival style. Due to its intricate design, the property served as the backdrop for such films as Blade Runner and retained a multimillion-dollar price tag even after sustaining considerable structural damage. After spending two months on the Los Angeles market, the home was purchased by billionaire Ron Burkle.

Interested in laying claim to your own unique property? Poli Mortgage Group can help you calculate your buying power and find the type of home that would best suit your lifestyle - no matter what it's made from. As a trusted authority in residential lending, we have written more than $11 billion in mortgages and maintain an A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau. If you're looking to buy a house anywhere on the East Coast, odds are, we can help. Call us at 866-353-7654 to get started today.

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