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We all have an idea of what our dream house should look like, and to each and every one of us, the image is very different. To some, it’s a charming little cottage at the end of a lane in some tiny little village; to others - it’s a stunning townhouse in Manhattan, but we bet none of us thought of these interesting houses that we’ve gathered in our list as their top pick! Not that they are ugly - far from it! - but that these are such unique houses, they defy all the laws of common taste. Piqued your interest? 

To build upon the excitement of the last sentence, we’ll give you some examples of the cool houses you’re about to see. First off, we have a bona fide Smurf house on our list, which is a stellar example of architecture design but rather an interesting choice to live in. Then there’s an assortment of treehouses, which, again, are pieces of beautiful architecture, but we’re wondering how they would work to actually live in. And lastly, there’s a section of purely awe-inspiring, gorgeous, and sublime old cottages and townhouses whose pictures immerse us into the world of dreams (and make us hope to win a lottery).

So, you might have gathered that this is going to be a very thorough list - from weird houses to dream homes, you’ll definitely find something that catches your eye. All you have to do now is to scroll down below and check them out! Show your favorite houses some love by upvoting their pictures and share this article with your friends!


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Early 1900's Craftsman Home In Seattle

Early 1900's Craftsman Home In Seattle

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A Beautiful Rainy, Misty Autumn Day From North Wales

A Beautiful Rainy, Misty Autumn Day From North Wales

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So My Uncle Built And Lives In His Very Own Hobbit House

So My Uncle Built And Lives In His Very Own Hobbit House

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Gothic Looking Building In Highgate, London

Gothic Looking Building In Highgate, London

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This Small Stone House In Edinburgh, Scotland

This Small Stone House In Edinburgh, Scotland

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JMC5003
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love all the flowers. I think this is the town where everyone goes all out with their yards (such as they are) in the summer. I wish everyone had opportunity, time, money and bandwidth to do stuff like this - it's so rewarding and somehow calming. At least, I find it to be so.

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Fairytale House In Austria

Fairytale House In Austria

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Headless Roach
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel like all houses in Austrian mountains look like this and it's beautiful

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This Fairytale Cottage Was Built With Red Brick In The 1840s In Hertfordshire, Southern England

This Fairytale Cottage Was Built With Red Brick In The 1840s In Hertfordshire, Southern England

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House Built In 1623. Yokohama, Japan

House Built In 1623. Yokohama, Japan

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Trulli, Traditional Stone Dwelling, Puglia, Italy

Trulli, Traditional Stone Dwelling, Puglia, Italy

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SkekVi
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

would add a lot of colour and stringlights to this but it looks nice and cool!

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In Grimsby Where The Little Cottages Did Not Disappoint

In Grimsby Where The Little Cottages Did Not Disappoint

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My 1st reaction was, "Oh what a neat little house and check out that truc...what. the. hell. is. that...OMG!"

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One Of My Favorite Chestnut Hill Houses Surrounded By Verdant Splendor, After Much Needed Rain

One Of My Favorite Chestnut Hill Houses Surrounded By Verdant Splendor, After Much Needed Rain

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A Witchy Treehouse In Pacific Northwest

A Witchy Treehouse In Pacific Northwest

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SkekVi
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i wouldn't live in the pacific northwest again if you paid me tbh. can't stand the kind of people up there.

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Quirky But Cosy. Isle Of Mull, Scotland

Quirky But Cosy. Isle Of Mull, Scotland

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SkekVi
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't normally like 'meld the old and the new' but this time it works incredibly well. HOw gorgeous.

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Stone Cottage In Snow Covered Milldale, Peak District, Derbyshire, England

Stone Cottage In Snow Covered Milldale, Peak District, Derbyshire, England

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#37

Fallingwater Under Snow, Designed By Frank Lloyd Wright In 1935

Fallingwater Under Snow, Designed By Frank Lloyd Wright In 1935

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I adore Frank Lloyd Wright and his architectural style. I did a research paper on him for my Arts class while in college.

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Wanted To Show Off Our Family’s Cabin! My Children Will Be Sixth-Generation Owners

Wanted To Show Off Our Family’s Cabin! My Children Will Be Sixth-Generation Owners

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Nestled Away, Out Of View, Lies One Of Nine Unique Cottages, Laid Out Around An Open Green

Nestled Away, Out Of View, Lies One Of Nine Unique Cottages, Laid Out Around An Open Green

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Classic San Franciscan Victorian With A Very Modern Color Aesthetic

Classic San Franciscan Victorian With A Very Modern Color Aesthetic

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Brutalist Designed Villa On Riverside Bali

Brutalist Designed Villa On Riverside Bali

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My First Home Is My Dream Home. I Love It So Dang Much (1880 Second Empire)

My First Home Is My Dream Home. I Love It So Dang Much (1880 Second Empire)

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An Average House In The Cotswolds. Every Cottage In This Area Is Like Something Out Of A Storybook

An Average House In The Cotswolds. Every Cottage In This Area Is Like Something Out Of A Storybook

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Built A Garden House For My Beautiful Wife... Hard To Leave

Built A Garden House For My Beautiful Wife... Hard To Leave

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This Is My Take On An Elvish Cottage. Cozy And Quiet And Named Elvyn After My Oldest Son

This Is My Take On An Elvish Cottage. Cozy And Quiet And Named Elvyn After My Oldest Son

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Architect Arthur Erickson's Graham House (1962), Vancouver

Architect Arthur Erickson's Graham House (1962), Vancouver

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. This competes with Frank Loud Wright's work, IMO. Very much in the same vein. I'd hate to clean all that glass, but what a beautiful home!

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Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island

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At 742 Centre Ave... This Queenanne Definitely Gets My Victorian Vibe Racing And Thankfully It’s Not Painted All White

At 742 Centre Ave... This Queenanne Definitely Gets My Victorian Vibe Racing And Thankfully It’s Not Painted All White

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La Maison De Hary Cot Is A Place You Need To Visit When In Durbuy

La Maison De Hary Cot Is A Place You Need To Visit When In Durbuy

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought it was always hot in Dubai. /s /Sarcasm. /joke. /humor. /warning:jokejusthappened. /jk. /justkidding.

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Milldale, Peak District, United Kingdom

Milldale, Peak District, United Kingdom

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Modern Meets Rustic In Barnhouse Renovation, Wyoming, USA

Modern Meets Rustic In Barnhouse Renovation, Wyoming, USA

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gym would not be my first choice to use that amazing space for. But yeah, everyone has their own preferences.

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One Of My Favorite Houses! Finally Got To Take A Photo On The Way To My Kids School

One Of My Favorite Houses! Finally Got To Take A Photo On The Way To My Kids School

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I Finally Got My Cottage Built. It’s Small At 220’ With A Bathroom On The Back And Will Comfortably Sleep

I Finally Got My Cottage Built. It’s Small At 220’ With A Bathroom On The Back And Will Comfortably Sleep

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This House Covered With Wisteria Vines In London, England

This House Covered With Wisteria Vines In London, England

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This Colourfully Decorated Gingerbread Cottage Completes My Grimsby Dollhouse Trilogy For The Summer

This Colourfully Decorated Gingerbread Cottage Completes My Grimsby Dollhouse Trilogy For The Summer

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Low-Energy Organic House Design With "Wild Slate Roof", Germany

Low-Energy Organic House Design With "Wild Slate Roof", Germany

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My Parents House In Denmark. It's Almost 100 Years Old

My Parents House In Denmark. It's Almost 100 Years Old

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Interesting And Historic Queen Anne Revival In Bucyrus, Ohio, USA

Interesting And Historic Queen Anne Revival In Bucyrus, Ohio, USA

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Our 1960s A-Frame In Southern Vermont

Our 1960s A-Frame In Southern Vermont

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Anna Meyers
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congratulations on having one in great shape. I have seen too many in my travels that have gone to ruin.

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled, Slovenia

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The Woodland Home, Wales

The Woodland Home, Wales

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Cozy Thatched Splendour In West Hagbourne An Attractive Village In Oxfordshire!

Cozy Thatched Splendour In West Hagbourne An Attractive Village In Oxfordshire!

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The Fairytale Treehouse, New Zealand

The Fairytale Treehouse, New Zealand

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