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10 quirky homes for anti-establishment types

From Zillow blog

Editor’s note: This article is reposted with permission of Zillow. View the original item: "Off-Beat Homes Perfect for the Off-Beat Personality"

By Erika Riggs

When hippies retire among the waves of baby boomers, where do they hang up their tie-dye? Because not everyone wants a condo on a golf course in Hilton Head, or fits the Florida lifestyle where mall walking is a daily form of exercise.

Not that there is anything wrong with either of those, but perhaps the answer for anti-establishment types is an offbeat home. A dwelling that fits so seamlessly into the landscape — unlike its occupants, maybe — it’s tough to tell it’s there.

Whether the brainchild of an artist, architect or just someone with a penchant for unusual design, we rounded up some of the most unusual examples of offbeat real estate, with homes that vary from a grass-covered dune to a rotating dome.

Art Meets Architecture
3331 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
For sale: $349,000

This Cincinnati home for sale took architect Terry Brown more than 10 years to pull off. Brown and students from University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning sculpted the home from a variety of mixed materials, including wood, colored glass, shell and ceramic. See more photos of the home.