Friday, April 21, 2006

Um, Can I Housesit?

Ok - this has to be the coolest thing ever!

"A wealthy California woman is to turn a Boeing 747 jet into a house on some of the most exclusive real estate in the world. Francie Rehwald wanted a house that was environmentally friendly and "feminine". Architect David Hertz, a specialist in using recycled materials, said she was stunned when he recommended an old 747, the biggest commercial aircraft in service. The jumbo jet cost about 40,000 dollars from a cemetery for more than 1,500 scrap airliners in the California desert. The jet is to be moved in parts to a 55-acre (22-hectare) site in the Malibu Hills near the Pacific Ocean and Rehwald admits the final cost will be several million dollars. The wings will be the main house. The cockpit will become a meditation temple, the jet's trademark hump will become a loft and the remaining scrap will be used for more buildings."

I have to admit that when I read the story I was thinking about how kooky this story seems but I'll be damned if the computer rendering doesnt make the house look spectacular!

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