Not only is it a home, it's recycling on a grand scale.Architect David Hertz
was commissioned to build a home
on a site
in Malibu that used to belong to eccentric designer
Tony Duquette. Duquette developed over 21 unique structures on the site incorporating found objects from all over the world, most of which were sadly destroyed by a fire in 1995. After some study, Hertz decided to build a home for his client that would be in keeping with Duquette's vision: He would construct a home out of a retired 747 airplane.
For the small price of $50,000 for the tons of material that can be harvested from a 747, the Wing House
includes a Meditation Pavilion, Art Studio Building, and Animal Barn. And, of course the roofs are made from the plane's wings. Hertz had to register the house's roof with the Federal Aviation Administration so that pilots in the air don't mistake it for a crashed plane.
I love this home, simply because I'm a huge fan of recycling. I shuddered at the claim on Hertz's website: "American consumers and industry throw away enough aluminum in a year to rebuild our entire airplane commercial fleet every three months."