In 2005 Art League Houston gave two decaying studio houses to sculptors Dan Havel and Dean Ruck.
The artists decided to turn them into one fascinating structure, namely the inversion house. Dan and Dean made a funnel-like vortex starting at the front of the house .
The exterior skin of the houses were peeled off and used to create the narrowing spiral as it progressed through the hallway connecting the two buildings and exiting through a small hole into an adjacent courtyard.
This organic piece of architecture is carved out of rocks created by the volcanic ash from Mt. Erciyes and Mt. Hasan in Turkey. These is actually just some of the many volcano houses in Turkey.
During the 7th century, hollowed rocks initially served as homes and chapels for early Christians
As the name suggests, this unusual house looks like a pyramid and is plated with 24 karat gold. Contractor Jim Onan’s fascination with Egyptology inspired him to construct this amazing house in the 1960’s.