Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Retired 747 transformed into luxury home

747.jpg
7471.jpg
7472.jpg
7473.jpg
7474.jpg

For the vast majority of us, returning home to discover a Boeing 747’s wing where our roof should be would prompt immediate phone calls to our insurance company and silent prayers that we didn’t miss a “We don’t cover acts of God” proviso in the small print.

Still, the vast majority of us don’t own a 23-hectare (55-acre) plot of land in the remote hills of Malibu, California. That’s the location of the Wing House, designed by David Hertz Architects and built out of a decommissioned passenger jet (seen being dismantled, top left).

The main residence takes both wings and stabilisers from the tail and repurposes them as the master bedroom’s roof. There’s also an art studio that makes similar use of a 50ft-long section of the upper fuselage.

But it’s not just about laying scraps of the 747 over prefab structures. A 45ft-tall meditation room is being constructed out of the cockpit, while both a fire pit (top right) and a water feature have been built out of the engine cowling. Most of the plane will be used in some capacity.

In fact, if you’re interested in doing something similar, scrap planes can be picked up for under $50k (£31k) from aviation graveyards in the Californian desert. Although the hourly rate for delivering the parts via helicopter — the architects paid a cool $8k (£5k) for every 60 minutes — might prove a little more restrictive.

Especially if you’re expecting to make multiple transatlantic trips back and forth.

Studioea.com

Related

1292001352-a0012447b-copia.jpg

The world's most remote house

Untitled-1.jpg

A Canadian house of dreams

rexfeatures_1254970e.jpg

Homemade home

More

Sylvanian Families with dark, twisted captions is hilarious

Prepare to have your childhood ruined

by Dave Fawbert
23 Aug 2017

If you use these 27 words it proves you're definitely not posh

But there's also 27 words that prove you are...

by Tom Victor
23 Aug 2017

German supermarket find genius way to make point about racism

They really hammered home the message

by Tom Victor
23 Aug 2017

Man ghosts girlfriend of three years, now she's his boss

Revenge is going to be so sweet...

by Gary Ogden
23 Aug 2017

The traditional stag do is dying, and guess whose fault it is...

What's the point of a stag do without far too much booze?

by Dave Fawbert
23 Aug 2017

Stormzy calls out Met Police for bizarre Notting Hill Carnival tweet

Once again, he is spot on

by Dave Fawbert
22 Aug 2017

A story saying Big Ben will be renamed for Muslims has upset idiots

Winding up racists - never not funny

by Dave Fawbert
21 Aug 2017

13 facts about cheating all couples need to know

Number one fact: Don't do it

by Gary Ogden
21 Aug 2017

Londoners have revealed their favourite and most-hated Tube lines

Which is your favourite line?

by Dave Fawbert
21 Aug 2017

The 10 most liveable cities in the world have been named

Did your home make the cut?

by Tom Victor
21 Aug 2017