Up in the hills of Malibu, California rests the guts of a retired Boeing 747 jumbo jet. These parts aren't just strewn around, however. They've been put to good use constructing the "Wing House," which, as you can see, is aptly named: those roofs used to be wings.
The plane, purchased for a cool $50,000 as scrap, hasn't been entirely used up in the design just yet. Still, with the main residence completed and putting the wings of the craft to good effect, the grounds are already brimming with the spirit of aviation.
Here are the plans for the rest of the bits and pieces, according to architect Dave Hertz his team at Studio of Environmental Architects:
The Main Residence [uses] both of the main wings as well as the 2 stabilizers from the tail section as a roof for the Master Bedroom. The Art Studio Building will use a 50-foot long section of the upper fuselage as a roof, while the remaining front portion of the fuselage and upper first class cabin deck will be used as the roof of the Guest House.
The lower half of the fuselage, which forms the cargo hold, will form the roof of the Animal Barn. A Meditation Pavilion will be made from the entire front of the airplane at 28 feet in diameter and 45 feet tall; the cockpit windows will form a skylight. Several other components are contemplated for use in a sublime manner, which include a fire pit and water element constructed out of the engine cowling.
Who doesn't love sitting in a window seat and looking out over the wings? With the Wing House, you get that all the time, right from your porch.
Check out more of the wing-roofed structure, inside as out, as well as the rest of the property in the gallery below.
Images from Inhabitat, courtesy of SEA.