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An unusual butterfly-shaped house with no walls on the main floor has gone up for sale in Greece for £5.2 million ($6.78m).
I think it's fair to say most people looking for a house would, at the very least, aim for a structure with four walls and a roof. Such features offer the privacy many people desire when relaxing in their own home; protecting them from the prying eyes of passersby or, at the very least, protecting them from gusts of wind or cold weather.
It's hard to imagine anyone would fork out thousands – let alone millions – more than the average house price to actually avoid having walls, but the sellers of this particular house are obviously hoping that's exactly what will happen.
Located in one of the area's most affluent suburbs on the picturesque coastline of Vouliagmeni, Greece, the house spans 5,381 square feet and features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a private basement, an open-plan living area and an indoor pool.
It overlooks outdoor features including artificial lakes and floating paths, and from above depicts the shape of a butterfly, with holes in the ceiling mimicking patterns on the wings.
Though the home is undoubtedly luxurious, the owners would have to get used to the fact there are no walls on the top floor and just a few on the basement floor. The home gives a new meaning to the words 'open plan', with various types of greenery around the home working to further bring the outside in.
Hints of purple and low-beam lighting shine through the home and appear to make the ‘butterfly’ come to life, while the lack of walls and simplistic furniture allow visitors to focus on the scenery outside, including Greek sunsets.
The house is currently decked out with a curvy sofa that sits alongside a natural stone wall in the private basement, as well as a mirror-style headboard and centrepiece, and a private closet area in the bedrooms.
It is located near the city centre and is currently listed for €6,350,000 EUR (£5,266,721) with JK Property & Yachting, Athens.
Admittedly it probably wouldn't be the best place to be on a windy day, but I imagine most people would agree that a blustery day in a luxurious villa in Greece would be favourable to some of the bitter blasts of wind we're faced with in Britain.
Plus, the house would definitely make for a good talking point!
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