This Casuarina house looks like it has come from the future.
A FUTURISTIC house that appears to defy the rules of gravity has hit the market with an impressive price tag to match.
The beachfront property at Casuarina, which is listed for $3.888 million or 471 Bitcoins, has been designed to push the boundaries of architecture.
Its second level balances on top of the ground floor at a terrifying angle, making it look like it could topple at any moment.
It looks like it could fall over at any moment.
The entire wall of windows on the ground floor opens up to the outdoor area.
The open kitchen, dining and living area takes up the majority of the ground floor.
Owner and designer Greg Costello said its daring design was what made the building so impressive.
“There’s over 80 tonnes of weight (hanging) there,” he said.
But he was quick to assure the top level was not at risk of falling, explaining the structure was “anchored to the earth”.
Mr Costello, who is a builder and property developer by trade, bought the Beech Lane block in 2016 with plans to design the unusual home, aptly named “The Jetsons’’.
“I’ve got a bit of an ability to see what should be on blocks of land,” he said.
“It comes to me quite quickly. I stood on this block of land and said, ‘This is what it needs’.”
He called on Dimension3Architects to help design the five-bedroom house, which draws inspiration from Googie Architecture, in which buildings are defined by geometric shapes and bold use of glass, concrete and steel.
It can be completely opened up to the outdoor area.
The windows make it look like the inside of spaceship.
It has modern fixtures and fittings throughout.
“It only took six months from start to finish. Everything went really well in the build,” he said.
“This is the most liveable house I’ve ever owned or been in. It has an amazing flow.”
The north-facing wall of windows on the ground floor was his favourite part of the house.
“That entire wall opens up,” he said.
“The 28m of opening doors, it really feels like the inside is the outside. It’s very seamless.”
LJ Hooker Kingscliff agent Nick Witheriff, who is marketing the property with colleague Carol Witheriff, said Mr Costello had used the 841sq m block’s space well.
“They wanted to really draw on that 58m of north frontage that the block has,” he said.
The property had already generated plenty of attention in its first two weeks on the market.
“We had close to 3000 views online in the first five days,” he said.
“We’ve probably had six really decent inquiries as well.”
Mr Costello is selling the house to invest money in his cryptocurrency business.
The property pushes the boundaries of architecture and is unlike any other surrounding it.