Shelter is one of the basic human needs.
The best homes turn that need into art, whether it’s an opulent French palace or a minimalist Midwestern country home.
Here are a selection of the most beautiful homes ever built by some of the most masterful architects who have ever worked.
It's a psychedelic 1907 restoration of a 1877 building. The interiors have Gaudi's signature sense of flow.
And promptly built a new house AROUND it, using corrugated metal to create atrium-like indoor/outdoor spaces.
Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser thought that the 'straight line was a godless line,' so his works, like the Hundertwasser House in Vienna, are full of topsy-turvy geometry.
While no longer a private residence, the Palace of Versailles is probably the most opulent home ever built.
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