THE FAMOUS MALIBU 747 WING HOUSE
Sleep under the wings of a 747! This home is THE world famous 747 Wing House. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains with unparalleled views from everywhere in the home. House is made of cement, steel, glass, and the 747 wings overhead.
Interiors are designed with gracious comfort and entertaining in mind. Lounge around the 60 foot long swimming pool; pick fresh herbs, veggies; pluck fruit/nuts from the 40 fruit/nut trees; play a little Bocce from regulation court; hike in surrounding valley/mountains (State Parkland);or just cozy up with a good book in one of the many hammocks strategically placed around this 55 acre estate.
Interesting facts about The Famous Malibu Wing House:
Rehwald's "Wing House" is made almost entirely out of the recycled parts of a 747 Boeing plane. Aluminum airplane wings make up the roof and ceiling, and while they might be most striking, more than 4.7 million other parts were repurposed for the house.
Inspiration to use old plane parts came from the house's original design. Rehwald wanted to avoid the masculine angularity of common rooftops, so she asked her architect, David Hertz, to construct something lighter and more slender.
The house was built on a 55-acre property off of Cotharin Road in Ventura County at the western edge of the Santa Monica Mountains, northwest of Malibu, California, and was formerly owned and occupied by famous artist and Hollywood set designer Tony Duquette. Duquette's property was burned in the Green Meadow fire of 1993, which resulted in the complete destruction of over twenty-one of the structures that he and his wife had created from recycled objects and movie sets.
The main house comprises two separate buildings linked together on three levels and uses two wings and two horizontal stabilizers from a Boeing 747-100. The lower house is partially open air and has 18-foot-tall (5.5 m) ceilings topped with the left 747 wing. The upper structure creates the main house and uses the right wing as the main roof and two horizontal stabilizers as the roofs of the master bedroom and bathroom.
The finished main house incorporates the wings of the 747-100. Hertz also designed many outlying buildings that use the remaining portions of the 747 fuselage. An art studio building will use a 50 ft. 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 a guest house. The lower half of the fuselage, which forms the cargo hold, will form the roof of a barn. A meditation pavilion will be made from the entire front of the airplane, measuring 28 ft. in diameter and 45 ft. tall, in which the cockpit windows will form a skylight.
And did we mention that you can rent this home for your guests to stay over the holidays?Amazing!