Spanish Chic

If you love round features, you’ll love the smooth, curving architectural lines surrounding the windows and garage of this distinctly Spanish home. Go ahead and show off the circular tile mosaic in your (also round) foyer, and tell all your friends you designed and installed it yourself and really worked up a sweat. After the hard work, you can shower in one of your four bathrooms, because, who doesn’t love options? Each bathroom adjoins one of the four bedrooms, so you can invite your friends without having to worry about peeing with the door open. Info: $939,000 4 bed, 4 bath, 4,677-square-foot, 1905 Champion Hills Dr., Reno, Chase International

Photo courtesy Dana Coons


1, 2, 3, Blastoff!

The angled front architecture of this house makes it look a bit like a spaceship (see Ground Control to Major Tardigrade) ready for takeoff, but that’s also what’s so cool about it! An exposed staircase inside the home adds a very interesting touch. Your home will definitely be the coolest of all your friends’. Tons of windows and an observation roof deck make this is a great place for stargazing too, so get that telescope ready! Info: $530,000, 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,510-square-feet, 10594 Snowshoe Cir., Truckee, sale by owner

Photo courtesy Ron Hull

Invite the Knights of the Round Table

The front of this home is like a medieval castle, with its rock detailing, rounded entryway, and heavy wooden front door. Inside, the spiral staircase is just begging you to slide down the banister. The interior is complete with interesting wooden details and open beam ceilings, as well as a woodstove with a brick patterned wall, and a rock fireplace. A three car garage completes your castle, so you can store your trusty steed, jousting equipment, and your ferrari too. Info: $1,850,000, 4 bed, 5 bath, 4,110-square-foot, 3095 Cedarwood Dr., Tahoe City, Chase International

Photo courtesy Kristina Mattson

Plus Best Bang For Your Buck!

Geodesic Hideaway

Did you know that geodesic homes have been praised for their energy efficiency and structural resistance to natural disaster? The majority of this home mimics the style of a complete dome and is also just plain cool looking! An updated interior and lots of living space make this place a great deal for something so artistically striking, at $299/square foot. Plus, a detached garage with an additional gear room is a great place to store those Tahoe toys. Info: $545,000, 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,820-square-foot, 10368 Jeffrey Way, Truckee, sale by owner

Photo courtesy Peter Beaupre


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    25 Year Las Vegas Realtor and former NV Building Engineer