Geometry Lesson: Homes for Sale by Shape

Traditionally speaking, the shape of a house is rectangular or square. While this serves as the standard, it most certainly isn’t the only option. We put together a list of homes that forego traditional and utilize shapes found across all pages of a geometry book. Take a look.

Octagon:3544 Church St, Boyne Falls, MI 49713 (above)
For Sale: $169,000

Constructed in the shape of an octagon, this eight-sided home isn’t short of sharp angles, or acreage. Situated on 80 acres of Boyne Falls real estate, this 1,800-sq ft home has two levels, both of which include a kitchen, living area and bedrooms. Additional features include 2 bathrooms, an outdoor patio and wrap-around deck. It’s perfect for “hunting and mushroom picking” and, with a 20 percent down payment and 30-year-mortgage, only costs $649 a month.

Parallelogram: 219 Ocean Blvd, Golden Beach, FL 33160 (above)
For Sale: $13,500,000

Can you spot the shape? Among a few others, this geometrically savvy piece of modern Golden Beach real estate is supported by a quadrilateral shape with two pairs of parallel sides, therefore forming a parallelogram. The oceanfront estate boasts almost 7,800-square feet of ultramodern living space with curved walls and ceilings, a floating staircase, glass-enclosed suspended second floor bridge, media room and gym. Also included on the park-like grounds is a two-story oceanfront guest house with an electronic roof, infinity-edge pool, and private beach.

Rectangle: 8250 Sanderling Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242 (above)
For Sale:

Another polygon and close relative to the parallelogram, the rectangle is a straightforward shape and no stranger to architecture. An award-winning beach house in Sarasota, FL, however, takes the 90 degree angles of the rectangle to a whole different level. Described as a home that “turns abstract art into concrete reality,” this 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom residence is separated into cubed and color-coded living spaces. With a large swimming pool, slide, oversized Jacuzzi, fire pit and volleyball court, this home “functions like a private family resort” and is unlike anything else on the Sarasota real estate market.

Circle: 17600 E Purple Sage Trl, Dewey, AZ, 86327 (above)
For Sale
: $185,000

Perhaps the home that strays the farthest from “traditional” home building is  this 2,462-square feet dome home. This circular and energy efficient 3-bedroom home sits on a two private acres in the quaint town of Dewey in Yavapai County, AZ.  A great room, large kitchen, dining room, upper storage room, and covered patio make up this unique piece of Arizona real estate, which also recently received a 43.9 percent price cut to its current asking price of $185,000.


Trapezoid: 580 Gonowabie Rd, Crystal Bay, NV 89402 (above)
For Sale
: $43,000,000

There are several elements of surprise within this trapezoidal shaped home. At first glance (look at photo 1), this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home seems modern yet minimal in design. As it turns out, this nearly 8,700-sq ft home is an “engineering masterpiece” boasting entire walls of glass, a glass elevator, 6-story glass stairwell, gym, spa, and “hidden garden rooms and living stairs.” Additionally, 98 feet of lake frontage, a steel pier and panoramic mountain views accompany this half acre piece of Incline Village real estate, bringing the asking price to a steep $43 million.

Triangle: 718 Dora Ave, Watertown, SD 57201 (above)
For Sale
: $215,900

This home gets right to the point. An A-frame home to the architectural eye, the 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom home takes after geometry’s three-sided member, the triangle. Listed on the Watertown real estate market for $215,900, it’s ideally located on Lake Kampeska and steps from local pubs, beaches and fishing. Listed as “totally furnished,” the 1,104-sq ft home includes a boat house, dock and its own boat.

Cube: 2228 Park Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (above)
For Sale
: $6,000,000

Four sides of equal length make this 2-unit condo building the perfect example of a square home. Given its 3-dimensions, it is technically a cubed home, which consists of two 4-story homes, each with an elevator, rooftop spa and deck, floor to ceiling windows and a third floor terrace. In total, there is over 10,000-sq ft of living space. Noted as being close to schools, the art district, Miami City ballet, beaches, and the canal, this piece of Miami Beach real estate could be a great for an investor or home buyer.