This shingled starship-looking architectural home, aptly named the Starbird House, is the work of Frank Lloyd Wright disciple James Walter Schildroth. Recently listed in Bar Harbor, Maine, the brutalist construct is described as “unique,” “of-a-kind” and “inverted,” but we think a better description is, simply, pretty darn cool.
The design started with a request by the owner to exploit the prime vantage point where the Starbird House sits, a sprawling 5.1-acre promontory looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, Frenchman Bay and the forests of Acadia National Park.
Schildroth’s creation was an expanding design that swells from the bottom to offer four floors with a total of 12 rooms, 5.5 baths and approximately 7,800 square feet of room to move.
On his personal website, the organic architect offers a proper description of each level of the home:
“The top level is the largest. This floor includes the main living with dining, cove with fireplace and kitchen with breakfast all in one great space. A private study with full bath doubles as guest suite. Large outside balcony terrace areas complete the top level.”
“Level Three below contains the Master Suite. Two guest suites are complete with private baths and balconies. A laundry and a bunk room that can sleep four young-at-heart folks, complete this level.”
“Level Two is the entry point into the central stair which also serves as an art gallery. This level includes a billiard room, painting studio and a third guest suite, as well as the two-car garage and workshop.”
“Level One is a utility basement and is where the wood for the fireplace is stored. The necessity for the elevator with four stops is obvious.”
The Starbird House was previously offered as a primo, $9,000-a-week vacation rental, but you can proudly call the architectural property home for a cool $5.3 million.
Bety Bryer of The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International is the listing agent.
This article was originally published by Neal J. Leitereg on realtor.com. See more photos and the article source here.