Well, I’m inspired by this ingenious use of recylcing and design!
A Malibu, Calif. resident with a lust for aviation and creative upcycling enlists an architect to transform a retired Boeing 747 jumbo jet into a hilltop dream home.
When the concept behind Wing House, a luxury home in Malibu built from the remnants of a retired Boeing 747 jumbo jet, surfaced a few years back most folks who got wind of the audacious project had a standard “yeah, right, I’d like to see that happen” type of reaction. Well, what do you know … Wing House is happening with construction underway and set to be completed by the end of this year.
Francie Rehwald, the eco-minded co-owner of a Mercedes Benz dealership, enlisted architect David Hertz to build her a dream home in the hills of Malibu with a “curvilinear/feminine” shape.” Turns out, the best way to achieve that ladylike shape was with a roof made from an airplane wing. But Hertz didn’t stop there … he incorporated almost all of the 4.5 million parts from an old 747 into the main residence and auxiliary structures. The diverted-from-landfill airplane scraps cost in the ballpark $35,000. The total cost to build the home will be much more although I’m guessing nowhere near as much as the cost for a new 747: $200 million.