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Curvy ‘Butterfly’ house by Wallace Cunningham lists for $11.4m in California

A curvaceous cliff-top home by San Diego architect Wallace Cunningham is for sale on California’s Monterey Peninsula for $11.4m.

Cunningham is a follower of the Frank Lloyd Wright tradition of ‘organic architecture’, and the extraordinary house, dubbed Serenity, is said to be inspired by the wings of a butterfly. It ‘hovers’ above a private cove in Carmel Highlands.

California property Butterfly’ house by Wallace Cunningham
Photography: via Sotheby’s International Realty

The three-bedroom home – which has echoes of John Lautner’s curving Garcia House from the 1960s – was completed earlier this year, and is capped by a specially engineered, curved stainless-steel roof. Soaring floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide a view straight through the building’s main level, housing the living room, dining room and kitchen.

Even the bathroom has glass walls, but future residents don’t need to worry about feeling exposed… Motorised blinds provide privacy for the 2,667 sq ft California property, shielding inhabitants for prying eyes.

California property Butterfly’ house by Wallace Cunningham
Photography: via Sotheby’s International Realty

Interior finishes across the startling home – on the market via Nicole Truszowski and Brad Towle of Sotheby’s International Real Estate – include polished concrete floors, a limed oak staircase, and raw concrete finishes.

Two stone staircases leading down the water’s edge through landscaped grounds.

California property Butterfly’ house by Wallace Cunningham
Photography: via Sotheby’s International Realty

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