Whether you live by the seashore or in the middle of a busy city, nautical home décor has become quite popular with the homeowners. While some people go for maritime inspired décor for their home interiors, a few have taken their penchant to an entire new level by living in houses that literally look like seashells. If the beautiful seashells and nautical home décor interests you, do check out some of the most stunning Seashell houses after the jump.
- Seashell House
Location: Sverdlovsk region, Russia
Designed by: Yuriy Gaydukov, ArchStudia Vega
This stunning Seashell House in Sverdlovsk region, Russia features three different levels and a 7-meters high stained-glass window at its gable end that brings inside the natural light. The residential property uses bionic forms in its architecture. The walls and the ceiling of the Seashell House feature the chameleon coat that changes its color to the illumination and different time of the day. The construction of the Seashell house started in 2006 and ended in 2011.
- Conch Shell House
Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Owned by: Octavio Ocampo
One of the most unusual and unique home in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, the Conch Shell House is inspired by the form of seashell. Built with traditional material like concrete and recycled and found materials, the Conch Shell House draws inspiration for seashells for both the interior and exterior. A good amount of seashells and items found on the local beach has been used for the decoration. The Conch Shell House has two bedrooms for four people, two bathrooms and a swimming pool. You can rent this house too.
- Nautilus House
Location: Mexico City
Designed by: Mexican architect Javier Senosiain
Commissioned by a young couple with two children, the seashell-inspired Nautilus house was made using ferrocement construction. One of the major highlights of this huge snail-shaped house is the innovative entry that has been made into a wall of colorful stained glass. Everything for the interior and exterior has been chosen carefully to complement the organic theme of the architecture.
- Shell House
Location: Karuizawa, Nagaro, Japan
Designed by: Kotaro Ide, ARTechnic Architects
The awe-inspiring two-story Shell residence is spread over 3,500 square feet and offers majestic views of the forest of Karuizawa. The surrounding caves and rocks give a distinctive appearance to the shell shaped structure and its architecture aims to create a balance between the structure and the nature. The huge shell structure has been made with reinforced concrete to help protect the house from high humidity levels and the cold.