In the course of sifting through thousands of listings each year in search of the gems, one can't help but happen upon some architectural oddities. They're all odd, but not necessarily pejoratively, particularly when a noted architect is involved. When Frank Gehry first started working his whimsical designs into the Southern California landscape, his neighbors were up in arms, but once people came around to his brand of architecture, they began commissioning massive homes like this, the Schnabel House, listed for $13M. Its companions on the top 10 weirdest homes of the year don't have this A-list name to fall back on, but they're still worth a look. Click through the gallery above for more.
· Curbed Awards 2011 [Curbed National]