Poised on a cliff overlooking the ocean, this remarkable wood-and-concrete home was inspired by the shape of a blooming lotus flower. Its architect is none other than Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, the anti-conventional modernist credited with bringing organic architecture into the modern age.
Built in 1978, the circular home has a 300-degree ocean view and features an incredible arched roof made of molded concrete supported by curved wood beams converging on a central glass staircase. The home’s curved spaces and clean lines are quite beautiful, especially when warmed up by an excess of Douglas fir paneling.
The home was commissioned by Dr. Samuel Yen, a world-renowned endocrinologist who specialized in the female reproductive cycle. The 3,379-square-foot building has been featured on HGTV’s "Extreme Homes" and holds three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a family room, library, and sauna.