It takes a certain amount of confidence to name a property “Elysium,” the mythological Greek idea of immortal paradise. One step inside this expansive mansion on the island of Mykonos and there is no doubt that such confidence — and such a title — is warranted. This sprawling mansion covers 700 square meters (7500 square feet) on a 4000 square meter (43,000 square feet) property and includes nine bedrooms and ten bathrooms. In addition to unparalleled views of the crystal blue ocean, Elysium has two private pools, a helipad, gym, and an iPad-operated home control system.

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These outlandish concrete dream homes are set in equally outlandish settings, completely secluded as though settled on some alien planet. Designed by Shanghai and Mumbai based architect and architectural photographer Amey Kandalgaonkar, these futuristic conceptual homes are the stuff of wild imagination. We kick off the creations with a Mars crater-like dwelling on planet Earth for tech mogul Elon Musk, before moving on to a U-shaped brutalist house, a twisted desert snake house, a Madain Saleh inspired home built into a colossal boulder, a narrow concrete container house, a riverside abode with miles of exterior walkways elevated through nature, and finally finish with an imposing jenga stack of volumes in a place of blissful zen.

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400 square meters of dream house stands in Varna, the resort town of Bulgaria, created by By Dezest Design. It materialises from the customers childhood fantasies of building a home on the picturesque seashore. A monolithic reinforced concrete structure supported by several supporting columns and walls, the house presented an interior space that was possible to plan most effectively. The interior is an amalgamation of cultures, traditions and trends that reflect the character of the customer and his family. The fusion includes elements of modern Japanese minimalism, Bauhaus, and ethnic details native to South Africa–though it is light and air that are the protagonists of this inspiring design story.

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