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Codman Island Residence / Camden, Maine

The conversation pit may be making a comeback, but it’s still fun to see the seating areas in their original state. That’s the case for this three-bedroom, two-bath house in Camden, Maine. Located on Megunticook Lake in a forested area with two docks, the 150 square metre house boasts a unique octagonal shape. Inside, the 1967 design looks untouched, with wood-panelled walls and an open floor plan. If you’re looking for an untouched conversation pit — in a lake front location, to boot — 55 Codman Island Road is on the market for $799,000 — via Curbed

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Double Trouble / Hot Chop Speed Shop

Squeezing two Harley engines into one chassis is a special form of lunacy, most commonly found in the drag racing scene in the USA. Despite the wealth of tuning talent in Japan, no double-engined Harley has been built there — until now. Kentaro Nakano of Hot Chop Speed Shop in Kyoto is the man who has broken the drought. The front engine is a 1969 vintage ironhead, and the engine behind it is a couple of years older — via Bike EXIF

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Eppich 2 / Arthur Erickson

Arthur Erickson-designed Eppich 2 House in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is up for sale. This is a bold statement from a significant Canadian architect. In fact, Eppich 2 was described as the architect’s most complete work by the man himself. Several decades on and this is still a design that stops you dead in your tracks. If you want to be just the second-ever owner of Eppich 2 House, you will need $16,800,000 — via WowHaus

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Snake River Canyon / Carney Logan Burke

Set in a field of native grasses and wild flowers and surrounded by the Bridger Teton National Forest, this sprawling five-bedroom, seven-bath mountain contemporary home was designed by Carney Logan Burke to blend into its natural surroundings. The exterior features a mix of barn wood, limestone, and copper, with angled roofs and plenty of sloping lines. If an exclusive Wyoming retreat sounds good to you, 14750 South Wagon Road is on the market now for $11,900,000 — via Curbed

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Box House / FCstudio

Flavio Castro sees your windows and does you one better. The Brazilian architect and founder of FCstudio designed himself a one-bedroom house in São Paulo where nearly all of the walls open to the outside. The aptly named Box House is a house that’s shaped like a box. But what the simply shaped home lacks in geometric grandeur it makes up for in indoor-outdoor magic — via Curbed

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Henderson Residence / Richard Pleger

Measuring a practical 184 square metres, the home features classic post and beam construction designed by Richard Pleger, a colleague of Richard Netura in Southern California. The home was constructed by OL Raney in 1966. It’s since been restored, with attention to preserving the original cast concrete tiles on the fireplace, the working thermador in-wall bathroom heaters, and the unique closets and hardware. If a cheerful mid century modern in a warm climate sounds just right to you, 218 East Country Club Drive is on the market now for $437,000 — via Curbed

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Gross House / A Quincy Jones

Boasting the expansive interior spaces and indoor-outdoor integration for which A Quincy Jones is known, this 1951 this two-bedroom, two-bath home tucked in the hills above Brentwood features restored post-and-beam construction and beautifully sloping roof lines. At 100 square metres, the home may not be as large as Jones’ more famous designs, but this modest abode still brings that mid century charm with a liveable, airy vibe. If this early mid century gem looks just right for you, 860 Hanley Avenue is on the market now for $2,395,000 — via Curbed

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DCR-018 Billet Sting / DNA Filters

Dino and his son Marios Nikolaidis, a father-and-son team from Greece, have tossed the rulebook in the bin, with this incredible monocoque built around a BMW R nineT engine. The honeycomb monocoque on DCR-018 Billet Sting is CNC-milled from ten billets of 6082-T651 aluminium — a high-strength grade that’s easily machined and commonly found in everything from cranes to beer barrels — via Bike EXIF

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Kawasaki W1R / Raccia Motorcycles

This amazing Kawasaki, however, first surfaced two years ago at The Quail Gathering. And it’s only just been shot properly. But that’s okay, because the bike took master builder Mike LaFountain of Raccia Motorcycles seven years to complete—and nearly broke him in the process. Mike has created a stunning replica of the ultra-rare W1R, which was Kawasaki’s late 1960s equivalent of the legendary Matchless G45 production racer — via Bike EXIF

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East Baltimore Street Residence / Urban Operations

Looking a bit like an architectural Transformer in the middle of taking on a new form, this Highland Park home by the firm Urban Operations takes a highly structured, geometric approach to occupying a hillside. There are no organic forms or curves following the contours of the land; rather, the house seems to exist in tension with the topography that surrounds it, as if it’s ready to fold into a different shape altogether in the event of a landslide or earthquake. The three-bedroom, 3-bath house is now up for sale by Urban Operations architect John Southern for $1.3 million — via Urbanist