I enjoy seeing different types of architectural buildings and houses. What some find as crazy looking, or bizarre, others will find as a fine piece of art. Whatever it may be, these are a few that I had to take a 2nd and 3rd look at, to make sure I was seeing them in their true perspective. You can view photos of all the ones I have listed in this article, HERE.
The Crooked House in Staffordshire
In Staffordshire, UK, there is a dining pub named the Crooked House, that’s said to be haunted. So not only do you get to experience objects that can roll uphill, and the overall strange feeling of the building being crooked, you also get the strange feeling of the supernatural that is said to inhabit this building.
People stop here for a quick drink, and a bite to eat. It’s located on Coppice Hill, and the mining subsidence is what caused this building to lean 4 ft. lower on one side, than it is on the other. This is not a fine dining place, and it’s mainly for people that are in the area. The food served here is very similar to food that you would get in a bar.
The Crooked House was built in 1765, originally as a farm house. It was later known as the Siden House, and even later it was nicknamed the Glynne Arms, due to the people that owned the land at the time. By the time the 1940s came around, Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries purchased the building, and by then, it was listed as unsafe. Buttress supports, and girders, were used to hold the building in place. This way the building kept it’s original appearance, yet was still safe for visitors. It’s visited daily, and many people say that it makes them a little disillusioned when they see it.
The Kryzywy Domek
This particular crooked house is located in Sopot, Poland. It was built in 2004, and it’s 4,000 sq. meters. It is located at the Rezydent Shopping Center. It’s definitely a building that sticks out from the rest. It was designed by Szotynsey Zaleski, based on a fairytale.
The Crooked House of Windsor
This crooked house is also known as the Market Cross House. It was built in 1592, and was refurbished in 1718. Due to the fact that unseasoned green oak was used to rebuild this quaint building, it later caused it to start tilting. Therefore all the tilting that was done, occurred after 1718. It’s now an English style tea room, that is located at 51 High Street, in Windsor, England.
The Crooked Dance Building
This building was given this nickname because it was said that the 2 buildings appeared as if they were dancing. Some people referred to it as the, Drunk House. I think it looks more like the latter.
It’s actually the Nationale Nederlanden building, and it’s located in downtown Prague, in Czech Republic. It was completed in 1996. It’s occupied by business offices, and multinational firms. There is a French restaurant located on it’s roof. That’s a pretty cool feature. You work, and then can eat at a restaurant in the same building, while you get a view of the city from the roof.