Starbird House by James Schildroth

This shingled starship-looking architectural home, aptly named the Starbird House, is the work of Frank Lloyd Wright disciple James Walter Schildroth. Recently listed in Bar Harbor, Maine, the brutalist construct is described as “unique,” “of-a-kind” and “inverted,” but we think a better description is, simply, pretty darn cool.

The design started with a request by the owner to exploit the prime vantage point where the Starbird House sits, a sprawling 5.1-acre promontory looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, Frenchman Bay and the forests of Acadia National Park.

Schildroth’s creation was an expanding design that swells from the bottom to offer four floors with a total of 12 rooms, 5.5 baths and approximately 7,800 square feet of room to move.

On his personal website, the organic architect offers a proper description of each level of the home:

“The top level is the largest. This floor includes the main…

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