As a lifelong Trekkie, I go through occasional phases of wishing to own a home modelled after a Federation starship. Usually, though, these midday fantasies are foiled by two incontrovertible facts:
1. Owning such a home would likely impede my ability to one day court and marry an actual human female and potentially start a family.
2. A guy in England actually already tried this, and he wound up sad, broke and alone.
With that in mind, this house in Los Angeles seems like a very solid compromise.
Designed by California’s Arshia Achitects — and recently honoured with the prestigious American Institute of Architects Los Angeles 2016 Design Award — it’s a stunning, futuristic structure that looks enough like a set from J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot that I could walk around it pretending to be Captain Kirk, but not so much that it would scare off any non-geek friends or family who come over to hang.
Situated on the edge of the Hollywood Hills, the two-storey home takes full advantage of the jaw-dropping views of the city below.
Inside, you’ll find an angular, open-concept living room with large enough sliding doors and high enough ceilings to double as a shuttle bay.
There’s also a custom-built kitchen perfect for whipping up a nice pot of tea, Earl Grey, hot…
…a lounge area that looks just right for a game of three-dimensional chess…
…and a bedroom as comfortable and well-appointed as even the finest captain’s quarters.
At this point, you’re probably thinking, Jeez, dude, you’ve taken this whole Star Trek bit a little too far. And, yeah, you’re probably right. But come on, look at this aerial view and tell me this crib doesn’t look like the USS Defiant following an emergency crash landing.
Hmmm. You know what? I don’t think I need to worry about a Star Trek-themed home scaring away my hypothetical life partner. Pretty sure this article just did it for me. Anyway, here are a few more photos of the house for you to ogle. Live long and prosper.