We All Know Sally Sold Seashells By the Seashore. I Bet She Was Saving Up to Buy This House

Maybe architect Javier Senosiain watched Dr. Doolittle one too many times, or maybe he just had to know what it’s like living inside of a snail shell. The result? He built a house with that very theme, in Mexico of all places, and dubbed it “The Nautilus House”.

Inspired by the work of Gaudí and Frank Lloyd Wright, Javier Senosiain has brought to Mexico City another sparkling example of what he calls “Bio-Architecture” — the idea that buildings based on the natural principles of organic forms bring us back to local history, tradition and cultural roots, in turn creating harmony with nature.

I have to say, I’ve never been invited to a nautilus house party before, but I’m wondering two things: What magic was involved? And who was the decorator?

Enter the Nautilus…

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What’s on the other side of that mosaic? Only the most cheerful dining area in all the seven seas (or Mexico City, in this case)!

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With the deep sea theme, it only makes sense to have a colorful bed. It’s like sleeping in a coral reef. Minus the retracting sheets and possible poisonous stings.

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You can even do some in-home gardening. Perhaps grow a few sea cucumbers?

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And this is the stylish kitchen where you’d cook said sea cucumbers.

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How can you NOT sing songs from The Little Mermaid, and Finding Nemo in this shower?

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What else would be at the center of this home? The TV room, of course… tuned in to the Discovery Channel or Animal Planet no doubt.


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