Most of us dread the thought of even heading out to the suburbs, let alone potentially moving there. Family, privacy? Pshh. But if you're going to do it, you should do it for a cool crib, or better yet, a legitimately one-of-a-kind crib.
This all-glass house, designed by famous Chicago architect H.P. Davis Rockwell and named "House on a Bluff," has all the amazing design and requisite "wow" factor you're looking for, despite its suburban habitat. Located at 20841 Oak Lane in Olympia Fields, Ill., the home has been perched atop a small hill for 50 years, and other than some standard updates, it has hardly changed, from its raw buliding materials to its naked window-walls.
If you must leave the city for the suburbs, having a house as cool as this one would certainly make things much easier. Even better, the 4-bedroom home can be had for $619,000.