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'Crooked House' In Sopot, Poland Is Like A Children's Book Come To Life (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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We've seen furniture that plays tricks on our eyes before. But as for an entire house that looks digitally distorted? Well, there's always a first time for everything. When we came across the 'Crooked House' in Sopot, Poland, which was designed as an homage to children's book illustrator Jan Marcin Szancer's works, we did a double-take. And, no, it's not your contact lenses that make it appear blurry.

Found on the town's popular Monciak Street, the "Crooked House" attracts tourists from all over. We learned from the wacky structure's official website that architects Szotyńscy & Zaleski designed and built it in 2004. Now, the 43,000-square-foot building is home to the Rezydent shopping center, and it (proudly) joins the ranks of the world's strangest buildings.

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Though our eyes start to hurt after looking at it for a while, we certainly appreciate its originality. Be sure to watch the accompanying video for more information. And if this piqued your interest in unusual architecture, you'll definitely want to check out our slideshow below.

H/T: Head on over to Design You Trust for even more photos.

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