05/10/2012 05:02 pm ET Updated Jul 10, 2012

The New Icons | California Home + Design

When the owner of this unique home first came to architect David Hertz with ideas of a house topped with a curvy roof, he immediately thought of an airplane wing. Crazy--until he realized it could be done. They bought an old 747 for less than $50,000 and brought it to the 55-acre site in Malibu piece by piece. The wings were used for the roof and the rest will be used in other buildings.