House of Math

By Justin Davidson - 2013-03-05T00:52:48Z

Photograph by Dean Kaufman/Bloomberg Pursuits

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Perpetual Childhood

The tube was inspired by an installation in 2006 and 2007 at London's Tate Modern by the artist Carsten Holler. The home's occupants (a husband and wife who declined to be identified) wanted their starship outfitted with the perks of perpetual childhood: Ladders lead to hidden lofts, a swing dangles in front of a fireplace and a steel column rising 40 feet from the living room to the rafters is equipped with rubber handholds and a harness, so you can get in a quick climb before breakfast and rappel down before your cappuccino’s finished frothing.