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World-traveling engineer brings Eastern influences to Heights with $1M metal home

Here’s your chance to live in one of the most iconic homes in the Heights and beyond.

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With steel beams and tin exteriors, exposed metal rafters, stained concrete and bamboo floors, this home was built to be low maintenance. 

“It’s a really unique property,” said Amanda Ruchti of Coldwell Banker Realty. “It’s designed and inspired by the homeowner, he’s an engineer who has designed offshore drilling rigs all over the world.”

The home was designed by an engineer who has traveled all around the world.

The home was designed by an engineer who has traveled all around the world.

PHOTO CREDIT: Mike Wilcox

Ruchti noted that the previous homeowners had lived overseas and traveled all over the world, and incorporated imported features from places such as Indonesia and China into the home.


In fact, the engineer’s work inspired industrial elements and a floating platform above the living room.

The multifunctional homes’ main house is connected to a small apartment above the garage via a spacious balcony.

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Private Zen-like gardens, a covered patio and custom sculptures by renowned artists complete the oversized backyard.

Even the home's balcony is one of a kind.

Even the home’s balcony is one of a kind.

PHOTO CREDIT: Mike Wilcox

419 E 25th St. is truly one of a kind. And it could be yours for $1,100,000.