Upside-Down House In Colombia Offers Guests A Trippy Change In Perspective
By Mikelle Leow, 27 Jan 2022
No poltergeists were involved in the upturn of this house, a permanently upside-down dwelling in Guatavita, Colombia, that has spun visitors’ world around since opening this year.
The aptly-named Casaloca (Crazy House), designed by its Austrian owner Fritz Schall, is upside-down inside and out. The “ceiling” is the floor, and vice versa. Guests will also have to watch their heads when playing pool.
The Weather Channel, which insisted that the house wasn’t hit by a tornado, reported that an upside-down car completes this optical illusion.
Schall’s project isn’t the first of its kind. He was, in fact, inspired by a similar house he had visited with his family in his home country.
In a statement shared with Reuters, Schall said people didn’t believe him when he said he wanted to build the gravity-defying property. “[Everyone] told me, ‘Okay sir, sure, go for it,’” he recalled.
Construction for Casaloca concluded this month after a drawn-out, topsy-turvy process driven by the pandemic. It is now open to tourists who may need a 180-degree transformation on perspective after a difficult time.
As the house is also tilted, visitors are warned that they could experience vertigo.
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