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Now You Can Buy Europe’s Most Expensive Home: Pierre Cardin’s Bubble Palace

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Pierre Cardin’s Bubble Palace

Pierre Cardin’s Bubble Palace is Europe’s most expensive home and currently for sale at $456 million; featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com
Round houses were the architecture of choice for eons dating back before the Iron Age. They were built in Europe, Africa, Polynesia and almost anywhere humans congregated. In John Hawkesworth’s “The Flame Trees of Thika,” it was duly noted that Afrikaners believed evil spirits would collect and live in the corners of square homes and couldn’t understand the British penchant for residing in square buildings.
Mid-century architect Antti Lovag expressed similar feelings when he designed Le Palais Bulles - the Bubble Palace - in Cannes, France, which was built between 1975 and 1989. He concluded that “ . . human beings have confined themselves to cubes full of dead ends and angles that impede our movement and break our harmony.” 
He went on to say that the straight line was “an aggression against nature.” Anoth…