What’s a futuristic mansion? One with gadgets and gizmos aplenty where everything is automated? Technology undoubtedly shapes homes of the future, but what about architecture? Futuristic house design is totally different from the norm. It’s distinct – the product of brilliant architects and engineers.

Visually unique, futuristic house designs draw the eye in with imaginative and unusual exteriors and inventive interiors. High net worth individuals may be excited by owning a one-of-a-kind structure; others may be new to the arena, interested in exploring a different segment of the housing sector.

Whatever angle you’re coming from, mansions of the future will certainly make you stop, think, and debate.

Interesting to note is futuristic homes are generally costlier to build compared to traditional houses. Why? Contemporary structures are more complex, requiring greater precision than classic spaces. They often include organic architecture and biophilic design, bringing occupants closer to nature.

The end result is a sleek, stylish, bespoke home. Specialty contractors are needed, windows are usually custom-made, and the build is meticulous.

JamesEdition backs up that hypothesis. Futuristic real estate listings are more expensive than the average luxury property, coming in at a median of $1,458,514.

Whereabouts are modern, futuristic homes the most popular? Countries such as Spain and Portugal, where the segment of newly built homes is larger than countries like France or Italy. And in the USA? Arizona and Palm Springs in California are leaders in futuristic house design.

With sustainability a hot topic of discussion, upscale investors want their homes to be environmentally friendly and self-sustaining. As part of that, many futuristic mansions are built with geothermal and solar systems, allowing for off-grid living.

The best examples of futuristic architecture? There are tons. Take Bob Hope’s house in exclusive Palm Springs, USA with its sweeping, gravity-defying roof. Spaceship-like in appearance, LA architect John Lautner designed the 24,000-square-foot residence more than four decades ago.

Also in the States is this contemporary, circular home in Tenino, Washington, atop 85 acres of land, with sustainable gardens. Across the ocean, this exceptional architectural jewel close to Cannes, France boasts contemporary design, clean lines, and a glistening infinity pool.

And check out this eye-catching curved landmark in West Vancouver, Canada. Designed by acclaimed Arthur Erickson, the one-of-a-kind steel and glass home features a 1.18-acre sun-drenched oasis, complete with a flowing creek.

Our top selection of futuristic mansions? They’re based on the newest projects by leading architects, and boast an eclectic mix for wealthy buyers seeking something a bit different.

Top futuristic mansions for sale on JamesEdition

From a cliffside property in Spain to an exploding star design in California, there’s something to catch your eye and get you talking – maybe even investing.

1. The Star House, a unique expression of art in Marbella, Spain

Price: approx. $3,302,599

Spread over 5,382 square feet internally and sitting on a plot of 32,292 square feet, this luxe villa in Marbella, Spain boasts four bedrooms and bathrooms. A unique expression of art, the eye-catching white organic architecture follows the arrangement of the natural environment. Emerging from the glorious green landscape, this futuristic home is located in the private, gated Monte Mayor estate, just a short drive from Marbella.

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the tranquil spot makes the most of the native surroundings, while being close to an array of golf courses and high-end shopping at Puerto Banús.

South-facing living areas offer an abundance of light, while a series of infinity terraces provide peaceful alfresco spaces for sitting back and unwinding. Take a dip in the outdoor pool extending out from the house, or simply relax on a lounger next to it.

2. A cliffside, wave-like futuristic house design in Granada, Spain

Price: approx. $1,834,777

A feast for the eyes indeed, this house on a cliff in Salobreña, Spain represents the return of artisanal architecture. Featuring a trio of bedrooms and bathrooms, it covers 2,691 square feet internally.

Sitting on a site spanning 7,804 square feet an hour south of Granada on the coast, the plot is situated on a 42-degree slope – a major challenge for architects Jaime Bartolomé and Pablo Gil. But the owners were captivated by the Mediterranean Sea vistas, and dreamed of a home looking out to them. Labor-intensive and full of technical inventiveness, the project combined desire, talent, and commitment.

Spread over two floors, there’s a spacious living area following the slope of the hill, connected to a cantilevered terrace that’s home to a swimming pool. Buried into the steep incline, the home benefits from an annual constant temperature of 19.5ºC.

Ambitious and innovative, the private home integrates seamlessly with the landscape and is wave-like in appearance, with a curved double-shell roof of reinforced concrete, supported by retaining walls 14.5 meters apart. As a result, the internal space is open and airy – ideal for entertaining.

3. Cuboid forms in the shape of a star: Joshua Tree, California, USA

Price: approx. $3,500,000

What are your thoughts on a house made of shipping containers? This eye-catching design in California, USA was conceived by UK architect Whitaker Studios for American film producer Chris Hanley, and is called The Starburst House.

Commissioned for a 90-acre plot near Joshua Tree National Park, plans for the house – due to be built in 2021 – include 21 shopping containers linked together. The end result? A spectacular visual of an exploding star.

Due to have stark interiors across 2,000 square feet consisting of concrete flooring, white walls, and minimal furnishings, the space will also boast three ensuite bedrooms and a garage topped by solar panels. Whether you’re in the kitchen, living room, or master, you’ll enjoy wonderful views of the park, or up to the starry sky.

The home’s “exoskeleton of cuboid forms emanate in all directions oriented to capture the sheer beauty of the vistas, sky, and desert-scape,” says the listing. Unique or what? Oh, and the unbuilt property even has its own Instagram account.

4. Crisp white exteriors and oblique lines in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Price: approx.  $2,925,858

In the southwest of the country lies this luxurious contemporary home in Bouliac, France, just a short drive from Bordeaux. A plot of 21,715 square feet with interiors of 3,617 square feet, the striking home sits in the countryside and comes complete with five bedrooms and bathrooms. Named The Stones of Time, the slick space is all about inside/outside living.

A stone’s throw from Relais & Châteaux Hotel Le Saint-James, this futuristic mansion is individual and spacious. Crisp white exteriors and oblique lines give way to a large kitchen, and a living room opening onto the terrace. Outside, there’s a swimming pool and sweeping rural views.

Close to the banks of the Garonne and just an hour from the coast and the Bay of Biscay, the dazzling property boasts an ideal location.

5. Modern, futuristic mansion integrating with the natural landscape in Mykonos, Greece

Price: approx. $4,892,739

Sitting in the northwest of the island, this eye-popping example of futuristic house design in Mykonos, Greece was designed by an internationally awarded architectural firm. Located on a slope and sheltered from the ‘meltemia’ winds, Allegra is a subterranean low-level sight to behold, just a 15-minute drive from Chora.

With four bedrooms and six bathrooms, the unique property is situated on a 43,056 square feet plot, with interiors of 3,768 square feet. Enjoy jaw-dropping sunset views out to Delos Island and the Aegean Sea, from a home that integrates with the landscape with minimal impact on the environment.

The geometric architecture offers elegance, predominantly using concrete and glass. Warm tones of grey and Mykonian white are the main colors both indoors and outside, accentuating the clean links of the modern space.

Contemporary interiors and an open plan living-dining-kitchen space provide serenity, with picturesque unobstructed views completing the peaceful picture. Light and airy inside and with a panoramic patio and infinity pool outdoors, life here is relaxing and calming.

The property also boasts large windows, a wine cellar, and two generous master bedrooms on the upper level, each with its own pool.

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