One-of-a-Kind ‘Shipwreck House’ Up for Grabs Near Sacramento – DIRT (

Perched high atop the scenic shores of Folsom Lake, in the Sacramento suburb of Newscastle, is this unique house. The home’s outer shell bears an uncanny resemblance to a ship that’s run ashore, smack-dab amid the rugged terrain. Fittingly known as the “Shipwreck House,” the place has a wave-shaped roof with a trio of mast-like iron columns and rectangular solar panels made to look like sails, plus a white cubic volume that could easily double as a crow’s nest. Floating on and off the market since it was built in 2015 — originally for $3.8 million — the home has resurfaced for sale once again, this time for a more palatable $2.4 million.

Custom designed and owned by California architect Martin Tarafdar of Border Studios, the modern steel and concrete behemoth is nestled on a secluded one-acre parcel in the Sierra Nevada foothills, within a remote area known as Rattlesnake Bar. Inside, just over 4,400 square feet of minimalist, open-concept living space — mimicking the damaged underside of a ship’s hull — features three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with a detached guesthouse adjacent to a three-car garage hosting an additional bedroom and bath.

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