Inside, the home spans 4,700 square feet and features four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The first floor includes a kitchenette, two car garages, and a full bath, and it could be used as a granny flat, according to the listing. Upstairs, interested buyers will find the primary bedroom, three additional bedrooms, the kitchen, and the living room, in addition to both a rotating and stationary deck. The home also includes a finished basement.
Offering truly panoramic views, the home’s primary circular volume is enveloped in floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside the house, guests are able to see the Pacific Ocean, downtown San Diego, the Coronado Bridge, Cowles Mountain, Mt. Palomar, and the Cuyamaca mountains. Of course, thanks to its unique rotating abilities, these views can be experienced from any room in the house.
“I am the architect, the engineer, the inventor, the general contractor, and the main grunt,” Al explained in the CNN video. After designing the home, the couple chose to construct it themselves despite not having any formal training as homebuilders or architects. According to the property’s website, the pair hired a series of engineers to review Al’s work and ensure the house’s structural integrity. In the years since its completion, the Rotating Home has received press coverage in various outlets, most notably on HGTV’s Offbeat America, and gained a local following in the San Diego area.
The home is not the only rotating house in the world, but it is one of the most well-known. DNA Architects designed Girasole House in Australia, which moves following the sun, and received numerous awards for its sustainable innovation. Other notable examples include the D’Angelo House in Snow Creek, California, and the Round House in Wilton, Connecticut.