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5 slide-centric homes for when stairs just won't cut it

By: Matt Hickman on Aug. 24, 2011, 10:19 a.m.
Children on slides

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Stairs? We don’t need no stinking stairs!

Okay, maybe we do, but have you ever fantasized about living in a home with a proper staircase and — in the event that you’re just not feeling it when it’s time to go downstairs — a slide? And no, we’re not talking about throwing yourself down a laundry chute ... we’re talking about a full-on, sit-down Big Toy-style slide.

Although incorporating playground equipment into a home’s design isn’t the norm, there are a few whimsical dwellings out there that mesh high, often sustainable, design with jungle gym building methods. You’ll find five of our favorite slide-happy houses from around the world, each bringing joy and inevitably sore bums to the kids (and poker-playing bachelors) who are lucky enough to live in them. (Text: Matt Hickman)