Designer Dream Houses for Rent


It's not likely that "Superman" star Tobey Maguire is going to invite you to sleep over at his new house in L.A., which is reportedly being designed by the acclaimed Swiss architect Peter Zumthor.

So if you want to know what it's like to bunk down in minimalist Zumthor splendor you'll have to book early and get yourself to the U.K. where a Zumthor-designed house -- and four others by well-known as well as up-and-comer firms -- will soon be available to ordinary mortals as vacation rentals.

Yes, it's true: Rent a house of stunning architectural beauty that you could probably never afford to own yourself, thanks to Living Architecture, an organization of design movers and shakers in the U.K. who came up with this terrific architecture-for-all project and commissioned the houses.