Acid House: A Warm, Organic, Hallucinatory Place To Call Home

Artist Doug Aitkin built his California home as a shrine to what he calls "Acid Modernism", a warm and organic space that is also "perceptual and hallucinatory". Its rooms feature high-concept design incorporated in liveable, functional ways.

Maybe the coolest thing about Acid House is that Aitkin embedded nine geological microphones into its foundation; all he needs to do is turn up the volume, to hear the ebb and flow of the tide and shifting tectonic plates through speakers he's installed throughout the house.

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In the "sonic room," a table Aitkin designed can be played like a xylophone.

An indoor succulent garden planted beneath the staircase sits opposite the dining area.

Aitkin's piece "Future" (2012) looms overhead in the master bedroom.

"Sunset Stripped," a photograph Aitkin bleach with Ambien and melatonin, among other sleep aids.

The clean lines and cut glass windows of Acid House, as scene from the street.