You may be a parent who 'lets things slide,' but the mom and dad of three young children living in the 'House with Slide' in Tokyo, Japan take the concept to a whole new level. Designed by Level Architects, this three-story, literal fun house features a slide that connects all three floors -- and as if that weren't enough, the architecturally adventurous abode also boasts a ball pit in a sunlit courtyard!
A staircase leading to the slide ascends on one side of the house, while the slide wraps around the remainder of the rectangular structure. The architects’ and the homeowners’ main intent was to construct a home in which the children could create many a lasting memory. While the design may not be green, there’s no doubt that the family saves energy stair climbing by opting to hightail it down the slide at every turn.