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How to Make a 747 House From a Pan Am Plane

747_house2Green architecture is a growing trend, but is a 747 house made out of a retired aircraft an idea that could take off?

Above the hills in Malibu, California, one of the original Pan Am 747 planes has been remodeled into a 5,000-square-foot house. Architect David Hertz used every part of the plane. Each of the wings became the roofs of the main structure. Tail stabilizer and tail wings were also incorporated into the roof’s constructions. The fuselage was used in the kitchen. Even the engine cowling was converted into an outdoor fountain.

It wasn’t just a gimmick. Hertz aimed to have the most efficient use of materials to provide the most dramatic effect. But it was  long journey from airplane to Malibu mansion. Watch Peter’s latest CBS This Morning report as he sits down with homeowner Francie Rehwald and her architect to see how this idea started to take flight.