Tilted House Optical Illusion


So, how are you all enjoying the weekend? I’m telling you now that I’m absolutely loving this warm weather. It may not be a full-on summer heat wave, but I’m definitely pretty happy about it. As a matter of fact, I think I may go out later and grab myself a pina colada. Okay, I may not take things that far, but I’m still enjoying this great weather :D. How about you?

Today, I have a new optical illusion that I have to say is absolutely amazing. Someone send this in to me via e-mail and I’m more than happy to share it with the rest of you. As you’ll see in the image below, this is called the tilted house optical illusion for a reason. Apparently, these people live on a very steep incline. Check out the image below to see what I mean:

Tilted House Optical Illusion


Now, you can’t tell me that this isn’t an amazing optical illusion. I wish I had some pictures of the inside of this house. If anyone has any, you should totally submit them to me.

Are you ready for another really cool optical illusion? Check out this illusion and tell me if you think you’re looking at this woman’s eyelid or her eyeballs.

  • JR

    Great illusion from the picture. Look at the other rooflines and the horizon and you will realize the House is level, it is the street that slopes. The camera was merely adjusted to make the street look level.

    • James Dean

      Yeah. The house was just built on a really steep hill.

  • J. Fett

    The house is on a hill. The picture is tipped. The clouds give it away.

    • James Dean

      That they do. Good catch! :)

  • Steven Ambrosen

    this is Baldwin street in new zealand

    • James Dean

      Really? Nice eye to catch that. :)

  • Rob

    this one’s pretty easy
    the building is parallel to the horizon line — it’s the photograph that’s tilted. the clouds and the stairs on the sidewalk are the most easily visible cues.

    • James Dean

      Good job :)

  • LX

    Step road and perfectly horizontal house. See the clouds, when was the last time you saw inclined clouds?

    • James Dean

      Great catch :)

  • Natalie

    Take a look at the horizon line (where the sky meets the mountains) on the right side of the photo.

    The whole photo is tilted.

    If you orient the photo so that the horizon line is going straight across, the house is straight. The roof line is parallel to the horizon line. Therefore, If you dropped something inside the house, it would not slide down to one side of the room. Pictures of the inside of the house should not matter.

    The street is slanted. it seems as though the house was built on a steep hill.

    • James Dean

      Yes, the house was built on a majorly steep hill. I do know that.

  • paul

    It’s interesting what a tilted camera will lead you to believe. If you look just past the shrubs, you’ll see the steps that lead you up the hill that this house in built into.

    • James Dean

      Good catch!

  • stretch

    immediately obvious what this is.check the horizon line on the right and the striations of the clouds. yaknowhadimean?

    • James Dean

      Yeah I hear you on that one. What do you think; though? Photoshop??

  • Kevin

    OF COURSE!!! he tilted the camera dude

    • James Dean

      You think so? What about Photoshop?

  • Dylan

    This is just Photoshopped obviously. Plenty of houses are built on steep hills- and you cut out a level foundation so the house is still perfectly upright! There are no houses in the world that are build like the one pictured- either everything inside would be on a huge slope or the floors would have to weirdly be out of alignment with the floor and roof – which would waste space and make the windows and doors stupidly aligned.

    Also- the curtains are not hanging vertically.

    • James Dean

      Those are some good points.

  • Paul

    It’s interesting what illusions can be caused by tilting the camera. If you look just past the shrubs, you’ll see the steps in the sidewalk which lead up the hill that this house built into.

    • James Dean

      Do you think he just tilted the camera or used photoshop?

  • Dave

    House is normal, just built on a steep hill.
    Clues: shrubbery in front all lean to the left, pine tree tops behind the house on left side should go straight up, other roof and skyline on right side should be horizontal as well as the clouds, and the curtains in the window aren’t hanging vertically.

    • James Dean

      Good job. :) I do believe you’re correct.

  • Doug

    Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, New Zealand

    • James Dean

      I think I’d be afraid to park my car on this street. I’d always be paranoid that it would end up rolling down the hill even with the emergency brake on, lol.

  • Andrew

    This is Baldwin Street and is right here in Dunedin New Zealand, it is the steepest residential street in the world.

  • Andrew

    and yea you’re not allowed to park or stop on this road.

  • Annie

    I have been there-friends lived in one almost as steep near it. It’s not photo-shopped.

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