The stunning sequence, taken from documentary series The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes released this month, shows hosts Caroline Quentin and Piers Taylor visiting the site – which has been turned into a luxurious home.
Architect David Hertz came up with the incredible idea and, after convincing owner Francie of its worth, set to work on the jaw-dropping structure.
Francie spent less than $50,000 (£35,000) acquiring the decommissioned aircraft, bought from a “graveyard” of retired aeroplanes in California’s Mojave Desert.
STUNNING: The Boeing 747 jet has been turned into a luxurious home
OPEN PLANE: The aircraft sits on a jaw-dropping backdrop of the California mountains
“There was a real risk that pilots could confuse it for a downed plane,” narrator Caroline explained.
“So the project had to be registered and cleared with 17 government agencies – including homeland security.”
The wings were then removed using precision laser technology and transported to the required destination.
Caroline continued: “The majority of the journey was by road, which required a state patrol escort – and the closure of five freeways.
JAW-DROPPING: The awesome project had to be cleared with 17 US government agencies
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“But the roads to Francie’s mountain retreat were too small for trucks, so the final leg of the journey had to be one of pure military precision.”
A helicopter was required to help finish the build – but the results produced something spectacular.
“I wanted something that was feminine and it seems that having a wing is not feminine at all,” Francie said.
STYLISH: The home retains some of the aeroplane's original features
FLYING AMBITION: The original plane was bought for less than $50,000
“However, once it is detached from the plane it becomes an entity unto itself.
“There is beautiful curves to it, they are very subtle.”
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes is available now on Netflix.