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An Inside Look into the ‘Big Brother 20’ House

The social media accounts for the CBS summer reality staple “Big Brother” posted a video tour inside the 20th season version of the house hosted by Julie Chen on June 20. This year, the house is decked in a Silicon Valley aesthetic.

View the Big Brother 20 house tour:

For a Big Brother first, the living room’s circular couch is upon a large rotating platform that opens up space for the houseguests to then access a 22-foot tall rock-climbing wall.

The downstairs bedrooms feature the first sliding walls to be incorporated into the BB house. These five separate panels can open up to make a more communal space; plus, the placement of the beds and reflective walls also create an optical illusion.

The kitchen features a unique island on casters that allow the countertop and stools to move from side to side. Sitting atop the refrigerator is a four-foot tall fiberglass gummy bear.

The Kaleidoscope Lounge is a party of pattern, complete with multi-dimensional shapes and colorful graphics. The highlight of the room might just be the floor-to-ceiling pin-art wall, featuring 14,276 separate plastic pegs on a display big enough to press your entire body into.

This season’s common bathroom features four sinks, bright-green walls, emoji pillows, and a collection of mirrors covered with interchangeable IRL (in real life) filters inspired by multi-messaging media apps like Snapchat.

Upstairs, the bridge has been transformed into a gaming lounge with a classic foosball table, tabletop video-game-inspired cocktail table, illuminated abstract chessboard, and moving gamer chairs that are reminiscent of an old-school arcade.

The extra-large aquarium is stocked with neon tropical hybrid fish swimming among sunken custom 3D-printed miniature themed arcade games.

The Head of Household Suite has dark wood, exposed cinderblock, and walls covered with LED panels that constantly change color.

This season, the HOH can spy on the other players in more rooms of the house as well as giving them the ability to speak with other houseguests through a video intercom system placed in those select rooms.

In a nod to the home of tech giants in Northern California, the BB backyard features a mural of California poppies, the official state flower.

The yard is also outfitted with a new pool table and the house’s trademark pool and spa.

Before anyone gets a chance to explore the new digs, the Houseguests will need to put on their game faces because the first competition starts almost immediately on premiere night (on June 27) with three challenges that will yield a game-changing power—and two unprecedented punishments.

Not only that, but these new personalities will be faced unexpected twists and upgraded powers thanks to a a new tech-themed twist called the BB App Store.

The BB App Store will be unveiled in the season’s first Sunday episode, which airs July 1 at 8/7c, when America will be given a chance to get the Houseguests trending, resulting in power apps or punishments that could crash their game.

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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