A hideaway in Quebec is classic cabin vernacular with a modern architectural twist, a stunning hillside cantilever. “We love the sensation of floating amongst the trees that you feel as you look out from the cantilevered second floor,” architect David Dworkind says.
A cantilevered cabin designed by R D Gentzler blends into the forest in Massachusetts, even as it hovers abovea 20-foot drop-off. Its south face is almost entirely glass, but a roof canopy limits solar gain. “We sit on the deck all afternoon watching the trees, and the time just flies by,” says resident Maricela Salas.
Looking like a jewel box at dusk, Scott Stafne’s Cantilever House rests easy in the middle of the Washington woods. With miles of hiking trails, lakes, and waterfalls to explore, Stafne’s property provides almost unlimited opportunity for outdoor adventures. The strong and sturdy house acts as a warm respite from the elements when the weather won’t cooperate, which is often—horizontal rain and whipping winds can be the norm.
Perched over a cliff face, the hooded deck of the Gambier Residence reads like a ship’s prow over Howe Sound, the scenic waters near Vancouver. The cantilevered main floor creates space for bracken fern and other indigenous
vegetation to flourish.
This British Columbia cabin cantilevers out over the landscape for unimpeded views.
The cantilevered deck at this Australian beach house exceeded architect Will Harkness's expectations. “It is incredible to be standing up there with the eucalyptus branches, surrounded by gum trees. It almost feels like a tree house, and then you look down and you can see the bay glistening below you," he says.
The Floating Farmhouse’s semitransparent addition has a roofline that matches the pitch of the original 1820s farmhouse. A porch, tucked under the side eaves, is cantilevered over a stream that runs through the property. Ikea loungers are illuminated from the interior by commercial gymnasium lights repurposed as pendant lamps.