Tucked between rolling hills and dense woods, Bill Weber's Black Earth, Wisconsin home provides a strikingly contemporary constrast to its beautiful valley location.
When designing this one-story home in Aurora, Oregon for his aging parents, architect Andrew Heid emphasized wraparound views of the surrounding Willamette Valley. “Because you have this incredible proximity and connection to the outside, you have a higher aesthetic awareness," he notes.
Upon discovering an old gameskeeper's cottage in the countryside outside of Bath, England, architect Piers Taylor was instantly smitten. His resulting renovation, a dramatic juxtaposition between the original stone structure and a modern timber-framed addition, capitalizes on its storybook location: a sweeping view of St. Catherine's Valley.
A redesigned 1800s barn merges the structure's former agrarian spaciousness with the vernacular of its new function as a home. After clearing 15 acres of woods at the site's highest point, the owners got quite a surprise: a view, not only of nearly the entire Catskill range, but an Arcadian tableau of valleys, forests, and fields in front of it.
Everything about this 2,450 square-foot modernist Alaskan cabin centers around its natural setting, the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, which lies in the shadow of Mount McKinley.
When a Seattle family decided to build a home in a subalpine meadow valley in rural Washington, they needed the structure to be able to withstand forest fires, five feet of snow, and numerous house guests. The resulting house is fine-tuned to both its surroundings and its residents needs.
A liberal usage of windows gives this A-Frame home in Catalonia, Spain an incredible view spanning two valleys.