Architect David Battersby and Heather Howat perched a 3,500-square-foot vacation house on a steep, remote site overlooking British Columbia’s Center Bay. The home is accessible by a meandering trail through the foliage.
A small prefabricated structure, used as a yoga studio, is located about 100 miles north of Toronto and overlooks the Lake of Bays. Thanks to its wooden cladding, the outbuilding blends nicely into its forested surroundings.
In Lac Supérieur, outside Montreal, the Fraternité-sur-Lac resort site is home to a series of modern, modular residences designed by YH2. The site's 21 cabins are designed to take advantage of the area's natural setting with large windows that overlook the forest.
Architect Bill Yudchitz asked his son, Daniel, to help him create a self-sustaining multi-level family cabin on a wooded bluff 2.6 miles outside Bayfield, Wisconsin. Measuring only 9 by 10 feet and standing 12 feet high, the space is a smidgen taller than a typical storage shed.
Elizabeth Birdsall’s Charlottesville, Virginia, homestead sits on a heavily wooded lot saddled between two small rivers. A new design with plenty of outdoor spaces by Anna Boeschenstein of Grounded Landscape Architecture & Design makes enjoying the woods an easy experience.
Maca Huneeus, an interior designer, worked with architects John Maniscalco and Rob Kelly to build a decidedly modern retreat for her family that's nestled among a series of Alpine-style chalets near Lake Tahoe.
This minimalist home, nestled into a ridge in a 1960s subdivision outside of Raleigh, North Carolina, is surrounded by clusters of golden beeches, scads of scarlet dogwoods, and a sienna-tinted chestnut tree, and celebrates its vistas from every room.