A pair of erstwhile Londoners' dream home in northeast Australia keeps a low profile among the hilly site’s eucalyptus trees.
A supposedly impossible site was the perfect plot for Prentis Hale and Tracy Edmonds, who were searching for some sort of break that would afford them the chance to build their own woodland home. Stilting the house over the steep hill gives them direct access to nature while still being located just a ten-minute drive from downtown Seattle.
The firm Patch Work Architecture used locally sourced Lawson cypress to clad the exterior of a 970-square-foot house in New Zealand, which articulates its way around a steep bluff.
An old barn in a Beverly Hills canyon was transformed into a clean-lined guesthouse and concert venue. The new space, which was built around the barn's bones, works with existing oak and eucalyptus trees as well as the site's steep slope.
On the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie designed a relaxed family home that reclines into its spectacular landscape.
While floor plans that are nearly identical, these twin houses on a tiny lot in Los Angeles are cantilevered over a canyon to maximize square footage.