Hillside Homes

Tall Minimalistic Hillside House Built From Concrete

Tall Minimalistic Hillside House Built From Concrete

Built in a German town among many more traditional houses, this family dwelling by Finckh Architekten is made tall and thin to fit comfortably on a long townhouse-style lot. A very minimal yet comfortable construction, the four-level house is ... Continue >

Low Energy House With Rooftop Lawn

Low Energy House With Rooftop Lawn

Overlooking the seaside in a coastal community in Bulgaria, this intelligently-designed home takes advantage of the sun not only from day to day, but from season to season. With large banks of glass and a shape which captures sunlight ... Continue >

Concrete Bunker Like House is Monsoon-proof

Concrete Bunker Like House is Monsoon-proof

A secondary residence for its owners, this amazing bunker-like house was built to face extreme weather conditions. Sitting atop a hill in the Maharashtra region in India, the house must face very heavy rain during the monsoon period, and ... Continue >

L-shaped Hillside Family House

L-shaped Hillside Family House

At first sight, this family house in Zagreb's (Croatia) residential outskirts might look like a new one, built from scratch. Which is not entirely the case, as the base is an older house built in the 1950s, which was ... Continue >

Cantilevered Family Home Overlooks Lake

Cantilevered Family Home Overlooks Lake

Located in the Okanogan Valley of BC, Canada, and overlooking the banks of picturesque Skaha Lake, the Lefebvre-Smyth single-family residence was designed by CEI Architecture to incorporate a small foot pint. This was an important feature to the new ... Continue >

Four-Story House with Bridge Entry Path

Four-Story House with Bridge Entry Path

Designed by local architect Benjamin Waechter, this four-story family home makes a statement on a hillside in the city of Portland, Oregon. With an exterior of vaguely rectangular definitions, the building retains an organic and inviting shape through rounded ... Continue >

Timber Slope House Lined With Glass Walls and Terraces

Timber Slope House Lined With Glass Walls and Terraces

This 2013 house design by Slovenian architects Multiplan Arhitekti takes family living to cool new heights - literally! This sleek hillside home sits high above Slovenia's capital city of Ljubljana, 700 meters above sea level. The lush valley views that ... Continue >

Japanese Residence with Wood and Glass Geometry

Japanese Residence with Wood and Glass Geometry

The essence of Mount Fuji Architects Studio's design work is observing the site closely and finding its hidden geometry. The architecture of this hillside house was also inspired by the geometry of the site. They created what they call ... Continue >

Spectacular Glass and Copper Cliff House in Big Sur, California

Spectacular Glass and Copper Cliff House in Big Sur, California

Some houses you could "lift" from their site and move them to another and they would still make sense. Others, like this amazing California vacation home, become one with the land and are completely inseparable from their context. This ... Continue >

Long and Low Brewer House Tucks Naturally into Hillside

Long and Low Brewer House Tucks Naturally into Hillside

Located on Roy's Peninsula on the shores of Lake Wanaka in New Zealand, the site of the Brewer House is at the very edge of a glacial escarpment. Surrounded by the New Zealand Southern Alps with views North to ... Continue >

Hillside Home Is Wood Frame Construction With Concrete Facade

Hillside Home Is Wood Frame Construction With Concrete Facade

Located in Vitznau, Lucerne, Switzerland and surrounded by the Lake Lucerne landscape this Vacation home was envisioned by the homeowners to be a wood framed home, however the hillside geography of the site was better suited to a concrete ... Continue >

Stepped house with stone walls and standout white cube

Stepped house with stone walls and standout white cube

TRC House by Greek architecture firm Paan Architects is a rustic style house designed to all but disappear into its surroundings. Set on a stone base and surrounded by the rocky landscape of this coastal Greek town, the house almost ... Continue >

Serene Home Design composed of many volumes

Serene Home Design composed of many volumes

This contemporary view house designed by architecture firm TDC is located in Lima, Peru, overlooking a serene shoreline shimmering with waves. It's this coastal setting that truly sets the tone for this home, which is calm, relaxing and inspiring all ... Continue >

Zigzag house with panoramic views and a slide inside

Zigzag house with panoramic views and a slide inside

Designed by Moon Hoon Architects, the Panorama House located in Chungbuk, South Korea has a playful character, both inside and out. Starting with its unique exterior, the modern upper level stands out against the stone base and natural backdrop. From ... Continue >

Cantilevered dual volume house in black and white

Cantilevered dual volume house in black and white

Opposites attract in this contemporary dual-volume residence in Germany, designed by German architecture firm fabi architekten bda. The stacked black and white levels highlight each other, creating a striking contrast. Not only is this a visually complementary home, but the ... Continue >

Small Footprint, Soaring Stature: Modern vertical house maximizes views and nature

Small Footprint, Soaring Stature: Modern vertical house maximizes views and nature

This "earthy-meets-industrial" house by Coates Design Architecture holds its head up high here on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. The home's carefully considered design offers privacy while maximizing views; combines nature and modern flair; blends fashion and function, proving that ... Continue >

Rustic ranch house where 2 volumes + 1 bridge = a cool design!

Rustic ranch house where 2 volumes + 1 bridge = a cool design!

This rad bridge house designed by Bates Masi Architects is an architectural gem right here in their own backyard of Montauk, New York. The small seaside community has a distinctive character that draws vacationers and locals alike, and helping to ... Continue >

Rustic stone home with country kitchen and glass bath

Rustic stone home with country kitchen and glass bath

Austin, Texas-based architecture firm Mell Lawrence Architects designed this rustic house right in their own backyard. Designed as an earthy sanctuary, this stone home design follows the lay of the sloped site with a layered layout both indoors and out. ... Continue >

Concrete Tower House designed with Live Work Space

Concrete Tower House designed with Live Work Space

This concrete house in Concepcion, Chile, completed in 2011 by up and coming architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofía von Ellrichshausen, stands out as much for its strong vertical presence as for its bold, blocky silhouette. Dubbed the Cien house, this ... Continue >

Contemporary Country House by Austrian Architects

Contemporary Country House by Austrian Architects

Designed by Austrian architecture firm Propeller Z, this contemporary country house crosses the line between tradition and innovation. Designed on a humble budget of just 70,000 Euros, this 200-year-old farmhouse was given an extension, and thus, new life. The ultra-modern ... Continue >

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