Stilt Homes

See-though Glass Box House has Best Views of the Forest

See-though Glass Box House has Best Views of the Forest

Though this is not exactly a residential design, it's a great example of how a beautiful forest home can be constructed, to be in harmony with nature and to get the most of the forest views. Located in a ... Continue >

Stilts and Concrete Base Lift Home Above Slope

Stilts and Concrete Base Lift Home Above Slope

Poised over the edge of a hill in Hutten, Austria, Juri Troy Architects designed this residence to be both cost effective and passive. By lifting the home up over the land below, it employs a tiny footprint for its ... Continue >

House With Two Volumes: One Above Ground, One Underground

House With Two Volumes: One Above Ground, One Underground

Built by the German construction company Gira for a family of builders seeking the ultimate expression of a minimalist dream residence, this futuristic home stands out on its coastal Dutch landscape. A design by Paul de Ruiter, the house ... Continue >

Modern Hacienda Style Home Built on Pillars

Modern Hacienda Style Home Built on Pillars

The asymmetrical volumes of this modern hacienda stand out in the arid semi-urban Mexican environment. From afar, only the elongated top part of the house is visible, the rest of the architecture reveals itself gradually as a great surprise. ... Continue >

Tall Bungalow The Ark - a Three Bedroom Eco Retreat in Sri Lanka

Tall Bungalow The Ark - a Three Bedroom Eco Retreat in Sri Lanka

Set on a dramatic and extensive hillside property in Sri Lanka's Western province, this home by Narein Perera is compact at its roots, but vast overall. Built to both house the estate owner during visits and to be rented ... Continue >

Fogo Island Inn Offers Design Inspiration for Modern Lifestyles

Fogo Island Inn Offers Design Inspiration for Modern Lifestyles

The Fogo Island Inn located in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada was designed and built by Saunders Architecture. With 29 rooms for guests it is a veritable cornucopia of ideas that can be translated into residential design - starting with ... Continue >

River Place Home Uses Trusses to Cantilever Both Ends

River Place Home Uses Trusses to Cantilever Both Ends

At the end of a single lane country road cut into a hillside and located on the site of first vineyard recorded in the Juliaette, ID, USA area, is a riverside home. The owners wanted an energy efficient home ... Continue >

Industrial steel stilt house with open main level

Industrial steel stilt house with open main level

The Nest House in Thuan An, Vietnam is the latest project from local architecture firm a21studio, named for and inspired by a bird's nest. Perched high above the busy city streets, this raised house plan sits on stilts, offering unobstructed ... Continue >

Forest house brings indoors out through glass walls, terraces

Forest house brings indoors out through glass walls, terraces

Now, this is our idea of a tree house! While not technically in a tree, this cool house design is made of wood and surrounded by forest - probably about as close to a tree house as you'll come here ... Continue >

Beach-side Home Designs in Baja

Beach-side Home Designs in Baja

These beach-side home designs by architect Jorge Garcia are our idea of California dreamin'! Actually, this collection of 20 raised house plans is part of the Endemico Resguardo Silvestre hotel in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja - beachfront with an amazing ... Continue >

Spiral House Architecture on the Beach

Spiral House Architecture on the Beach

This spiral house architecture was made as much for man as for nature, in the form of the breathtaking vistas here and taking a "radial" floor plan. This stilt home designed by Joeb Moore + Partners Architects sits on the ... Continue >

Steel Cabin Design in the Woods

Steel Cabin Design in the Woods

Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects recently completed this steel cabin design in Olympic Peninsula, Washington. Clad in steel with large expanses of glass that can be completely shuttered, the stilt home enjoys an elevated position and great views of this treed ... Continue >

Sky High House Plans: "Bird’s Nest House" in Hiroshima

Sky High House Plans:

This sky high house plan by Japanese architecture firm Kimihiko Okada certainly raises the standard of modern living! Designed as a series of platforms with a central interior courtyard, this raised house plan in Hiroshima boasts a distant view of ... Continue >

Chic Cottage Home Gets a Modern Update

Chic Cottage Home Gets a Modern Update

Rustic yet refined, this chic cottage home is a must-see. Originally built in the 1960s, this New York home by award-winning architecture firm Method Design was made over with three main objectives – the creation of formal entry, the addition ... Continue >

Cantilevered House for a Life of Play!

Cantilevered House for a Life of Play!

Now, here’s a home that was made for a lifetime of play! Loved by small and big kids alike, this cool cantilevered house enjoys its countryside home here in Kansas City, Missouri, surrounded by nature with many playful features incorporated ... Continue >

Cottage on Stilts by Andersson Wise Architects

Cottage on Stilts by Andersson Wise Architects

This cozy cottage on stilts may be small on space, but it’s big on style. This award-winning cabin design by Andersson Wise Architects is warm, woody and welcoming – everything a cottage should be. This stilt home sits perched on ... Continue >

Free Standing Tree House: how to build pictures

Free Standing Tree House: how to build pictures

This free standing tree house by Ravnikar Potokar Arhitekturni is indeed a design that stands all on its own. By looking at the pictures you can get a pretty good idea on how to build it. Measuring just 4m2, this ... Continue >

Pyramid Architecture ... in Japan

Pyramid Architecture ... in Japan

This residential pyramid architecture in Hiroshima is as innovative inside as its facade would lead you to believe. Designed by Japanese architecture firm Suppose, this pyramidal design is almost whimsical, with a dark, dramatic aura – quite the contrast to ... Continue >

Hillside Home Goes Wild in Tazmania

Hillside Home Goes Wild in Tazmania

This unusual house plan by Australian architects Room11 is located on a hillside in Allens Rivulet, Tasmania, Australia. It’s a two-faced design really, intriguing passersby with its contemporary, angular exterior and inviting them in with its warm, welcoming, interior. The ... Continue >

Elevated House Plans - Flood Prone House in Japan

Elevated House Plans - Flood Prone House in Japan

Surrounded by rice fields, bamboo forests and nearby ponds (which, when coupled with rain, all make flooding a legitimate concern), this flood-prone, elevated house plan by Japanese architecture firm Naf Architect & Design keeps a low profile and stands on ... Continue >

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