Archived Articles: houses

Dr. Seuss Tower House: Storybook Structure Grew with the Trees

One odd slightly off-kilter story after another was added to this once-modest house in Alaska as the trees decimated by a wildfire grew taller and taller, the ...

The High Life: 12 Incredible Residential Tree House Designs

We’ve seen tree houses that function as oversized sculptures, play structures for kids, sky-high tea houses and elevated retreats for work or meditation, ...

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Seaside Stunners: 14 Cliff-Clinging Houses with Crazy Views

Dangling precariously from cliffs, tumbling down hillsides or jutting out over the water, these beautiful seaside homes feature mirage-like rooftop infinity ...

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Hut Above the Rest: Elevated Cabin for the Athens Skyline

Far from its typical location in the woods and other remote places, an archetypal cabin looms over the bustling city of Athens from its rooftop perch two ...

Balancing Buildings: 14 Structures that Seem to Defy Gravity

Heavy structures seem to hover in mid-air, supported only by spindly poles or narrow beams of concrete. Towers lean toward the ground at alarming angles. ...

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Living in a Bubble: 15 Privacy-Free Transparent Houses

Sometimes, beautiful views of your surroundings simply trump the need for privacy. Living in a bubble isn’t so bad when you’re in a remote location ...

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Hover Houses: 12 Cliff-Clinging Homes with a View

Swim to the edge of an infinity pool that feels as if it’s going to pour right out into the sea, or stand on a glass-walled balcony hanging off a ...

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House of Metal: 15 Steel and Aluminum-Clad Residences

Durable, reflective and often becoming even more beautiful with exposure to the elements, metal is an unusual choice in exterior treatment for houses. These 15 ...

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Surrealist Disaster-Proof Structures for Dangerous Locations

Some spots are such beautiful potential locations for a home, yet repeated natural disasters make them inhospitable for all but the strongest and most durable ...

Alley Stack: Brooklyn Home Made of 5 Shipping Containers

A tiny slice of real estate in Brooklyn is now an affordable, low-impact multi-level residence made of five stacked and renovated shipping containers. ...

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