A while ago we showed you a stunning villa in Palm Springs that appeared to simply disappear into the mountain and to become one with the landscape. We’re going to take a look at a similar project, this time in South Africa. It’s a holiday rental villa that was built right into a mountain.
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Located in West Austin, Texas, this residence has 3700 square feet and hosts a family of four. Seen from the outside, it doesn’t look very different from any other modern building. Rectangular forms fall into place under the consent of Chioco Design team and the result is simply amazing. The backyard and a small pool are two other puzzle pieces that complete the image of a dream home. Oak trees are part of the landscape, but the true beauty of this house lies beneath its walls.
Located in Soglio, Switzerland, this barn is a lovely family home built along a pedestrian route leading from the historical center. But why choose to live in a barn, you might ask. Well, because it looks like this and because it’s one of the many innovative barns turned into houses, thanks to the conversion project by Swiss architect Armando Ruinelli.
Frey House II is, as the name clearly suggests, one of the two houses Swiss architect Albert Frey has built for himself in Palm Springs, California. The 800 square foot building overlooks the desert resort and seamlessly disappears into the mountain. It was purposefully designed to recede into the rocky landscape and to offer a very strong connection with the outdoors.
Could you imagine Walter White living in a beach house like this? Probably not, since he never really got the chance to put his money to good use. However, the actor who plays him in Breaking Bad did. Three Palms is the eco-friendly beach retreat where Bryan Cranston and his family get to spend their vacations and summers.
If you happen to be in San Juan Island, Washington, and simply watch over the hills, you may not see anything special. What if I told you there is a beautiful house somewhere out there? Seen from a distance or from certain angles, this residence seems to be part of the landscape. And it is, if I think about it.