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February 12, 2013
From a home with an expansive coastal view to a home set steeply amidst dappled maple canopies, these and more houses are built to withstand the elements. Take a look at these five residences perched where land ends and sea begins.

Many of the interiors inside Mickey Muennig’s house emphasize natural building materials such as wood, concrete, and stone. Read more about Muenning's coastal creation here.

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Architect Mary Ann Schicketanz created a 1,900-square-foot home in Big Sur, California, that hugs its hillside site. Read more about this Californian central coast wonder here.

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Robert Canfield
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The three structures that make up the James-Robertson residence are framed in black-coated aluminum and steel. Read more about this Australian innovation here.

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Richard Powers
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World travelers Eileen and Jelle Kiesling retreat to Berryville, Arkansas to build their dream vacation home. Read more about their modern blueprints here.

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Daniel Hennessy
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Laid out in a 270-degree panorama in front of the house is the frosty expanse of Cook Inlet, cascading rocky mountains, and a white sun as big as a dinner plate. Read more about this hidden Alaskan residence here.

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Dave Lauridsen
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Many of the interiors inside Mickey Muennig’s house emphasize natural building materials such as wood, concrete, and stone. Read more about Muenning's coastal creation here.

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