Set amongst lush greenery, these houses break from standard suburbia and make friendly neighbors with nature.
Originally constructed in 1970, the Wilson residence was updated by the architect couple in 2004. They expanded the home by about a third, but the original design of the rear elevation (seen here at dusk) was largely maintained. Read more about this neoclassical plantation home here.
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“The site drops away dramatically beneath the living room,” homeowner Craig Bassam notes. “You really feel like you’re in this big floating box way above the landscape.” Read more about this four-bedroom glass home here.
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Uninspired by the loft options in downtown Portland, Oregon, the Andréns opted to design and build their own freestanding version in the hills just minutes from the city. Read more about this sleek three-story loft here.
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Maintaining a connection to their wooded backyard was an important consideration for the Edstorms. The back wall is designed to let in as much light and air as possible. Read more about this spacious renovation here.
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Lauren Ewing’s stylish, but unassuming shotgun-style house in Vincennes, Indiana, is set into a hill overlooking a field she has known since childhood. Read more about this home made of local materials here.
Courtesy of: Kyoko Hamada