Exterior, Mid-Century Building Type, and House Building Type Privacy and respect for the natural environment was foremost in the new owners’ mind when conceiving the home’s redesign. The placement of the addition limits direct sightlines to neighbors and offers unbroken views of the surrounding area. The aluminum frame and glass walls create a light, airy atmosphere.  Photo 2 of 8 in A Mountain Hideaway Plants a Green Roof in the French Alps