Cantilever construction allows for overhanging structures with no external bracing. Modern architects have used cantilevers in inventive and beautiful ways.

Amazing Cantilevered Home in the Mountains
Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.
An Epic Cantilevered Neutra House Hits the Market For $1.55M
Enjoy incredible views and the drama and glamour of a Richard Neutra design in this updated midcentury residence now on the...
An Updated Farmhouse in Lithuania Cantilevers Over a Parkland Setting
Referencing the farmhouse vernacular, Valley Villa features asymmetrical gables and sustainable, Kebony wood cladding.
Take a Modern British Holiday in a Gleaming Cantilevered Barn
Balancing Barn, a cantilevered rental house in England that sleeps eight guests, offers countryside views of both the ground and...
A 1901 Craftsman in Seattle Gets a Svelte Cantilevered Addition
Blending old with new, a major remodel of this early 20th-century home includes a new rear designed by Best Practice Architecture.
A Little Cabin Cantilevered Over a Rocky Ledge in the Mountains
When nature laid down a boulder of a design challenge in the Massachusetts mountains, an architect’s solution elevated the...
An Oxford Edwardian With a Cantilevered Glass Addition Lists for £4M
Once the residence of Charles Darwin’s great granddaughter, the 1912 structure has a mullet-style design with a surprising rear...
10 Gravity-Defying Cantilevered Homes
Ranging from the dramatic to the understated and modest, these 10 homes use suspension to thrilling effect.
A Dramatic Cantilevered Roof Creates a Spacious Terrace Overlooking Lake Michigan
Set atop a woodland ridge with views of Lake Michigan, this charred, timber-wrapped home boasts warm interiors and a functional...
A Silvery Gabled Home Cantilevers Out Amid the Austrian Alps
Masterful Austrian carpentry, mirrored glass, and prefab elements come together in this nature-focused family home for a pair of...
A Cantilevered Bainbridge Island Home Set Atop a Historic Bunker Lists For $1.73M
Instead of tearing down a historic bunker, Eggleston Farkas Architects incorporated the structure into a new steel-framed home.
A Hovering House in the Welsh Hills That You Can Call Your Own For a Week
With a section that hangs over a river, this four-bedroom vacation rental in Wales echoes Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater...
A Cantilevered Home in Southern Chile Takes Design Cues From Lake, Trees, and Sky
In designing a family retreat in Araucanía, Aguilo + Pedraza Architects uses form and materiality to weave the home into its...
A Home Inspired by the Stars Soars Off the Ground
This new retreat cantilevers over the Canadian forest for river views.
A Modern Home in India Evokes Emotion With a Giant 4-Ton Rock
A precariously perched rock on a long cantilever delivers an unexpected twist to an Indian abode.
A New Retreat in the Indian Himalayas Captures Epic Views
The crown jewel of The Kumaon hotel in Uttarakhand is a cantilevered dining room with glass walls.
An Australian Abode Fuses Structure With Scenery
Perched on a coastal site in Australia, this property features cantilevered views of the sparkling sea.
Budget Breakdown: A Midcentury Glass House Is Revitalized For $299K
Rescued from demolition, a cantilevered home in Michigan is restored as a refined retreat with a magnificent indoor/outdoor...
A Green Roof Helps Camouflage This Striking Home in Brazil
The Ribeirão Preto Residence sports a dramatic, cantilevered roof and a robust indoor/outdoor connection.
This Australian “Tree House” Embraces the Spirit of its Site
Cantilevered high above a steep, rocky site, this young family's “Tree House” fully embraces the Australian landscape.