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Top 10 Homes that are embedded with nature!

Updated: Dec 12, 2022

From Albert Frey's house carved into a mountain to John Lautner's landmark Sheats-Goldstein mansion in Los Angeles, these constructions take the phrase "back to nature" to a whole new level.


1). John Lautner’s Sheats-Goldstein residence, Los Angeles

ohn Lautner’s Sheats-Goldstein residence, Los Angeles
Elizabeth Daniels

John Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein mansion in Los Angeles was created between 1961 and 1963, at the height of the modernist design movement in the United States. The house is utterly unexpected, created from the inside out to highlight views of the valley underneath it, in true Lautner flair. He didn't want the house to disrupt the surrounding forest, so he kept the exterior architecture—almost cave-like—and covered it in glass, allowing it to blend in.


2). Maralah - LAAV Architects, Calgary, Canada

LAAV Architects

Raw concrete, glass, and black steel by LAAV Architects Maralah is a solitude cabin that pays homage to both Frank Lloyd Wright and John Lautner. The architects designed a delicate-looking building that is simultaneously immersed inside and cantilevered out the brink of a rocky cliff. The bedroom, which has a clear view of the azure-hued Bow River underneath it, is perhaps the nicest space in the 145-square-foot home. Maralah appears to be a perfect square from the outside, yet from some angles, it appears to be part of the cliff, with gradual roughness throughout. And the sloping, almost-covered roof merges well with the surroundings.


3). Prince Edward Island, Canada

Milad Eshtiyaghi Studio

A box-like home perched between two matte black brackets offers unrivalled views of the neighbouring red sandstone mountains. Milad Eshtiyaghi, an Iranian, created this house to appear basic, yet there is a lot to it: There's a long expanse of sunbathing space on the roof, a structure beneath the house with a glass floor to admire the views, and floor-to-ceiling windows on either end of the house.


4). Milad Eshtiyaghi in Vancouver, Canada

Milad Eshtiyaghi Studio

Milad Eshtiyaghi created this brilliant white residence atop a fissure dividing two cliffs in Vancouver with a contemporary bridge in mind. Unlike a typical two-story house, this one has air moving between the floors, which are accessible via elevator and external stairs. The aqua-colored glass represents a rooftop pool.


5). Chemosphere, Los Angeles, California

Elizabeth Daniels

John Lautner is without a doubt one of the most audacious architects of the Mid-Century Modernist style. The bulk of his one-of-a-kind work are distributed around California, although L.A. has the most substantial collection. Perhaps his most renowned construction is the Malin House, sometimes known affectionately as the Chemosphere since it was constructed for aerospace engineer Leonard Malin. Furthermore, the one-story Chemosphere appears to float atop a 29-foot-tall, five-foot-wide concrete column pitched into a steeply sloping hill. The vistas of the San Fernando Valley, which are visible from windows on all sides, are nearly as breathtaking as the extravagant design.


6). Milad Eshtiyaghi in Mendocino, California

Milad Eshtiyaghi Studio

Iranian architect Milad Eshtiyaghi has demonstrated that she is not frightened of heights with her several residences in the air. This house, perched on the brink of a cliff in Mendocino, was built with the intention of instilling terror and exhilaration in its tenants. She confesses that even in a home like this, there is a sense of peace since it is so connected to nature. She utilised a cable system to keep it from falling over the cliff: the raised cables support the weight of the house, while the lower ones withstand lateral and upward winds.


7). Hegra, Saudi Arabia

Amey Kandalgaonkar

"When I first saw photographs of Madain Saleh's rock cut-tomb building in Saudi Arabia, I knew I wanted to utilise it as inspiration for an architectural project," designer Amey Kandalgaonkar explains. That project evolved into the House Inside a Rock in Saudi Arabia's desert. Given the visual intricacy of the rocks of Madain Saleh, she kept the shape and composition basic. In reality, 3D software was used to design most of the house. It was essential to employ basic planes and cubes to establish visual equilibrium. "I attempted to keep the visual effect of the home from eye-level as low as possible when placing it into this rock."


8).Joshua Tree, California

Elizabeth Daniels

Bangs, Kendrick While working with Frank Lloyd Wright, Kellogg took a few notes. Given the tough terrain, artist Bev Doolittle and her husband, Jay, took nearly two decades to create Kellog's Doolittle House in Joshua Tree. Despite its UFO-like appearance, the Doolittle House has been regarded as unexpectedly warm and cozy—particularly from the inside.


8). Milad Eshtiyaghi in British Columbia, Canada

Milad Eshtiyaghi, an Iranian architect, created the Mountain House amid four pre-existing trees on Quadra Island, a picturesque piece of land off Vancouver's eastern coast. Though the complicated dwelling in the mountains has several levels, it is well-organized: there are special places for the parents and others for their son and his family, and the two are linked by a leisure area.


9).Palm Springs, California

Though there are mid-century modern residences all around the world, Palm Springs has the largest collection. Consider the Frey II residence. The property was named for the Palm Springs native who created it, American architect Albert Frey, and served as his long-term abode. He carved it out of the hillside on the western end of Tahquitz Canyon Way. Frey House II, as the name suggests, was the architect's second home in Palm Springs, and he moved in when it was completed in 1964.


10).Falling-water house, Pennsylvania

Frank Lloyd Wright is unquestionably one of the most well-known architects of the Mid-Century Modernist style. His structures, which include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the Unity Temple Oak Park, and his personal vacation house in Scottsdale, Arizona, are among the most admired from a period when clean lines and organic materials ruled supreme. His Fallingwater home, on the other hand, is undoubtedly his most famous masterpiece since it is constructed over a real waterfall on Bear Run.

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