9 Stunning Homes Built Into Nature

Bois D’amont, France

This home in Bois D'amont, France, was built into a hill by JDS Architects to “embrace its landscape”—but the nature embraces the house. Big windows on the front and rear of the house let in plenty of natural light.

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Mallorca, Spain

Designed by Spanish company Osvaldo Luppi Architects, O67 House overlooks the Mediterranean Sea from a hill in Majorca. The residence and environment are further connected by 19-foot hammered walls that cover an outside terrace.

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São Paulo, Brazil

Design by Studio MK27, Jungle House on the Paulista coast is surrounded by jungle flora. For the residence to blend into the environment, the architects raised the main volume to match the site topography. Along with a pool and deck, the roof has vegetation to blend in.

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Chino, Nagano

Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori created this 2004 Chino, Nagano woodland treehouse. A modest teahouse is supported by skinny chestnut trees. Fujimori called the residence Takasugi-an, meaning “a teahouse [built] too high.”

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Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Frank Lloyd Wright is a notable midcentury modern architect. Some of the most celebrated structures from the age of clean lines and organic materials are his Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois, and his Scottsdale vacation house.

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Palm Springs, California

The world's largest collection of midcentury residences is in Palm Springs. Example: Frey II House. The mansion was named after Palm Springs architect Albert Frey, who lived there for years. He constructed it into the slope west of Tahquitz Canyon Way.

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British Columbia, Canada

Milad Eshtiyaghi's Mountain House was built between four existent trees on Quadra Island, a picturesque piece of land off Vancouver's eastern coast. Mountain complex mansion has several storeys yet is well-organized. A leisure area links the owners' and their son's family's areas.

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Joshua Tree, California

Kandrick Bangs While working under Frank Lloyd Wright, Kellogg kept notes. Artist Bev Doolittle and her husband, Jay, spent over two decades building Kellogg's Doolittle House in Joshua Tree due to the tough terrain. Despite its UFO-like appearance, the Doolittle House is warm and pleasant inside.

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Hegra, Saudi Arabia

Rock cut-tomb architecture of Mada'in Salih in Saudi Arabia inspired designer Amey Kandalgaonkar to employ it in an architectural project. In the Saudi desert, the proposal became the House Inside a Rock.

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