1. Hillside Residence by Trunbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

    San Francisco-based studio Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects has designed the Hillside Residence. Completed in 2010, this 5,900 square foot, modern and eco-friendly home seems to emerge from the hillside providing spectacular views of Mount Tamalpais and the San Francisco Bay. It is located in Kentfield, California, USA. The house is tucked under the living roof, which visually merges the house with the land. Growing out of the hillside, the roof is carved away to form a protected courtyard for the pool. Three volumes housing the living room, kitchen-dining area, and master bedroom rise up above the living roof with shed roofs angled to capture the sun for photovoltaic and solar hot water panels. The house incorporates passive and active heating and cooling systems, battery storage, and a cistern for water runoff management […] 

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  2. Airbnb Most Desirable Property Listing Worldwide: Secluded Intown Treehouse

    Secluded Intown Treehouse is a unique lodging option located in Buckhead, just a few minutes from Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The treehouse consists of a suite of three interconnected rooms, spectacularly surrounded by lush trees and set to look like a fairytale.Centrally located within the heart of intown Atlanta, the treehouses are a hidden gem. The subject of numerous TV and magazine features (including Treehouse Masters: Ultimate Treehouse IV), they are often described as being the most relaxing, romantic, dreamy and unique place you will ever stay […] Read more

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  3. Architecture and Nature Fully Integrated: Surfside House by Stelle Architects

    Designed by Stelle Architects, this modern house is located in Bridgehampton, NY, USA.  Architecture and nature have been fully integrated in this light-saturated, oceanfront compound that includes a guest house, a two car garage, a free-form chlorine free pool and a two story house clad in wood and cement panel rain screen with anodized aluminum windows. The house was gutted, elevated and expanded as permitted by local codes. The original structure was reinforced with steel framing; the plans, elevations, systems, interior and exterior finishes are all new. The ‘new house’ floats elegantly above the dunes, maximizing ocean views. Dark wood interiors and small windows were replaced with full height glass and light sea foam colored materials […] 

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