Cool Houses In The Middle Of Nature

19 March 2014

Cool Houses In The Middle Of Nature

Let’s take our dose of awesomeness and see some Cool houses in the middle of nature!

Sometimes we forget that our house should be a peaceful place, where you go to relax and spend time with your family. And no, this doesn’t mean that you should have a boring home. Actually, there are many examples of places like those that blend with nature, offer silent moments and peaceful views and are still gorgeous and luxurious. Take a look at these:

Tea Housenature-inspired-tea-houses-2

Who:  Swatt Miers Architects

Where: California valley

This one is perfect for those of you who have a busy life, but are craving for quiet moments in the middle of nature. The views and the atmosphere that surrounds this house make you feel like you are a million miles away, while still being within easy reach of urban comforts and convenience.


nature-inspired-tea-houses-7The architecture firm was charged with transforming this trio of tea houses into observation decks to take in the breathtaking views, but the homes themselves command your attention with their sweet simplicity. Though compact in terms of square footage, glass walls extend the homes as far as the eye can see, stretching off into the distant horizon dotted with Silicon Valley’s twinkling lights. Described by the designers as a “transparent steel and glass pavilion, hovering like a lantern over the natural landscape,” these structures boast cantilevered living areas that seem to launch you right into the landscape. When lit up by night, they become a beacon among the trees. I don’t know about you, but this sounds like a dream house to me.

Wooden Tree Housetree

Who: Architect Robert Harvey Oshatz

Where: Portland, Oregon

Architecture and nature can combine perfectly and the proof is this house, situated right in the woods.  This impressive design was seven years in the making, from the drawing board to its completion in 2004, and it was worth every last second of the wait.


treeeeThe main living level of this contemporary tree house sits in the canopy, among lush green leaves with the dewy earth rolling out below. It’s one of those designs that’s difficult to describe.

treAccording to the architect, “One has to actually stroll through the house to capture its complexities and its connection to the exterior with the use of a natural wood ceiling floating on curving laminated wood beams which pass through a generous glass wall which wraps around the main living room.”

Cubist Housecontemporary-cubist-house-in-new-york-nature-1-thumb-630x411-10310

Who: Stamberg Aferiat and Associates

Where: New York

It is surprising how such a modern structure can blend so nice with nature. The contemporary cubist sculpture has boasting twisted skewed roofs and translucent walls that glow eerily from within.



contemporary-cubist-house-in-new-york-nature-15-thumb-630x762-10338It’s certainly an unexpected sight among the grassy grounds and leafy trees surrounding it. Visible from afar, the lighted angles and vibrant colors rank the Shelter Island House tops among one-of-a-kind homes. If you like the unexpected, color, nature and life, take a look closer to this beautiful piece of art.

Sloped Terrain Housesloped

Who: Architect Michael Rantilla of Freelon Group

Where: Raleigh, North Carolina

This great wooded sloped terrain presents both this home’s appealing and its problematic characteristics.  Between the zoning restrictions, a stream and a steep slope, the architect designed this cool three-storey house with three very distinct volumes, each facing a different direction and cantilevered between each other and the open air.


slope Apart from looking cool, this innovative floor plan establishes multiple layered outdoor living areas (one occupying the roof of each volume, and a shaded refuge beneath them) not to mention the awesome deck that sprawls into the outdoors from the main level. Inside, this modern house is decidedly “industrial” with the prevalent presence of concrete walls and floors complemented by sleek, urban materials like stainless steel and huge walls of glass.

Wood and glass cabincover 2

Who:  Chesmore Buck Architecture

Where: Whidbey Island, Washington

Whether you find yourself in the refuge of this home or out in the open, you’re sure to get an eyeful of nature, style, and simple luxury.



wood-and-glass-cabin-home-brings-luxury-to-nature-12-thumb-630x419-10600Exteriors and interiors pay homage to this forested setting, clad in wood from floor to ceiling, and expansive glazing framing views of the trees, the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains in the distance. In the heart of this secluded spot, this glass-enclosed structure is an open, humming hub that promotes socialization and is well suited to family life.

I hope you liked seeing these beautiful examples of architecture blending with nature. If you loved this, check out the Cloud House Concept.