10 Brilliantly Designed Houses Tucked Away From Sight


       

From time to time, we all need a place to get away for a “time out”.  An escape from the day-to-day grind for some alone time where we find a quiet, peaceful place.

Close your eyes and picture a place.

Now open them and take a look at these beautiful houses. Do any of them match with your imagined palace of solitude?

#10 Dugout house in Texas, USA

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This house is dug deep and embedded 6.5 feet (about 2 meters) into the ground. From the outside, it looks like a dugout. Nevertheless, surprisingly, it has everything for a comfortable life, including a small pool in the backyard! See details here.

#9 Bungalow under pine trees in British Columbia, Canada

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The house’s unusual planning and the green moss planted on the rooftop helps it blend in completely with the landscape. See more detailed interior pictures here.

#8 Houses on top of a shopping mall in Hunan, China

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In a city of 4 million people, locating the square footage required for a house can be a bit difficult. That’s why these houses are built on top of a shopping mall. More details here.

#7 Canyon mansion in Utah, USA

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In 1986, a married couple wanted to live far away from busy cities. This is their dream house. See the interior pictures of this bizarre house here.

#6 Villa Vals in Vals, Switzerland

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When local authorities denied permission to erect a high building (stating that it would spoil the surrounding landscape) this architect got creative and built this house in a cave. Booking prices and other details can be found here.

#5 Cliff house in Coquimbo, Chile

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This house built over a cliff has two levels, one of which is below ground. More information here.

Genius Architect Designs Beautiful Desert Home Using Shipping Containers

#4 Lake Chalet in Hordaland, Norway

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This oddly shaped house was designed with one main goal—full integration with the landscape. We think the architect did a superb job! What do you think? Check out more details here.

#3 Desert oasis in California, USA

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From afar, this house resembles a heap of dead leaves or a bunch of flat-headed mushrooms—you pick. It’s located in the Californian desert. More images here.

#2 The Mirrorcube hotel in Lapland, Sweden

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One of the most bizarre houses ever built, this house has its outer walls coated with a layer of infrared film. This is done so that birds can recognize it as an obstacle. See room prices and other details here.

#1 Penthouse in a rock in Beirut, Lebanon

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Despite its mind-blowing design, no one believed in the idea of a house built into a rock. This project took the concept of ‘house on the cliffs’ to an entirely new level. However, a Lebanese real-estate agency took on the project. More details here.

 

Doesn’t these houses take your breath away? Also, Check out 9 Houses That Were Built Just Out Of Spite and Revenge!

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