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73 Spectacular Mountainside Structures

From Glittering Mountain Homes to Mountaintop Abodes

— August 8, 2013 — Art & Design
If you're looking for a vacation retreat that will take you far up into the hills, then these spectacular mountainside structures will definitely offer you the most tranquil environmental setting that you could ask for.

One of the most important choices when it comes to building a new home is what location you plan to settle in, and if you happen to enjoy the seclusion and natural beauty that exists in the mountainside and hills, then these spectacular structures are just for you. Showcasing homes that are uniquely built on cliffs, tops of mountains or on the sides of hills, these creative structures are sure to provide a relaxing retreat where individuals can get more in touch with nature and the outdoors.

From slanted mountain abodes to robust hillside retreats, these spectacular mountainside structures will definitely be a fantastic escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
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Futuristic Mountain Climber Platforms
Futuristic Mountain Climber Platforms
Hanging Hotel by Margot Krasojevic is a Suspended Walkway
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Hidden Hillside Exhibition Halls
Hidden Hillside Exhibition Halls
The Moesgard Museum by Henning Larsen Architects Blends Right In
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70
2D Cartoon-Like Luxury Homes
2D Cartoon-Like Luxury Homes
The Moon Hoon 'Panorama House' Looks Like it Was Drawn into Reality
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69
Mountaintop Abodes
Mountaintop Abodes
The Tahoe Ridge House by WA Design Brings a Serene Scenic Feel
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68
Sloped Alpine Retreats
Sloped Alpine Retreats
Balance Associates Architects' 'Stud Horse Mountain' is Extraordinary
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67
Upheaved Hillside Dwellings
Upheaved Hillside Dwellings
‘House in Rokko’ is Raised off the Ground and Provides Ama
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Skewed Sloping Structures
Skewed Sloping Structures
Opus Hong Kong by Frank Gehry is Atop a Winding Hillside
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65
Mountainside Viewing Platforms
Mountainside Viewing Platforms
Brewster's Discovery Walkway Set for Jasper National Park
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Secret Lair Museums
Secret Lair Museums
This Mountain Museum by Zaha Hadid Architechts Burrows Through a Cliff
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Roomy Rectangular Ranchers
Roomy Rectangular Ranchers
The Humberto Hermeto JE House Brings Luxury to the Countryside
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62
Concealed Cave Brigades
Concealed Cave Brigades
The Berg Meister Wolf Fire Station is Unconventional
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Boxy Frosted Abodes
Boxy Frosted Abodes
'Horizontal Space' Residence is Truly a Winter Wonderland
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60
Artsy Hillside Abodes
Artsy Hillside Abodes
The Stunning Mad Park Residence Gets Creative With Decor
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Reflective Mountainside Residences
Reflective Mountainside Residences
Conference Crystal Iselsberg by MHM Architects is Breathtaking
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58
Slanted Mountain Abodes
Slanted Mountain Abodes
Double Helix Ranch by Williams Partners Architects is Remote
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Majestic Mountainous Structures
Majestic Mountainous Structures
The Harbin Cultural Island is Inspired by the Ice City Itself
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Cliffside Kids' Abodes
Cliffside Kids' Abodes
The Hill Hut is a Picturesque Children's Villa
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Futuristic Corporate Lairs
Futuristic Corporate Lairs
The BP RR Headquarters by GROUP A Challenges Traditional Office Spaces
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Mountainside Escape Lodges
Mountainside Escape Lodges
The Never Never Land House by Andrés Jaque is Paradise
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Modern Desert Retreats
Modern Desert Retreats
The 'Canyon House' by Grunsfeld Shafer Architects is Awesomely Sharp
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Kiwi Countryside Pads
Kiwi Countryside Pads
The Yates Residence Was Designed With Family in Mind
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Mountain-Mimicking Abodes
Mountain-Mimicking Abodes
The Villa SSK by Takeshi Hirobe Architects is Inspired by Nature
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Charcoal Cliffside Abodes
Charcoal Cliffside Abodes
The 'Nettleton' 195 House is Nestled in Cape Town, South Africa
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Revamped Farmhouse Designs
Revamped Farmhouse Designs
A2BC's Farmhouse Architecture Mixes Modern Style with Rustic Living
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Sharply Mountainous Structures
Sharply Mountainous Structures
The Chongqing Greenland Clubhouse by PURE Design is Nature-Inspired
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Lopsided Mountain Retreats
Lopsided Mountain Retreats
The 'Elbow Coulee' by Balance Associates Architects is Asymetrical
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Sloped Roof Residences
Sloped Roof Residences
The Hawkesbury Residence Designed by Marmol Radziner Embraces Nature
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Geodesic Tech Communities
Geodesic Tech Communities
Ecological Silicon Valley in China's Miaofeng Mountains
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Mountainous Rural Retreats
Mountainous Rural Retreats
The 'Summerhill' Residence is a Spaciously Secluded Weekend Getaway
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All-Black Mountain Cabins
All-Black Mountain Cabins
Ferienhaus Girardi by Philip Lutz Architecture is Made From Timber
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Cliffhanging Green Roofs
Cliffhanging Green Roofs
The UCSF Institute for Regeneration Medicine Contours With Its Landscape
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Mountainous Homes
Mountainous Homes
The Barud House in Jerusalem Incorporates Its Surroundings
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Serene Swiss Chalets
Serene Swiss Chalets
The Lumbrein Residence is a Picturesque Family Home in the Mountains
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Glowing Mountainside Houses
Glowing Mountainside Houses
The Altis IV by Eric T. Fishburn Offers One Kick-Ass View
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Cubic Cliffside Shacks
Cubic Cliffside Shacks
The Panorama and WMR Home in Chile Sits Atop a Mountain
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Multi-Angled Roof Architecture
Multi-Angled Roof Architecture
The Koda Estonia Pavilion by KUU Architects Embraces Geometry
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Alpine Pod Homes
Alpine Pod Homes
Refuge Gervasutti Gives Climbers a Safe and Comfortable Shelter 9,300 Feet Up
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Tunnel-Connected Homes
Tunnel-Connected Homes
The House Y2 by destilat Architecture + Design Has a Split Personality
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Cubed Ivory HillsideTowers
Cubed Ivory HillsideTowers
The Mountain Cabin by Marte Marte Architecture is the Perfect Retreat
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Robust Hillside Retreats
Robust Hillside Retreats
The 'Germann House' Boasts Stunning Surroundings in Feldkirch, Austria
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Folding Facade Abodes
Folding Facade Abodes
Dolomitenblick by Plasma Studio Slices Through Its Spanning Landscape
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Charcoal Cliffside Abodes
Charcoal Cliffside Abodes
The Nettleton 195 House is Nestled in Cape Town, South Africa
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Urban Mountainside Mansions
Urban Mountainside Mansions
The Spa House in Cape Town Fuses the City with Nature
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Mountain-Inspired Observation Centers
Mountain-Inspired Observation Centers
The Tverrfjellhytta Pavilion is a Site for Deer Watching
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Spanish Cliffside Abodes
Spanish Cliffside Abodes
The 'Casa Nuria Amat' by Jordi Garces is Nestled on Exotic Terrain
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Landscape-Integrated Installations
Landscape-Integrated Installations
The Timmelsjoch Museum is Gravity-Defying Architecture
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Psychedelic Mountainside Abodes
Psychedelic Mountainside Abodes
Moon Hoon Creates a Trippy Hillside Cabin for a Korean Rockstar
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House-Like Lodgings
House-Like Lodgings
The Wiesergut Hotel is at Once Luxurious and Homey
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Boxy Integrated Mountain Havens
Boxy Integrated Mountain Havens
Ferienhaus Vitznau by Lischer Partner Blends Into its Surroundings
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Mini-Mountain Homes
Mini-Mountain Homes
'The Hill House' Can be Climbed Into or Onto
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Hillside Party Mansions
Hillside Party Mansions
The Marcio Kogan Paraty House is the Perfect Abode for a Bash
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Cliffhanger Homes
Cliffhanger Homes
The Warren Schwartz Vacation Home Floats Off the Mountainside
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Hillside Cave Homes
Hillside Cave Homes
The Mut Architecture 'Z House' Rests Ominously in California
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Magnificent Mountainside Hotels
Magnificent Mountainside Hotels
Pimalai Resort and Spa is a Breathtaking Cliffside Retreat
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Cliff-Hanging Cottages
Cliff-Hanging Cottages
The Greg Wright Architects ‘Las Palmeras’ Home is Mysterious
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Portable Compact Homes
Portable Compact Homes
The 'Hut on Sleds' is Entirely Mobile
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Multi-Faceted Hillside Homes
Multi-Faceted Hillside Homes
The Casa Playa Las Lomas I-05 is a Designer's Dream
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Spectacular Slanted Mountain Retreats
Spectacular Slanted Mountain Retreats
'Canyon House' by Balance Associates Architects is Stunning
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Seven-Level Cliffside Villas
Seven-Level Cliffside Villas
Nettleton 198 by SAOTA is a Beautiful South African Sanctuary
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Sloping Hillside Homes
Sloping Hillside Homes
The Courtyard House by Hutchison and Maul is Magnificent
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Stilted Cabin Retreats
Stilted Cabin Retreats
Endemico Resguardo Silvestre is Environmentally Conscious and Luxurious
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Glittering Mountain Homes
Glittering Mountain Homes
The River Bank House by Balance Associates Architects is Spectacular
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Undulating Cliffside Cabins
Undulating Cliffside Cabins
Mountain House by VDMMA is an Architectural Response to Topography
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Slanted Hillside Homes
Slanted Hillside Homes
The Mobius 'Edge House' Puts a New Slant on Architecture
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Cliffside Architecture
Cliffside Architecture
Peru's Lefevre House Lives on the Edge of Desert & Ocean
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Floating Eco Cabins
Floating Eco Cabins
The Hill House by David Coleman Architecture is Small but Open
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Modular Mountaintop Shelters
Modular Mountaintop Shelters
Living Ecological Alpine Pod Provides Comfort without Eco Expense
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Individualized Hilltop Hideaways
Individualized Hilltop Hideaways
Intimate Architecture by David Garcia Studio Overlooks Vineyards
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Modern Mountainside Homes
Modern Mountainside Homes
The Winnetka House by Peter Gluck and Partners
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Chic Concrete Abodes
Chic Concrete Abodes
The Chair House by Igor Sirotov is Stark and Modern
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Luxurious Hill-Covered Houses
Luxurious Hill-Covered Houses
The Villa Vals Switzerland Vacation Homes are Inside the Alps
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Geometric Hillside Homes
Geometric Hillside Homes
The 'Bowen Mountain House' by CplusC Architecture is Spectacular
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