What’s a handy fellow to do when he has little more than a chainsaw a hammer and a one-inch chisel? Build Hobbit House! Designed and built by Simon Dale along with family and friends this cozy home in Wales housed Dale and family while he was doing ecological woodland management in the surrounding area. While not technically underground it was dug into the hillside and has a true “Hobbit” feel don’t you think?
We now travel to Portland Oregon to visit the Fennell Residence designed by Robert Harvey Oshatz Architect. Curved glue lam beams evoke the movement of water. In addition to being a home this property is a true work of art:
Ah the beauty of a room with a view! There’s no better way to feel like you’re on vacation every day than to surround yourself with the scenic allure of nature all from the comfort of your couch. Today we feature 20 amazing rooms with equally amazing views. From oceanfront spaces to tropical havens each featured room welcomes the outdoors with large glass windows that celebrate the wonder of forest ocean or hillside.
One way to call attention to the view? Obstruct it as little as possible! Glass furniture adds a see-through element to a space which comes in handy when the real star of the room is just outside. This Los Angeles living room boasts a 360 degree view. Good thing nothing gets in its way!
The next featured dwelling is a hidden poolhouse in Lebanon described as “a submission to nature’s greatness.” In fact while building the entire property at times the designers let nature take over. We love how the structure below neatly fits into the side of the grassy lawn. Note the rock formations surrounding the poolhouse–these natural treasures greatly shaped the project!