Homes that incorporate the outdoors into the design can open up the possibilities for living spaces.
The following are a few houses that work terraces into the floor plan in attention grabbing ways.
Architect Katrin Oggesen from Archibald Buero was the creative mind behind this geometric style lake house. The open home design is positioned to still offer privacy while remaining exposed to the forest and water nearby.
The indoor floor plan is no-frills and allows a natural flow that is uncluttered and doesn’t detract from the gorgeous outdoor surroundings.
Incorporating a strategically placed terrace upstairs makes the master suite a coveted zone. The sliding glass wall tops off the space, and gives this polished hideaway in the woods an ever encompassing view of nature.
This home by Djuric Tardio Architects has a unique rooftop feature. Creatively designed, they decided to forgo the usual attic space for a more open to the outdoors look. The mid-level terrace is also a nice touch.
The clever rooftop pergola provides a whole new addition that can be used in many ways. The façade and roof area was constructed with wood gathered from a sustainably managed forest, and makes the front of the house stand out and softens the look of the lot.
Perfect for enjoying beautiful days, gardening and entertaining, this creative use of vertical space seems to be a better choice for this family residence than a dusty, unused attic.
A definite creative twist on a terrace design comes from architect Renato Salvi. This home brings the patio and terrace feel indoors with a stand-out, built in statement piece.
The more traditional placing of rooms was done away with in order to make the most of the hours of daytime sunlight and waterside views. For example, the sleeping quarters are on the ground floor, and the innovative cutout nests the living and dining areas.
Every detail of this home, including the exterior eggplant color, was chosen to fit into the natural surroundings which includes a neighboring vineyard. Reworking original concepts of what a home can offer, this design brings the outdoors in with style.
Architects and designers who understand that living doesn’t just occur inside of a home, and make use of spaces in creative ways add to the overall functionality. Shaking up the ordinary house plan and inviting the natural scenery to play a major role in the outcome makes these homes with terraces structures to be admired.
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