A "river" of Mexican beach pebbles runs along the back of the house, boasting all the tranquility of a water feature without the maintenance. A cantilevered bridge made of limestone seems to float right over it.
Cantilevered stairs project from a stacked stone wall in this California home, creating a clean, sleek line that fits the home's modern vibe. Warm wood finishes and earthy colors on textiles, art and flooring create a neutral backdrop that showcases the spectacular view of sea and sky.
The Autohaus is a home in Austin, Texas, that was designed as both a car collectors’ garage and a residence. The main bedroom is part of a 20-foot cantilever that seems to float above an open area that can be used for gatherings and automobile display.
This contemporary home's floor-to-ceiling steel and glass doors allow for seamless indoor/outdoor living. On the top floor, a cantilevered guest bedroom overlooks views of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.
Cantilevered steps give guests the sense that they're floating towards the home's main entrance. Though the structure itself is clearly modern in style, the wood paneling along the exterior and garage helps the home complement its natural environment.
“To create this peaceful retreat above bustling Center City Philadelphia, we selected natural materials and finishes to bring softness and comfort to what had been a barren rooftop,” says designer Barbara Eberlein. “Teak furniture does not need to be stored indoors during the winter,” she notes, and “direct sunlight is mitigated with enormous cantilever umbrellas.” Get the same effect in your own city sanctuary with a single umbrella and a cushy all-weather armchair.