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.
A recent addition to this Phoenix home is cantilevered over the red-rock mountain and lower patio, preserving the outdoor living area. The addition includes a modern version of a Juliet balcony, offering the bedroom inside a view of the valley below and skyline. Underneath the structure is a shady spot for the grill and a dog-washing area.
Terraced outdoor space makes the most use of the mountainside location of this Phoenix home. A soaking pool and pool deck are located just below the home's covered walkway and infinity hot tub. Steps lit from beneath by LED lighting appear to float beneath the cantilevered second-story addition to the home.
“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.
Different levels of roof cantilever out and over this stately stone patio, creating pockets of shade and comfortable gathering spots. The layering of the stone wall exterior echoes that of the roof and the patio steps.
This wooded 3-acre site overlooks the rocky shoreline of Lake Superior. The 2,000 square-foot cabin cantilevers out toward the water, with a 40-foot long glass wall facing the spectacular beauty of the lake.