A scrubby desert hillside slopes up to a stunning contemporary home in this gated Reno, Nevada, community. The house is situated on seven acres, with extensive landscaping that's built to withstand the elements. Wide windows connect the house to the view.
The sun-soaked town of Portofino, Italy was once a small fishing village. Now it attracts the yachts-and-summer-home crowd. A Mediterranean villa clings to the hillside, built in a style that launched a thousand McMansions in the United States.
Popularly referred to as "The Flintstone House," this free-form, single-family residence is an iconic landmark in Hillsborough, CA. Built in the late '70s, the eclectic home incorporates a unique series of domes to naturally coincide with the surrounding hillside. At the same time, its bright orange exterior offers a striking visual contrast with the rest of the property.