24 Cool Houses from Around the World

1. A Curved Concrete and Wood Home

Designed by Magaldi Studio, this home is part of the exclusive gated community of Merida on the Yucatan Peninsula. It has a modern design built out of concrete and wood.

2. A Home with a Mix of Mexican and Japanese Designs

The idea behind this project was to combine cultural aspects and common materials from Japan and Mexico. The end result was this beautiful house located in Atlangatepec, Mexico, and designed by Fausto Terán. Teran built it using a combination of concrete and local pine wood.

3. A Large and Luxurious Geometric Home

The Boundary Bay Residence is a large and luxurious family home located in Delta, Canada. It was recently redesigned by Frits de Vries Architects.  The home was built in 1990 with a classic and balanced structure. The 2018 remodel aimed to respect the beautiful geometry while enhancing its street presence

4. A Cool house in the Mountains

The backdrop of mountains sets the scene for this Cape Town home. Designed by Renato Graca, it has a clean and contemporary aesthetic with straight lines and simple geometry.

5. An Isolated Home in Portugal

Carlos Castanheira designed and built this pavilion home in Portugal. The owners need an isolated home to enjoy their love for music without restrictions.

6. Cool House with a Cantilevered Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is the focal point of this residence’s design. Unlike traditional swimming pools, this one is suspended on a platform and cantilevers over the garden. The house is located in Madrid, Spain, and was designed by Ensamble Studio in 2008.

7. House with a Rooftop pool

This is the Jellyfish House, a beautiful home located on the coast of Spain in Marbella. It was designed by WAA (Wiel Arets Architects), and its most impressive feature is the rooftop swimming pool.

8. A House of Swiveling Boxes

Located in Tehran, Iran, this home, named Sharifi-ha House, was designed by Nextoffice – Alireza Taghaboni. It offers 1,400 square meters of living space organized on four levels.

9. A Suspended Home with Giant Swings

Swings are fun for children and adults, so adding one to a home isn’t an unusual feature. Still, not many houses have swings like this. Designed by MVRDV and known as the Balancing Barn, this house is located in Suffolk, UK, and offers 210 square meters of living space.

10. Super Cool Home with A Cliff-Like Roof

When faced with the challenge of working with this site in Granada, Spain, Gilbartolome Architects chose to use it to its full potential. As a result, Casa del Acantilado was embedded deep into the cliff.

11. A House that Hangs on a Cliff

Perched above the ocean in Victoria, Australia, this house is suspended on a steep cliff. The house was designed in direct relation to the sea, with the goal to capture dramatic ocean views.

12. An Underground Home

The concept of underground homes is not unheard of but is unusual. Located in Switzerland, and called Villa Vals, this home was designed and built by SeARCH and CMA into the slope. Only one of the facades is open to the exterior. It features an oval shape, and a series of step stones that lead up to the entrance.

13. A Home with a Transparent Swimming Pool

Designed by 123DV in Marbella, Spain, in 2015, “The Cool Blue Villa” covers an area of 620 square meters. The home provides a connection to water with ocean views and a nearby stream.

14. A House with an Indoor slide

This apartment in Sharkov, Ukraine, has a large slide, earning it cool house status. It was a project by KI Design.

15. Cool Tree House Homes

The Suite Blue is a modern tree house located in Arlena di Castro, Italy. It’s a part of La Plantata Hotel and was designed by La Cabane Perchee, a company that specializes in custom tree house designs all over the world.

16. A House with Transparent Tubular Construction

Living in this tubular glass house is a bit like living in a terrarium. Designed by Aibek Almassov of A.Masov Architects, this awesome house plays off the tree house concept.

17. A House with a Snake-Like Design

Designed by Luis and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade, the Tree Snake house was built in Bornes de Aguiar, Portugal, occupying an area of only 27 square meters.

18. A House with a Mirrored Exterior

Somewhere in the Tyrol region of Northern Italy, two vacation homes feature mirrored glass facades. They reflect the stunning views of the mountains, allowing both houses to blend in with nature.

19. A Terraced Home in Taiwan

The A’Tolas House located in Taiwan, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and has three terraced levels.

20. A Cool Tea House Design

Swatt | Miers Architects built this set of three tea houses in 2009 in Silicon Valley, CA. They designed the homes to look like simple pavilions made of steel and glass. They anchored them with concrete and a minimal footprint to avoid disturbing the root system of the large oaks on the site.

21. A Set of Small Floating Houses

Thailand is home to a wonderful house designed by Agaligo Studio. It’s a 110-square-meter home completed in 2015 and is one of the many floating houses found in the area. The house is called X-Float and represents an addition to the Project X2 River Kwai Resort.

22. Super Cool Container Homes

The idea of repurposing shipping containers into houses is not new but increasingly popular. Containerlove is one such example. LHVH Architekten designed the house located in Eifel, Germany. It has a raw look, with jagged lines and pointed corners, the style being a combination of industrial, rustic, and modern.

23. A Water Tower House

The Lymm Water House is located in North-West England and serves as a contemporary home. It was a 130-year-old grade II listed water tower that  Elis Williams Architects transformed into a home.

24. A Church Conversion Home

If you think living in a former church is unusual, have a look at this exquisite home in London, England.

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