Top 5 Homes of the Week With Breathtaking Views

Kick back, relax, and soak in the views of these stellar homes from the Dwell community that caught our editor’s eye this week.

Taking full advantage of sweeping views of Puget Sound, Hillside Sanctuary by Hoedemaker Pfieffer is sited on a small plateau high atop a steeply sloping hillside. Winter light penetrates deep into the living spaces through a wall of glass that runs continuously across the building’s south elevation.

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1. Harlosh Wood H

The living room of Wood H by Dualchas Architects has a sweeping view of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean.

The living room of Wood H by Dualchas Architects has a sweeping view of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean.

Photo: BoutiqueHomes

Architect: Dualchas Architects, Location: Scotland, United Kingdom

From the vacation rental site: “Where else can you whale watch from within a luxurious sitting room, with a wood-burning stove crackling in the corner? With a stay at Wood H, you are at once immersed in the vast natural offerings of the Isle of Skye, while safely secluded in contemporary style and comfort. Tranquil yet dramatic, on land yet at sea, remote yet connected, Wood H weaves disparate elements together to create a richly dynamic tapestry unlike any other.”

2. Thompson Lake House

An Eames lounge chair overlooks a cascading waterfall outside the Thompson Lake House. Architect CTA | Cushing Terrell designed the home to feel flexible and customizable.

An Eames lounge chair overlooks a cascading waterfall outside the Thompson Lake House. Architect CTA | Cushing Terrell designed the home to feel flexible and customizable.

Photo by Deborah Hardee Photography

Architect: CTA | Cushing Terrell, Location: Eagle, Idaho

From the architect: “The owners envisioned a family oasis that could be restful and serene yet open and welcoming, and capable of entertaining large gatherings. They envisioned an environment that blended interior and exterior, seamlessly integrated into its stunning surroundings. The interior and exterior are connected by operable glass hanger doors which frame vistas of the lake, landscaping, beach, and distant architecture.”

3. Suns End Retreat

The material palette of Suns End Retreat includes Douglas fir that wraps the floors, walls, and ceiling. Wheeler Kearns Architects say the home's

The material palette of Suns End Retreat includes Douglas fir that wraps the floors, walls, and ceiling. Wheeler Kearns Architects say the home’s “calm, natural earth tones read quietly in concert with the natural surroundings.”

Photo: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing

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