Best Deck Ever: Contemporary Cantilever House Design


cantilever house design

The pictures simply do not do justice to the view from this incredible set cantilevered constructions, jutting out from the core structure of the house and seeming to hover in space. JCB architects took their inspiration for this twisting, turning and thrusting form from a fallen log with its associated branches.

cantilever deck construction

With only thin clear glass between the patio and the world below, one gets a sense of standing on the edge of the void. In another thrust deck area sits a stunning nearly-edgeless exterior swimming pool – all traces of support are clearly not visible in these pictures nor to visitors.

cantilever house interior

The experience of moving through this home is intentionally staged at each step of the way, from the winding entryway to the expansive views exposed once inside. The incredible living and gathering areas thrust out in the cantilevers also serve to provide privacy to other interior areas.

cantilever building design

A combination of weathered wood and dark paint help bring the house back down to Earth – blending it with the surrounding natural landscape. Hidden beams hold up some truly suspended parts of the building while thin columns support others thrust sections. However, the more modest side of the home contains the entrance so as not to spoil the surprise for guests or the view for passers by.

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