The design alone is breathtaking – beautiful prairie-style horizontals, organic materials and abstract modern compositions that shift from every perspective. Add to that its self-sufficient and site-specific considerations and you really have a dwelling to write home about.

Set in rural northern Ontario, this glass, stone and wood wonder rises right up out of the bedrock atop a multi-story cliff overlooking a series of lakes and forests far below.

Sustainable strategies are integrated throughout the series of split-level floors that interlock to form cozy interior volumes.

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Thermal glass holds warmth in during winter while a green roof keeps things cool in the summer, reinforcing with materials and nature the other cycles and systems regulating temperature within the building. Design by Altius Architecture.