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Created for two different clients, the homes may be matching on the outside, yet are beautifully individualized on the inside. The structures were originally slated for building on top of the hillside, yet the architects decided to bring them down closer to the water. Not only does this keep them safe from strong winds, but the choice “would help them to feel an intimate part of this beautiful landscape rather than something watching over it.”

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Each home has two large windows, one facing the hillside and one facing the coast, as to maintain privacy from their neighbor and to invite in the surrounding daylight. Neither structure has doors, but rather a set of pull-down steps for owners to climb through the window instead. The blackened timber encasing each of the 312-square foot cabins is said to have been inspired by abstract painter Kazimir Malevich, providing a stark contrast to the brightness of the hillside. It’s easy to imagine being swept away by this peaceful slice of paradise.

+ Cheshire Architects

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