From a distance, it might be hard to tell that there's a house hidden within this lush Dominican Republic landscape. But look again and you’ll see how VASHO architects skillfully tucked this 5,380 square foot house into a steep hillside overlooking spectacular pine-studded views. Large green-roofed terraces create the illusion that the house is an extension of the hill's natural contours.
From a distance, RD House blends in with its surroundings.
The wood is from locally sourced native trees.
The summerhouse is built to accommodate eighteen people.
The architects reused rock excavated from the site.
The green roofs help insulate the dwelling from direct heat.
A circular opening lets in daylight and views of the skies.
The RD House illuminated at night.
The house overlooks spectacular views of the pine forest and mountains.
The rear of the home, which is the area most deeply embedded into the hillside, enjoys constantly cool interior temperatures.
Locally sourced wood covering the floors and ceilings are paired with exposed concrete walls and excavated rock to give RD House a rustic, yet modern look.
A built-in jacuzzi was included on the deck.
The House is also equipped with home automation for even greater energy savings.