Off The Edge

04.25.2011

ART & DESIGN

There are several features that set residential eye-candy apart from run-of-the-mill family homes. In a city, perhaps it’s a sweeping terrace or a suburban-size kitchen. In the country, homeowners trick out their pads with tennis courts, swimming pools, and massive lawns. Often the “wow” factor is in the house itself. However, these homes inspire real estate envy with a little something called the cantilever.  Projecting an entire wing of a house with no visible means of support requires a lot of engineering know-how and a little bit of magic. From Australia to the Hamptons, these are the cantilevered properties that will change your perception.

UTRIAI by Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius and Partners

Constructed in 2006, this house, located in Vezaiciai, Lithuania proves that cantilevers suit all personalities – the clients are a couple; one is an agricultural engineer and the other works in industrial design.

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  • http://twitter.com/rjmeads RJ Meads

    Seriously, who would want a house like this?

  • http://profiles.google.com/jjlong1 Joseph Long

    Maybe not the first one, but I’d love to live in the one on the third page. Amazing.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mccflo99 Chris Elliott

    Looks like an uneven trailer!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NB52WCGUMZT3EUVA4BDJQZGT3Q Milli

    either one is nice tome but the one on 3rd page is like nothin ive ever ever see

  • http://twitter.com/youngwordplay E.J. Prince

    no signs of rummage anywhere

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darryl-Nixon/100000204072719 Darryl Nixon

    AMAZING LOVE IR.

  • http://twitter.com/hburgobserver allen wilson

    it’s understated because it has wood on it?

  • http://twitter.com/_imBjay Bejota

    I love it

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyler-Ryan/100000364080655 Tyler Ryan

    @RJ Meads – People with money to throw at whatever they want :P

  • http://twitter.com/jelcrow Natural Beauty

    Nice

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Owen/100001890715499 Matthew Owen

    i wonder what a tornado or earthquake.. natural disaster , etc…… would do to this thing ……..????????????

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Keb-Right/100000398084874 Keb Right

    amazing

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1691490157 Shannon Herrington

    Wow, and I thought Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water was cool. And it IS cool! But these places are amazing. They take the cantilever idea to the extreme.

  • amistress18

    i would love to live in the 3rd house men that house is beautiful gorgeous it’s a paradise

  • amistress18

    i would love to live in the 3rd house men that house is beautiful gorgeous it’s a paradise

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.francks Mike Francks

    i love this ….nice..!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/André-Maranhão/100002005585709 André Maranhão

    where can i do my barbecue there?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jstump3 Jessica Stump

    @ RJ Meads, ME I WOULD WANT A HOME LIKE THIS!! MEEEE….
    #3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002281552646 Asa Chandler

    that house is sick b

  • http://twitter.com/Kuziemus KuzivakwasheMusiyiwa

    I love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Hook/100001683360845 Sarah Hook

    I love dis house

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Hook/100001683360845 Sarah Hook

    I love dis home

  • http://twitter.com/iamFADZAYIbere the_gift

    damn nicee freaken dope but you will have to pay me a million to sleep init

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1057056933 Kenneth Nyabela

    This is slick playas!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bejan-Claudiu/100002155272858 Bejan Claudiu

    smeker

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Manuel-Ndong-Angue-Nsang/1667109582 Manuel Ndong Angue Nsang

    esta casa esta de muerte……….jajajajajaja

  • http://www.facebook.com/jibsaml Jibsam Lyrico

    how much do i pay to spend a night there its soooooooooooooo coooooooooool

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shashank-Agrawal/762255499 Shashank Agrawal

    its amazing

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michele-Salzano/1569331984 Michele Salzano

    … I’m fascinated by these changes are huge …. the essence and theme of these homes, but what affect the design?

  • http://www.arq-hdez-manriquez.com.ar Guillermo Hdez Manriquez

    The simple forms and materials are simply excellent performance finishes with enough functionality to solve the spaces. very nice

  • http://www.arq-hdez-manriquez.com.ar Guillermo Hdez Manriquez

    impressive proposals .. excellent

  • http://www.arq-hdez-manriquez.com.ar Guillermo Hdez Manriquez

    I love the challenge to gravity … excellent

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1416485895 Kyle Thomas

    This is an amazing example of engineering and architecture. It is organic in the sense that it appears to grow out of the ground. Beautiful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luiz-Alberto-Silveira/100001757354924 Luiz Alberto Silveira

    Muito Belo !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ramon-Maffioletti-Tonelli/100000009504960 Ramon Maffioletti Tonelli

    Nao vou curtir, porque é em encosta de morro

  • http://www.facebook.com/fritzgerald.filoscin Fritz Gérald Filoscin

    Les contemporains créent la destruction de la terre dans tous les sens

  • http://www.facebook.com/fritzgerald.filoscin Fritz Gérald Filoscin

    This is not a really great thing.

  • Anonymous

    It’s obvious that the people hating on these houses aren’t modernists or simply don’t like anything out of the ordinary, they probably live in a craftsmen or simply hate that they will never have the money to build the home of their dreams so they don’t like seeing building like this that challenge the normalcy of residential architecture. I’m only starting my studies to become an architect and can only dream of building structures as creative as these.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kajacobsen Kristin Jacobsen

    The second photo of the house on page four looks an awful lot like a location they shot scenes at for the second Iron Man movie.

  • Funkdubulum

    And you can see a tsunami coming for about half a day.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7DB2I7NKJOGEJW72WRZMSRE2QQ Brett

    This is the best our of all them, others pretty unpractical but this has crazy scenery. Knowing your overhanging a cliff while swimming would be a great feeling.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nichelle.sanders Nichelle Sanders

    The 3rd page made me catch my breath like the first time I saw Falling Water

  • Anonymous

    every house i saw was gorgeous 4real

  • http://profiles.google.com/nypaperchaseer ariel martinez

    IMA HAVE 2 SAY… ALIEN AGAIN. DUDE!

  • http://twitter.com/boardroombboys Ronald Gaineous

    “The crib got, killer views and square feet, you’ll have to film MTV cribs for a week!” I swear it is like entry entry on this site brings one of Jay’s lines in living color!

  • Anonymous

    Truly creative design.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lily-Gomez/100001598476190 Lily Gomez

    nice space n money for dat not for urban area.

  • http://twitter.com/williederrick3 Yacwms

    Now that phat, you can only invite certains ppls over

  • http://www.facebook.com/kyle.ransom2 Kyle Ransom

    I could live there!

  • http://DiaAvalon.tumblr.com/ Dia Avalon

    Sick… Pad…AvA..

  • http://twitter.com/jetsetfarryn Jetset Farryn

    I would. Fact

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GKIDYFLU5CDF454TXPSMMQCHAQ Wahabou

    every house is beautiful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doble-J-Mc/100001566010860 Doble J Mc

    hola soy el unico rapero que que tiene plata el venezuela escribir y quiero hacer cancin este es mi numero 04248225652 correo
    junior_161994@hotmail.com

  • Btuuced Mkmkm

    sweet grounds

  • http://www.facebook.com/dastatzdezigns Dominic Adam Smith

    THIS AINT SHIT ON MY UG HOUSE!!! JUST NEED AN INVESTOR INTO MY DIDEAS…… U CANT SEE THIS SHIT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dastatzdezigns Dominic Adam Smith

    IT IS A TRAILOR WTF JUST IS BIGGER N HAS HUGE WINDOWS

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tv-Rohit/657985107 T.v. Rohit

    Fly as B’s eyelashes in the wind :)

  • Eb Price

    jheez

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