This House Is Designed With Various Levels Cascading Down A Forested Hillside

This House Is Designed With Various Levels Cascading Down A Forested Hillside

Photography by Felipe Díaz Contardo

 

Sebastián Irarrazaval has designed a home in Chile that cascades down the hillside so it can take full advantage of the water views without disturbing the surrounding trees.

 

Sebastián Irarrazaval has designed a home in Chile, that makes its way down the hillside so that it can take full advantage of the water views without disturbing the surrounding trees.

Photography by Felipe Díaz Contardo

The home was also designed to receive as much sunlight during the day as possible, this was achieved by having plenty of windows throughout the home.


The home was designed so that it would receive as much sunlight during the day as possible.

Photography by Felipe Díaz Contardo

Due to the slope of the site, the house has different levels as you travel throughout it. Multiple staircases are used to move around the house, and as you can see with the ones below, they’re located on either side of a large cut-out in the home that’s open to the elements and provides an abundance of light into the space and kitchen.


Multiple staircases are used to move around this house, and they are located on either side of a large cut-out in the home that's open to the elements and provides an abundance of light into the space and kitchen.

Photography by Felipe Díaz Contardo

Just off the kitchen, there’s a deck that’s been built around a tree and provides a space for outdoor dining and entertaining.


This home has a large deck just of the kitchen, that's been built around a tree and provides a space for outdoor dining and entertaining.

Photography by Felipe Díaz Contardo

Heading back inside, there’s more steps and windows that lead you down to the living room.


The windows next to these steps provide an interesting pattern when the sun shines on them.

Photography by Felipe Díaz Contardo

In the living room, there’s views of the water on three sides, and a large fireplace can be used to warm the space.


In this living room, there's views of the water on three sides, and a large fireplace can be used to warm the space.

Photography by Felipe Díaz Contardo

The timber construction gives the entire home a wood cabin feel, as seen in the hallway.


Timber construction gives this home a wood cabin feel.

Photography by Felipe Díaz Contardo

In the bedroom, that also has a fireplace, you can lie in bed and look at the view through the floor-to-ceiling windows.


This bedroom with a small fireplace, makes the most of the view by having floor-to-ceiling windows.

Photography by Felipe Díaz Contardo

At night, the house lights up like a lantern when the lights are turned on inside.


At night, this house lights up like a lantern when the lights are turned on inside.

Photography by Felipe Díaz Contardo

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