Jaw-dropping clifftop homes you won’t believe

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Inside, the interior features industrial-style polished concrete floors, a limed oak staircase and raw concrete finishes, while outside, two stone staircases lead down to the water’s edge through the home’s landscaped grounds.




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Located on a sloping mountain ridge at the foot of the stunning Yatsugatake Mountains in Nagano, Japan, this sleek minimalist dwelling seems to hover over the rocky landscape below. The ideal location to create a unique cliffhanging residence, it comes with breathtaking views and a gravity-defying experience.




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Inside, the living spaces are cool and open, offering a modern take on the traditional homes typically found in the Lebanese mountains. These rustic structures are usually built from local stone and passed down through generations.




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Inside, the home is spacious and open-plan, offering flexible multi-use living spaces during the day. However, at night, the large internal doors can be pulled across to provide privacy and separate the two bedrooms from the living room, dining room and kitchen.




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Expansive walls of glazing ensure the property is flooded with daylight, while the living areas are sheltered from prying eyes by the home’s clever angled windows.




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Inside, the house is spread over two floors. A small sitting area and kitchen occupy the lower level, with a staircase leading up to the snug bedroom on the upper floor which features an entire glazed wall.




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Suspended 131 feet above Fairhaven Beach in Australia, the Pole House is one of the most iconic cliff houses in the world. With 180-degree views of the sea, it also has vistas across the Great Ocean Road, which is one of the world’s most picturesque stretches.




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Inspired by Picasso’s painting The Bather, Holman House clings to a cliff near Sydney, Australia. Projecting out over the sea, the home is supported by four angled stilts with accommodation spread out across two floors.




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The interior is light and bright thanks to an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. Outside space is in no shortage here either, with two patios, a rooftop garden and a swimming pool on the lower level, so you’ll have plenty of spots to watch the sunset.




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The open-plan living and dining area cantilevers over the ocean, while the curvaceous contemporary kitchen sits back on solid land. Dreamy ocean views can be glimpsed from most of the rooms in the house so you won’t have to tear your eyes away from the incredible vistas for long.




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Perched 44 feet above the Pacific Ocean on a remote island, this Canadian house is secured to the rocky cliffside by steel rods which allow the rest of the structure to cantilever precariously above the water.




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The hideaway has been designed across one level to provide a more intimate connection with the landscape. The moss-covered roof acts as a habitat for local wildlife, while the low walls help the home to blend into the natural surroundings.




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The main structure was built from concrete, while the cantilevered section, which hangs six and a half metres over the water, was constructed from steel-framed timber and boasts a wooden deck with breathtaking views.




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The kitchen and living room open out into a large sociable space that’s beautifully bright and airy. Glass doors slide back completely to seamlessly incorporate the terrace for effortless indoor-outdoor living.




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Perched high above the Hudson River in New York, the Pumpkin House is perhaps the most famous of our cliffside homes. Dating back to the 1920s, it’s named after its distinctive window formation which resembles a glowing jack-o-lantern face when the sun goes down.




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Spread over three floors, the six-bedroom home is decked out in a European-style grandeur with coved ceilings and antique wood furniture. There’s even a separate self-contained studio for guests who want to soak up the home’s stunning views too.




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Cantilevering over a sheer cliffside, the house is bursting with original details across its 12 regal rooms, from the marble mantel in the living room to wood-panelled walls and Persian rugs.




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Designed by Austrian-born architect Harry Seidler, this glamorous Australian home is dramatically positioned on the edge of a rugged sandstone cliff overlooking the bushlands of New South Wales and the Wingecarribee River.




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Completed in 2000, the home is carved into the natural rock face and set among 150 acres of land for the ultimate private escape. With a vast outdoor space filled with sculptures, stone gardens and a swimming pool, it’s truly a luxury property.




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Multiple viewing decks situated around the house provide captivating views of the local wildlife and wooded landscape. Thanks to their all-weather coverings, they also make the perfect alfresco eating areas if you prefer dining with a view.




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Inside, the home is split into three levels; one for the client and his wife, the second for their son and the third storey will be a recreational sports area. Surrounded by glazing, the living spaces face out onto the valley can be opened and closed to create terraces in different configurations.




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Along with ample interior space, the home will also feature a number of balconies and a private courtyard that backs onto the rocky mountainside.




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