10 utterly unique homes with views to kill for

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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One man's perfect view is another's idea of hell. Nevertheless, we wanted to bring together the most perfectly positioned homes we've come across to show you some of the most astounding views out there. Whether you like mountains, sand or cityscapes, we know we'll have something that takes your fancy!

Come with us as we travel the world to drink in some of the most amazing sights and have a think about what your dream view would be. You've got to start with something when planning your ideal home so why not the view that it offers?

1. Can't see the wood for the trees

scandinavian Houses by ALEXANDER ZHIDKOV ARCHITECT
ALEXANDER ZHIDKOV ARCHITECT

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ALEXANDER ZHIDKOV ARCHITECT

If seclusion and being hidden away really appeal to you, you might not want a far-reaching view. In fact, you might want the surroundings to essentially envelop you. We think this deep forest home, designed by Aleksandr Zhydkov, is not only beautiful in its own right but also enjoys a tangible view of mature trees and nature at its finest.

2. Lakeside location love

For nature lovers everywhere, we don't think you'll find anything much better than a lakeside home, complete with unhampered views out to the surrounding woodlands. Just don't watch any horror movies in the living room on your own or it could get a little spooky!

3. To infinity and beyond

Exterior View: modern Houses by WT Architecture
WT Architecture

Exterior View

WT Architecture

This clifftop build has really cornered the market when it comes to exemplar views. They're so pretty that a large viewing corridor, completed with top-to-toe windows, has been included. Looking out over the sea, we can imagine this being a wonderfully calm spot to live.

4. Up in the hills

 Terrace by P+0 Arquitectura
P+0 Arquitectura

Narigua House

P+0 Arquitectura

You'd never have any concerns about being overlooked by neighbours if you lived here and garden fences would certainly be a thing of the past! Butting timeless elegance and luxury up against rugged rock is a wonderful contrast that makes for incredible design juxtapositions and awe inspiring views.

5. Living it up in the city

Telegraph House:  Terrace by MAA Architects
MAA Architects

Telegraph House

MAA Architects

Not everybody finds rolling hills, mountains or the sea irresistible so for cool cats that love an urban setting we think this rooftop terrace offers the perfect outlook. Most definitely a favourite part of this property, this viewing platform affords wonderful panoramic sights and we can imagine it being breathtaking at night.

6. Perfectly placid

 Walls by Viroc
Viroc

Buck Mountain House, Indigo, USA | Viroc

Viroc

This fortunate home has a little of everything thrown into one. A calm body of water, rugged mountains and trees within touching distance all combine to make for a truly spectacular view that we wouldn't mind opening our bedroom curtains to every morning!

7. All that you survey

modern Houses by studio_GAON
studio_GAON

A house on the cliff

studio_GAON

If your home is literally your castle you should be able to expect a good view from your favourite turret or battlement. Looking out over a lower town, we think this house has views that any royal would be envious of.

8. Where the sea meets the sky

This is some amazing design work! An infinity pool stretches out and meets the edge of the sea view, which in turn reaches up to the sky. The unbroken chain of bright blue looks astounding and really leaves you feeling free. This is a perfect view to build a home office or yoga studio in front of.

9. Calm before the storm

We absolutely understand why this bathtub has been placed outside. Can you imagine how wonderful it must be to relax in a hot bath while looking out at the rough sea? You'd feel all your troubles and stress simply wash away, disappearing into a view that money can't buy!

10. Changing of the seasons

Wouldn't the ultimate dream view be one that changed now and then so you didn't get bored of it? Submerging your home in nature allows you to witness how your landscape and outlook changes every singe day, according to the time of year. We love this autumnal shot as we get an amazing sense of just how spectacular the views from every window in this house must be.

For window inspiration, in case you want to make a little more of your own view, take a look at this Ideabook: Breathtaking Bespoke Windows.

Which was your favourite home? What type of landscape makes your perfect view? Don't be shy...leave a comment and let us know!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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