Exterior Design

Five mountain houses of stone


Stone is the oldest building material. Was used in antiquity for homes and castles for strength and ability to withstand fire. People prefer it as a cheap building material. Tradition to build houses of stone is preserved today. Everywhere in the world you can see fine examples and construction of stone houses. Here we present some of the most inspiring mountain houses in different parts of the world. Not, this house is not the result of Photoshop. This is a real building. It was built in 1974 in the mountains of Northern Portugal by an engineer who was inspired by the huge exotic natural stones. The author of the unusual building designed it as a mountain retreat. The stone house is now privately owned and has attracted many curious tourists.

Mountain houses – Rocky mountain style in Switzerland


Architects Mark Wespi and Jerome de Meuron have created this delightful house in the rocky mountains of Switzerland. The huge window offers an incredible view of the area. Modern architecture blends with the exterior environment and becomes part of nature.

Mountain stone house


This mountain house is designed in Argentina by Alric Galindez Arquitectos. The windows are spectacular views of the lake and mountains. This stone is combined in the most natural way with wood. Timber from the exterior goes smoothly in the interior and finishing up the design and originality of design.


Mountain Refuge C7 stone house


 This mountain shelter is 2990 meters above sea level in the Andes. Again, huge windows take the place of the whole wall. They view spectacular lake and mountain peaks. Presented mountain houses are just some of the world’s construction and architectural heritage, in each country there are areas where the construction of stone houses is a tradition and has become an art.

Mountain stone house


Stone, wood and glass are in a natural symbiosis. Fantastic combination of stone and glass is used in an incredible house in the hills in New Zealand. Comfortable building is integrated successfully into the wild. The house was designed by designed by Fearon Hay. Materials used are natural stone and wood. Huge windows and sliding glass doors provide wonderful views of nature. The roof terrace is an added bonus, which allows people to have real contact to the nature.


Text by D. Alexsandrova


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