Friday Fun: Perched Houses

Is it too early to be dreaming about holiday escapes? Or homes where it feels like you’re on holiday all year round? I rather like perched houses: after all, they provided our ancestors with such refuge. There is a beautiful poem by Romanian poet George Bacovia about the ‘lacustrine’ homes on stilts of long ago. Although, this being Bacovia, it is anything but cheerful… I’ll just translate the first stanza for you below:

De-atitea nopti aud plouind,
Aud materia plingind…
Sunt singur, si mă duce un gând
Spre locuintele lacustre.

So many nights I hear the rain,
hear solid matter cry and drain…
I’m all alone, my thoughts go back again
to the lacustrine dwellings.

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Floating House in Australia, from boredpanda.com
And another picture of it, because it is so amazing...
And another picture of it, because it is so amazing…
Amanzi complex, from Decoist.
Amanzi complex, from Decoist.
Villa perched on mountaintop in Canada, from Decoist.
Villa perched on mountaintop in Canada, from Decoist.
Perched high above the skyscrapers. Roofgarden from Domaine Home.
Perched high above the skyscrapers. Roofgarden from Domaine Home.
Perched for creativity: Neil Gaiman's shed. From Shedworking.com
Perched for creativity: Neil Gaiman’s shed. From Shedworking.com
Poised for flight in the Austrian Alps. From Decoist.
Poised for flight in the Austrian Alps. From Decoist.
Hotel Endemico in Mexico. http://www.hotelendemico.com/explore.html
Hotel Endemico in Mexico. http://www.hotelendemico.com/explore.html
Couldn't forget a treehouse, could we? This one is in Solling by Baumraum. From homedsgn.com
This is perhaps closest to what Bacovia had in mind, in Solling by Baumraum. From homedsgn.com

 

 

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16 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Perched Houses”

  1. They’re beautiful – I can just imagine sitting in front of that view with a book – lovely!

  2. Oh, Marina Sofia, these are all just fantastic! I think I’ll just have to visit all of them before I make my final choice. And after all what’s a year or two or three spent living a few months in different places?

  3. Where was the house that featured in the film The Lake House? Not sure if this was real but if so this could be on your list? What fab homes you’ve picked. Perfect as reading hang outs!!

      1. Wow that was quick! Shame its not real but it will always be real in our imaginations ! Congrats on finding it so quick – very impressed! x thanks for sending

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