This Dangling Mediterranean Cliff House Has Gravity-Defying Style

You can't beat the view.
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House on the Cliff is precarious perched over the Mediterranean

House on the Cliff is precarious perched over the Mediterranean (Photo: Fran Silvestre Architects)

Built as an organic extension of the rocky coast above Alicante, Spain, the House on the Cliff dangles precipitously. Its reinforced concrete slabs covered in smooth, white stucco are cleverly cantilevered over the Mediterranean.

Even the bathroom sink is cantilevered

Even the bathroom sink is cantilevered (Photo: Fran Silvestre Architects)

The theme continues throughout the interior. Even the bathroom sink is cantilevered, with clean lines abound. And why bother hanging artwork when the vista just outside your window is naturally just as beautiful?

The appliances all hide away, creating a clean profile

The appliances all hide away, creating a clean profile (Photo: Fran Silvestre Architects)

To maintain a clean profile throughout, even the kitchen appliances hide away nicely and neatly. No detail has been overlooked in this overlooking house.

This couch looks comfy, but it's not white

This couch looks comfy, but it's not white (Photo: Fran Silvestre Architects)

Of course, a few non-white accents are allowable, as long as they're kept to a minimum. But to balance it out, you should probably just wear all-white all the time.

A placid pool on the lower level overlooks the sea

A placid pool on the lower level overlooks the sea (Photo: Fran Silvestre Architects)

Built on a natural ledge, the pool serenely overlooks the sea. Although the home itself is designed around a single-floor plan, its surrounding cliffs and wide vistas create a powerful sense of depth.

Every night requires a trip to the terrace

Every night requires a trip to the terrace (Photo: Fran Silvestre Architects)

As much as it shines in the day, nothing beats the views at night. So much so, that you might almost forget how much this otherwise relaxing refuge is dangling over its mountainous surroundings.

The views really don't get any better

The views really don't get any better (Photo: Fran Silvestre Architects)