Just for extracurricular fun, German architect Matthias Arndt designed the idyllically set Triangle Cliff House.
Perched along a fictional mountainside ridge, the narrow A-frame—or really, without that second leg, figure 4-frame—enjoys fabulous views, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows throughout both the sides and lower level.
In a way, this acute shelter looks like the perfect retreat from...well, just about anything. We can picture it now: zipping in on a slender ski bike, escaping winter's biting cold with a roaring fire waiting within its hearth and settling in for cozy winter's night with however many supermodels we were able to furnish with similar ski bikes.
Almost makes us wish summer were gone. But not quite.