Jay Atherton's bedroom in the house in Phoenix, Arizona, he shares with roommate Cy Keener contains a miniature black piano; outside is a red bud tree, an appealing spot for mellow contemplation. Photo by Ye Rin Mok. Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
Renovation: Justin Hemmes transforms his family& historic waterfront mansion: Hemmes spent the next few years renovating the property, which was built in Brian Hess, of Sydney firm Hess Hoen, oversaw the structural work and interior design.
A window on the hill side? homes built into hills are considered earth sheltering architecture, and are very energy efficient because of Earth's thermal mass. This hillside home is located in Skaftafell, Iceland.