Is That a House Perched on the Edge of an Australian Cliff? Yes it is.


In response to a number of clients seeking options for living on extreme coastal plots, Australian prefab architecture firm Modscape created the Cliff House, a design concept for a home that extends precariously from the side of a cliff. Inspired by the way barnacles hang on to a ship’s hull, the Cliff House clings to the cliff’s edge, providing a thrilling view of the surrounding landscape and ocean waters.

The innovative, five-story home takes advantage of modular design and prefabrication techniques to deliver a series of modules stacked vertically on top of each other, attached to the cliff using engineered steel pins. Residents enter at the top floor, then descend to each level via a lift. A barbecue and jacuzzi area at the bottom floor provides an immediate connection with the sea, further emphasizing the Cliff House’s unique design as a natural extension of the cliff.

Keep in mind that this is currently a CONCEPT ONLY (it’s not real yet people!), but according to its architects it was created in response to their clients’ demands for unique cliff-based homes, so there might just be enough demand to warrant actually building a few.

What do you think? Do you like it and more importantly, would you live in it?!

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