Show us a home that seems to float above the West Coast wilderness, and we’re swooning. Case in point, this dreamy hillside studio designed by Ply Architecture, on the property of winery owner Ian MacDonald, that hangs above the Naramata Bench vineyards below.

cantilever home
Credit: Jon Adrian

“It occurred to us, wouldn’t it be amazing if you were standing just over this precipice,” says architect Arnold Chan of Ply Architecture, of this home in our June 2017 issue.

Cantilever home
Credit: Jon Adrian
Cantilever home
Credit: Jon Adrian

The silt banks, composed of glacial till, required four 13-metre-deep, 28-inch-diameter concrete piers.

Cantilever home
Credit: Jon Adrian

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