Slide 1: Quarry Lake Bedford


Quarry Lake, in Bedford, New York, was built on the edge of an old pegmatite quarry. In 2005, architect Lynne Breslin added larger windows and cantilevered decks to open up the space and engage the dramatic landscape. A cantilevered glass shower in the master suite now projects out over a cliff, and its heated floor enables the owners to enjoy bathing virtually alfresco year-round.

10 Cliffhanging Houses to Fall For

For centuries, home builders have been drawn to sites on mountaintops, craggy coastlines, and rock islands to take advantage of the climate, natural resources, and dramatic scenery. Although houses built on cliffs might appear to be precariously perched, a good architect will ensure that sound engineering practices keep the structure firmly planted on solid ground. Here are our favorite cliffside dwellings with the most enjoyable views!

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