spectacular homes hidden from the world


Hidden away and tucked out of sight, these properties from around the world take a desire for privacy to the extreme. Whether they are teetering on the edge of a cliff like Casa Brutale or concealed underground like the Edgeland House, these covert constructions are designed to specifically to hide from prying eyes. Click or scroll to uncover these incredible hidden homes…




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Entering through panels of scrap steel which sit in the hillside, the home embraces seamless indoor and outdoor living with continuous finishes that can be found inside and outside.




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Inside, the home spans over 2,5000 square foot and boasts concrete flooring. The private spaces sit towards the rear of the house in front of a concrete wall, while the living room and kitchen are surrounded by glazing with views over the surrounding fields.




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Perched on the craggy cliffs of the Los Vilos coastline, the front of this modernist property hangs precariously over the water. Sloping down to follow the shoreline, the house is flanked by a dense forest and a rock garden filled with cacti.




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This may just look like a run-down, concrete building in the middle of the bush, but this unassuming structure in New South Wales, Australia, hides a stunning secret behind its blank Brutalist-style walls…




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Visitors enter through a large double-height timber-lined walkway – talk about making an entrance! At the heart of the house sits an open-plan living area decked out in a natural palette of timber, concrete and zinc. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors lead out to a sheltered courtyard.




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This remote retreat is a fantastic place to escape reality. Set among lush greenery beside the coastal landscape of Costa Esmerelda in Argentina, the property is intricately sculpted from concrete and glass.




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Situated on a steep rocky plot, the single-level residence has been skillfully integrated into the landscape. Built using materials from the local area, the rear walls are made from retained earth and are covered in layers of vegetation that help to regulate the interior temperature.




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The incredible rooftop pool is how the property earned the moniker Mirage House. From a distance, the almost seamless expanse of water merges with the tranquil sea beyond, obscuring the house from passersby.




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Designed with the highest environmental efficiency in mind, the house was set to be a zero-carbon underground home. Shown in the initial plans, the living area has floor-to-ceiling windows and minimalistic furniture to complete the pared-back feel.




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The most impressive feature is probably the glass-bottomed pool on the roof, which dapples beams of light throughout the rest of the home. Set to be constructed with simple materials such as wood, glass and concrete, the structure has been designed to blend into its rugged surroundings.




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The interior is stylishly decked out with wooden floors and a balcony on the upper floor that looks down onto the living area. A spiral staircase leads to the first floor where there are six luxurious bedrooms including the master bedroom, which comes complete with an ensuite bathroom.




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Outside, the grounds of the house feature a raised pond, covered barbeque area and a garden store. Framing the property, dense woodlands extend to almost an acre, making this a truly remote rural retreat.




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Escape to the hills of Switzerland – if you can spot this next clandestine property that is! Dug into the side of a mountain, the unique subterranean home is situated next to the famous Therme Vals hot water springs.




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Completed in 2009, the plan for the design was to integrate the villa into the landscape so as not to disturb the local eco-system. Consequently, to negate the need for roads, access is only possible through a tunnel that runs through the mountainside, with the entrance concealed in a local barn.




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The vast majority of the property is cut into the natural rock, however, floor-to-ceiling windows ensure rooms are bright and airy. Although the property is completely off-grid, it boasts all the amenities required for modern living, from solar panels for energy to a phone line and Wi-Fi.




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Sitting on 43 acres of land, the one-of-a-kind eco-home will come complete with its very own fishing lakes and woodland, so there’s no need to step a foot outside of the grounds to get your fill of the great outdoors.




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The house is accessed through a carport on the top floor, where a lift connects homeowners to the rest of the levels. Interior furnishings are minimalistic, with floor-to-ceiling windows ensuring those staggering ocean views are the star of the show.




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According to Modscape, the design was inspired by the way barnacles cling to the hull of a ship. Unfortunately, we don’t know how much this extreme house would set you back, but you’re likely to need deep pockets, plus your own cliff to hang it off!




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This angular property can be found in the heart of Cheshire, England in an area that can only be described as the ‘soccer-star belt’, so you can imagine why homeowners would appreciate their privacy in these parts!




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Shielded from the outside world by the surrounding hillside, Steppingstone House cannot be viewed fully from any one direction, with its clever design obscuring the structure within acres of rolling private land.




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Just outside the front door, a private helipad and free airspace mean that London is just 55 minutes away by private jet. You might have trouble finding this semi-subterranean property on the way home though!




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The dramatic main level of the house is built into the mountainside, cantilevering outwards over a precipice. A flagged pathway winds through the forest to the front door – talk about making an entrance!




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Inside, the home isn’t short of wow-factor either. The intimate interior features neutral, warm tones and plenty of texture, making it the perfect place to hibernate during the rainy season. Spread across three floors, the house is full of little surprises – breathtaking views can be glimpsed from almost every room.




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This hunting lodge in the municipality of Etne, Norway, was built in 2013. Nestled in a remote spot, shrouded by mountains and flanked by an untouched lake, the structure seamlessly blurs into the rugged surrounding landscape.




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