California House, perched high up in the Hollywood Hills, features a butterfly-inspired rooftop that floats upon walls of glass. But the contemporary architecture that is immediately visible is only a partial view of the residence, with the rest hidden within the steep hillside.

Sardinian romance awaits at Cala di Volpe. The fabled hotel, originally designed by renowned architect Jacques Couëlle in the 1960s, recently completed a thoughtful redesign led by Parisian interior architecture firm Moinard Bétaille.

The rolling hills and grasslands between Vernon and Kelowna in British Columbia’s Okanagan are an ever-changing scene. Embedded in this dynamic landscape and overlooking Kalamalka Lake sits Highridge House—a modern family home in continuous conversation with its surroundings.

On Hornby Island sit two cabins designed to recede into the lush landscape. The newly built Hornby Cabins by Leckie Studio feel as if they are woven into their environment rather than imposing upon it. Enveloped in cedars and prehistoric ferns, the cabins were built on a ridge just above the rocky shore, leaving the coastline undisturbed.