This 1985 home – sitting atop a waterfall on New York’s Landsman Kill River – melds a treehouse with a sleek Modernist box.
Designed by architect Steve Mensch as his own family home, it also echoes Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater house, built above a cascade.
The six-bedroom property’s concrete and timber frame gives way to a predominantly wooden interior. Each room is orientated towards the water and surrounding 26-acres of Hudson Valley woodland, while the open-plan living room has glass exterior walls that can be pulled back, opening the house up to the elements.
A separate patio, connected by a walkway, hovers at the edge of the waterfall’s drop for those comfortable with heights.
Spread over four-storeys, the house is part of an estate comprising four copper-roofed buildings that are connected to each other by a series of covered walkways.
Two guest houses and a studio with a soaring 9-ft ceiling complete the lot, which is on the market via Houlihan Lawrence for $8.995m.
And if you fancy trying before you buy, you can rent the property via Airbnb.