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On The Rocks: 9 Seriously Stunning Homes on Cliffs

On The Rocks: 9 Seriously Stunning Homes on Cliffs: Photo via Fougeron Architects

Photo via Fougeron Architects

There are houses, and then there are houses clearly fit for a badass. I don’t know what it is about homes perched on top of cliffs (or literally built into one), but something about their style screams both Tony Stark and James Bond. Architects all over the world have taken on the challenge of building properties on waterfront cliffs and looming city hills with great success.

From way up above Los Angeles to incredibly terrifying cliffs in Australia, here’s nine cliff homes (and one town!) that are sheer architectural masterpieces. Now if only Tony Stark’s cliffside Malibu home in Iron Man was actually real…


Photo by [Ryan Ward/Flickr](https://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanaward/7430955830/)

Photo by Ryan Ward/Flickr

THE STAHL HOUSE BY PIERRE KOENIG
Los Angeles, California

Photo via [Durbach Block Jaggers](http://durbachblockjaggers.com/)

Photo via Durbach Block Jaggers

THE HOLMAN HOUSE BY DURBACH BLOCK
Dover Heights, Sydney

Photo by [Tony Duckles/Flickr](https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonyduckles/2987576031/)

Photo by Tony Duckles/Flickr

THE ENTIRE TOWN OF MANAROLA
La Spezia, Liguria, Italy

Photo by [Jeremy Sternberg/Flickr](https://www.flickr.com/photos/jrmyst/4524793429/)

Photo by Jeremy Sternberg/Flickr

THE LEONARD J. MALIN RESIDENCE BY JOHN LAUTNER
Los Angeles, California

Photo via [Original-Vision](http://www.original-vision.com/index.php/originalvision/architecture/villa_amanzi)

Photo via Original-Vision

THE VILLA AMANZI BY ORIGINAL VISION STUDIO
Cape Sol, Phuket, Thailand

Photo by [twiga269/Flickr](https://www.flickr.com/photos/twiga_269/6168947539/)

Photo by twiga269/Flickr

THE MONTE ROSA HUT
Zermatt, Switzerland

Photo via [Olson Kundig}(http://www.olsonkundig.com/projects/slaughterhouse-beach-house/)

Photo via [Olson Kundig}(http://www.olsonkundig.com/projects/slaughterhouse-beach-house/)

SLAUGHTERHOUSE BEACH HOUSE BY OLSON KUNDIG
Maui, Hawaii

Photo via [Cadaval and Sola-Morales](http://www.ca-so.com/project.php?project_id=15&cat=1)

Photo via Cadaval and Sola-Morales

X HOUSE BY CADAVAL & SOLA-MORALES
Barcelona, Spain

Photo via [F2 Architecture](http://f2architecture.com.au/experience/individual-homes/pole-house-fairhaven/)

Photo via F2 Architecture

FALL HOUSE BY FOUGERN ARCHITECTS
Big Sur, California


Nicole Theodore is the Girls co-editor at Playboy.com. Follow her on Twitter.

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