The homeowner’s view of the surroundings is one of the reasons that choosing the right location is so important when it comes to building a home. More than pleasing to the senses, a spectacular view can have a real impact on human well-being for the better.
- Being able to look out at the surrounding landscape is important both because the view is pleasing and because it reassures us on a subconscious level. The location of the home in High Above the Water is well-chosen because the higher elevation provides its occupants with a commanding view of their surroundings.
- Since the home in the example is overlooking Puget Sound, its occupants have a superb view of rippling water framed with vegetation-covered stretches of rock. This is important because seeing water can soothe the mind so long as there is enough of it. That said, even something as small as a water feature can help, which is fortunate for homes not sitting on the shore.
- Likewise, having plants positioned in either the interior or the exterior of the home can produce much the same results as seeing water. Please note that an excessive number of plants in a limited amount of space is as bad as a barren landscape, which is the reason that the home in the example has plants that can be seen from the front but not enough to obscure the view.
- Letting in more light makes a home seem open and spacious rather than cramped and closed-in. Something that the example has no problem with because of the sheer number of its sizable windows.
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