Sakeit El Misk House

Perched 900 meters above sea level in Lebanon, the Sakeit El Misk House takes advantage of the elevation to ensure every room has a view — even the garage. The sprawling hilltop dwelling is divided into two volumes. The first is a low-lying building that spans the length of the property and houses a vehicular reception space, indoor pool, a spa, a gym, and staff quarters. Although most of the facade is opaque to block the property from the street, the garage is clad in glass to allow in vistas of the pine garden. The three-story main residence is located on the site's northwestern corner and contains the primary bedroom, kitchen, and reception space. With its glazed facade, the volume enjoys sweeping views of the landscape, while a wooden louvers system provides privacy when needed.

Photos: Bernard Khoury Architects

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