Yes, these pictures really do depict what appears to be two houses sitting atop one another. This design did not occur as a result of a natural disaster, but was deliberately constructed at the request of SO Architecture. Consequently, this home is much more cohesive on the inside than the exterior. Although there are plenty of windows, the designer choose to make use of Venetian styled blinds in order to control the lighting and mood. A three-panel sliding glass door on the lower level leads to a wooden deck, but it is also covered by a set of blinds. The interior of the home is reminiscent of a loft, with its vaulted ceilings and wide, open floor plans.