With a manmade pond that has been positioned to be eye level with the first floor, this house by Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten is truly original. When you first see the home you will be overtaken by the two housing structures on land that feature elongated rooms and open windows. Decorative wood slats create oblong shadows as the sun rises and sets on the land. The two first story houses hold both the kitchen and common areas, but the housing structure below holds the most fun. The underground story is flanked by a long, rectangular window that looks out on the lake. Connected to both ground level houses, the home’s inhabitants can transition from one place to another without leaving the confines of the compound.