This is really a landscape feature, but if you have access to large pieces of stone or the resources to purchase them, this is a natural, interesting, and beautiful way to address a slope. At my new house I am just now digging out the side to place some large, wide and deep native stones for steps on a steep slope. I will plant around them in the fall.
The Lima-based firm Vértice Arquitectos has designed the Beach House E-3 that’s located south of Lima, Peru in Palillos Beach. Built on a sloping lot that presented challenges, the house offers stunning views of the ocean, which was a requirement of the client. The house was built on three levels, each of which features various materials and textures.