I've gotta warn you, when you see this phenomenal architecture, you'll probably plan a jewel heist. Because it takes an armored truckload to afford it.
Lo and behold! The "Floating House" in Portland, Oregon:
Conceptually, the architecture is meant to embrace the natural elements outside. Curved glue Iam beams "evoke the poetry of the ripples and contours of a river." That's the most romantic thing we've heard since ... ever! Oh, Robert Harvey Oshatz, you pensive fox:
And then there's the Elk Rock Road residence rising over Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Although it's firmly grounded in the earth, "the structure achieves a feeling of floating in space, like a bird in flight." Or of something growing expansively from its roots outward; the house begins with a studio on the ground level, kids' bedrooms on the middle floor, and the family/community space & master suite up top.
The living room itself invokes a panoramic view. What kinds of gifts do you think architects like? Fragrance-of-love scented sawdust? Blocks of wood?
What type of remodeling job are you interested in?