The 10 Most Stellar Views from Our House Tours

The 10 Most Stellar Views from Our House Tours

Taryn Williford
Jan 24, 2015
(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)

When shopping for a new home or apartment, it's smart to prioritize your list of wants. The "must-haves," well.. they have to be there, don't they? Things like a functional kitchen and enough bedrooms for everyone to sleep. But the really fun stuff is in the next tier down, what I like to call the "I really, really want its." It's these little things that make home such a happy place. And for me, my happy place is my view.

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Right now, I've got the best view I can afford: a peek at the tops of Atlanta's tallest buildings over a canopy of city trees. Even though it's not the dense urban landscape from my dream home, I love that my last glimpse of the world before closing my eyes each night is glancing at the city from my bedroom window.

I know cityscapes aren't for everyone—maybe your thing is more like a snowy mountain or a quiet neighborhood street. But don't underestimate the power of great scenery. What's just outside your window is as much a part of your home as anything inside your walls. From the lofty to the quaint, just look to each of these house tours to see what a difference the view can make in how you feel about a home.

Sophia's Rooftop View Over Paris
Paris, France

(Image credit: Esteban Cortez)

Darren & Preston's Castro Home with a View
San Francisco, California

(Image credit: Marcia Prentice)

Kathrin & Brian's Dome in the Desert
Joshua Tree, California

(Image credit: June Bhongjan)

Tim & Hannah's Affordable DIY Self-Sustainable Micro Cabin
Tahoe, Califnoria

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

Allison's Silver Lake Charmer with a View
Los Angeles, California

(Image credit: Justice Darragh)

Greg & Rob's Sky Suite
Toronto, Canada

(Image credit: Marcia Prentice)

Consuelo's Contempory Echo Park Craftsman Home
Los Angeles, California

(Image credit: Lizzie Ford)

Grainne and Ian's Characterful Collection in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland

(Image credit: Nasozi Kakembo)

Sheena's Converted Warehouse Apartment in DUMBO
Brooklyn, New York

(Image credit: Chad Beecroft)

Adi's Glamorous Apartment in the Sky
Portland, Oregon

It's official; California is the queen of scenery. Anybody else considering a move out West after seeing these homeowners' killer landscapes?

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What's the best part of your view?

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