Text by M.P. Klier
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Villa Hermína (635 square feet)
The little pink house on the hill in Černín, Czech Republic, looks like it could be a painting—and indeed the architects were commissioned to build "an original work of art" for a family of four. The color of its thermal- and water-resistant exterior is a nod to Ludwig Leo's Research Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Shipbuilding in Berlin, the architects' favorite building. The large windows deliver great views and, as Richardson says, "the look and feel of sliding off the mountain."