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You can live under the stars & Rockies at this gorgeous home outside Banff National Park

Photo via Sotheby'sPhoto via Carraig RidgePhoto via Carraig Ridge

We just stumbled across one of the coolest (and craziest) houses in Canada. What’s more, it’s part of a whole community of futuristic homes being built in the middle of nowhere. Say hello to Carraig Ridge, the kind of neighbourhood you usually only see on TV.

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Set on the edge of Banff National Park, Carraig Ridge offers spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. There are going to be 44 lots here, each sitting on top of 2 to 5 acres. But that’s nothing compared to the 1500 acres of land owned exclusively for community ‘recreation’ (that’s the fireplace pictured above). This is some modern-day ‘sure the castle’s nice, but you should see the grounds’ type of stuff.

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Ok, maybe not entirely that. Because the first home to be completed, the ‘Rock House’, is an exemplary display of contemporary architecture fusing with nature. Sharp, angular lines appear to cut into the home’s natural surroundings. Meanwhile, large windows and an open floorplan leave practically no visible barriers between inside and out.

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Now, this kind of design comes with a premium price point. And while $1.68M isn’t eye-popping, prospective buyers should know that the Rock House has only 1,200 square feet of living space. Oh yeah, this is a true minimalist retreat, taken to the most luxurious level.

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And it’s just the start. A quick trip to the Carraig Ridge website shows a whole range of houses being built. And almost more impressively, there’s going to be a series of homes based on letters of the alphabet. Nope, we’re not joking, you can be the owner of the ‘Y House’ (above), the ‘T House’ or even the ‘O House’. We don’t know about you, but we’re getting some serious James Turrell vibes.

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If you want to learn more about the Carraig Ridge development, click here. And if you think that people are crazy for not buying this home already, click here to figure out how to afford it. We’d make an offer, but we’re pretty sure Sotheby’s would just laugh at us.

Have a great day, folks!