A large part of the construction is this man-made pond, which is part of a system of four ponds on the property. Its 20-foot depth means it can serve as a geothermal mass that heats the home in winter, using very little energy. The man-made ponds are contained and are completely separate from the natural watershed.
Another example of utilizing the terrain is this water feature, which fits perfectly into the landscape. This naturalistic swimming pool has a meandering water feature that blends with its surroundings.See more of this house and swim-up pond
21. Rustic Cabin With Dive-In PondDesigned to look like an old, rustic cabin, this brand-new build in Montana is actually a platinum LEED-certified home. Set on the shores of a pristine lake, the beautiful space has a man-made 20-foot diving pond right out front — carefully designed to stay separate from the natural watershed.