You probably won’t have to worry about archers and invaders on horseback, but that doesn’t mean this lookout-inspired home in the Smoky Mountains is pointless. Designed by Pfeffer Torode Architecture, the unique home shoots up instead of out, allowing occupants to enjoy 360° views after scaling the stunning spiral staircase. A variety of inviting materials were used throughout, including leather, steel, and hide, as the architects tried to use local goods as much as possible. One of the many highlights includes a 19th century Swiss farmhouse sink that aids in giving this home a historic feel. Check out more shots at Pfeffer Torode’s site. Moat not included.