July 30th, 2014

Contemporary property in Sydney: Portland Street Duplex

Contemporary property in Sydney: Portland Street Duplex

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Portland Street Duplex is a three story contemporary property designed by MPR Design Group, locatedin Sydney’s suburb of Dover Heights, in New South Wales, Australia. This sloping site incorporates two attached dwellings designed to maximize the expansive views west towards Sydney harbor while each incorporating generous and intimate living areas, three bedrooms and basement rumpus room.

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Elegant and functionally designed TB House in Brazil

Elegant and functionally designed TB House in Brazil

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TB House is a single story private residence designed by Aguirre Arquitetura, located on a spacious site within the gated community of Condominio Fechado Vila do Sol, in Uberlandia, Brazil. The layout of this one-story 9,472 square foot (880 square meters) plan has resulted in a functional design with a harmonious distribution of the living areas, with the emphasis on privacy.

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The private…

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July 29th, 2014

Australian home overlooking the constantly changing seascape

Australian home overlooking the constantly changing seascape

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Hewlett Street House is a contemporary family residence that has been designed by MPR Design Group, located in Bronte, a beachside suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The underlying design intent was to explore the notion of “prospect and refuge” within a family house and then to apply the idea to a specific site near Bronte Beach.

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The “prospect” were the constantly…

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Fabulous Mountain Modern Digs in North Lake Tahoe

Fabulous Mountain Modern Digs in North Lake Tahoe

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This stunning mountain modern home features a family friendly open layout designed by Ward-Young Architecture & Planning, located in the luxury community of Martis Camp, found between historic Truckee and North Lake Tahoe, California. The 4,500 square foot residence showcases vistas from every room and on axis with circulation/hallway/gallery spaces.

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The exterior of the home is composed of…

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July 28th, 2014

Exhilarating transformation in Winchester: The Runners House

Exhilarating transformation in Winchester: The Runners House

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The Runners House is a contemporary refurbishment and extension of an existing house by AR Design Studio, located on the outskirts of Winchester, England. Nestled along a leafy lane on the outskirts of Winchester sits Kilham House. Once a tired building with a confusing layout, the house now boasts a contemporary update that really transforms the house into the five-bedroomed family home that it…

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Beautifully designed Chambers Street Residence in Australia

Beautifully designed Chambers Street Residence in Australia

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Chambers Street Residence is a three story property encompassing beautifully composed spaces designed by Mim Design, located in South Yarra, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The interiors of this meticulously designed residence focuses on superior finishes and detailing throughout to showcase a highly effective planning and design strategy.

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July 27th, 2014

Luxury beachfront retreat in Costa Rica: Casa Atrevida

Luxury beachfront retreat in Costa Rica: Casa Atrevida

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Casa Atrevida is a luxurious, environmentally friendly vacation retreat designed by Luz de Piedra Arquitectos, located on a woodsy private refuge on the shores of the breathtaking Playa Preciosa, in Puerto Jimenez, the largest town on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

You can stay at this luxury beachfront property surrounded by a forest abundant with exotic animals, with rates starting at $315 per…

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Breathtaking modern beach house in South Africa by SAOTA

Breathtaking modern beach house in South Africa by SAOTA

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Voelklip is a modern beach house designed by SAOTA Architects in collaboration with interior design firm Antoni Associates, located in Voëlklip Beach, Hermanus, a town on the southern coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa. A narrow 14 meters site was engaged to its maximum to achieve a spacious home arranged around a large garden and pool courtyard. Extensive concrete spans capture…

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July 26th, 2014

Sumptuous Pearl Bay Residence showcasing ocean views

Sumptuous Pearl Bay Residence showcasing ocean views

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Pearl Bay Residence is a pristine contemporary home designed by Gavin Maddock Design Studio, located in Yzerfontein, 90 kilometers north of Cape Town, South Africa. The residence is bordered by a nature reserve adjoining the ocean. Sites like this don’t come much more spectacular. Taking full advantage of the ocean views and responding to the coastal dune context, Gavin Maddock describes it as…

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Contemporary Hollywood Hills dream pad overlooking the city

Contemporary Hollywood Hills dream pad overlooking the city

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This Hollywood Hills Residence is a contemporary remodel of an existing home completed in 2010 by McClean Design, located on the Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, California. The 4,500 square foot home was originally designed in the French style during the 1970s and was in very bad shape. The existing house was stripped down to framing and rebuilt in a contemporary style to take advantage of the…

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July 25th, 2014

21 Inspirational examples of outdoor summer lounging spaces

21 Inspirational examples of outdoor summer lounging spaces

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Expand your outdoor living room by creating summer lounging spaces on your property such as beautiful hammocks, daybeds, swinging beds and canopies. Create the perfect lounging spaces to get some fresh air while reading a good book, taking a nap or you could even pull out a laptop and surf the web or do some work from home. There are numerous ways that you can devise your outdoor lounge space…

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Redesign of a charming Peranakan shophouse in Singapore

Redesign of a charming Peranakan shophouse in Singapore

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House at Neil Road celebrates the traditional charm of Peranakan shophouses with the addition of new spaces sensitive to the building’s rich heritage, by ONG&ONG, in the conservation district of Singapore. Akin to traditional shophouses, the spaces are interspersed with courtyards that serve as visual focal points. The original courtyard forms the heart of the common areas while a newer…

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July 24th, 2014

Contemporary residence with light-filled interiors in Austin

Contemporary residence with light-filled interiors in Austin

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Clifford Residence is a contemporary residence that fuses seamlessly into the everyday fabric of its Eastside context of Austin, Texas, designed by FAB Architecture and Texas Construction Company.

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The Process

East Austin is a lively mix of commercial buildings, Victorian architecture, and bungalows. The lifestyle there is casual. It was important to the homeowners that their new 2235-square…

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Luxurious private residence in Nova Lima, Brazil

Luxurious private residence in Nova Lima, Brazil

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Nova Lima House has been designed by Saraiva + Associados, offering luxury and exuberance, the house is located in Nova Lima, 22 km from Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Completed in 2011, this property is comprised of 43,056 square feet  (4,000 square meters) of living space.

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The project was developed by S+A Brazil, under the leadership of Architect Marcelo Montoro, and in…

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July 23rd, 2014

Sensational barn style house with industrial interiors

Sensational barn style house with industrial interiors

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Garden St. Residence is a stunning barn style house that has been designed by PAVONETTI Office of Design, located in Austin, Texas. This stunning residence showcases industrial style interiors with a transitional style exterior facade.

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From the architects: We aim to create buildings that get better with age. We have a style of our own but we hope that it is our design and not our style that…

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