March 12th, 2014

Striking home renovation in Montreal: Connaught Residence

Striking home renovation in Montreal: Connaught Residence

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Connaught Residence is contemporary renovation and addition of a family home designed by NatureHumaine, situated in Notre Dame de Grâce, Montreal, Quebec. The changing needs of a growing family triggered the complete reconfiguration and extension of their existing 1950 concrete house. They wanted a contemporary extension that would harmonize with the modern spirit of the original house. The…

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March 11th, 2014

Saratoga Creek House nestled among a woodland site

Saratoga Creek House nestled among a woodland site

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Saratoga Creek House is a two story contemporary property that has been designed by WA Design, nestled on a two acre woodland site in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Saratoga, a city in Santa Clara County, California. The home is comprised of 7,000 square feet of living space, designed for a technology company executive and his wife. The property is shaded by mature heritage oaks,…

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Casa HS na Quinta da Baroneza by Studio Arthur Casas

Casa HS na Quinta da Baroneza by Studio Arthur Casas

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Casa HS na Quinta da Baroneza is a beautiful countryside home that has been designed by Studio Arthur Casas, built to be completely open to a beautiful golf course just outside of São Paulo, Brazil. The program is quite extensive, comprised of over 10,764 square feet (1,000 square meters) of living space. Its understanding is quite simple though: a volume for the children and guests, another one…

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March 10th, 2014

Two-story lakefront property in Seattle: Engawa House

Two-story lakefront property in Seattle: Engawa House

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Engawa House is a two story lakefront property that has been designed by Seattle-based studio Sullivan Conard Architects, situated in Seattle, Washington. Here is a description of the project from the architects: “The home can best be understood in its multiple contexts:  lakefront site, Pacific Rim city, timber-industry clients open to materials that speak simply but poetically of shelter and…

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Nhabeo House built around a lush courtyard in Vietnam

Nhabeo House built around a lush courtyard in Vietnam

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Nhabeo House is a contemporary townhouse that has been designed by Trinhvieta-Architects, situated in Hochiminh City, Vietnam. The concept of the home was to create an “intermediate space” connecting all other functional spaces, this open space is either courtyard, internal void or common space semi-opened to the outside while semi-closed in other to protect the necessary privacy of the…

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March 9th, 2014

Portland Hilltop House with sweeping forested views

Portland Hilltop House with sweeping forested views

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Portland Hilltop House is a single-family home with a simple, long bar plan designed by Olson Kundig Architectsand situated in Portland, Oregon. Although primarily wood frame construction, many structural steel elements are contained within its design features.  The two-story home features a rhythmical spacing of floor-to-ceiling windows providing a rigorous proportion and rhythm along the south…

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JKC2 house immersed in the tropical refuge of Singapore

JKC2 house immersed in the tropical refuge of Singapore

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JKC2 house has been designed by architecture firm ONG&ONG, comprised of three volumes positioned around a central courtyard interacting together to be viewed as an independent entity in Singapore. The home’s interiors and outdoor areas are configured with flexibility of space in mind so that the house can be adapted to suit a broad spectrum of homeowners.

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A balance is struck between the…

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March 8th, 2014

Dream home in Tahoe: When rustic meets modern

Dream home in Tahoe: When rustic meets modern

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Tahoe Modern is a rustic modern dream home for a couple and their two children, designed by Artistic Designs for Livingin the Homewood Mountain Ski Resort, near Lake Tahoe, California. The property is comprised of 4,000 square feet, with five bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms. “They wanted a house in Tahoe, but they didn’t want your typical Tahoe house,” states the designer, referencing the mountain…

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Incredible 340 Square Foot Micro Apartment in Manhattan

Incredible 340 Square Foot Micro Apartment in Manhattan

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Micro Apartment is a 340 square foot studio apartment that has been designed by Allen+Killcoyne Architects, located in Manhattan, New York. The client is a Dallas-based retiree who wanted something close to his daughter and grandchildren, this studio is located in their building. He wanted a home that looked “clean, simple, elegant and timeless,” states the architect. Instead of creating one…

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March 7th, 2014

55 Awe-inspiring rustic living room design ideas

55 Awe-inspiring rustic living room design ideas

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Refreshing in its simplicity, rustic style highlights natural beauty and a rugged, resilient spirit as reflected in these rustic living room designs with organic textures and shapes, and natural warmth. Rustic style can be very varied and interesting and it is a very popular interior style that fits with people who want a unique, handmade quality that is timeless in design. Rustic interiors fit…

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Three-story glass tower in San Francisco: Peter’s House

Three-story glass tower in San Francisco: Peter’s House

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Peter’s House has been designed by Craig Steely Architecture, located on a steep site bordering a public garden above San Francisco, California’s Dolores Park. The decidedly small house, (only 1,800 square feet) builds on this steep lot as efficiently as possible. Rather than the typical construction practice of locating foundations staggered up the hillside, Peter’s house locates a 24 foot x 24…

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March 6th, 2014

Striking modern renovation of Kuruma House in Seattle

Striking modern renovation of Kuruma House in Seattle

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Kuruma House project is a modern remodel by Olson Kundig Architectsof an existing house in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Bringing light into the 2,230 square foot, three bedroom, three bathroom home and creating a stronger connection to the outdoors were important aspects of the renovation. In addition to extensive skylights, the rear of the house was transformed with the…

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Tiny Hollywood Home reveals incredible design ideas

Tiny Hollywood Home reveals incredible design ideas

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This tiny Hollywood home is the residence of Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser who purchased his slice of Tinseltown in 2003, but it wasn’t till 2010 that he contracted designer Funn Robertsto renovate the space. The 580 square foot space was carved into several small rooms, something that the actor had endured for a long time before commencing a partnership with the designer and builder. The…

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March 5th, 2014

Modern Menlo Park Residence with warm and inviting design

Modern Menlo Park Residence with warm and inviting design

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Menlo Park Residence is a modern single family home that has been designed by Dumican Mosey Architects and built by Matarozzi Pelsinger Buildersin San Francisco, California. The cool modern 5,500 square foot home gets its warmth from the architect’s intentions, the homeowners’ style and two kids just being two kids. While the design exhibits many trademarks of minimalism (clean lines, hard…

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Luxury waterfront property in Queensland: Promenade Residence

Luxury waterfront property in Queensland: Promenade Residence

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The Promenade Residence is a luxury waterfront property that has been designed by Bayden Goddard Design Architects (BGD Architects), situated on an exclusive residential street in Queensland, Australia. This dream home was designed for a family of four with the brief to achieve ideal spaces for work, rest and play. The internal planning required a clever balance to achieve a house of private…

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