Affluent Addition: A classical house has a modern and simplistic extension

Affluent Addition: A classical house has a modern and simplistic extension

7 February, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

This very unusual house located in the UK is situated amongst rolling hills and lush fields. It is a classically styled house that has a very modern addition. Created by Found Associates in London, this stone walled country house has been adapted to create more living space for the owners and as you can see from the outside, the addition is definitely a large one! Built using stone very similar to the original house, the addition blends in well. Read more


Regal Rusticism: A luxurious house filled with rustic furniture and plush textiles

Regal Rusticism: A luxurious house filled with rustic furniture and plush textiles

7 February, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

This stunning house is the epitome of luxury, elegance and shabby chic with its stone exterior, large muntin windows and fantastic central fountain. It is located in Sunnybrook, California, USA and has been recently renovated by Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects. Inside, the interior screams opulence with every room housing plush furnishings, stone or wooden flooring and accents of glistening gold. Read more


Expansive Canadian Home with Stone Facade

Expansive Canadian Home with Stone Facade

7 February, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

Cream colored paint and monolithic gray stones shape this impressive home in Canada. The wood doors and shutters create contrast while giving the house a more rich appearance. Molded ceilings in the dining room work to reveal the original age of the house as does the antique furniture. Created by Alan Mascord Design Associates, every room has a unique style although they all follow the same trend. Read more


Minimalist house with a unique design in Portugal

Minimalist house with a unique design in Portugal

7 February, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

The house was built on a central city terrain with 80m2, were i built a house with 277 m2 (useful), an architectural achievement using half-floors! The house has three bedrooms, one dining room, one living room, one office, three exterior accessfull areas (one a complement to a bedroom, other on the dinning/kitchen level and which is made of glass and other is the rooftop where exists a swimming pool) and a two car garage with car lift. The house is simple… it is organized in a vertical and hierarchical way. The social areas are on the inferior floors and the private areas on the superior levels. To achieve great visual amplitudes and dynamic interconnections between spaces, the interior was structured in half-floors. The width of the plot decided the stair. In fact, it became the heart of the house. Read more


The Restoration of an American Home Located in a Historic Beach Town

The Restoration of an American Home Located in a Historic Beach Town

6 February, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

Lewes, Delaware, is home to some of the most beautiful historic homes in the country. With that said, this house isn’t on the beach, but it is in close proximity to the Atlantic ocean. Rehabbed by Robert M. Gurney, this home has been totally revitalized and modernized without the original design being sacrificed in the process. A long row of rectangular windows were added to the first floor, overlooking the brick patio and pool. Read more


Modern, Modern Manor on the Lake

Modern, Modern Manor on the Lake

6 February, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

It can be quite difficult to visualize the interior of home without actually seeing it. In the case of this modern lakeside manor designed by Artistic Design and Construction, the demure, restrained exterior design actually helps to highlight what is inside of the home. A winding gravel filled driveway stops at the front staircase, where a two story manor has been built next to a lake. A few tropical palms give the home shade, while traces of the water can be found all around. Read more


Eco-Friendly Vancouver Home

Eco-Friendly Vancouver Home

6 February, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

This home is classy, good for the environment and extremely busy. The front yard is home to trees, bushes and various plants, positioned to highlight the front entrance exceptionally. On each one of the home’s balconies, there are even more plants. The rooftop retreat developed by Natural Balance Home Builders features glass rails, a stone encapsulated fireplace and plenty of room for seating. Read more


A Subtly Unique San Francisco Home

A Subtly Unique San Francisco Home

6 February, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

Painted two shades of blue, this San Francisco home isn’t big on square footage but it does make the most of the available space. A large sliding door separate the dining area from a modern themed sitting room. A cow hide chair and several vivid paintings make the room visually stimulating. The small kitchen is packed full of modern conveniences, including a stainless steel refrigerator with double doors. A large picture window looks out into the scenery. Read more


Beautiful Contemporary House with Pool Verandas

Beautiful Contemporary House with Pool Verandas

5 February, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

Created by Norris Architecture, every bit of this home was designed with careful consideration. A brass exhaust vent reflects the light of three low hanging ceiling fixtures and contrasts against the subtle textures in the room. White kitchen cabinetry, mosaic tiles and exposed brick give the space character and sophistication. The magnificent dining area has a crystal chandelier, wainscoting and crown molding. The room has been painted a soft, almost undetectable shade of light blue. Read more


The Quintessential Modern American Home

The Quintessential Modern American Home

5 February, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

Classical styled homes in North America were typically made with wood, stone and brick until aluminum siding and mass manufactured roofing tiles became popular. This vivid example of a modern American home comes with many older elements mixed in with contemporary elements. Warm colored aluminum siding is found on the exterior while high gloss finish exposed wood beams frame the triangular shaped interior ceilings. Read more