One enter the top wooden level of the floor on street level and instantly notices the charm of Cape Cod and the surrounding landscape becoming a part of the overall design. With its unique silhouette the house seems striking and yet surprisingly non-intrusive even as the top level master suite and guest suites offer amazing view of the Bay area and beyond. A glass walkway connects these two wings with the lower level housing the stylish living space large kitchen dining and other public zones.
The street façade of the home reveals little as its gray exterior promises complete privacy. A vibrant door in orange enlivens the entrance and as you step in you will notice that the home opens up towards the rear garden with a sweeping and cheerful interior.
It is not very often that you find modern makeovers utilize wood paneling in such an extensive fashion and yet keep the ‘contemporary’ edge of the home intact. With a small bedroom that flows into the patio outside and whimsical additions like the small swing next to the dining space this French home is a blend of finesse and a whole lot of fun!
When it comes to revamping old houses with a heritage façade and giving them a contemporary new makeover it is often the rear extension that comes to the rescue. The advantages of a smart modern extension that acts as an interface between the interior and the backyard go beyond the obvious. For starters this allows architects to work within existing building norms and to preserve the classic appeal of traditional homes without sacrificing on functionality.
If spending more time outdoors than inside the confines of your home is your thing then you are bound to instantly fall in love with the exceptionally charming in Mexico. More like a boutique luxury resort than a conventional contemporary home this majestic and relaxing Mexican home was designed by Despacho Arquitectos HV to give its residents a luxurious and tranquil getaway that is draped in nature’s goodness. Step beyond the compound wall that is adorned by creepers and accentuated by flowery plants and you enter a green nirvana that feels both lavish and classic.
Sliding barn doors large glass windows a metallic frame and woodsy interior usher in plenty of textural beauty even as a steel footbridge and the open deck create a stunning vantage point. Exposed beams crafted using recycled material locally-sourced supplies a 3.5kW photovoltaic panel top-notch insulation and LED lighting combing to ensure that the unique Colorado home is as eco-friendly as possible.
Instead of the going down the classic route of a ‘warm and cozy’ interior the striking residence shoots of a sophisticated and upscale look and pulls it off with panache! From the double doors at the entrance that feature eye-catching artwork to the sunken living space everything here steals the spotlight!