When many people think of modern housing, their minds often go to brand new buildings that have only just been constructed. On the contrary, however, some of our favourite contemporary homes have actually already been standing for generations and have simply been recently refurbished. We’re huge fans of any design and decor scheme that makes an otherwise outdated building into something modern but comfortable. That’s exactly the story with House Four!
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By Jessica • Feb 18, 2017
When you live in a climate that’s pleasant and warm all year round, you’ve got the perfect scenario for a stunning open concept home. With every building that adopts an open concept, however, the challenge is to find innovative ways to still provide the residents with enough privacy to make them feel comfortable and safe in their daily lives. As with anything, a license to get creative in one feature opens doors for unique decor and design elsewhere in the home as well. KAP-House is a shining example of what we mean.
Finding decent sized housing in the middle of a city can be difficult and expensive because many full sized housing options within the city limits are quite small but quite highly priced. Every once in a while, however, a designer comes across a lot where an old home can be transformed into something more contemporary. Have you ever seen, however, modern city homes that are so in line with stereotypical city living that they end up looking and feeling quite cold? Well, the designers of House Addition found a way to create a house with the perfect level of city contemporary in a decently sized, comfortable home!
By Jessica • Feb 16, 2017
Sometimes, in the world of architecture and home decor, it’s nice to keep things minimal and simple. Even if that’s your primary concept for a home, however, you can still make sure every room has at least one piece that pops in order to give your space some personality. One of the best examples of this we’ve seen so far is the succinctly named Apartment.
Barnes Coy Architects and SARCO Architects Jointly Design a Private Residence in Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica
By Jessica • Feb 15, 2017
When you picture your “dream house”, does your mind automatically drift off to somewhere warm and surrounded by water so that you’re always ready for a sunny swim? That’s certainly the kind of house we would build ourselves if given the chance! These features alone already make up for a beautiful, enjoyable home, but some designers take it a step further by including several novelty features. Cielomar Residence is the perfect example and probably the house of our dreams!
Have you ever looked at a house and, even just from standing on the sidewalk, you can just feel a thoroughly modern vibe from it building? Well, we think that’s what you’ll feel when you check out the pictures of this gorgeous private residence as well!
By Jessica • Jan 25, 2017
We adore looking at photos of beautifully built houses that are brand new and still shiny, but sometimes it’s nice to see older structures get a facelift instead! That’s why we’re always keen to include a few remodeling projects on our pages along with the fancy new homes and gorgeous structures that have just been finished for the first time.
By Jessica • Jan 25, 2017
Have you ever been so passionate about something that your entire family became involved, sharing that passion with you? Have you ever loved a hobby or recreation so much that you wish you could surround yourself with it and incorporate it into your daily life even more than you already do? Well, thanks to an open minded and creative design and architecture company, that dream came true recently for a family obsessed with sailing!
Amidst the countless home, building, and decor designs we see, some of our very favourites are the ones that combine the reclaimed and the glamorous, presenting visitors with a gorgeous rustic chic aesthetic. That’s the best way we can find to describe The Cross, an architectural and interior design project completed by Refuge – architecture d’intérieur last year! If you have a taste for finer things but you still appreciate a sort of woodland appearance, then we think you’ll quite enjoy and find inspiration in the photos to follow.
By Jessica • Jan 13, 2017
Have you always dreamed of living in a lovely, clean home that lets you wander in and out to a gorgeous outdoor space from just about any room? Perhaps you love modernly styled homes but you’re careful about which pieces you pick out so that your home doesn’t become modernized to the extent that it feels cold or unlived in? Then prepare to be inspired by a home that fits this very description to a T.