Tucked away in the folds of the South African Landscape and 15 miles away from Swellendam city, is a serene, secret paradise, Godswindow.
Designed by Johannesburg-based architect Georg van Gass of Gass Architecture Design Studio and landscaped by Patrick Watson, the U-shaped residence sits on 266 acres at the door-step of the breathtaking mountains and valleys of Langeberg Mountains.
Franco-Japanese architectural firm Ciel Rouge has completed the Villa Ronde project, a green roofed luxury residence nestled on the Japanese coast.
The open-air circular design of the house helps protect it by deflecting the strong winds that are common in the area while providing natural ventilation and serves to cool the interior.
The Villa Ronde includes a private museum, a guest house and an indoor swimming pool.
The four bedroom, six bathroom apartment was renovated to retain the structure’s original character with finishes of the highest quality.
By admin • May 4, 2011
Located atop of Långedragsberg Hill, only 1,600 feet from the sea, this sculptural three bedroom three bathroom residence offers fantastic sea view of the southern archipelago of Gothenburg, Sweden.
The entire home is built of lightweight concrete with large windows throughout the three floors, and amazing terraces facing both south and west.
This 5,080 square foot contemporary home is offered at $4.77 million.
San Diego-based architect Wallace E. Cunningham designed the Razor Residence, a four bedroom, six bathroom contemporary house made of glass, steel and white polished concrete.
Located in La Jolla, California, the 10,000 square-foot house has been first listed in May 2008 for a mere $39 million.
By admin • Apr 14, 2011
Bayden Goddard Design Architects (BGD Architects) has sent us photos of the Albatross Residence.
This majestic six bedroom, six bathroom beach front home is located on Mermaid Beach in Queensland, Australia.
The house was voted House of the Year 2009 in the regional category of the Australia Institute of Architects Awards.
Billionaire poker machine king Bruce Mathieson made the most expensive property purchase in Queensland the same year and bought the property for $18 million, far below what former owner paid for the lot and the house!
By admin • Apr 11, 2011
SPG Architects transformed an abandoned steel frame and concrete slab structure erected on a remote Costa Rican coastal hillside into a five-level, indoor-outdoor residence on a rain-forested mountainside overlooking the Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica.
Located on a rain-forested site that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, the 18,000 square foot house is “environmentally sensitive, technologically advanced, and modernist by design.
Although the structure was beautifully sited, it needed considerable re-thinking to become a viable and beautiful home. “