Archives - 2018
By Magaly • Jan 9, 2018
Traveling to Tuscany is always a wonderful experience. Besides the stunning landscape that are its fields and green rolling hills, we can also enjoy the wonderful hotel El Albergo Villa Marta. This hotel was originally an old eighteenth century church that has been beautifully remodeled and converted into a space full of charm, and where spending a night or two would be an immense pleasure.
The remodeling work was carried out by the architectural studio O2 studio, and the hotel is located in Lucca, a beautiful town situated in Tuscany, Italy. It covers an area of 80 square meters and is 200 years old, which makes it even more special.
It is characterized by elegant and comfortable furniture, and boasts 15 bedrooms, two of which are luxury rooms located on the third floor of the villa. The chapel has been converted into a bedroom and is furnished with furniture that integrates the bed, TV, and sofa.
The side aisles fulfill a new function and are configured as a walk-in closet and bathroom. The altar is still intact and remains the main element in the design. The hotel also has a swimming pool, a garden, free Wi-Fi, and two large parking lots available for guests.Inside the villa is the Botton D’Oro restaurant, which serves a variety of tasty dishes in a romantic atmosphere. The restaurant has a large terrace for summer evenings and is perfect for special occasions.
By Magaly • Jan 9, 2018
Coppin Penthouse is a luxurious private residence designed by the Richmond based Australian architectural firm JAM Architects. The penthouse takes its name from the street on which it is located — Coppin Street – in Richmond, an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 km south-east of Melbourne’s Central Business District in the local government area of the City of Yarra municipality.
A long, narrow pool flanks the length of the home on one of the observation decks, creating the perfect location from which to luxuriously admire the incredible views over the surrounding buildings. Lavish spaces, including a modern living room framed by potted plants, lead us into the interior of the home and into yet another layer of this sophisticated home. The tones of its décor are earthy and sober, granting the interior an exquisite and mature elegance.
The kitchen is long and spacious, done with stainless steel counter tops, and equipped with any number of appliances that make this the perfect setting to cook delicious meals in utter comfort. An open dining room adds to this trend, giving residents a sophisticated and chic spot in which to host guests in the height of style. The kitchen’s glass walls open out into the observation deck, which is framed by a row of potted plants and flowers.
By Magaly • Jan 8, 2018
This wonderful project was created by the architectural firm Gisele Taranto, and it covers a ground area of 2515 square meters. It was done for a client that wished to have a house farm where the main house was placed high on the land, near one of the water sources, while taking advantage of the view of the lake and the breeding of the horses.
In addition to the main house, there were also a guest house, a leisure area with swimming pool, a SPA with sauna and indoor whirlpool, a chapel, and the administrator’s house. Starting from this program, they started their research, and took inspiration and adopted old construction techniques in order to guarantee a better thermal comfort. The inspiration also came from the region itself and its landscape.
The project was done using local materials, as well as by hiring local workers. As the home is far away from the city, it needed to be low-maintenance, and as simple as possible. Decorating pieces and antique furniture were collected in the region. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has gorgeous views over the mountains. It is truly a special place to relax in, and to spend time in with family and loved ones.
Its interior is comfortable and cozy, and is done in a simple and rustic style where wood is the protagonist.
By Magaly • Jan 8, 2018
This stunning private residence was designed by the Italian interior design firm Cristiana Vannini, based in Milan. The project consisted of the apartment’s renovation as well as a complete revamping of its interior design. The home is located in Milan, Italy.
The interior design of the living and dining rooms is exquisite. The canvas is creamy white walls and rich wooden floors, with large French doors that allow an abundant flow of natural light to seep into the interior space and illuminate all corners of it. Stylishly chosen decorative accessories add personality and character to the interior, telling a story of who might live there while creating a space that feels alive on its own. Works of art dot walls and table tops, adding to the interior’s sense of sophistication while keeping the decoration interesting.
The kitchen is unique in its design – electric blue cabinets against white walls and a white countertop, creating a strong contrast with a pop of color that serves to keep things fun and interesting, while maintaining the same level of elegance as in the living and dining rooms. The colorful floor tiles continue this trend.
The bedrooms keep this sense of fun and sophistication alive in the most private areas of the home, while also maintaining a balance with the serenity necessary for a restful night’s sleep.
This beautiful design, created by the architectural firm Hola Design, consists of a serenely white apartment located in an old but renovated tenement house in Warsaw, Poland. The apartment is located on the last floor and features numerous slanting walls which, after proper arrangement, have increased the feeling of coziness. The urban interior resembles both the atmosphere of Old Warsaw and the style of NYC. The home possesses a style marked by elegance and good taste. Details serve as a reference, and are sophisticated, allowing quality to play a key part.
It has fantastic wooden floors, white walls with fine moldings, high ceilings from which hang modern lamps, and marble and mirror surfaces – in short, each detail adds to the whole effect, creating a marvelous ensemble. The delicate touches are found in the small details, flowers that give a touch of vibrancy and color to the space, candles, and decorative picture frames.
The modern minimalist kitchen, far from ostentatious, nevertheless offers us a perfectly adequate space in which to spend some time.
The bedroom has a writing area, designed in a very delicate style with a romantic and bohemian air.
The bathroom has marble covered walls that make it look elegant and imposing.
Homes by the sea are something special. Furthermore, there is something soothing, relaxing, and charming about sitting near the ocean and smelling the ocean breeze every time. Beach houses make the perfect entertainment homes. Having a beach house as your main home or favorite vacation residence could be just what you need for the perfect time with family and friends. They allow you to feel like if you were on vacation every single day. Here are 10 beach houses that are simply breathtaking and are a must see.
Beach House by Cibinel Architecture on the coast of Victoria Beach, Canada
This beach house by Cibinel Architecture was designed with the idea of incorporating the beauty of the outdoor scenery with a natural feel for the indoor space. Due to, this it is safe to say this house exceeded everyone’s expectations. Consequently wood covers the entire home from top to bottom for that cozy cabin feel that is directly on the beach. Furthermore, the home offers a cabin flair with the perfect beach house twist.
Rooiels Beach House in Cape Town
Rooiels Beach House is a minimalist, modern home lover dream residence. The house sits on about 10,225-square-feet directly on Cape Town Africa. Furthermore, the house sits directly on the beach with sand being part of the outdoor space. Its hull shaped roof can be considered the most impressive feature of the residence as it can be opened and closed. Thanks to the construction of the roof you are able to see numerous views of the mountains and the sea.
Beach Home in Atlantic Beach, Florida Designed by William Morgan
The very first thing you may notice about this beach house is its unique shape. This beach house offers a geometric construction that was built in 1973. The outdoor space has been described as two triangular prisms with varying dimensions. Its interior is mostly made out of wood to carry the beach vibes throughout the entire home. The home sits directly in front of palm trees giving you the view of the beach from every window in the residence.
Parsonson Architects Design a Stunning Contemporary Home in Marlborough, New Zealand
A stunning contemporary home is the perfect definition of this residence and its surrounding. It offers the beauty of two different worlds. With unbelievable mountain views that surround the home and siting directly in front of the sea makes it the perfect blend between the two. Embedded between vegetation this home offers a relaxing yet modern appeal. There is a path that extends from the lower level terrace of the home all the way to the sea.
Kailua Beach House in Kailua, Hawaii
Designed by H1+FN Design Build Collaborative this beautiful beach residence is a modern take on a traditional Hawaiian beach house. Due to, the home being decorated in a modern yet contemporary manner this home gives you all the beach feels without being directly on the beach. As a result, the residence even has a pool for you to enjoy when you are not on the beach.
Sunny Beach House in Queensland, Australia
A luxurious yet simple beach house is the perfect sunny residence. Embedded directly in the middle of a natural coastal landscape this home connects directly to the beach. You can actually walk from the terrace to the beach and back. Nevertheless, the most impressive feature of this home is the tree that is growing directly in the home. This brings nature directly into the home on a larger scale.
Silver Strand Beach House by ROBERT KERR Architecture Design
This gorgeous contemporary home sits directly on the beach. As a result, the front and backyard of the home are the sea. Due to, this the beauty of this home comes from the inside out. The inside is bright and cheery just like the outside. Its contemporary feel comes from using bold patterns that mesh well together. With large windows, you are able to enjoy views of the beach from all areas of the home.
Southampton Beach House by Alexander Gorlin Architects
Southampton Beach House was designed by Alexander Gorlin Architects with the vision of having a modern beach house right in Southampton, New York. Therefore, this modern residence was built using European Limestone and African Hardwood. Due to, the combination of the two it creates a perfect mixture between traditional appeal and modern architecture. The home is positioned between the bay and the ocean giving you major beautiful views throughout the home.
Veronica Beach House by Longhi Architects
The Veronica beach house is a modern yet contemporary structure that was designed to have a unique flair from the inside out. Furthermore, the structure of the residence itself is a work of art. Furthermore, the structure of the home offers exposed concrete throughout the entire residence. Located in Lima, Peru this beach house offers a very intricate design because the structural design of the home is a representation of Peruvian architecture itself combined with an international style.
Cape Cod Beach House
Uniquely designed, this cape cod beach house features a modern structure with numerous different large windows that give off access to the beautiful sea that is directly in front of the home. Consequently, it even features a glass bridge that connects the guest suite to the master suite over a double high living room. As a result, all the glass features of the home bring the beauty from the outside directly indoors.
To conclude, the beauty of owning a beach house is being able to feel as if you are on vacation every time to come home. Furthermore, please let us know in the comments below which of these houses would you like to own.
This project is based on the total reorganization of the existing interior design under the implementation of a new facade design, to promote the new functionalities of the space, as well as the optimization of the new attic area. The front facade remained unchanged; however, the topography of the backyard was redefined in its entirety, an outdoor dining area was designed for those days of family reunions, with a small garden that connects to the living room and a small pool which will serve to cool off on hot summer days. The house has a north east / south west solar orientation and was built for a family of three — a couple and their child.
It was designed by Guilherme Bivar and Marta Pavão, who form part of the team at the architectural firm Coletivo Cais in 2017, and it is located in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. The home covers a total ground area of 210 square meters.
The interior décor focuses on pure and clean design, with stark white walls, an abundance of natural light, and rich wooden floors. High ceilings add to the sense of space these rooms enjoy, which in turns adds to its comfort and undeniable beauty.
Having a great view is not only great when it comes to decorating the home, but it is also great when it comes to relaxing and feeling as if you are on vacation as soon as you come home. One of the best areas to have a great view is in your living room space. The living room is part of the center of the home. Therefore, the view featured from your living room can make a huge difference in the appearance of your living room and the décor you select. The following homes have breathtaking living room views that are truly one of a kind.
A Contemporary Home Overlooking the Chiché River Canyon in Ecuador
This gorgeous contemporary home located in El Chaquiñán, Ecuador sits on top of a hill. Therefore, you can only imagine what a beautiful view it features. Siting at 395 square feet the home was constructed with privacy in mind. Every home in the room is distributed throughout the entire space for the ultimate private feel. When it comes to the view the home is overlooking the Chiche River Canyon. With that being said, the view from the living room of the home is unbelievable. You are able to see miles and miles of trees and vegetation right from your living room.
Cutler Anderson Architects tucks Canadian home between rocky outcrops
This picturesque cottage is everything you have imaged and more. Located in the Rocky Mountains of Canada this home is built completely from wood and glass walls. The glass walls allow the home to have a connection between the interior and exterior space. Nestled neatly into the wild vegetation in the mountains the view is impeccable from every area of the home. However, the best seat in the house is the living room. As you can see the entire mountains, water, and sunset from this specific space in the home.
A Unique Tent House in Eumundi, Australia
Designed to feel as if you are camping, 365 days of the year this tent home is located directly in the forest. This unique tent home was created with simplicity in mind. The idea was to great a simple way of life in a grand manner. Due to this, the view of this home is unbelievable, with numerous different glass walls. You are able to sit anywhere in the home and see the beauty of the forest while still being indoors.
Cylinder Home designed by Cyril Lancelin in Lyon, France
When you first take a look at this home your mind may still be trying to catch up with the view. The reason for this being this cylinder home is one of a kind. The cylinder structure allows there to be a 360 view of the outdoor space. Not just that, but the interior of the home offers no defined corridors. On the outside, the home appears to be a cluster of cylinders placed together, but on the inside, it is a minimalist home with trendy yet elegant décor. The view is of the home is a peaceful one as the residence sits in the clear of a forest.
House in a Coastal Zone of Canada Designed by Omar Gandhi Architect
There is something relaxing about having a view of the sea in your home, especially if it is in your entertainment space. The living room tends to be the main entertainment space of a home and this home in a coastal zone of Canada does not disappoint. Its sea view is impeccable as it can be seen from all social entertainment spaces of the home, especially in the living room. This is done by having glass walls that add to the wooden appeal of the home.
Modern Residence, Full of Light and Comfortable Spaces in the city of Los Angeles, California, USA
Modern is the perfect description of this home. This amazing residence sits at about 2,100 square feet on a 3,750 square feet lot with panoramic views of the Silver Lake Hills, which means the view from most areas of this home is breathtaking thanks to the gorgeous view of the Silver Lake Hills. The home also features operable windows and skylights that allow the home to always have natural lighting.
A Magnificent Log Cabin Located in the Mountains of Montana, USA
The beauty of this log cabin exceeds the beautiful rustic appeal it offers. Furthermore, this log is breathtaking from the inside out. It rustic interior lends perfectly to the woodsy feel of the entire residence. Plus lets, not forget the forest view with the lake is unbelievable and can be admired from the living room space.
Wonderful House with Open Spaces Designed by the Architectural Firm R79 in Mexico
When designing this home, the Architectural Firm R79 in Mexico had an open space that feels like vacation in mind. The idea was achieved as the residence open floor plan captures the liveliness of nature that surrounds the home. Furthermore, the living room offers a combination between the interior of the home and the exterior space as it is an open living room with gorgeous views of the pool and backyard space.
Loft with Wonderful Views of the Mountains in Hittisau, Austria
The picturesque mountain views in the living room of the home give the residence an extra hint of beauty that is unique to the space. With large open glass windows, the view of the mountain is breathtaking yet works extremely well with the rustic interior feel of the untreated wood and natural materials. Furthermore, the contrast between the rustic feel and the mountain view provide the perfect relaxing vacation space that is actually considered home.
Parsonson Architects Design a Stunning Contemporary Home in Marlborough, New Zealand
Located in the mountains and surrounded by vegetation this stunning contemporary home is one of a kind. Not only is it surrounded by all the beautiful mountain views, but it also sits in front of the sea. Therefore, every single space of the home offers a new beautiful view. The calm waters paired with the beauty of the mountain give the home a different twist that is beautiful yet relaxing.
To conclude, having an impeccable view in your living room is a must. Which of these beautiful views is your personal favorite? Please let us know in the comments below.
By Magaly • Jan 4, 2018
This project — Voltaire — is located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, France, which is one of the most densely populated urban districts of Europe, and which is situated on the Right Bank of the River Seine. Completed in 2017, it was designed by Alexandre Delaunay of SABO project, and covers a total ground area of 81 square meters, or 872 square feet.
The apartment itself is located in a 1920s industrial building, and its interior has been stripped down to its raw concrete skeleton. This reflects upon the overall style of the end result, so that contemporary meets industrial to create a new, unique whole. The interior space is open and distributed in the style of a loft, so that the addition of a central island — consisting of 40 aluminum sheets that are custom punched, folded, anodized, and mounted on a metal structure — was instrumental in subtly dividing it into a variety of subspaces, such as an entrance, a main living space, dressing, horizontal and vertical circulations.
Large windows allow plenty of natural light to seep into the interior, so that it brims with luminosity and brightness. Decorative accessories dot all surfaces and walls, and colorful accents make the interior décor feel vibrant and happy.
By Magaly • Jan 3, 2018
Escape One XL is a project a small wooden cabin on wheels that covers 36 square meters of space, or approximately 400 square feet, distributed on two levels. Inside, a ceiling 11 feet high (3.4 meters) covers the total area. Two open spaces are located at both ends, which are accessed by small stairs located there and are linked by a thin shelf above the main door.
The interior is completely clad with wood and has large windows that allow a large amount of natural light to enter the interior.Optional features include French doors, built-in beds, flat-screen TVs, stone countertops, USB outlets, and external showers.The closet space and the drawers are integrated into the staircase to maximize the usable area. The bathroom has a 60-inch bath / shower, a vanity, and a toilet.
Escape One XL is easily transported through its own trailer and is manufactured with high efficiency insulation and climate control options that allow it to withstand extreme heat or cold.This mobile home is being offered in the market at a cost of $ 69,800 (£ 54,500). Being classified as a recreational vehicle, it does not require foundations or incur property taxes.
Viviano built Family HQ for his parents, with the help of his mother Catherine, who is an antique collector. With fifteen years of experience in construction, she helped direct and advise the young architect, and the house is her first collaborative project.
It is located in the city of Houston, Texas, in the United States, on a narrow corner plot. It has two levels and an area of 4,250 square feet (395 square meters). The building is built with concrete bricks stacked and cut to size.
The interior would be configured as a clean and stylized backdrop to house the old furniture that the couple would take with them, which would be combined with contemporary pieces later on. Large square and rectangular windows are oriented towards the sheltered side garden instead of the street.
On the ground floor, there is a living room, a dining room, a corridor with storage, and a kitchen. A bathroom and the garage are connected, just beyond the kitchen area. This main floor is designed to focus on entertainment, while the upper floor is more private and traditional. Three bedrooms, two of them with private bathrooms, are located on the top floor. Landscaping helps produce a quiet area. A row of thin silhouette eucalyptus trees creates a screen that softens the relationship with the street.
By Magaly • Jan 3, 2018
This wonderful house of modern and spacious spaces, full of light and elegance, is located in the famous Praia da Pipa (Pipa Beach), in the city of Tibau do Sul, which is one of the main tourist centers and an important tourist pillar of the state of Rio Grande do Norte, in northern Brazil. The city of Tibau do Sul has grown rapidly as a tourist segment and, as it grew larger, it attracted people from all over the world. Today, we can say that Praia da Pipa is one of the most cosmopolitan beaches in Brazil. It is the perfect scenario to develop an exceptional and innovative house for the client, who fell in love with this city.
The architecture firm Yuri Vital was in charge of this project, covering an area of 1,360 square meters, in 2015.
Conceived only for vacations, this house has unprecedented characteristics. The goal was to create a house with a huge living room, and with an impressive view of the sea, without losing the main characteristics of a home. Therefore, a single area was conceived, without any division, which means that the design of furniture, tables, chairs, sofas, etc. would subtly create the divisions of each zone. The house has an impressive width and length, and from all the rooms you can see the beautiful sea and the famous cliffs of the city of Tibau do Sul.
By Magaly • Jan 2, 2018
This private residence was designed by the Portuguese architectural firm Filipe Saraiva in 2016. The home covers a total ground area of over 400 square meters, and is located in Ourém, Portugal. The home is perched atop a hill with a descending slope to the south of the property, which causes the height difference between the highest and lowest points to be approximately 4.50 meters. The land that surrounds the house is farmland with a natural landscape, and the structure overlooks the Castle of Ourém.
The building is constructed using simple lines, which are meant to evoke the typical homes we draw as children. Such a deconstruction is meant to break down the overcomplications of design to reach the core of what a home means – a safe place in the world for us and our loved ones.
The home has a gorgeous wooden terrace that overlooks the garden under the safety of a high roof. A clear glass wall separates this terrace from the interior, allowing an easy rapport between the two spaces. The interior is spacious and open, done mostly in white, with accents in rich wood and deep black which serve to add interesting bits of contrast throughout.
By Krystal • Jan 2, 2018
Smaller homes or tiny houses are not only about being cute on the outside and practical on the inside, they are actually becoming a growing trend that promotes sustainable living. The idea is to minimize the size of the home while still having everything you need just at a more modest size. Many structural designers have taken on the challenge of creating innovative small homes that are beautiful and modern. As a result, here are 10 small houses that are sure to make you reconsider your current home.
Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
This tiny but comfortable home designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design has all of the makings of being the perfect charming space. It was designed with the theory of not only downsizing the space as it is only 540 square feet, but with the idea of reusing materials that have been recycled. The home is fully insulated which gives it that cottage feel while still having areas of high ceilings in order to accommodate the homeowners sleeping loft above.
Tiny Mini House by LineBox Studio
Built in the tiny house “Tiny Town” neighborhood in Toronto, Canada this Tiny Mini House by Linebox Studio offers a modern concept when it comes to small homes. Instead of being vertical it is horizontal with very high ceilings. Its high ceilings of approximately 17ft tall give the home the loft like feel the architect was seeking to create. The home sits at about 566 square feet in a previously used lot with exposed plumbing and strategically placed windows.
Small Construction Located in the Town of Fermanville, France
Located in the town of Fermanville, in France this small construction home that looks like a shack has a dimension and a ratio of 3 meters per 4 meters which gives you a total of 12 square meters. May seem like an extremely small space to create a home in but the end result is a home that uses every inch of its construction. The inside offers a minimalist approach with minimal furniture and décor. The ceiling was updated and expanded upwards to create an additional level. Furthermore, there are purposefully placed windows that allow the home to always have plenty of natural sunlight.
Small off-grid cabin in the outskirts of New York City
Initially constructed as a getaway from the city cabin this small off-grid cabin in the outskirts of New York City is a small piece of heaven. This small cabin like home is part of Tiny Home Startup Getaway project. They are on a hunt to create the perfect New York getaway in the wilderness. Furthermore, these small cabins were designed to be completely off-grid while still providing all the necessities needed to spend a relaxing weekend getaway.
A Home on Wheels
If want to go on an adventure having a home on wheels is the perfect excuse. This company creates the perfect small home on wheels customized to you and your needs. The home comes in numerous different sizes and variations with unique amenities such as refrigerator, stove, a heater and/or air conditioner. You can even have a composting toilet to create as little bit of waste as possible. Furthermore, the inside is fully lined with insulated wood for that natural warm feeling.
Unique Contemporary Home in Tokyo
This contemporary home takes “contemporary” to a whole different level by not only being a small home, but by having a floating tree house attached to it. Located in Tokyo, Japan this unique contemporary home measures at about 21ft wide and 42.7ft deep. The attic itself has two treehouse design rooms that appear as if they were floating above the living room. This concept was created in hopes of having a natural feel that uses all of the preexisting natural elements such as the sun, wind, all of the greenery. Even though this home was created in an urban area, it still contains all of the natural feel that once had.
Small House 46 M2
Located in Trondheim, Norway this modern project was designed by KKDESIGN with a contemporary style in mind. The exterior of the home offers a deck space that is pretty large for a smaller home. This idea came about the designer wanting to create the perfect mixture between a contemporary space with a natural feel. Due to this, the exterior is completely contemporary, meanwhile, the interior is mostly white and has a very natural feel.
Small Terrace House by Landmak Architecture
The small Terrace House by Landmak Architecture was designed with function in mind. This home has all the makings of a double functioning home. Every space in the house doubles up for something else. The idea was to reduce the size of the home. Doing so, while still making it fully functional to the need of the homeowners. Therefore, even the ceiling was cut to let the wardrobe go up and it even includes ceiling lamps as well.
BIG & small House by Anonymous Architects
The BIG and small house by Anonymous Architects was designed to appear no longer than a shed. However, once you step into the home you will realize why it has such a unique name. The interior of the home is much bigger than it appears. With an open floor plan, the entire home feels and looks spacious once you can see it from the inside. To further enhance the size of the home the residence is shaped as a Parallelogram. This shape allows the interior to look and feel wider.
The Small House by Maryann Thompson Architects
This, 750 square feet one-bedroom cabin is located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts offers a contemporary take on a cabin home. With a 500 square foot porch, sleeping loft, and double French doors connect the home to the porch. The idea was to elevate the appeal of a cabin and give it a more picturesque feel. Therefore, there are several large windows around the home that give you visibility to the great outdoors.
In conclusion, these small homes may seem small on the outside, but they actually have everything you need and more on the inside. Which of these homes would be your dream home? Let us know in the comments below.