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Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #21 (Bailey House) Goes on the Market

By • Feb 24, 2017

Case Study House #21 (Bailey House) by Pierre Koenig (8)

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ADE Architecture Extensively Refurbishes a Home in London, England

By • Feb 20, 2017

House Four by ADE Architecture (4)

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 We’re huge fans of any design and decor scheme that makes an otherwise outdated building into something modern but comfortable.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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ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Designs a Contemporary Private Residence in Singapore

By • Feb 18, 2017

KAP-House by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd (12)

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.

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Gordon Weima Designs a House Addition in Ottawa

By • Feb 16, 2017

House Addition in Ottawa by Gordon Weima (5)

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!

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Simona Garufi Remodels an Apartment in the Salamanca District of Madrid, Spain

By • Feb 16, 2017

Apartment in Madrid by Simona Garufi (2)

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.

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Barnes Coy Architects and SARCO Architects Jointly Design a Private Residence in Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica

By • Feb 15, 2017

Cielomar Residence by Barnes Coy & SARCO (2)

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!

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Post Architecture Designs a Contemporary Residence in Perth, Australia

By • Jan 27, 2017

Riverdale Dormer House by post Architecture (1)

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!

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Giles Pike Architects Remodel a Home in London, England

By • Jan 25, 2017

Sewdley St by Giles Pike Architects (4)

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.

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Unagru Designs a Home for a Family of Sailors in London, England

By • Jan 25, 2017

The Boat & Pavilion by Unagru (7)

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!

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Refuge – architecture d’intérieur Designs a Cozy Cabin in Megève, France

By • Jan 25, 2017

The Cross by Refuge - architecture d'intérieur (1)

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.

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Matt Fajkus Architecture Designs a Home Incorporating Its Local Landscape in Austin, Texas

By • Jan 13, 2017

[Bracketed Space] House by Matt Fajkus Architecture (16)

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.

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Sebastián Irarrázaval Designs a Cozy Woodland Home in Chile

By • Jan 13, 2017

2Y House by Sebastián Irarrázaval (19)

When we think of large lakeside homes, our minds automatically picture a few things. We imagine either small, cozy cottages where nature is the experience rather than the decor, or sprawling woodland lodges that make a distinct but beautiful claim on the countryside. 2Y House in Colico, Chile, however, puts a new spin on hillside lake homes that’s breathtakingly unique and actually quite environmentally friendly. The final effect is nothing short of gorgeous.

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M12 architettura design Creates an Elegant Apartment in Corato, Italy

By • Jan 12, 2017

SG House by m12 architettura design (5)

When we’ve lived in smaller spaces in the past, we’ve often gone out of our way to furnish and decorate them in as modern a style as possible. We find that the more clean and contemporary a smaller space is, the more organized and less crowded it looks. This isn’t why all small, modern looking apartments are styled to look very contemporary, but it sure explains our love for them!

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FMX Interior Design Creates a Private Residence in Southwest China

By • Jan 12, 2017

Returning Hut by FMX Interior Design (12)

When we think of stone walls, we usually think of little stone cottages where the rocks are featured on the outside of the house, making it look like it was made with rocks found right on the country land. This particular house, however, changes that conception of “stone walls” a little bit because these designers decided to feature their stonework on the inside of the home!

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Edgley Design Creates a Contemporary Home by a 100-Year-Old Pear Tree in London, England

By • Jan 6, 2017

Pear Tree House by Edgley Design (3)

Have you ever noticed that England has some of the very best names for their homes? Rather than having a street number, some older or historical homes have titles that describe the home, the area, or what the style of the building was when it was first built. This is a long lasting tradition all over the country and Pear Tree House, a private home in London, England, is no exception.

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Laurence Sonck Designs a Contemporary Residence in Ramatuelle, France

By • Jan 6, 2017

Ramatuelle by Laurence Sonck (15)

More and more, adult couples are choosing to live in communal residences rather than taking on the fiscal and physical commitments that come with being home owners. Rather than being solely responsible for the upkeep of things like yards, swimming pools, and the general area around their homes, people who live in communal residences split those responsibilities between them, which often means that the homes stay even more well put together and beautiful looking than usual! The Ramatuelle residential project, which was completed by architectural designer Laurence Sonck in 2015, is no exception!

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Alt Architects Build a Home into the Landscape of Muhos, Finland

By • Jan 6, 2017

Residence in Muhos by alt Architects (3)

Have you always dreamed about spending a beautiful weekend in the wilderness, enjoying all the natural wonders that a gorgeously calming forest has to offer? Well, you’re certainly not alone in that desire. In fact, some people want to experience that type of relaxation so much that they actually choose to build their homes in wooded areas in order to create that kind of lifestyle for themselves full time.

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