Dream homes – everybody has one. From cliff-side modern marvels to majestic traditional mansions and waterside homes with enviable views, a dream house has the elements to elevate your lifestyle. Look through HomeDSGN’s collection of featured dream homes and be inspired for your next upgrade or remodel…or just fantasize about living in them!
By Magaly • Nov 28, 2017
This stunning private residence – Casa Querol – is located in the Oloolua Nature Trail, a forest in Karen, an affluent neighborhood south west of Nairobi, Kenya. It was designed in 2016 by Alberto Morell Sixto, an architectural firm based in Madrid, Spain.
The defining feature of the project was to construct a backyard measuring 30 meters by 30 meters, with the intention of making it resemble a clearing at the back of the house. By building this, the architects effectively created a quiet place from which to admire the dynamic life of the creatures that inhabit the forest that surrounds the home. A fireplace by the poolside provides the perfect spot from which to enjoy this setting.
The home has an open design that allows – and invites – interior and exterior defining lines to become blurred, making a home out of the exterior and bringing its lush textures indoors. Floors of rich wood spread from the poolside into the interior, expanding to cover walls, stair steps, and even hand rails on the second level. Concrete walls and stark white walls with barely any decorative elements complete the ensemble. The ending result is a simple, spacious, rustic yet elegant home that feels like an extension of the natural world that surrounds it.
By Magaly • Nov 22, 2017
This magnificent residence is located on a hill in the popular city of Los Angeles, California, USA. It was designed in the year 2017 by the architectural firm Aaron Neubert Architects in conjunction with its team formed by Jeremy Limsenben, Xiran Zhang and Jina Seo.
It has an area of 2,100 square feet on a land of 3,750 square feet that are located upward to the northwest with panoramic views of Silver Lake Hills and Reservoir of Los Angeles and is surrounded by multiple mid-century modern houses. Due to the limited space and considering the slope of the land, a series of changes were carried out to create numerous outdoor spaces within the volume of the residence.
The rooms are distributed in three levels and a garage that is inserted into the hillside.
The second floor is mainly an open plan of spaces that interact with each other. In the third floor, the bedrooms are located and accessed through an internal staircase.
Operable windows and skylights serve to naturally ventilate the residence and provide circulation to all levels. The strategically located openings, exterior staircases, patios and decks around the perimeter connect the home with the multiple landscapes of the site and serve to expand the usable living space of the compact residence.
Mystical, enchanting, fun, and magical are just a few words to describe a tree house home. We all at some point in our lives envisioned living in a tree house at least once, or twice, okay maybe four times or more. There is just something very innocent yet captivating about living in a tree closer to the sky than the ground. Tree houses used to be simple and built by parents. Nonetheless they are now an elaborate construction. In fact, building a custom tree house can cost you more than buying a house! Keeping that in mind, here are 12 tree house, homes that will make you want to reconsider your current living space.
A Contemporary Tree House Near Cape Town, South Africa
The innovative structure of this Contemporary Tree House Near Cape Town, South Africa is one of a kind. Its exterior is constructed out of four cylindrical wooden towers that have been placed together. These towers have been elevated in order to give the home the impeccable view it provides. The view consists of numerous miles of trees and its surroundings. However, do not be fooled by the outside structure of the home the inside is traditional.
Spectacular Mountain Tree House Encrusted in a Red Cedar Tree Forest
This tree house was built around the idea that tree houses should appear as a magical place. Keeping that in mind the Spectacular Mountain Tree House encrusted in a Red Cedar Tree forest is located in Xiuning, Anhui, China is constructed out of wood and glass. As a result, most of the home is made out of wood. However, in order to give the home a modern outlook it has glass walls that allow you to look out into the beautiful forest it resides in. It measures at 11 meters high making it one of the tallest tree houses ever designed.
Mallinson Ltd and BEaM Studio Come Together to Create a Treehouse in the Forests of West Dorset, England
When Mallinson Ltd and BEaM Studio decided to come together and create a Treehouse in the Forests, their main focus was to keep the tree house as true to the original tree house esthetics as possible. Due to this the idea was always to bring the perfect tree house to life. The structure of this tree house brings every kid’s dream to life. Made fully out of wood with a wooden roof deck and featuring a wooden bridge that is fully functional. It even features a real tree running through the center of the home.
Secluded Intown Treehouse
Located in the center of Intown Atlanta, the Secluded Intown Treehouse is a sight to be seen. Particularly because of its romantic feel. Constructed solely out of wood, glass windows, and glass doors this tree house has the remanence of a fairy tale. Its laid-back construction paired with decorative lighting and a fully functioning build gives the home a soft, yet elegant feel that adds to the romantic aspect of it. The house was constructed with 3 different rooms the bedroom, deck, and living room. These rooms are all connected by different wooden bridges.
Urban Treehouse by baumraum
Unique, modern, yet enchanting is the perfect description for this Urban Treehouse by baumraum located in Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany. The private residence is laid out like a traditional home. Furthermore, a traditional home with a twist, the twist being large glass panel windows that allow you to see the forest for miles even while being indoors. One particular aspect of this tree house that stands out from the rest is that it is actually located near a lake. Its beautiful location has made it a top favorite.
Studio Puisto Have Designed a Stunning and Incredibly Unique Hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland
If you have been eyeing the idea of owning a tree house, but aren’t completely sure of it kit may be time to visit this beautiful and unique hotel. This Stunning and Incredibly Unique Hotel was designed by Studio Puisto in Rovaniemi, Finland. The aesthetics of this hotel speak for itself. It is located in the middle of a forest for the full tree house effect. Keeping that in mind the entire structure is made out of wood and shingled windows. With that being said the hotel offers multiple different rooms in different parts of the tree house. However, one thing is for sure regardless of which room you take the view is breathtaking.
Ujjval Panchal + Kinny Soni Design a Warm and Vibrant Home in Bhopal, India
When it comes to a tree house many of us have a traditional outlook on this idea and it may look a little bit like a house directly in the trees warm, cozy, and elegant. However, home designers Ujjval Panchal + Kinny Soni took this idea and gave it a completely new outlook by creating a Warm and Vibrant Home in Bhopal, India. This residence is unlike any other tree house we have ever seen as it is built around mango trees. Not only does it have wooden elements, but there are several large mango trees that are over 50 years old running through and around the property. This home takes tree house elegance to a whole new level.
Tree Snake Houses by Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade
If you thought, you had seen an intricate tree house before you are completely wrong this Tree Snake House by Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade this the most intricate and innovative house thus far. It was modeled after the body of a snake. Therefore, you will notice that the lines of the residence are like no other. Furthermore, its body is constructed out of slacks of wood which give the appearance as if there was a snack in the grass.
THE TREEHOUSE by Baumraum
In hopes of creating one of the most unique tree houses ever created Baumraum decided to create THE TREEHOUSE. The concept of this home was quite unique as it was designed after a sheet of paper. A sheet of paper that has been folded to hold both interior and exterior spaces. At first glance, this tree house may seem strange or even a bit aloof, but there is actually a reason for this. Due to its unique feature, it houses different cabins and even terraces that are all equipped with the latest Eco-friendly technology.
HP Tree House by mmp Architects
This secluded beauty known as the HP Tree House by mmp Architects is located on the flanks of Mt Whitfield in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It’s a simple, elegant, yet charming, and dainty home. With that being said, it is a low maintenance home. What this means is it features a sustainability provided by low maintenance materials. Plantation grown timber, and natural stone were the materials used that were all sourced locally. The home is suspended above the forest floor, creating a breathtaking view that can only be compared to living in a roof top home.
Garden Tree House by Hironaka Ogawa & Associates
A modernized home with a lifetime of memories is the concept used to create this stunning tree house known as the Garden Tree House. Instead of it being a house in the trees this home repurposed a pair of trees that were in the lot that the home was to be created on. Repurposing the trees came about because the owners of the property had irreplaceable memories. This specific home was created revolving around the trees. They are used as structural columns throughout the residence. Doing so created a unique form of a tree house.
To conclude a tree house may seem like a far fetch idea. However, in all reality, it could be exactly what your home needs. Let us know in the comments below what your perfect tree house would include.
By Krystal • Nov 13, 2017
When it comes to a property’s beauty and value a quality view is worth a lot. This is exceptionally true for homes with waterfront views. Waterfront views are one of the most popular and sought-after scenery’s worldwide. There is something very intimate and relaxing. Especially when it means being able to see a body of water from any window of your home. If you have always dreamed of owning a home with a picturesque waterfront scenery here are 10 that are sure to make you jealous.
Waterfall House by Dick Clark + Associates
The Waterfall House is a beautiful private residence located in Austin, Texas. This home is not exactly located on a body of water instead it features an amazing infinity pool that makes up for it. This home was designed by Dick Clark + Associates with the idea of making the skyline panoramic view of Austin its main attraction. The home features glass windows that extend to every room of the home, this was done in order to mesh the inside space with the outside in a perfect manner.
Edgewater Residence by Rosenow Peterson Design
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. However, when it comes to this home the view speaks for itself. The Edgewater Residence is a breathtaking private home located directly on Prior Lake, Minnesota. The home features a 360 view of the lake, making it impossible for you to miss the beauty of this body of water regardless of where you are in the residence. Its abundant and large windows add to the elegance of the scenery.
Over Water by Design Workshop
This over water contemporary cabin was created by the American architectural firm in Pune, India it was designed using a cantilever beam construction. By using this new form of construction, the modern cabin has the ability to float over the edge of a cliff. Its ability to float gives the home a breathtaking view of the lake from the inside out. It’s a private oasis that gives the home a feel of being almost directly on the water.
Water Patio House by Drozdov & Partners
Keeping it natural is the perfect description of this home. This modern yet traditional Water Patio House is located in Odessa, Ukraine. This home features an incredible indoor/outdoor feel that allows you to immerse yourself in its undeniable beauty. The homes open floor plan with abundant glass windows and doors adds to the contemporary feel. Meanwhile, its wooden features provide the classic touch. It offers a pool that extends from the home into a beautiful yard with open space towards the sea. The home offers an island feel that is difficult to miss.
Waterfall Bay House by Bossley Architects
Located on the remote bay of the South Island of New Zealand this organic wooden Waterfall Bay House was designed by Bossley Architects. It was designed in the middle of a gorgeous forest overlooking a beautiful body of water. In fact, the home was built out of the trees that currently surround the home. This was done in order to bring the entire space together. It features a tree house feel which allows you to feel one with nature. The water runs so close to the home when you look out you feel as if you would almost touch the water with your hands right from the balcony.
Waterfront Modern Masterpiece by Ralph Choeff
A Waterfront Modern Masterpiece is the perfect description of this gorgeous home located in Miami Beach, Florida. Its waterfront views expand from its gorgeous pool and into the ocean. You are able to see the pool and ocean from a 360 angle inside of the home. The view is so astonishing it is considered a once in a lifetime home and we happen to agree.
Water Villa by Framework Architects + Studio Prototype
Villas have become quite popular because of how private they can be. This Water Villa by Framework Architects + Studio Prototype is located in the secluded area of Gabriël Metsustraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The seamless feel of this boathouse offers a beautiful waterfront that is difficult to miss. The water is almost at the edge of the home. Therefore, you can look outside and almost feel as if you are directly on the water.
Villa New Water by Waterstudio NL
Located in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands The Villa New Water is a sight to see. Not only is it on the water, but it is as modern and attention grabbing as it sounds. This villa was constructed on an open floor plan that barely has any doors. In fact, this was created to seamlessly combine the indoors with the beauty of the outdoors. There are so many windows you are able to see the lake right from the kitchen of the home. The entire home is constructed on the idea of having the lake be its main attraction.
The Water Pavilion by Martin Ferrero Architecture
The beauty of this pavilion is like no other. The Water Pavilion by Martin Ferrero Architecture is not only beautiful to look at but it was constructed with numerous almost eternal pools in order to give you the waterfront look and feel. The structure not only has the eternal pools, but it also has a beautiful sea right off the pavilion. A beautiful scenery from a 360-panoramic view.
Waterfront Home Coogee by MPR Design Group
This Waterfront Home Coogee by MPR Design Group in Sydney is located in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Its unconventional family home feel has made it one of the most beautiful homes in Australia. It is located directly on the front of the ocean which gives it a beautiful scenery and vacation like feel.
Which of these homes do you wish you could live in? Please let us know in the comments below.
By Magaly • Feb 27, 2017
This beautiful residence is located on the peak of a hill in California, meaning that its key attractions include the gorgeous views that we can enjoy through the house’s numerous glass walls. At a size of 2,750 square feet, it was designed by Alan Nicholson Design Studio in 2014 for a retired couple, seeking to settle down somewhere where they could take in the natural environment.
Mallinson Ltd and BEaM Studio Come Together to Create a Treehouse in the Forests of West Dorset, England
By Magaly • Jan 12, 2017
Have you always dreamed, since you were just a little kid, of living in a tree house like Robinson Crusoe? We have too! We spent countless days wishing we had a massive tree house in our backyard so we could run around high up in the trees, enjoying the view from above and breathing in the fresh air. Well, some little kids grow up to be designers, and some designers aim to make their childhood dreams come true. That’s exactly what happened in 2016 when Mallinson Ltd and BEaM studio designed and built The Woodman’s Treehouse in West Dorset, England.