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Dream Home

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!

The Razor Residence by Wallace E. Cunningham

By • Apr 26, 2011 •  Selected Work 

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.


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Modern House in Bel Air by Archibald Quincy Jones

By • Apr 17, 2011

This modern house was designed by Archibald Quincy Jones in 1965.

Located in Bel Air, Los Angeles, on a prime cul-de-sac, the 8,500 square foot, gated residence is located atop a 3+ acre knoll with 300 degree views from downtown to the ocean and its own vineyard!


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Albatross Residence by Bayden Goddard Design Architects

By • 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!


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Stunning Coastal House in Costa Rica by SPG Architects

By • 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. “


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Stunning Lake House by John Robert Nilsson

By • Apr 8, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Villa Abborrkroken was designed by Swedish architect John Robert Nilsson in 2008.

Suspended on a rocky plateau 75 feet above the sea, this dream home is a 2,700 square-foot masterpiece of international architecture, built with inspiration and style.

Located in the archipelago of Värmdö, a Municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden, the house hit the market last year for $4,600,000.


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Contemporary Residence with Ocean views and City Lights in Los Angeles

By • Apr 7, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Completed in 2008, this six bedroom, eight and half bathroom contemporary home sits on over 2 acres in the Brentwood district of Los Angeles, California.

The approximately 11,000 square foot residence features walls of glass, head on city and ocean views, state of the art theater, wine cellar, commercial kitchen, spectacular pool, waterfall, spa and total privacy.


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Le Mas des Isords in Provence, France by Gerard Faivre

By • Apr 6, 2011

Forever on the look-out for the exceptional, the decorator, designer and French agent Gérard Faivre has completely restored Le Mas des Isords.

He has transformed the beautiful but neglected 18th-century mas into a seven bedroom, seven bathroom residence where his modern touch refrains from being excessive and which respects the architectural tradition of this truly incredible property.

The mas (typical Provençal farmhouse) boasts 6,460 square foot of living space ans is set on a 15-acre estate with beautiful landscaped gardens, lap-length swimming pool, tennis court and stables for horses.


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Taghkanic House by Thomas Phifer and Partners

By • Apr 4, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This award-winning 8,800 square foot home in Taghkanic, in the art of the historic Hudson Valley, New York, was designed by New York-based architectural firm Thomas Phifer and Partners.

Completed in 2002, this residence has won several awards in the following year, culminating in the AIA National Honor Award in 2004.

A 1,800 square foot pavilion, built mainly of glass and steel, surveys the landscape.


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The Kona Residence by Belzberg Architects

By • Apr 3, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Santa Monica-based studio Belzberg Architects has designed the Kona Residence in Hawaii, in collaboration with interior design studio MLK Studio.

This 8,000 square-foot dream house was completed in 2010 and won the Freestanding House 2010 Award from Interior Design magazine.


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Brody House, a Modernist Residence by Archibald Quincy Jones

By • Apr 2, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This gated masterpiece is situated on 2.3 acres in Holmby Hills, one the three most exclusive neighborhoods of Los Angeles, California.

Designed in 1949 by famous local architect Archibald Quincy Jones, this essay of modernist glamor highlights the renaissance of two movements presiding over architectural thinking today: Mid-Century modern & Hollywood modern.

The 11,511 square foot residence was offered at $24,950,000 in June 2010, and sold six months later for $14,888,000…


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The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house by Steve Hermann

By • Mar 30, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Known for his modern designs, Los-Angeles-based architect Steve Hermann has completed The Glass Pavilion in 2010.

Located on a three-and-a-half acres lot in Santa Barbara, California, the 13,875 square foot luxury home features five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, a kitchen with a wine room and an art gallery that displays the architect’s vintage car collection.


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Casa Son Vida 1 by tecArchitecture and Marcel Wanders Studio

By • Mar 29, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Casa Son Vida 1 is a world class modern luxury residence designed by tecArchitecture in collaboration with interior design studio Marcel Wanders Studio.

The 8,600 square foot home is located near Palma de Mallorca in the exclusive Son Vida community.

Casa Son Vida 1 is the first of six villas planned on the Mallorca Island by developer Cosmopolitan Estates.


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Contemporary Waterfront Home in Sanctuary Cove

By • Mar 25, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This contemporary house is located in Sanctuary Cove, a gated community in the suburb of Hope Island in the Gold Coast area of Queensland, Australia.

The hilltop on which it is situated offers beautiful panoramas of the water and yachts in Sanctuary Cove.


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Tangga House by Guz Architects

By • Mar 23, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Tangga House is another Singapore’s dream home designed by Guz Architects.

Completed in 2009, the 7,663 square foot residence is located in Holland Village, an elite district of Singapore that is famous amongst the expatriate community.

The luxury single-family home gives the owners the opportunity to live in harmony and comfort with nature, in Singapore’s hot tropical climate.


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Wonderful Beach Home in Carpinteria

By • Mar 22, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This exceptional beach home built in 1979 was completely remodeled in 2008.

Located on the beach front in Carpinteria along Southern California’s “Gold Coast”, the 5,979 square foot, five bedroom, six 1/2 bathroom residence offers expansive walls of glass which showcase breathtaking views of the gently curving sandy beach at Padaro Lane.


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Villa Dirickz: A Modern Castle in Brussels

By • Mar 20, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Villa Dirickz is located in Sint-Genesius-Rode, a city on the periphery of Brussels, Belgium.

The Villa was built by famous Belgian Architect Marcel Leborgne, a pioneer of contemporary architecture and one of the founders of Modernism in Belgium.


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Joc House, a Dream Home in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects

By • Mar 16, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Johannesburg-based studio Nico van der Meulen Architects has designed the Joc House, a 9,600 square foot villa for a mature couple.

The luxury residence sits on a 26 and a half acres parcel of land on a northern slope in Johannesburg, South Africa.


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