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!
Mwanzoleo residence is a private luxury rental six-story villa in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.
With five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the 11,830 square foot house designed by Cape Town-based studio SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects is perfect to accommodate up to 10 people.
Described as “the finest property of its kind in Cape Town,” the Mwanzoleo vacation home is staffed and can be booked all year round from $3,500 to $18,500 per day, depending on the season, with a minimum stay of 5 days.
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. “
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.
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.
By admin • 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.
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.