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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!

10 Homes With Unbelievable Views

By • Dec 11, 2017

On any given day we can all come across a beautiful home. However, very rarely do we come across beautiful homes with an even grander view. There is something very relaxing and luxurious about being able to look outside of your home. All while having a picturesque view. With that being said many homes are generally built around the idea of the view being the main focus of the home. Due to this many newly renovated home offer large windows that give the view an even grander effect. The following 10 homes offer unbelievable views that appear as if they just came out of a post card.

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Mountain Chalets That Keep You Warm All Year Round

By • Dec 6, 2017

Chalets are the perfect vacation and getaway destination, especially if they are in the mountains. There is something unique and inviting about them. Therefore, instead of taking a trip down to the beach for a family getaway, why not go and explore a mountain chalet. Mountain chalets are beautiful from the inside out. This is mainly due to their impeccable view. The following mountain chalets will not only make you want to vacation in one, but they can keep you warm all year round.

Marco Polo Chalet

Located in the heart of Val d’Isère, the France the Marco Polo chalet is all that and more. Its beauty extends from the inside out. Not only is the inside of the residence breathtaking with luxury pieces, elegant décor, and glass walls, but the outside is just as beautiful. The home offers multiple glass doors that allow you to experience the beauty of the mountains from the warmth of the fireplace indoors. Although, there are numerous glass doors you also have the option of sitting on the terrace and enjoying the view from up close.

The Blanche Chalet

Designed by ACDF Architecture the blanche chalet has the perfect quiet, cozy, and simple atmosphere. The modern aspect of it comes from its structure. Due to its structure, this chalet was designed to adequately showcase the panoramic view of its surroundings. Its large windows and 360 degree fenestration combine the outdoor space with the beauty of the indoors to provide a seamless mesh between the two.

Chalet Panorama

This breathtaking chalet in Saint-Siméon, Quebec, Canada was designed to blend in perfectly with its surroundings. The Chalet Panorama foundation was created with parallel concrete blades that allow the water to naturally flow underneath the home. Due to the structure of the residence, the natural elements help it flow organically without missing a hitch. With large windows the home allows you to see out into the outdoors from any room in the home.

Laurentian Ski Chalet

Modern is the perfect description of this chalet. Located Lac Archambault, Quebec, Canada, Laurentian ski chalet has an elevation of 2,435 feet above sea level. Due to the large above sea level elevation, this chalet provides 100 miles of panoramic views that surround the home. The home is accessed through an entry bridge because of the elevation. Its view is so breathtaking that the kitchen and dining area have a 27-foot- long bay window that runs throughout with window seating. The idea is to have a space where you can sit an enjoy the view from two places at once.

Chalet Bolton-EST

Chalet Bolton- EST has a small yet spacious feel that is like no other. As soon as you enter the house, it just feels like home. Its cozy with a touch of modern and contemporary. The bright yellow accent wall makes the entire home appear more-lively while still being warm. Its inside and outside are mainly composed of wood. Therefore, although it is a chalet it also has a hint of cabin feel.

Chalet Eden

When you first picture a mountain chalet, a chalet like Chalet Eden may be exactly what first comes to mind. This mountain chalet is the ideal residence for a vacation even during the summer time. Made of different wood from top to bottom this chalet is a site of its own. The inside has been decorated in a neutral manner that enhances the outdoor beauty. To top that all off the chalet offers 3 levels with a private pool and spa making it a picturesque residence.

Chalet Baltoro

Chalet Baltoro is the ultimate vacation upgrade. Its gorgeous interior décor screams luxury. This hotel was created with ‘vacation’ in mind. It offers all the luxuries we all wish we had right at home. The hotel itself offers a private pool and spa accompanied by gourmet food that was created by a chief right at the chalet Baltoro. The beauty of this chalet is indescribable the inside is luxurious while the outside is magical and relaxing. Combining the two makes the space a beauty to be seen.

Chalet Karakorama

 

Pack your most luxurious clothing and prepare to be wowed by Chalet Karakorama. Located Courchevel 1850, in the French Alps, this chalet is one for the books. Its relaxing interior design was constructed to provide a home away from home feel. The idea was to have a welcoming space that was upscale and luxurious every bit of the way. Chalet Karakorama is a four-floor residence that is lined with modern technology along the way. One of the greatest aspects of this chalet is its privacy feature. Once you come to this residence, you will receive your very own butler, private chalet area, chef and daily housekeeping there is even an elevator!

Chalet Pearl

Chalet Pearl is filled with picturesque views that can be compared to those of a Christmas postcard. With its rough carved wooden walls, heavy ceilings, and its picturesque mountain views, this chalet is a must see. Its cabin feel has caused this chalet to be one of the most beautiful sights in the middle of the Nogentil area, in Belle Cote. This chalet was created round the idea of having a comfortable space that is calming yet elegant, and luxurious.

The Chalet Les Gentianes 1850

With its rustic, elegance The Chalet Les Gentianes 1850 is one of a kind. This chalet exuberates a relaxing feel. There is something calming from the very moment you see this residence. It was built in a sympathetic alpine style with the main focus being country chic. There is wood throughout the entire space. From top to bottom, which is where the relaxing, yet warming feel comes from.

To conclude, these chalets are one of a kind and we absolutely love them. Which of these mountain chalets do you want to visit?

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House of Open Spaces Which Making a Home out of the Exterior and Bringing its Lush Textures Indoors

By • 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.

View of the large poolside area
View of the large poolside area

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.

View of the large poolside area
Interior done in wood and concrete

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.

Interior done in wood and concrete
Modern wooden furnishings
Modern wooden furnishings
Exterior night view
Exterior night view
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Modern Residence Full of Light and Comfortable Spaces in the city of Los Angeles, California, USA

By • 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.

External view of the house in deep black
External access stairs
Access stairs

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.

Furnished terrace
Small balcony with chairs
Glass windows
Balcony with glass doors
Stairs
Main entrance to the space full of light
Wooden console in retro style
Living room with retro furniture
Living room with direct access to the terrace
Kitchen in black and white
Spacious kitchen in black and white
Kitchen full of light in black and white
Small library area and dining room in wood
Wooden stairs and railing in black metal

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.

Comfortable bedroom with glass walls
Bedroom full of light
Bedroom with terrace
Bathroom in wood and white
Spacious bathroom full of light
Shower in black and white
Bathroom with bathtub and window
Night view of the spacious terrace
Terrace with access to the bedroom
Night view of the bedroom
External night view
Night view of the exterior
Imposing outside
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12 Tree House Homes You Should Consider

By • Nov 20, 2017

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.

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10 Properties With Waterfront Views That Will Make You Jealous

By • 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.

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Luxurious Home Located in Houston, Texas, USA

By • Aug 22, 2017

This wonderful and elegant home that was built in the 80’s is located in River Oaks, one of the most privileged areas of Houston, Texas, USA.Currently it is on the market for a value of 20 million dollars.

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Alan Nicholson Design Studio Creates a Contemporary Home in California for a Retired Couple

By • 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.

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Mallinson Ltd and BEaM Studio Come Together to Create a Treehouse in the Forests of West Dorset, England

By • Jan 12, 2017

The Woodman's Treehouse by Mallinson Ltd & BEaM studio (1)

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.

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Three Trees House by DADA & Partners

By • Jul 27, 2015

Three Trees House by DADA & Partners (4)

Three Trees House is a private residence located in New Delhi, India.

It was designed by DADA & Partners and covers an area of 17,000 square feet.

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House in Blair Atholl by Nico van der Meulen

By • Jun 1, 2015 •  Selected Work 

House in Blair Atholl by Nico van der Meulen (37)

House in Blair Atholl is a private residence located in Blair Atholl, Johannesburg, South Africa.

It was designed in 2015 by Nico van der Meulen and covers an area of 8,073 square feet.

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Villa Π by Oliver Grigić

By • May 18, 2015

Villa Π by Oliver Grigić (7)

Villa Π (Pi) is a private home located in Čepin, Croatia.

The 14,994-square-foot home was designed by Oliver Grigić.

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Carla Ridge Residence by McClean Design

By • Mar 30, 2015 •  Selected Work 

Carla Ridge by McClean Design (26)

Carla Ridge is a luxury contemporary home designed by McClean Design in 2014.

It is located in Trousdale, a neighborhood of Beverly Hills, California, USA.

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Sands Point Residence by Narofsky Architecture

By • Mar 16, 2015

Sands Point Residence by Narofsky Architecture (42)

Sands Point Residence is a stylish home located in Long Island, New York, USA.

This dream home was designed by Narofsky Architecture.

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34+ Yet to be Built Modern Dream Homes by SAOTA – Part 2

By • Mar 10, 2015 •  Selected Work 

Balabanova Residence (2)

Cape Town-based studio SAOTA is well-known to our readers.

Driven by the dynamic combination of Stefan Antoni, Mark Bullivant, Philip Olmesdahl, Greg Truen and Phillippe Fouche, SOATA’s teams work from their headquarter in South Africa on projects all around the world.

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34+ Yet to be Built Modern Dream Homes by SAOTA – Part 1

By • Mar 9, 2015 •  Selected Work 

Ochieng Residence by SAOTA (1)

Cape Town-based studio SAOTA is well-known to our readers.

Driven by the dynamic combination of Stefan Antoni,Mark Bullivant, Philip Olmesdahl, Greg Truen and Phillippe Fouche, SOATA’s teams work from their headquarter in South Africa on projects all around the world.

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Winelands Home in Stellenbosch by Antoni Associates

By • Feb 27, 2015 •  Selected Work 

Winelands Home in Stellenbosch by Antoni Associates (9)

Antoni Associates recently finished the stunning Winelands home in Stellenbosch, a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Its name comes from its picturesque location in epicentre of the vineyards and wine farms.

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