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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!

Beach Houses You Must See

By • Jan 5, 2018

Homes by the sea are something special. Furthermore, there is something soothing, relaxing, and charming about sitting near the ocean and smelling the ocean breeze every time. Beach houses make the perfect entertainment homes. Having a beach house as your main home or favorite vacation residence could be just what you need for the perfect time with family and friends. They allow you to feel like if you were on vacation every single day. Here are 10 beach houses that are simply breathtaking and are a must see.

 Beach House by Cibinel Architecture on the coast of Victoria Beach, Canada

This beach house by Cibinel Architecture was designed with the idea of incorporating the beauty of the outdoor scenery with a natural feel for the indoor space. Due to, this it is safe to say this house exceeded everyone’s expectations. Consequently wood covers the entire home from top to bottom for that cozy cabin feel that is directly on the beach. Furthermore, the home offers a cabin flair with the perfect beach house twist.

Rooiels Beach House in Cape Town

Rooiels Beach House is a minimalist, modern home lover dream residence. The house sits on about 10,225-square-feet directly on Cape Town Africa. Furthermore, the house sits directly on the beach with sand being part of the outdoor space.  Its hull shaped roof can be considered the most impressive feature of the residence as it can be opened and closed. Thanks to the construction of the roof you are able to see numerous views of the mountains and the sea.

Beach Home in Atlantic Beach, Florida Designed by William Morgan

The very first thing you may notice about this beach house is its unique shape. This beach house offers a geometric construction that was built in 1973. The outdoor space has been described as two triangular prisms with varying dimensions. Its interior is mostly made out of wood to carry the beach vibes throughout the entire home. The home sits directly in front of palm trees giving you the view of the beach from every window in the residence.

Parsonson Architects Design a Stunning Contemporary Home in Marlborough, New Zealand

A stunning contemporary home is the perfect definition of this residence and its surrounding. It offers the beauty of two different worlds. With unbelievable mountain views that surround the home and siting directly in front of the sea makes it the perfect blend between the two. Embedded between vegetation this home offers a relaxing yet modern appeal. There is a path that extends from the lower level terrace of the home all the way to the sea.

Kailua Beach House in Kailua, Hawaii

Designed by H1+FN Design Build Collaborative this beautiful beach residence is a modern take on a traditional Hawaiian beach house. Due to, the home being decorated in a modern yet contemporary manner this home gives you all the beach feels without being directly on the beach. As a result, the residence even has a pool for you to enjoy when you are not on the beach.

Sunny Beach House in Queensland, Australia

A luxurious yet simple beach house is the perfect sunny residence. Embedded directly in the middle of a natural coastal landscape this home connects directly to the beach. You can actually walk from the terrace to the beach and back. Nevertheless, the most impressive feature of this home is the tree that is growing directly in the home. This brings nature directly into the home on a larger scale.

Silver Strand Beach House by ROBERT KERR Architecture Design

This gorgeous contemporary home sits directly on the beach. As a result, the front and backyard of the home are the sea. Due to, this the beauty of this home comes from the inside out. The inside is bright and cheery just like the outside. Its contemporary feel comes from using bold patterns that mesh well together. With large windows, you are able to enjoy views of the beach from all areas of the home.

Southampton Beach House by Alexander Gorlin Architects

Southampton Beach House was designed by Alexander Gorlin Architects with the vision of having a modern beach house right in Southampton, New York. Therefore, this modern residence was built using European Limestone and African Hardwood. Due to, the combination of the two it creates a perfect mixture between traditional appeal and modern architecture. The home is positioned between the bay and the ocean giving you major beautiful views throughout the home.

Veronica Beach House by Longhi Architects

The Veronica beach house is a modern yet contemporary structure that was designed to have a unique flair from the inside out. Furthermore, the structure of the residence itself is a work of art. Furthermore, the structure of the home offers exposed concrete throughout the entire residence. Located in Lima, Peru this beach house offers a very intricate design because the structural design of the home is a representation of Peruvian architecture itself combined with an international style.

Cape Cod Beach House

Uniquely designed, this cape cod beach house features a modern structure with numerous different large windows that give off access to the beautiful sea that is directly in front of the home. Consequently, it even features a glass bridge that connects the guest suite to the master suite over a double high living room. As a result, all the glass features of the home bring the beauty from the outside directly indoors.

To conclude, the beauty of owning a beach house is being able to feel as if you are on vacation every time to come home. Furthermore, please let us know in the comments below which of these houses would you like to own.

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Homes With Breathtaking Living Room Views

By • Jan 4, 2018

Having a great view is not only great when it comes to decorating the home, but it is also great when it comes to relaxing and feeling as if you are on vacation as soon as you come home. One of the best areas to have a great view is in your living room space. The living room is part of the center of the home. Therefore, the view featured from your living room can make a huge difference in the appearance of your living room and the décor you select. The following homes have breathtaking living room views that are truly one of a kind.

A Contemporary Home Overlooking the Chiché River Canyon in Ecuador

This gorgeous contemporary home located in El Chaquiñán, Ecuador sits on top of a hill. Therefore, you can only imagine what a beautiful view it features. Siting at 395 square feet the home was constructed with privacy in mind. Every home in the room is distributed throughout the entire space for the ultimate private feel. When it comes to the view the home is overlooking the Chiche River Canyon. With that being said, the view from the living room of the home is unbelievable. You are able to see miles and miles of trees and vegetation right from your living room.

Cutler Anderson Architects tucks Canadian home between rocky outcrops

This picturesque cottage is everything you have imaged and more. Located in the Rocky Mountains of Canada this home is built completely from wood and glass walls. The glass walls allow the home to have a connection between the interior and exterior space. Nestled neatly into the wild vegetation in the mountains the view is impeccable from every area of the home. However, the best seat in the house is the living room. As you can see the entire mountains, water, and sunset from this specific space in the home.

A Unique Tent House in Eumundi, Australia

Designed to feel as if you are camping, 365 days of the year this tent home is located directly in the forest. This unique tent home was created with simplicity in mind. The idea was to great a simple way of life in a grand manner. Due to this, the view of this home is unbelievable, with numerous different glass walls. You are able to sit anywhere in the home and see the beauty of the forest while still being indoors.

Cylinder Home designed by Cyril Lancelin in Lyon, France

When you first take a look at this home your mind may still be trying to catch up with the view. The reason for this being this cylinder home is one of a kind. The cylinder structure allows there to be a 360 view of the outdoor space. Not just that, but the interior of the home offers no defined corridors. On the outside, the home appears to be a cluster of cylinders placed together, but on the inside, it is a minimalist home with trendy yet elegant décor. The view is of the home is a peaceful one as the residence sits in the clear of a forest.

House in a Coastal Zone of Canada Designed by Omar Gandhi Architect

There is something relaxing about having a view of the sea in your home, especially if it is in your entertainment space. The living room tends to be the main entertainment space of a home and this home in a coastal zone of Canada does not disappoint. Its sea view is impeccable as it can be seen from all social entertainment spaces of the home, especially in the living room. This is done by having glass walls that add to the wooden appeal of the home.

Modern Residence, Full of Light and Comfortable Spaces in the city of Los Angeles, California, USA

Modern is the perfect description of this home. This amazing residence sits at about 2,100 square feet on a 3,750 square feet lot with panoramic views of the Silver Lake Hills, which means the view from most areas of this home is breathtaking thanks to the gorgeous view of the Silver Lake Hills. The home also features operable windows and skylights that allow the home to always have natural lighting.

A Magnificent Log Cabin Located in the Mountains of Montana, USA

The beauty of this log cabin exceeds the beautiful rustic appeal it offers. Furthermore, this log is breathtaking from the inside out. It rustic interior lends perfectly to the woodsy feel of the entire residence. Plus lets, not forget the forest view with the lake is unbelievable and can be admired from the living room space.

Wonderful House with Open Spaces Designed by the Architectural Firm R79 in Mexico

When designing this home, the Architectural Firm R79 in Mexico had an open space that feels like vacation in mind. The idea was achieved as the residence open floor plan captures the liveliness of nature that surrounds the home. Furthermore, the living room offers a combination between the interior of the home and the exterior space as it is an open living room with gorgeous views of the pool and backyard space.

Loft with Wonderful Views of the Mountains in Hittisau, Austria

The picturesque mountain views in the living room of the home give the residence an extra hint of beauty that is unique to the space. With large open glass windows, the view of the mountain is breathtaking yet works extremely well with the rustic interior feel of the untreated wood and natural materials. Furthermore, the contrast between the rustic feel and the mountain view provide the perfect relaxing vacation space that is actually considered home.

Parsonson Architects Design a Stunning Contemporary Home in Marlborough, New Zealand

Located in the mountains and surrounded by vegetation this stunning contemporary home is one of a kind. Not only is it surrounded by all the beautiful mountain views, but it also sits in front of the sea. Therefore, every single space of the home offers a new beautiful view. The calm waters paired with the beauty of the mountain give the home a different twist that is beautiful yet relaxing.

To conclude, having an impeccable view in your living room is a must. Which of these beautiful views is your personal favorite? Please let us know in the comments below.

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Beautiful Small Houses That Will Make You Reconsider Your Home

By • Jan 2, 2018

Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design (10)

Smaller homes or tiny houses are not only about being cute on the outside and practical on the inside, they are actually becoming a growing trend that promotes sustainable living. The idea is to minimize the size of the home while still having everything you need just at a more modest size. Many structural designers have taken on the challenge of creating innovative small homes that are beautiful and modern. As a result, here are 10 small houses that are sure to make you reconsider your current home.

Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

This tiny but comfortable home designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design has all of the makings of being the perfect charming space. It was designed with the theory of not only downsizing the space as it is only 540 square feet, but with the idea of reusing materials that have been recycled. The home is fully insulated which gives it that cottage feel while still having areas of high ceilings in order to accommodate the homeowners sleeping loft above.

Tiny Mini House by LineBox Studio

Built in the tiny house “Tiny Town” neighborhood in Toronto, Canada this Tiny Mini House by Linebox Studio offers a modern concept when it comes to small homes. Instead of being vertical it is horizontal with very high ceilings. Its high ceilings of approximately 17ft tall give the home the loft like feel the architect was seeking to create. The home sits at about 566 square feet in a previously used lot with exposed plumbing and strategically placed windows.

Small Construction Located in the Town of Fermanville, France

Located in the town of Fermanville, in France this small construction home that looks like a shack has a dimension and a ratio of 3 meters per 4 meters which gives you a total of 12 square meters. May seem like an extremely small space to create a home in but the end result is a home that uses every inch of its construction. The inside offers a minimalist approach with minimal furniture and décor. The ceiling was updated and expanded upwards to create an additional level. Furthermore, there are purposefully placed windows that allow the home to always have plenty of natural sunlight.

Small off-grid cabin in the outskirts of New York City

Initially constructed as a getaway from the city cabin this small off-grid cabin in the outskirts of New York City is a small piece of heaven. This small cabin like home is part of Tiny Home Startup Getaway project. They are on a hunt to create the perfect New York getaway in the wilderness. Furthermore, these small cabins were designed to be completely off-grid while still providing all the necessities needed to spend a relaxing weekend getaway.

A Home on Wheels

If want to go on an adventure having a home on wheels is the perfect excuse. This company creates the perfect small home on wheels customized to you and your needs. The home comes in numerous different sizes and variations with unique amenities such as refrigerator, stove, a heater and/or air conditioner. You can even have a composting toilet to create as little bit of waste as possible. Furthermore, the inside is fully lined with insulated wood for that natural warm feeling.

Unique Contemporary Home in Tokyo

This contemporary home takes “contemporary” to a whole different level by not only being a small home, but by having a floating tree house attached to it. Located in Tokyo, Japan this unique contemporary home measures at about 21ft wide and 42.7ft deep. The attic itself has two treehouse design rooms that appear as if they were floating above the living room. This concept was created in hopes of having a natural feel that uses all of the preexisting natural elements such as the sun, wind, all of the greenery. Even though this home was created in an urban area, it still contains all of the natural feel that once had.

Small House 46 M2

Located in Trondheim, Norway this modern project was designed by KKDESIGN with a contemporary style in mind. The exterior of the home offers a deck space that is pretty large for a smaller home. This idea came about the designer wanting to create the perfect mixture between a contemporary space with a natural feel. Due to this, the exterior is completely contemporary, meanwhile, the interior is mostly white and has a very natural feel.

Small Terrace House by Landmak Architecture

The small Terrace House by Landmak Architecture was designed with function in mind. This home has all the makings of a double functioning home. Every space in the house doubles up for something else. The idea was to reduce the size of the home. Doing so, while still making it fully functional to the need of the homeowners. Therefore, even the ceiling was cut to let the wardrobe go up and it even includes ceiling lamps as well.

BIG & small House by Anonymous Architects

The BIG and small house by Anonymous Architects was designed to appear no longer than a shed. However, once you step into the home you will realize why it has such a unique name. The interior of the home is much bigger than it appears. With an open floor plan, the entire home feels and looks spacious once you can see it from the inside. To further enhance the size of the home the residence is shaped as a Parallelogram. This shape allows the interior to look and feel wider.

The Small House by Maryann Thompson Architects

This, 750 square feet one-bedroom cabin is located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts offers a contemporary take on a cabin home. With a 500 square foot porch, sleeping loft, and double French doors connect the home to the porch. The idea was to elevate the appeal of a cabin and give it a more picturesque feel. Therefore, there are several large windows around the home that give you visibility to the great outdoors.

In conclusion, these small homes may seem small on the outside, but they actually have everything you need and more on the inside. Which of these homes would be your dream home? Let us know in the comments below.

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Forest Homes That Are Not Just for Camping

By • Dec 13, 2017

When you first think about a forest home your first thought may be “camping”. However, not all forest homes were created for camping. In fact, many of the homes that are in the forest are actually cozy and luxurious. We have found a few of the most beautiful forest homes and the best part is they are not just for camping. They’re actually great all year-round homes offering a beautiful scenery. The following homes will make you want to have a forest home of your very own.

House Vallès Oriental

Designed by YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona this private residence was created in the middle of the forest with a modern twist. House Vallès Oriental is surrounded by massive trees that add the forest feel and appeal. However, the inside of the home is decorated in a contemporary manner. The design was specific to this family that wanted a dream holiday home that accommodates their needs as well as the needs of their children.

Forest Lodge

Nestled right into the New Forest, Hampshire, England forest lodge is a beauty to be seen. Made out of different wood finishes this home offers the look and feel of a cabin in a more modern way. As the home is considered a mobile residence. In fact, the home is air tight and insulted creating a livable residence that can be transported from town to town. The home can even be air lifted.

The Barn House

The barn house as it is known has been completely constructed out of reused material. Its reused material comes from an old barn that was damaged by the earthquake. Part of the materials saved were the bar doors and the roof structure. The idea was to keep the new barn house as similar as the old one in order to have a similar appeal and concept. To finish off the look the home has large windows for a beautiful view of the forest.

House in Birch Forest

With an all wooden exterior, the House in Birch Forest stands to appear as classic as a forest home typically would. However, with a contemporary inside. The home was designed to be an all around “classic” forest home. Furthermore, the inside took a little bit of a twist by having an upscale feel with its high ceilings and contemporary décor.

Exceptional House

Created to make a statement the exceptional house features two different hues of wood. This is done in order to create a diverse and unique twist. The house itself is a work of art. It has intricate detailing throughout the entire space. So much so that the house itself is unique from top to bottom with spiraling wooden features on the ceiling of the home for an added touch.

Pine Forest Pavilion

This beautiful Pavilion known as the Pine Forest Pavilion is truly one of a kind. With its contemporary structure and modern interior, the home is built exceptionally well. The home was created to maximize its ability to interact with nature which is why the home open and closes to vegetation. The idea was to have a home that minimizes the human carbon footprint and that is exactly what this home did.

Donaldson House

The Donaldson House offers a beauty of its very own. Built with zinc panels this home was created to last a lifetime in the forest. It has two different levels which are all surrounded by diverse oak trees that not only provide privacy but help with shade as well. Most of the windows in this home are made out of glass. However, they have a mesh lining to help with bugs and outdoor creatures. The home is very eco-friendly as most of its resources come directly from the forest and nearby lake.

The Marlboro Music Cottages

Appearing as if it was removed from a fairy tale The Marlboro Music Cottages is a beauty on the inside and the outside. These homes were constructed with practicality and privacy in mind. Featuring high ceilings and walls covered in wood give the home the calming effect that you may seek. In fact, the warmth and coziness come directly from the interior of the home. The home was designed to inspire musicians to make new music.

Lake Forest Park Renovation

This beautiful contemporary home known as the lake forest park renovation was a remodel that needed an upgrade. In fact, the upgrade to this home was so grand that the designer decided to leave some bits and pieces of the original home. The entire residence is built from wood. Due to this feature this home is filled with wood everywhere. The green materials used in this home add to the natural rustic look and feel providing a beautiful peaceful scenery from the inside out.

House at the Edge of a Forest

The unique aspect of the house at the edge of a forest is its shape. This house is built in an L shape. Furthermore, what this means is the entire home revolves around the exterior shape of the home. Its exterior is built out of long, dark, robust, brick fixtures that emphasis the shaping of the home. With that being said the interior home was designed in an open floor plan manner.

In conclusion, these homes are one of a kind. Which of these forest homes would you consider living in? Please let us know in the comments below.

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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

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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

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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 

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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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