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First-time home buyers and veteran home owners alike look for ideas and vision when it comes time to look for a new house. Remodeling projects can also benefit from a spark of creativity spurred by viewing great houses that you love. HomeDSGN has gathered fabulous homes from across the world and design style spectrum to feed your need for beautiful house inspiration.

Would You live in a Cube? (Video)

By • Apr 16, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Cube Project describes itself as “a compact home, no bigger than 3x3x3 meters on the inside, in which one person could live a comfortable, modern existence with a minimum impact on the environment.”

The “home” was designed and developed by Dr. Mike Page as a project of the University of Hertfordshire.

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Villa Frenay in Netherlands by 70F Architecture

By • Apr 15, 2011

The Villa Frenay was designed by 70F Architecture in 2008 and the house was completed in 2010.

Located in Almere, the youngest city and the 6th largest in the Netherlands, this 4,154 single family house is a one story bungalow that was built for a budget of €460,000 ($650,000 at the time of writing).

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Eichler Home Renovation in San Rafael

By • Apr 15, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This Eichler house located in San Rafael, Marin County in San Francisco Bay Area, California, was completely remodeled in 2007 by San Francisco-based architects Lucian Rosciszewski and Marek Slosar.

The central courtyard includes a fountain and bamboo trees creating a Zen atmosphere of calm and serene space that is visible from all the interior rooms.

Blending indoors and outdoors, this four bedrooms, three bathroom Eichler fuses the interiors and the landscape in a cohesive environment.

For those who live in the area, the 1944 square foot house is back on the market at $ $1,198,000. Buy it now!

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First Shipping Container House in Mojave Desert by Ecotech Design

By • Apr 14, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Ecotech Design has completed the first Shipping Container Home in the Mojave Desert in collaboration with its design/build subsidiary Ecotech Build.

Located near Joshua Tree in California, the hybrid house, known as The Tim Palen Studio at Shadow Mountain is the prototype of a second generation pre-fab design for a residence and workplace developed by Ecotech Build.

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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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Contemporary Three Story House in Brisbane

By • Apr 14, 2011

Located in Newstead, a riverside suburb of Brisbane in Australia, this property is ideal for those looking for a low maintenance inner city lifestyle.

Featuring clean lines and quality design, this home is an alternative to penthouse living.

Spread over three levels, this exclusive 3,929 square foot four bedroom five bathroom home not only offers sweeping views of the skyline but also maximizes on both space and style.

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Contemporary Villa in Szentendre, Hungary by Architema

By • Apr 13, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Lajos Kuknyó, principal of Architema, has designed this contemporary residence in Szentendre, Hungary.

This 1,948 square foot home sits in a semi-rural context, 30 miles away from the capital, Budapest.

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House Near Poznan Project by NoeStudio Architects

By • Apr 13, 2011

Polish firm Neostudio Architects has completed this refurbishment project near Poznan in Poland.

The existing two story building was converted into a 2,410 square foot house by adding a single story extension to the property.

The addition accommodates the new kitchen and the living and dining rooms, while the existing building now houses the garage and the sleeping area on the first floor.

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Margarido House, a Contemporary Energy Efficient home by Onion Flats

By • Apr 13, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This 4,650 square foot single family home in the hills of Oakland, California, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and all of San Francisco, was designed by Onion Flats to merge comfortably into it’s difficult and steeply sloped site while providing a tranquil setting for a couple and their two children.

This house has an array of sustainable features: it incorporates a planted green roof garden, photovoltaic panel system which generate all necessary electricity for the home, and solar thermal panels which provides pre-heated hot water to the house.

The  Margarido House was one of the first LEED-H Gold single-family homes in the State of California.

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Inside Out House by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

By • Apr 13, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Inside Out House is a 637 square-foot two story home located in Katsushika, one of the special wards of Tokyo, Japan.

Designed by Takeshi Hosaka Architects for a couple and two cats, “the project started based on the idea that humans and cats live in a same house, rather than cats living in a house designed for humans — and finally this idea brought out a concept: “a house inside which you feel being outside.”

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Spencertown Residence by Thomas Phifer and Partners

By • Apr 12, 2011

This 2,900-square-foot residence designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners is situated on a rolling meadow and commands dramatic views of an agricultural valley and the distant Catskills in rural upstate New York.

The home’s primary organizational element is a six-foot-high concrete wall that retains the earth on the uphill side and defines a large entry court in the middle.

The entry and living spaces are open to views and arranged in a linear fashion along the downhill side of the wall under a gently vaulted, winglike roof.

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Beautiful Riverfront House in Noosa Sound by Gavin Maddock Design Studio

By • Apr 12, 2011

Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s Caribbean holiday home, this beautiful property is located on Noosa Sound, Queensland, often referred to as one of the most beautiful canal developments in Australia.

Designed by Gavin Maddock Design Studio, this riverfront four bedroom four bathroom home features clean white lines, exposed beam ceilings, a lovely swimming pool and expansive living areas all with stunning views.

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Vastu Compliant House in Bangalore by Khosla Associates

By • Apr 11, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Architectural firm Khosla Associates has designed the Vastu House, a 13,000 square-foot residence located in Bangalore, India.

This house is strictly Vastu compliant: the placement of spaces in the house are in sync with the plan of the Vastu Purusha Mandala (the ancient Indian science of orientation and placement).

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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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Casa Son Vida 2 by tecArchitecture

By • Apr 10, 2011

Adjacent to the original is Casa Son Vida 2, the second villa designed by tecArchitecture and built in 2010 by developer Cosmopolitan Estates.

Located near Palma de Mallorca in the exclusive Son Vida community, The 6,460 square-foot home is sits on a large private plot.

Structurally a box, this residence is anything but square.

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Safe House by KWK Promes

By • Apr 10, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Located in a small village at the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland, the Safe house was designed by architectural firm KWK Promes with the aim to provide its residents a feeling of maximum security.

Completed in 2009, the two story concrete monolith residence offers approximately 6,100 square feet of spacious living areas, floor to ceiling windows, panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, and a beautiful indoor swimming pool.

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$7 Million Residence in San Francisco by John Maniscalco Architecture

By • Apr 9, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Russian Hill Residence was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture and is located in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood.

This 5,800 square foot LEED Platinum home features three bedrooms, 5 full baths, three gas fireplace, two gas fire pits, one on the roof deck and one in the garden and an elevator to all floors.

According to Sotheby’s, it’s “central, open-plan living area adapts easily to casual evenings or formal entertaining.

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