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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.

WBE House, a Small Contemporary Home in Japan by AUAU

By • Apr 1, 2011

Nagoya-based Studio AUAU has completed the WBE House project in 2010.

This small two story residence is built on a very narrow lot in densely populated neighborhood of Kasugai, Japan.

Don’t you think this contemporary house stands apart from its neighbors?

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How to Convert Five Shipping Containers Into a Cozy Modern Home

By • Mar 31, 2011

Debbie Glassberg is the owner of the Home Contained, a 2,600 square foot modern container residence located in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, that was built with five 40 foot shipping containers.

The final result is quite impressive: the home has comfortable living spaces, a green roof, geothermal heating, plant foam insulation and some passive solar.

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Garden House by David Guerra Architecture and Interior

By • Mar 31, 2011 •  Selected Work 

David Guerra Architecture and Interior has completed the Garden House, a renovation project of a house built thirty years ago in Brazil.

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Beautiful Church Conversion in Mill Hill by Baker Kavanagh Architects

By • Mar 30, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Mill Hill is a landmark heritage church, located in Bondi, close to Sydney’s center in Australia.

Baker Kavanagh Architects have converted the church into two luxury apartments, planned around internal courtyards.

The original ironwork and windows have been retained, while new timber floors reference the existing timbers of the church ceiling.

Two contemporary terraces with a contrasting aesthetic were built adjacent to the church, in stark contrast to the heritage features that have been retained inside the church apartments.

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Modern Residence in Hyderabad by DDIR Architecture

By • Mar 30, 2011

Bangalor-based Studio DDIR Architecture has completed the Roa Residence in 2010.

The three story modern white home is located in Hyderabad, the capital of the state Andhra Pradesh, India and it features an amazing indoor swimming pool.

A beautiful home, but I’m not sure I like the barbed wires on top of the external walls…

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The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house by Steve Hermann

By • Mar 30, 2011 •  Selected Work 

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

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

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Casa Son Vida 1 by tecArchitecture and Marcel Wanders Studio

By • Mar 29, 2011 •  Selected Work 

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

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

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

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Contemporary Mountain Lodge in Norway

By • Mar 29, 2011

The ski chalet Skarsnuten was designed by Christopher Adams and Henriette Salvesen from Architecture firm div.A.

Located in Hemsedal, Norway, at an elevation of 3,300 feet, this 1,464 square foot modern mountain lodge offers four bedrooms, high ceilings and unique panoramic views of the slopes to its owners.

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Spectacular Luis Barragán Fountain Home Remodel by Tim Cambell

By • Mar 29, 2011 •  Selected Work 

First listed in 2008 for $9.95M, the Luis Barragán Fountain home in Los Angeles is back on the market for $5.45M.

Located in the Holmby Hills section of Bel Air in Los Angeles, the 5,500 square foot was completely remodeled by architect Tim Campbell (read his interview).

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Kaweah Falls House, a River Runs Through it!

By • Mar 28, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Located in Three Rivers, a rustic yet stylish community which serves as the gateway to the Sequoia National Park in California, this home was built in 1942 by architect Frank Robert, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright.

This single-family residence is unique for its design which actually spans the rushing flume waters, and yet is absolute riverfront to the main river adjacent.

There are four private living spaces for a total of 3,000+ sq/ft with 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 kitchens plus several private decks and porches all with amazing river views.

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Villa-K in Nagano by Cell Space Architects

By • Mar 28, 2011

Cell Space Architects firm has completed the Villa-K project in 2010.

The two story residence made of concrete and steel is located in Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan.

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Actor Dennis Quaid’s Los Angeles Residence on Market at $16.9M

By • Mar 27, 2011

Dennis Quaid has bought a lakefront home with a helipad in Austin, Texas, for $8.5 million, and has decide to put his eight-bedroom, nine-bath home on two acres in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades on the market for $16.9 million.

Kathrin Nicholson of Westside Estate Agency has the listing.

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The Olnick Spanu House by Alberto Campo Baeza Architects

By • Mar 27, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Designed by Madrid-based studio Alberto Campo Baeza Architects, the Olnick Spanu House is located in Garrison, New York.

This 9,700 square-foot residence, completed in 2008, stands out by its privileged situation and its amazing transparent living and dining spaces.

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The Mad Park Residence by Vandeventer + Carlander Architects

By • Mar 27, 2011

Vandeventer + Carlander Architects has completed the Mad Park project in Seattle, Washington.

This 5,546 square foot single family residence was designed to accommodate a family of six and offers five bedrooms in the upper level, but only two bathrooms!

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Contemporary Addition Designed by MCK Architects

By • Mar 26, 2011

Completely transformed and renovated by MCK Architects, the Queens Park House.

This 2,583 square-foot residence is located in Sydney, Australia.

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The Waterfall House by Andres Remy Arquitectos

By • Mar 26, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Argentinian studio Andres Remy Arquitectos has completed the Waterfall house.

This 3,660 square-foot residence is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Chateau d’Eau: Water Tower Conversion by Bham Design Studio

By • Mar 25, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Mauro Brigham from Bham Design Studio has designed the Chateau d’Eau project.

Located in Steenokkerzeel, a municipality in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, this water tower built in 2038 was converted in a single family six story residence.

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