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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.

Slaughterhouse Beach House by Olson Kundig Architects

By • Apr 19, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Olson Kundig Architects sent us photos of the Slaughterhouse Beach House project completed in 2009.

“Located close to a well-known surfing spot on the island of Maui in Hawaii, Slaughterhouse Beach House expands the concept of a traditional surfing hut with three connected huts – general living quarters, guest suites, and a main sleeping area.

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Casa Corten in Sao Paulo by Studio MK27

By • Apr 19, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Casa Corten is a 3,875 square foot single-family residence designed by Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan and his architecture firm, Studio MK27.

Located near the largest park in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, this contemporary home sits on a long and narrow lot.

This amazing house was completed in 2008.

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The Ellis Park House by Altius Architecture

By • Apr 18, 2011

Studio Altius Architecture has completed the Ellis Park House project, a sigle-family house located in the Bloor West Village neighborhood of Toronto, Canada.

according to the architects, this contemporary residence was conceived as an “ecological urban home that places a bold emphasis on sustainability and contemporary living.

The home was constructed on an overgrown infill site, just steps from Bloor Street, that was considered unbuildable because of its 45 slope and shallow depth.

Where others saw obstacles the design team saw potential for an earth sheltered home, ideally sited in an urban context with good solar orientation and exceptional vistas over Toronto’s High Park.”

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Zeidler Residence by Ehrlich Architects

By • Apr 18, 2011

Located on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the 3,500 square-foot Zeidler Residence by Ehrlich Architects was designed for a retired couple with grown children.

The single-family residence sits on a relatively flat corner lot in Aptos, California.

Interior and exterior living and entertainment spaces are arranged to maximize views, natural light, and ocean breezes within a subtle, sophisticated material palette.

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Modern House in Bel Air by Archibald Quincy Jones

By • Apr 17, 2011

This modern house was designed by Archibald Quincy Jones in 1965.

Located in Bel Air, Los Angeles, on a prime cul-de-sac, the 8,500 square foot, gated residence is located atop a 3+ acre knoll with 300 degree views from downtown to the ocean and its own vineyard!

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House I by Yoshichika Takagi

By • Apr 17, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Japanese architectural studio Yoshichika Takagi has completed the House I located in Akita City, Japan.

Composed of a series of open and closed boxes, the 1,076 square-foot single family residence sits in the midst of a parking lot surrounded by large commercial buildings.

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Lake House by David Guerra Architecture and Interior

By • Apr 17, 2011

David Guerra Architecture and Interior has completed the Lake House, a contemporary house located in Rio Acima, a Brazilian municipality in the state of Minas Gerais.

Designed for a business women and an adult son, the 3,660 square foot residence sits on a sloping lot that affords with water or hillside panoramic views.

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Art Collector House by Burr and McCallum Architects

By • Apr 16, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Burr and McCallum Architects have completed the Berkshires XIII project in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

This 4,600 square-foot single family residence was built for an art collector.

With its triple glazed windows, super insulated walls and ceilings, and geothermal heating and cooling, the house received the Energy Star program’s highest rating.

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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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