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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.

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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Box House in Boulder, Colorado by Studio H:T

By • Apr 9, 2011

Designed by Boulder-based architects Studio H:T, the Box House is located in Boulder, Colorado, and provides the homeowners with compelling views.

Taking into consideration a steep slope and wildfire prone area, the architects capitalized on these site challenges and created a home that is unique in form, space and materiality.

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Stunning Lake House by John Robert Nilsson

By • Apr 8, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Villa Abborrkroken was designed by Swedish architect John Robert Nilsson in 2008.

Suspended on a rocky plateau 75 feet above the sea, this dream home is a 2,700 square-foot masterpiece of international architecture, built with inspiration and style.

Located in the archipelago of Värmdö, a Municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden, the house hit the market last year for $4,600,000.

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Garden House in Yokohama by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

By • Apr 8, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Garden House was designed by Takeshi Hosaka Architects in 2006 and completed in October 2007.

Located in Yokohama, the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, the 1,222 square-foot two story residence sits on a 1,051 square foot tiny triangle lot in a dense neighborhood.

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Concrete House in Madrid by A-cero Architects

By • Apr 7, 2011

Spanish architectural firm A-cero has completed another contemporary concrete house.

This one is located in a fine modern neighborhood of Madrid, Spain.

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Contemporary Residence with Ocean views and City Lights in Los Angeles

By • Apr 7, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Completed in 2008, this six bedroom, eight and half bathroom contemporary home sits on over 2 acres in the Brentwood district of Los Angeles, California.

The approximately 11,000 square foot residence features walls of glass, head on city and ocean views, state of the art theater, wine cellar, commercial kitchen, spectacular pool, waterfall, spa and total privacy.

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Le Mas des Isords in Provence, France by Gerard Faivre

By • Apr 6, 2011

Forever on the look-out for the exceptional, the decorator, designer and French agent Gérard Faivre has completely restored Le Mas des Isords.

He has transformed the beautiful but neglected 18th-century mas into a seven bedroom, seven bathroom residence where his modern touch refrains from being excessive and which respects the architectural tradition of this truly incredible property.

The mas (typical Provençal farmhouse) boasts 6,460 square foot of living space ans is set on a 15-acre estate with beautiful landscaped gardens, lap-length swimming pool, tennis court and stables for horses.

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Beautiful Mountain Residence by John Maniscalco Architecture

By • Apr 6, 2011

This contemporary residence was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture and is located close to the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in Norden, California.

According to the architect, the design of this new home is “entirely a product of its dramatic environment.

With a snow pack of as much as 8-9 feet, massive snow loads, and dangerous shear snow blocks dropping from typical sloped roofs, the site conditions dictate design.”

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The Richmond House by Morris Partnership

By • Apr 6, 2011

Michael Morris, principal of Morris Partnership, designed this inner house for his own family.

Located in Richmond, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, the three bedroom, three bathroom residence offers a lifestyle of modern elegance.

The house also feature a 2,500 bottle cellar, lift access to each level of the home, dedicated gallery spaces and a private central courtyard flooded with north light.

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Jodlowa House, a Stunning Glass House in Krakow by PCKO

By • Apr 6, 2011 •  Selected Work 

London-based architects firm PCKO sent us photos of the Jodlowa House they designed in collaboration with MOFO Architects from Poland.

According to the architects, this beautiful glass house “occupies the plot of outstanding natural beauty in the outskirts of Krakow, Poland.

The fully glazed steel frame structure, suspended above the site, makes the most of the outstanding location and at the same time preserves the existing natural environment.

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Unique House in Venice by Coscia Day Architecture and Design

By • Apr 5, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Anthony Coscia, principal in Coscia Day Architecture and Design, created for himself and his wife a 2,250 square foot home on a 40 ft wide suburban lot in the artistic neighbourhood of Venice, Los Angeles, in California.

The Skywave house is a hovering sculptural form emerging from a single articulated plane that contorts to produce unique interior spaces over a tall-glassed in first level.

A curved sheet of steel provides shade and protection, while the increased sense of space is accomplished with large glass walls, an enclosed outdoor living room and the multi level open plan.

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Taghkanic House by Thomas Phifer and Partners

By • Apr 4, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This award-winning 8,800 square foot home in Taghkanic, in the art of the historic Hudson Valley, New York, was designed by New York-based architectural firm Thomas Phifer and Partners.

Completed in 2002, this residence has won several awards in the following year, culminating in the AIA National Honor Award in 2004.

A 1,800 square foot pavilion, built mainly of glass and steel, surveys the landscape.

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23.2 House by Omer Arbel

By • Apr 3, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Canadian architect  Omer Arbel has completed the 23.2 House project in 2010.

Built on a large rural acreage near Vancouver in Canada, this house has a very unusual, unique design.

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The Kona Residence by Belzberg Architects

By • Apr 3, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Santa Monica-based studio Belzberg Architects has designed the Kona Residence in Hawaii, in collaboration with interior design studio MLK Studio.

This 8,000 square-foot dream house was completed in 2010 and won the Freestanding House 2010 Award from Interior Design magazine.

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