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.
By admin • 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. “
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By admin • 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.
By admin • 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.