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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.

Edge House, a Dream Home in Aspen by Studio B

By • Jan 24, 2011

The Edge House is a 10,000 square foot dream house designed by architect Scott Lindenau and his team at Studio B Architects.

This luxury residence, perched high above Castle Creek at the far West side of Aspen in Colorado took more than two years to build. “Excavation of the foundation alone took four months,” says Lindenau.

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La Cornette by Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architectes

By • Jan 23, 2011

La Cornette is a country house open to the pastoral landscape that surrounds it.

Designed by Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architectes and located in Cleveland, Quebec in Canada, the house (3,000 sq ft) is designed to accommodate two families.

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Faceted House, a Modern Rear Extension to an Old London Townhouse

By • Jan 22, 2011

Paul McAneary Architects has completely redesigned this extension of an old Edwardian house located within a conservation area in Hammersmith, London.

The client wished to remodel and expand his three-bedroom townhouse and transform it into a more contemporary and functional house (2,000 sq ft).

The existing extension in the rear was completely demolished and rebuilt in a more modern and elegant style.

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Luxury Design Modern Residence by Hughes Umbanhowar Architects

By • Jan 21, 2011

the US South West coast is well known for its numerous modern luxurious residences, and the River Road house designed by the team at Hughes Umbanhowar Architects is one of them.

This 12,300 sq ft residence is located in the small waterfront community of Sewall’s Point, a town situated on a peninsula at the eastern edge of Florida’s Martin County, 40 miles north of West Palm Beach.

Completed in 2008, the complex composition comprises a series of distinct, yet interlocking rectilinear volumes conjoined by a transparent longitudinal axis.

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Querosene House, a Modern Concrete Residence by GrupoPS

By • Jan 20, 2011

This modern concrete home called Querosene House was designed by Brazilian architect firm GrupoSP.

Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the three-story residence (3,900 sq ft) features a large open space, two incredible glass walls and a two-story library in the living room.

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Week End House 2+, a Container House by Jure Kotnik Arhitekt

By • Jan 20, 2011

Weekend House 2+, a Container House by Jure Kotnik Arhitekt (10)

Jure Kotnik has designed this two story 300 square foot container house for one of his clients located in Trebnje, Slovenia.

There are some big benefits to this type of construction: very low end-price compared to traditionally built houses, assembled within a few days, easy to move and eco-friendly to name a few.

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Injidup Residence by Wright Feldhusen Architects

By • Jan 19, 2011

This spectacular residence, designed by Australian architect firm Wright Feldhusen Architects, is located in Yallingup in the South West corner of Western Australia.

The site is native bushland on an exposed ocean front hill and has vast views of Injidup Beach.

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Contemporary Renovation of the Mid Century Pasinetti Residence

By • Jan 19, 2011

The Pasinetti modernist residence, which takes its name from its first owner, Italian writer Pier Maria Pasinetti, was originally designed in 1958 by Romanian architect Haralamb Georgescu.

Located in the stars’ neighborhood of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, the residence (2,000 sq ft) was renovated in 2008 by architect Aaron Torrence.

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402 Calle Rincon del Mar Luxury Resort House

By • Jan 18, 2011

This expansive 6,500 square foot luxury residence, with 4,000 square foot under roof and 2,500 square foot of open-air living space, sits on the crest of a natural coastal canyon.

The house is located within the exclusive Peninsula Papagayo Resort on Costa Rica’s northern-Pacific Guanacaste coastline.

This masterpiece includes a master suite, a junior suite and two guest bedrooms.

A large infinity lap pool gives way to a grand exterior lounge area, and a built-in barbecue / dining area create an ideal setting for entertaining or an intimate relaxing hideaway.

Here is another perfect spot to listen to the Pacific Ocean waves crash below while you take in the lush Costa Rican jungle habitat!

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Contemporary Lake LBJ Retreat by Dick Clark Architecture

By • Jan 18, 2011

The Lake LBJ Retreat designed by Texas Architect firm Dick Clark Architecture is located near Marble Falls, Texas, about an hour northwest of Austin.

The serene and lovely location of this contemporary residence is an invitation to comfort and leisure.

Waking up to see the lake view must be a wonderful experience!

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Contemporary Home in Brentwood, Los Angeles by Rockefeller Partners Architects

By • Jan 17, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Rockefeller Partners Architects have designed a home in Mandeville Canyon, a small community in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

This custom residence (10,000 sq ft) is inspired as much by its unique setting as the client’s lifestyle.  Due to the irregular shape of the site, which includes a small grove of eucalyptus and pine trees, only one of the 3.5 acres is buildable land.

To maximize the views, the house was split into two wings – north and south – which turn away from the motor court to face an expansive lawn and the surrounding canyon views.

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Villa Vals by SeARCH and CMA

By • Jan 17, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Villa Vals is an all-equipped underground vacation home that was designed by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller, respectively of the architectural offices SeARCH and CMA.

Their design plan was to completely integrate the villa into the landscape to avoid disturbing the unspoiled nature.

That is why access to the villa is only possible via the nearby wooden Graubünder shed, through an underground tunnel which runs straight through the mountainside.

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Austin City View Residence by Dick Clark Architecture

By • Jan 16, 2011

Dick Clark Architecture has designed this beautiful contemporary home, a sustainable passive solar design in Austin, Texas with a real minimalist appeal.

The house has numerous configurable features for entertainment, a spectacular view and a sumptuous swimming pool.

The natural treed and landscaped surroundings give the house an “urban oasis” aesthetic.

Echoing the home’s natural exterior design, interiors feature lots of natural wood and windows naturally sun-soaked interiors.

Update (09/17/11): This 5,130 square foot, four bedroom, three bathroom has been listed three days ago for $3.5 million.

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Stunning Contemporary Home by Lazar Design/Build

By • Jan 15, 2011

Los Angeles-based design/builder Steve Lazar has designed and built in 2009 this contemporary home  for his own family in Manhattan Beach.

According to Contemporist, the entire three-story structure is comprised of stained and polished Mangaris wood, and the immediate impression is that the visitor has just arrived at an island resort.  Inspiration from the islands is apparent throughout his design, as this home would be just as comfortable in Maui as it is in Manhattan Beach.  It is well poised to take advantage of coastal breezes from all direction.

Stepping up to the living room, a panoramic view of the shoreline is visible through sliding-glass pocket doors.  Contemporary furniture, spaciously placed, adorns the living spaces, creating a fresh, breathing environment.  Accents of blue and green appear throughout the home, evoking the seaside surroundings.

The spacious kitchen is comprised of stainless steel appliances with blue/green reflective mosaic tile.  A dining room adjoins the kitchen area, and clean custom cabinetry with stainless steel finishes reveal more of Lazar’s attention to craftsmanship.

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Faber Park, a Modern Architectural Residence in Singapore

By • Jan 15, 2011

ONG&ONG Architects have designed 45 Faber Park, a modern residence in Singapore with a contemporary interior design and careful landscape planning.

The house (6,400 sq ft) was built for a couple with three kids, all less than 10 years old. The client wished to have a space built so that the children could play both indoors and outdoors.

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Villa Amanzi: a Sumptuous House on the Rocks

By • Jan 14, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Villa Amanzi by Architect firm Original Vision Studio is a stunning modern vacation residence located in the exclusive Cape Sol on the West coast of Phuket, Thailand. Original Vision Studio specializes in leisure architecture throughout southeast Asia.

The residence (8,600 sq ft) offers six bedroom residence with a 15m infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea. It is designed as an exclusive private villa, ideal for families or groups of friends to escape together in stylish yet relaxed surroundings.

This luxury villa enjoys a spectacular headland location along Kamala’s exclusive Millionaires Mile and captures cool gentle breezes all year round with uninterrupted sea views from every vantage point, in one of the most breathtaking locations Phuket has to offer.

The mix of cutting edge technology, modern design and natural beauty results in a remarkable and unique property.

As a vacation residence, the Villa Amanzi can be booked for $2,000 to $4,500 per day, depending on the season.

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The Hilltop House by Safdie Rabines

By • Jan 13, 2011

The architect Safdie Rabines has designed the Hilltop House in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

This luxurious home was designed to maximize the 360 degree views from its hilltop location. Six bedroom suites, eight baths, an office tower, a library, a den and a media room with nearly 10,000 square feet of luxury living, plus patios, terraces, and a six car garage: wow this home has it all!

Add to this impressive list a dramatic entry, soaring wood beam ceilings, travertine and imported teak floors, 5 fireplaces, automated sun screens and clerestory windows, Lutron lighting system, video security system, state of the art kitchen and luxurious master suite and bath.

Put on top of that a spectacular pool and a spa and you won’t be surprised to read that the price tag of this beauty is somewhere between 5 and 7 million dollars!

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