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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.

Modern Fold Place House in Ottawa by Linebox Studio

By • Jan 27, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Located in Ottawa, Canada, this new modern infill was completed by Canadian architect firm Linebox Studio.

The Residence (2,400 sq ft) fits both the dimensions of its irregular and narrow 20 feet by 60 feet lot, and the owners’ pattern of working and living.

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Ultramodern Shell Residence by ARTechnic Architects

By • Jan 26, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This spectacular house called Shell Villa is located in Kitasaku, a district of Nagano in Japan.

Designed by Japanese firm ARTechnic Architects, this house (3,500 sq ft) is unique in its style.

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Balmain House Extension by Carter Williamson Architects

By • Jan 26, 2011

This extension to a family Victorian house was designed by Carter Williamson Architects. It is located in New South Wales, Australia.

The original timber cottage, which is from the 1860’s, could be removed. It still sits in front of the new structure and is now connected to the extension through a small connection.

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The Charcoal House by rzlbd

By • Jan 25, 2011

Architect Reza Aliabadi from rzlbd describes the concept the Charcoal House like “a coconut” – harsh and strong on the outside, but warm and milky white on the inside.

Indeed, this modern single-family residence (2,100 sq ft) located in Toronto, Canada, presents a very bold modern facade of manganese brick, carried right up to a parapet wall concealing the rooftop terrace.

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A Brand New Modern House for $130,000 by Studio 2LR

By • Jan 25, 2011 •  Selected Work 

If you think a contemporary house has to be expensive, think again!

Studio 2LR has designed 1519 Cleveland, an affordable single-family modern house in collaboration with Celtic Works builders.

The house, located Columbia, South Carolina, has 1,120 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open living, dining, and kitchen space.

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The Syncline House in Boulder by Arch11

By • Jan 25, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Colorado is one of the places to get the most beautiful scene of nature in the United States and Boulder is well known for being a wealthy, intellectual hot spot where environmental and scientific ideas blossom into businesses.

It’s in Hollyberry Ln, a small and quite dead end street of South Boulder that Architect firm Arch11 designed this gorgeous 4,800 square foot residence.

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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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