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 • 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!
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.
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.
By admin • 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.
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.
By admin • Jan 15, 2011
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.
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.
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!
Vienna-based architectural firm Propeller Z has completed an addition to a 200 year old farmhouse in Fahndorf, Austria.
Within a budget of 70,000 euros, Propeller Z succeed to build an amazing contemporary addition (590 sq ft) including a kitchen and living space.
Attached to one of the farm’s U-shaped arms, the new dwelling sits elevated on the terrain, opening completely with floor-to-ceiling glass.
To keep the budget low, Propeller Z, decided to work with local materials: the ceiling and entry platform are clad in warm wood, while floors are made of concrete.
The new addition is insulated with recycled newspaper, and the North facade, skinned with a wood stack that spans entire length of the facade is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, plus it adds an extra layer of insulation and protection.
The Sagaponac House is a 4,500 square foot house located in an east Long Island community, Wainscott.
Designed in 2007 by Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown, partners of Tsao & McKown Architects, New York, the residence is a two-volume modern and minimalist house.
The upper level above the land line consists of a white simple two-story cube, while the lower volume is built right into the landscape.
This first level is connected to a superb outside swimming pool and offers a complete privacy for partying with a few friends.
The Orb House is a modern minimalist residence located in Melbourne, Australia.
Design by the Autralian architect Bojan Simic, this residence is one of Melbourne’s prestige suburbs, with its glass facade and unique design.
This breathtaking home was shortlisted for the Australian Institute of Architects Awards in 2010.
The Stonehawke house is a contemporary house (3,100 sq ft) located in Brisbane, Autralia.
Designed by architect Shawn Godwin and interior designer wife Natalie of Base Architecture in 2009, this multi award winning residence emerges from the earth like fallen lumber, bunkered in a parcel of heavily wooded, protected land.
Stonehawke House holds a strong, robust form of its own, with heroic volumes that protrude out from the surrounding bushland.
Yet what Shawn and Natalie Godwin have designed is not just any other building for their practice, they have created their own family home!
Elaine Cecconi of architectural firm Cecconi Simone Inc. found inspiration in the utilitarian lines of warehouses and factories to design this modern infill residence known as 6a Brockton House, in Toronto, Canada.
Set in the heart of Brockton Village, this 4,000 square foot four story house represents the highest standards of urban infill.
By admin • Jan 4, 2011