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Glass and Timber Home in Germany Offers Amazing Hillside Views

By • Apr 1, 2021

Down into the idyllic town of Margrethausen in the Albstadt district in Germany, we find a beautiful home that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and neighborhood.

Cozy Home in Albstadt
The home uses natural materials and blends in with the surroundings.

Designed by architects from Dietrich and Untertrifaller Architekten, the house is built with sustainable materials and beautifully integrates in with the surroundings. Yet, we find there’s something futuristic about the place, mostly thanks to the glass walls, the soft lights, and the design.

The home’s front is completely made of glass.

The built of the house was done with concrete at the base, but the structure is all timber.

Cozy and light, the home stands out.

As you enter the house, you meet more wood – wooden ceilings, wooden paneling on the walls, and wooden floors. The design is simple and stylish and the huge windows are a big statement.

The solid black kitchen stands out against the light wood on the walls, ceiling, and floor.

The outdoor space carries on the same wooden floor we saw inside, with a huge deck. The extended roof offers some coverage as you enjoy lunch outside.

The deck offers ample space for entertaining.

The furniture inside is also minimal – simple table and chair set, airy chandelier, massive kitchen island, and some comfy and fun poufs which offer a colorful accent for the room.

The minimal furniture makes the room seem even bigger.

The upper floor offers a wide-open concept with lots of storage on the sides and more floor-to-ceiling windows. The covered terrace also offers more ways to enjoy the outdoors.

The top floor offers even better views.
The views towards the hills make it easy to understand why they chose to use so much glass.

Wall dividers offer a lot of storage room, as well as some privacy. The owners added some curtains to the glass so you can get some privacy from the neighbors.

Wood is used to separate the living spaces.

The vertical wooden slats on the windows for the bathroom provide extra privacy and shading.

Some privacy is given by the vertical wooden slats.

The floor plans show how open the plan of the room is, and how you do not need a lot of things to have a beautiful home.

Main floor plan.

Photos: David Matthiessen

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10 Homes with Impeccable Windows

By • Mar 1, 2018

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but when it comes to a home, windows are the first glimpse towards what’s inside. With that being said more and more homes are elevating their current windows and making them a huge aspect of the architectural structure of the space. So much so that many establishments are constructed around one specific window idea. Here are 10 homes with impeccable windows.

Windows to the Soul

This residence known as the “windows to the soul” home offers gorgeous windows from top to bottom. Located in London, England the interior of this home is a mixture between rustic and modern while creating a space that feels as if you are on vacation. This entire residence is filled with windows and mirrors. The bathroom itself is a mirror oasis. There is just so much to see the home takes your breath away immediately.

Window by LADAA

Located in Valencia, Spain this project home by the Spanish architectural firm LADAA is a beauty in its own definition. The residence is almost entirely made out of windows, hence why it was named “windows.” With that being said the layout of the home is quite interesting as it is arranged as an orthogonal prism. What this means is the home essentially looks and feels like a glass box where the exterior and the interior of the home work harmoniously together.

Comfortable and Cozy House

This comfortable and cozy home has all the makings of a cabin while fully incorporating the outdoor and traditional Korean elements. The large windows that reflect all over the residence give view to the ocean and Mount Hallasan. Mount Hallasan can be seen perfectly from any area of the home. Furthermore, the structure itself is surrounded by trees adding a hint of shade and privacy where it is needed most.

A Modern Home in Ascot Vale, Australia

Located in Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia this modern home offers smaller living in a big way. Measuring at only 190 square meets this home is a beauty from the inside out. However, one feature that really caught our attention was the detailing in the large windows. The large windows open up as doors in the back of the home maintaining the home cool throughout the day.

Fiore Countryside House

Fiore which means “flower” in Italian is the perfect name and description for this home. This home is located directly on the grass and field that surrounds it, this makes the house appear as if it was growing from the ground just like a flower would. Its structure is the perfect mixture of modern and vintage. With its different size windows as the main statement this home is beautiful from the inside out. Every window is meticulously placed so that different amounts of natural lighting enter the home at different times.

Godswindow Residence

Tucked away in a valley, the Godswindows residence is the definition of “bold windows.” Featuring glass doors and windows that work harmoniously together to provide a whimsical feel. The U-shaped residence is part of 266 acres of land surrounded by mountains and valleys that can be seen from the large windows.

Single Family Container Home

This single-family residence is unlike any other homes located in Brooklyn, NY. Its structure offers multidimensional windows in numerous different sizes to allow natural lighting to enter the home. The idea was to create a container home with multiple different sizes inside of it. Additionally, the interior is decorated in a contemporary format. This was done to further expand the versatility of the home

Small Cabin

Located in Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park this small cabin hides in the mist of snow and mountains. However, not only is the view of this home impressive, but the tiny windows are too. This home does not offer large gorgeous glass walls and windows like the other homes above. Instead, it offers tiny unique windows that truly make a statement. The windows are constructed in a small manner in order to allow little to no cold air to come inside.

Imposing Residence

This unique little home known as the “imposing residence” is one of a kind. Located in a small, quiet street this home provides the contemporary appeal new homes like this one are well-known for. Its horizontal windows are a sight to be seen on their very own. They even open up horizontally for an intricate touch that is exclusive to the home. Furthermore, this residence is a concrete structure with wooden elements that create the perfect structure throughout the space.

A Wooden House on a Verdant Slope

The wooden house on a verdant slope is one of a kind not only does the home sit on a slope, but its structure is like no other. The unique structure is filled with different size windows that bring in natural light. Its interior is designed in a modern format. Therefore, the entire home is modern and contemporary from top to bottom.

Which of these homes is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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Mountain Homes That Will Make You Want to Move

By • Feb 14, 2018

Imagine walking up to the beautiful view of peaceful snow peaked mountains. This view may be exactly what you need first thing in the morning. Although they are beautiful and have a grand view many homeowners stay away from them. Mainly, because they traditionally are a bit smaller. However, they do offer a great amount of privacy. Here are 10 mountain homes that will make you want to move immediately.

Greek Home with Beautiful Views of the Mountains

This beautiful home located in Greece measures about 350 square meters and was designed by the architectural firm Schema Architecture & Engineering and supervised by architect Marianna Athanasiadou. The home focuses on blending the outdoor space with the indoor décor. The large windows in the front and back of the home add to the concept of meshing both worlds together. Furthermore, the large windows help the home feel cozy. While allowing you to really appreciate the views of the mountain.

Spectacular Home in the Northern Crest of Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The structure measures about 10,000 square feet, covering a very large portion of the mountain it sits on. This modern home features large gardens, filled with concrete fountains and waterfalls. The home features uniquely placed windows of numerous different sizes for a view that is unique to every room of the home.

Beautiful Cabin Located in the Mountains of West Virginia, USA

This unique cabin located in the Mountains of West Virginia was built with the landscape in mind. Surround a beautiful scenery of peak mountains and the sweet sound of the river nearby, this home has a lot to offer. It features numerous glass walls and windows that allow you to view the beauty of nature directly from the inside. Additionally, the interior is very modern and minimalist. Meanwhile, the exterior is contemporary, but in a natural woodsy kind of way.

Mountainside Home in Seoul, South Korea

To call this home unique is an understatement. This Mountainside home is the definition of taking a vision and bringing it to life. It was designed by local Studio Poly.m.ur with the owner’s vision in mind. The owners wanted to have a home that allowed them to take full advantage of the gorgeous view that surrounds them. Therefore, they wanted a home that was tall, but that was not possible because of where the home is located. Instead, the home was created in two stories that are 8 meters high and feature double ceilings with strategically placed windows for excellent views throughout.

Mountain Tree House Encrusted in a Red Cedar Tree Forest

Imagine having a tree house as your permanent residence, that’s exactly what this home is. This mountain tree house offers the impeccable views of the mountain while being the coolest home in the forest. Measuring at 11meters this home has 7 rooms that are about 7 by 9 square meters. Its unique wooden exterior allows it to mesh perfectly into the surrounding. The large glass walls and windows are perfect for admiring the mountains and forest.

Sunshine Canyon House in the Boulder Mountains of Colorado

With a 360degree view of the mountains, this cabin stands to have one of the most impressive sights of all times. The rustic cabin has a modern structure with two. Its interior consists of many wooden features that provide the cabin feel. However, its large windows and terrace bring the cabin to an upscale view, especially during the evenings.

Mountain View House by SoNo arhitekti

Located on the tip of a small village facing the Australian Alps this small private residence is one of a kind. It takes a contemporary structure on the outside with large glass windows for a charming view and transforms into a traditional barn-like home on the inside. There are a few modern bits and pieces indoors, but they blend perfectly to create the ultimate mesh between the two.

Round Mountain House

The Round Mountain house was constructed to be modern and work perfectly with the landscape surrounding it. Its layout was methodically created to provide two separate areas of the home. The separate areas area a mesh that separates the private spaces and the public areas. The frame of the home is created from steel with concrete walls underneath. Doing so creates a unique look that is sturdy to withstand the touch winds, the home sits on a hill with mountain views throughout.

Badger Mountain House

Set at the foot of Badger Mountain this home was designed as a homage to its landscape surroundings and traditional Japanese architecture. The home is designed in a perpendicular manner so that it minimizes the size the home takes upon the land while maximizing the views of the mountain. Meanwhile, its interior is very modern while still having a classic Japanese feel to it.

Mountain House by Agraz Arquitectos

This untraditional mountain house located in the Santa Anita Golf Club of Tlajomulco in Jalisco, Mexico brings crisp white hues on the outside that perfectly blends with fun vivid colors on the inside. Furthermore, the elegant home has an unconventional shape.  The shape allows the homeowners to have great views of the mountain while the home sits on the bottom of a slope. Furthermore, the home has four levels that allow the home to have a distinct separation throughout. This also works great as every level provides a different view through the many glass doors the home has to offer.

Which of these homes is giving you the mountain vibes you would want in your future mountain home?

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