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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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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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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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Before & After: Coxford Condo Living Room

By • Jan 11, 2011


Spotted on Danielle Oakey Interiors, here is an example of how to redesign an uninspired living room on a very tiny budget.

The owner has already bought the sofa, the chairs, the end tables, the TV, the lamps and a few throw pillow.

But no matter what, the living room looks unfinished with its depressing empty boring walls.

For a mere $500, thanks to Craigslist and local classifieds, Danielle revamped the living room which is now so much more elegant!

She reminds us that money is not the key to create a warm atmosphere and beautify a house!

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The Wooden Mulligan Residence by Scott Edwards Architecture

By • Jan 4, 2011

The Mulligan Residence is a single-family wooden house designed by Rick Berry and his team from Scott Edwards Architecture.

The 2,200 square foot house is located in the Manzanita, Oregon.

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546 Broadway Luxurious Residences by the Beach

By • Jan 3, 2011

These very contemporary-looking houses were designed by Stephen Vitalich Architects in Venice, Los Angeles.

The four 2600 sq ft single-family homes have each got two levels, three bedrooms, two and half bathrooms, an office and a 500 square foot roof terrace.

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Urban Townhouse by GLUCK+

By • Jan 2, 2011

This townhouse is located on East 51st Street in New York City, a pleasant street with three- and four-story historical buildings, steps from the towers of Midtown.

The 2009 renovation project (1,322 sq ft) was designed by the NYC architectural firm  GLUCK+.

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