Everyone loves a home with a brilliant indoor-outdoor interplay that blurs the line between the interior and the world outside. But designing such a home in the arid landscape of the in presents a whole new set of problems.
An outdoor lounge with a pool area a Jacuzzi a fireplace and alfresco dining encourages the homeowners to spend cooler evenings under the stars as they soak in the unabated view on offer. Décor artwork and the color scheme used indoors complements the earthy exterior which also showcases rusted-steel panels and large glass windows.
Paul Kirk is arguably one of the most renowned Pacific Northwest architects who not only defied the conventions of the time but also defied the style that would soon become the accepted norm in the region. Sweeping windows practicality and the clean aesthetics of midcentury style defined his homes.
This is a mountain home that epitomizes the eternal allure of quality log craft and why it is such an essential feature of unforgettable hypnotic cabin retreats. And adding to this charm are custom details such as the wine cellar unique staircase and cool kitchen cabinets and the bunkhouse that turn the into a one-of-a-kind escape.
Showcasing another such alchemy of styles is this fabulous private home in the stylish suburb of Sydney. 181 Palmer is a converted warehouse residence that borrows from the charm of similar homes in NYC while adding a hint of quirky originality.
Located on the picturesque this smart bioclimatic house was designed by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes in response to the unique challenges that the forest site presented. From a green roof that allows it to blend in with the landscape to a cantilevered structure that leaves minimal footprint on the lot this home is an eco-friendly masterpiece!
Transforming a traditional row house that dates back to 1880 into a contemporary home that serves the needs of a modern family is a task that requires a careful balance of form and function The space available is indeed limited creating another dimension to the design conundrum and it does take a hint of creativity along with an understanding of the building’s past to get the best result.