Nestled in Germany and overlooking Lake Starnberg and the distant hills the follows precisely this design philosophy. The upper level of the house holds the living area kitchen and dining room and is accessed by a giving those inside unabated views of the scenery around the home.
The limited interior across two levels features a pleasantly captivating blend of contrasting styles that range from the industrial to the minimal. Contemporary décor is carefully combined with antique pieces vintage elements and rustic surfaces even while stitching together a home that feels both eclectic and chic.
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.
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.
Anchored into a steep hillside the lovely mountain home offers a perfect vantage point to take in the many sights and sounds outside while its rough-hewn timber and stone structure showcases the very best of the local alpine home design.
An array of 72 photovoltaic panels on the roof brings home plenty of green energy and once again the orientation of the home and the slope of the roof help in maximizing the output of solar energy. Open living areas cozy bedrooms and a curated outdoor living zone complete this nifty residence where architecture ventures way beyond mere aesthetics.
This sparkling contemporary addition opens up towards the rear yard thanks to the use of large glass windows and its simple wooden structure seems both modern and elegant. On the inside the conventional presence of walls and doors is done away with and it is large shelves wooden partitions and décor that delineate and define spaces.