One of the best things about smart renovation of an old home is that you not only get to have a brand new home that suits your latest needs and meets to your current taste but it also allows you to keep the spirit of the original home intact and the memories (if any) attached with it alive. And that is precisely what FINNE Architects have tried to accomplish with this gorgeous home set among secluded woods about 25 miles north of Seattle.
But this wonderful penthouse designed by Domb Architects in a residential tower on top of a sea-facing cliff truly offers you some amazing sights and if you do call this your home then you are sure to be privy to some amazing mornings and stunning evenings.
One of the best ways to go green when it comes to construction and building new homes is to try and use as much of the material that is locally available to reduce carbon footprint while use of materials such as reclaimed wood obviously help. It need not always be fancy high-tech eco-solutions that make a home green and this cool home in the small town of Peachester Australia demonstrates precisely that by blending into the green around it with use of plenty of wood and some smart design.
Offering a perfect view of the vast blue Pacific along with the famed Malibu coastline the home has been designed by Rockefeller Partners Architects keeping in mind the specific taste and needs of its residents. One of the distinct aspects of this lively home is the fact that it reflects architectural style and interior arrangement that borrows extensively from South East Asian design.
This next home takes the tree house concept to an entirely different level! Uniquely orb-like in shape The HemLoft was built by Joel Allen after an attempt to retire at age 26 proved unsuccessful. Yes behind this interesting dwelling is an equally interesting story! Not to mention the abode is named for the hemlock tree around which it is built. Check out the details at The HemLoft.
Modern architecture and design is not just about minimalism and bling. Contemporary homes go a lot beyond stylish interiors and sleek lines and this ambient house in San Mateo County California is an example of how one can expand the interiors a lot beyond the four walls and ensure that the serene surroundings seem like a natural extension.
The idea here is to try and incorporate traditional Japanese architecture and natural lighting principles along with modern minimalism to create a truly one-of-a-kind structure. And we can confidently say that Antonino Cardillo has succeeded at that.