The outdoor wooden deck holds the promise of some lovely evenings. The strategic placement of the exterior lighting makes for an enjoyable entertainment space without being overly bright. The flush fixtures make for an unobtrusive and clean look when they are not in use. The clever use of plaster and wood for the facade ensure that you have the privacy that you require. Blending in the contemporary with the classic and nature with lavish lifestyle this house is the complete package.
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!
There is no such thing as a “typical” deck. Every living space has its own unique style shape and purpose. For example some homeowners may be looking for a small deck – something just slightly larger than a balcony – that’s big enough for a grill or perhaps a small café table and chairs. Others may be looking for a multi-tiered party deck large enough for a tables lounge chairs and perhaps a Jacuzzi.
The spacious kitchen with the clean white interior seems to bring out your culinary desires. The ample dining area with the view makes sure your dinner guests simultaneously receive the benefits of your cooking and the wonderful outside. The house sports 3 ½ levels and the central staircase links each of them with the master suite being placed in the top most floor.
Even the floor-to-ceiling glass windows are encapsulated in gorgeous wooden frames and while the home’s interiors exude all the traits of a contemporary home the extravagant use of wood does give it a very refined look. With an interior that even sports a ‘Zen garden’ this is indeed about bringing a touch of Asia into California!
But architect Antonino Cardillo has gone in a completely different direction by creating a home in Hyōgo overlooking Ōsaka bay Japan that takes the shape of an irregular polygon. While we are not sure if it was space constraints that led to the design or just the zest to try out a new form factor the end result seems pretty cool indeed.
That does not mean the indoors are bland by any means whatsoever. In fact the home itself compliments the surroundings wonderfully well and the extensive use of glass ensures that you have ample views of both the reservoir itself and some lovely landscape of the San Gabriel Mountains.