The living room presents an exclusive combination of contrasting textures thanks to the use of exposed brick walls in black and wooden wall paneling in an innovative manner. This gives the living area a contemporary yet timeless appeal even as the large low-slung tufted sofa steals the show.
Bringing together affordable housing and sustainable design in an effective manner the beautiful Forest House designed by Garret Cord Werner in Canada blurs the boundaries between the interior and the world outside. Surrounded by a beautiful forest canopy the house was built on a tight budget and yet manages to woo you with its open and refreshing design.
Located in the buzzing beachside suburb of that is just 11km away from Melbourne’s central business district the is all about that perfect indoor-outdoor interplay. Bringing home the opulence and the ambiance of a serene luxury retreat it blends privacy with the scenic outdoors.
The scenic setting of in Seattle is home to some of the best lakeside retreats on the planet and the lovely Courtyard House definitely tops the list. Crafted with care by DeForest Architects the four-bedroom three-bathroom house offers stunning views of the distant Mount Rainier and is draped in a cozy layer of wood!
When we talk of lakeside homes the first image that comes to mind is of traditional or modern retreats that borrow from the classic cabin style. While some of the remarkable lakefront residences that we already showcased challenge this stereotype this fascinating home in Carinthia by Spado Architects shatters that myth completely! Minimal at every turn this house employs translucent white glass panels and concrete to merge privacy with unabated lake views.
The lower level of the house contains the living room kitchen dining area laundry room a playroom that doubles as guest room and a couple of bedrooms along with a bathroom. The top level is complete with a master bedroom walk-in closet study and an expansive terrace area.
The stairs act as the unifying feature ensuring that there is a sense of continuity from one floor to the next. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and smart skylights have been used to usher in ample natural ventilation and drive out any dark corners.