Aleck Wilson Architects as a modest new residence nestled on a wooded site in Larkspur, Marin County, California. The desire was to create a simple contemporary home that emphasized efficiency of materials and space, while capturing the essential elements of the site. This efficiency manifests itself in the compact 2,000 square foot size, as well as the simple use of materials such as the exposed framing and efficient systems such as the hydronic heat. The parti was simple, to use two rectangular stucco volumes to frame an implied space between them which is the core of the house. This space is partially occupied by the dining room which is flanked on either side by one sunny and one sheltered patio. The room is unique, with glass roll up garage doors to the two patios, making the dining area a true indoor/outdoor space when both are open. The dining table is on wheels, allowing it to be rolled onto an adjacent concrete patio as the family alternatively searches for sun or shelter. Large and strategically placed windows further the connection to the landscape and visually extend key views beyond the small size of the home.
Aleck Wilson Architects. The program was to open up the home to the view, to extend and integrate the decks with indoor-outdoor living and reorganize the flow of the plan. The architects sought to create a soothing palette, with carefully detailed materials. Striking features of the home include the glass central stairway that has an ethereal transparency that illuminates the interior of the three-story home. Custom stained wood slat cladding emphasizes circulation walls and creates a balanced counterpoint to the naturally lit stair. Custom lighting, furnishings and materials were selected by interior design firm The Wiseman Group and integrated with the architecture throughout the home.
jamesthomas, located in the exclusive and remote community of Rock Creek Cattle Company outside of Deer Lodge, Montana. The designers worked on every aspect of the design process from the interior architectural design, finishes, furniture, lighting design and selection to art procurement. A full installation (art placement, bed and bath linens, kitchen wares, bar stocking, staff training) allowed the client to have a turn-key experience.
This incredible modern home called the ‘Moebius House’ has been designed by leading architect Tony Owen, situated in Sydney, Australia. The home features high-tech design with panoramic city and harbour views. This home is comprised of spaces folded to maximize views, level-changes and indoor/outdoor connectivity, this future-focused home offers streamlined luxury and poolside entertaining. Fusing geometric forms with fluid curves and northerly light, the layout includes balconies, level gardens, top floor master retreat with four additional bedrooms, four bathrooms, open plan living/dining, stunning kitchen and family room. Signature elements include a fire-orb fireplace, fluid Corian staircase, Ferrari windows, polished concrete floors and boutique Italian joinery.
Sharratt Design, in conjunction with interior design firm Martha O’Hara Interiors in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Transitional style is a marriage of traditional and modern furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics. The result is an elegant, enduring design that is both comfortable and classic, as is displayed in this aesthetically pleasing residence.
This sprawling pre-war condo loft spotted on Elliman is rustic and chic, situated in Soho, New York. This incredible home is comprised of more than 4,100 square feet of architecturally-handsome space. Accessed directly via private elevator, enter through an intimate foyer into an expansive living room, beautifully illuminated from the east by a shimmering wall of industrial-style, over-sized windows. Outfitted with exposed brick walls, original wooden columns, and a gas fireplace, the loft features high ceilings, hardwood floors, and authentic structural details. The open chef’s kitchen, overlooking the living and dining areas, is outfitted with top of line stainless steel appliances, including dual Sub-Zero refrigerators, separate wine cooler, double ovens and a vented cooktop. The baths are newly renovated and spacious. The master is a retreat unto itself with an enormous dressing room and spa-like bathroom, complete with double sinks, separate shower, soaking tub, and water closet. A separate laundry room and abundant storage space complete the package. 30 Crosby is a 7 story 13 unit Condo built in 1890. The building features a 24-hour doorman, elevator, and an exquisite wine-room on the lower level.
This stunning Buck Creek vacation home has been designed by Fougeron Architecture on Big Sur’s spectacular south coast, anchored in the natural beauty and power of the California landscape. The architects design embeds the building within the land, creating a structure that is inseparable from its context. The site, which features a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean along the bluff and toward the west, offers dramatic views. Yet it demands a more complex form than a giant picture window.
|Contemporary Miwa Residence with clean design lines|
Miwa Residence is a contemporary home designed by Phil Kean Design Group featuring clean lines and extensive details in Winter Park, Florida. The home is comprised of a unique entrance of floating steps over moving water, attractive focal points, great flows of volumes and spaces, and incorporates large areas of indoor/outdoor living on both levels.