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Tree House In Cape Town Makes For Peaceful Hideaway

The creative team at Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design was challenged to design a nature hideaway in Cape Town, South Africa. This modern tree house with glass and western red cedar finishes has an iconic shape that maximizes views of the site. Read More

33 Of The Best Tree House Ideas Ever For Grown Kids

You’ll feel a little tree house envy when you see this round up of the best (and wildest) modern tree house ideas around. And if you’ve got tree house plans in the works already, take a look at some of these incredible designs first. Enjoy! Read More

Chic Japanese House Integrates Old Retaining Wall With Woodsy Slanted Roof

Working with existing buildings and imposed building norms often forces architects to come up with unique homes that seem far more exciting than the mundane. Part of a beautiful neighborhood in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, the Administrative House is one such residence where the past and the present are carefully intertwined without overstepping local construction limitations. The stylish modern house was designed by DOG for a couple who are as enthusiastic about their bikes as they are about a relaxing and minimal interior. Apart from building regulations and the need for an open ambiance, another defining feature of the home is its old retaining wall. Read More

The Open House: Pavilion-Style Family Retreat In Granite And Glass

A spacious, relaxing and secluded holiday home is a dream that nearly all of us share. Nestled in a relaxing neighborhood of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, the Open House brings this dream alive for a modern, urban family of the city. Designed by MODO Designs, the structure of this pavilion-style retreat is divided into two sections with the front façade holding the public spaces and the more sheltered rear edifice containing the bedrooms and the bathrooms. This split between the two zones is simple, practical and also creates a spacious courtyard that holds a large wooden deck along with the pool. Ample greenery around the house acts as a natural privacy barrier with a resort-inspired ambiance holding sway. Read More

Swiss Delight: Modern Single Family House In Concrete And Wood

Set in an idyllic landscape filled with majestic mountains and a lush green landscape that comes alive each summer, Single Family House on a Slope in Merishausen, Switzerland brings modernity to a relaxing rural setting. Designed by Dost, this contemporary residence in gray sits on a sloped lot (not a surprise) and overlooks the village below. Despite its private and modest street façade, the house opens up towards the view below as its rear front features large glass windows and sliding doors that bring the outdoors inside. With an interior in wood and concrete, this smart Swiss home combines a hint of rustic charm with refined modernity in a seamless fashion. Read More

Sun, Shade And A Spectacular Courtyard: Contemporary AN House In Brazil

A home designed for a modern family of five, the AN House in Maringá – Floriano, Brazil is all about that perfect synergy between a spacious interior and even more inviting outdoors! With a central courtyard that is surrounded by the U-shaped design of the house, privacy is never an issue at this large Brazilian home. The family, a coupled with three teenage daughters, wanted Studio Guilherme Torres to create a contemporary residence where each family member had plenty of privacy even as the large pool area and wooden deck encouraged interaction and played host to fun-filled and relaxing weekends. Read More

Magical Mountain Views Greet You At This Guest House In Santa Lucia Preserve!

Ever what it would feel like to relax in a relaxing natural abode that is surrounded by beautiful rolling mountains, pristine green canopy and overlooks dense forests in the distance? Bringing this dream escape alive is the gorgeous and delightfully understated Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Set atop a small hill inside the amazing Santa Lucia Preserve in California, this exquisite guest house is the starting point of a construction that will see a future vacation retreat complete with a private residence and a workshop. Read More

Wood Tube And Curved Ceiling Shape Skyline House Atop Eastbay Mountain Range

Overlooking the bright lights of Oakland and the Golden Gate in the distance, Skyline House sits proudly on one of the highest points of the Eastbay mountain range. Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture, the smart residence makes most of the spectacular views on offer while combining an open living ambiance with innovative design solutions. One can see the rear balcony and the panoramic view beyond even from the entry as an open common space creates the heart of the home. Surrounded by large redwood trees and a relaxing garden, the focus here remains firmly on the landscape outside! Read More

D+k House: Mid-Century Modernism Fused With Coastal Style And A Green Roof

Picturesque and hip, Mona Vale is a beach-side suburb in Northern Sydney and it is here that buck&simple transformed the d+k House to give it a refreshing, light-filled interior. The beautiful family home with coastal touches was revamped by altering its floor plan, bringing the living areas to the lower level so that they are connected with the garden outside and by ushering in a modern minimal style that also incorporates sublime coastal charm. The fusion of these diverse elements becomes even more remarkable when one takes into account the large, deep soil green roof that gives the home a eco-friendly sheen! Read More

This Post-War House In Melbourne Gets A Cheerful, Modern Makeover!

The idea of giving old homes a new lease of life with a modern revamp instead of opting for a completely new structure makes plenty of fiscal sense even while saving both valuable time and resources. This is precisely why homeowners in the last decade are increasingly opting for rear additions and smart makeovers to give their aged residences a new lease of life. The Maitland House is another case in the point with Kennedy Nolan giving this post-war Melbourne home a spacious rear extension and a rejuvenated interior. Cheerful, bright and modern, it is modernism with innate sense of minimalism that reigns supreme inside this altered Aussie home! Read More