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This Semi-Detached Edwardian Terrace House Gets A Brilliant Modern Makeover

Finding old homes in and around the city of Melbourne that are in need of quick and nifty makeover is nothing new. This semi-detached and single-fronted Edwardian terrace house in Brunswick, Australia found itself in a similar predicament before its homeowners turned to Chan Architecture for a modern and energizing facelift. The existing house was more than 100 years old and that meant that much of the revamp needed to happen in the rear, living the street facade largely untouched. Then there are the constraints of space with most of these Aussie homes having a long, narrow silhouette. Read More

This Dream Urban House In Hong Kong Has A Glorious Transparent Garage!

If you are an avid auto enthusiast and you have a breathtakingly beautiful Lamborghini in white sitting around, the natural inclination is to showcase it with a touch of pomp. (That is, besides putting foot to pedal and letting it race ahead!) It is barely any wonder then that the owner of this sophisticated contemporary home in Hong Kong wanted his dream machine to be the focus of a pristine white interior. Designed by Millimeter Interior Design, House in Hong Kong has a transparent garage that ends up being the showstopper of its polished and cheerful setting. Beyond the car and the garage, it is a world full of white and glass. Read More

These 6 Home Improvements Are A Priority This Year, No Matter Your Budget

Better Home and Gardens just released the results of a national survey asking two distinct sets of homeowners what they want to change in their home for 2018. The 10th annual Home Factor survey polled two groups about home improvements they’d like to carry out this year: “luxury” homeowners who make more than \$125,000 a year and “mass” homeowners who make less than \$125,000 a year. Read More

This Luxurious Seaside Villa Sits On One Of The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches!

A 5-kilometer long stretch of tropical paradise filled with white sand, gentle waves and an old casuarinas forest that offers ample cover and privacy to everyone relaxing and rejuvenating here – Non Nuoc Beach in Vietnam is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque on the planet. It is also a visitor’s paradise with luxurious hotels and villas spread all over this enchanting coastline. It is in this idyllic setting that one discovers the gorgeous and stunning Naman Villa designed by MIA Design Studio. A series of 40 villas spread across the coastline, today, we take a look at one of the four types of villas that are a part of this exclusive project. Read More

Cheerful Burgundy Brilliance Enthralls At This Adaptable Sao Paulo Apartment

It is not very often that you find a modern apartment that is draped in color beyond the simple white, stoic gray and unassuming neutrals that barely make a visual impact. This is even truer when you flip through the many living room inspirations around. But the Terracota Apartment in Sao Paulo is a touch different from the rest. It embraces bright and beautiful burgundy in an apparent yet classy fashion. Designed by AR Arquitetos, this revamped Brazilian apartment features a bold, red metallic sheet that morphs into different forms in various sections of the interior. Read More

You Can Stay At This Vernacular-Style Beach House In Sri Lanka


This unusual looking guesthouse in Tangalle, Sri Lanka, was recently completed by Chinthaka Wickramage Associates. Issana Beach House is located 200 kilometers (125 miles) away from the bustling capital of Colombo and is a comfortable stopover for those looking to explore the country’s South Coast beaches. Read More

This Fukushima Vacation Home Taps Into Sustainable Design Practices

A holiday home surrounded by snow-filled slopes and a majestic mountain outside the window is a place where we would all love to spend our next vacation! It is precisely this picture-perfect elegance that the One Year Project offers as it sits snugly at the foot of Mt. Bandai in Fukushima, Japan. The lovely retreat is made completely out of wood that was harvested from the site, ensuring that both the cost and the ecological impact are kept down to a bare minimum. Once the project was done, trees were planted around the house on stilts to ensure that the forest around it is replenished over time. A Life Style Koubou design, it is a fabulous suspension bridge that connects the two units of the escape. Read More

This Modern Boat House In Winter Doubles As A Scenic Summer Retreat

Nestled on the edge of a charming fjord in the US and overlooking a picturesque landscape that takes you away from the constant rush of concrete jungles, the Hood Canal Boat House is one of those amazing, idyllic escapes that most of us dream about! Designed by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer and sitting on the wonderful banks of Hood Canal, this revamped boathouse combines modernity with durability and efficiency to make most of the limited square footage on the inside. With a concrete and steel structure, the exterior of the boathouse is designed to withstand the wear and tear of the harsh winters in the region. Read More

Box-Style Bedroom And White Drapes Steals The Show Inside This Apartment

Interiors can get boring at times in terms of overall symmetry even if styles and trends vary. It is a dash of ingenuity that brings freshness to homes and with a box-styled bedroom that is also space-savvy, this modern loft in Toronto takes the less-trodden path. Designed by Studio AC, Broadview Loft moves away from the mundane with an open plan living that is only disturbed by a super-organized kitchen in the corner and a bedroom that looks more like a large white box. Instead of using traditional walls and doors, the cheerful bedroom feels much more casual and classy as its white walls and large white curtains create a clear demarcation of space. Read More