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A beautiful wooden retreat in the mountains

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Methow Cabin is a modern cabin designed by Eggleston Farkas Architects. The cabin is situated in Winthrop, Washington and the owners use it as a retreat for a variety of outdoor activities such as cross country skiing and mountain biking. The building has been aligned with the valley, opening at the ends to focus on […]

Japanese tea house amongst the trees

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Designed by architect Terunobu Fujimori, Takasugi-an is located in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan and sits atop two chestnut trees, cut from a nearby mountain and transported to the site. Takasugi-an literally means “a teahouse too high.” Guests must climb a freestanding ladder, which leans against one of the trees in order to reach the little […]

Scandinavian home gets a shabby chic makeover

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It takes a lot of imagination and love to create a beautiful family house like this one. Airy white interiors furnished with vintage pieces, decorated only with objects meaningful to the owners – exotic art ‘souvenirs’ brought from all of their journeys. Natural materials create cozy, warm atmosphere: wooden panels, soft woolen carpet, leather and […]

Modern living on Hoopers Island

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This 2,200 square-foot residence is located on a Chesapeake Bay barrier island near the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. Designed by David Jameson Architect, the project conceptually fuses architectonic form with the natural elements of the site. Positioned between a salt meadow marsh, a pine forest, and the bay, the architecture is conceived to […]

Modern sustainable living on the Venice Canal

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Situated on the Venice Canals of Los Angeles, California, Hover House 3 represents the third in the Hover House series by Glen Irani Architects. This series focuses on maximizing outdoor living on small lots by ‘hovering’ the building envelope above the grade level in order to create space for outdoor living environments. This series proposes […]

Incredible transparent home in the mountains

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‘Under the Moonlight House’ is an immaculately crafted art form, designed by one of Italy’s leading architects, Giovanni D’Ambrosio. The home was built within the scenic Australian mountains in one of Victoria’s premier ski resorts, the Dinner Plain Village, overlooking Mount Hotham. Constructed of steel, concrete, timber and locally quarried stone, D’Ambrosio created a structure […]

Beautiful Belgian-inspired interiors

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House Beautiful has declared, “Belgian is the new Swedish.” Some hallmarks of Belgian style – linen, worn wood, iron, stone, reclaimed building materials, and neutrals creating a mood that is serene, simple and earthy in a sophisticated way. Atlanta interior designer Kay Douglass, who also owns an antique and home furnishings shop called South of […]

Sculptural home is a modern art form

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This corten steel and rock dwelling was constructed in 2002 by South African based architecture firm studioMAS. Westcliff Estate is located on a site that offers expansive views of Johannesburg and the Magaliesburg beyond. The landscape is interconnected with the building structure with its squat, mushroom shaped columns that are supporting a swimming pool above. […]

Luxurious island villa on Discovery Bay

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Located in Discovery Bay, Jamaica and built in 2000, Amonoka Villa, whose name in Indonesian means “peaceful home”, is a luxurious 9,600 square-foot creation executed to perfection. Amonka’s imaginative architects used only materials of the finest quality and many of the authentic design elements were imported from Bali, especially much of the wood and woven […]

Taste of paradise in a Turks & Caicos hideaway

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Coral House, located in Grace Bay, Provo, one of the Turks and Caicos Islands, is a one-of a-kind timeless architectural masterpiece. Inspired by the work of legendary theatrical designer, Oliver Messel and recalling the 18th century tradition of island plantation estates. It exudes the charm and character of the Turks and Caicos. The floor plan […]