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Inside a delightful home in Mill Valley with a heavenly backyard retreat

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Dreamlife Design was commissioned to transform a spec home from ordinary to extraordinary — including an incredible backyard retreat, located in the Horse Hill neighborhood of Mill Valley, California. The owners of this stunning 4,000 square foot, four-bedroom, five-bath home entered into this project during the construction phase of what was originally a small bungalow. […]

Serene lakeside ranch house is perched high above Lake Austin, Texas

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LaRue Architects in collaboration with Britt Design Group transformed this 1950’s lakeside cabin with a quirky hexagon shape into a serene lakeside ranch. This 4,100 square foot, one-story ‘Hill Country contemporary’ residence sits on a 1.2-acre site on the west bank of Austin, Texas. Lou Ann and Don McLean purchased the lot in 2012 and reached […]

Inviting summer lake house in Minnesota offers dreamy waterfront views

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Martha O’Hara Interiors in collaboration with builder JPC Custom Homes has designed this gorgeous summer lake house, located on Maple Lake, Minnesota. Dreamy panoramic lake views and a mostly neutral color palette complements the bold cabinets and rustic wood elements throughout, resulting in a space that is idyllic for weekend getaways with family and friends. A […]

Secluded woodland retreat set on a bluff overlooking a Wisconsin lake

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Morgante Wilson Architects is responsible for the design of this secluded woodland retreat located in Chenequa, a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Nestled into a wooded bluff overlooking stunning views of North Lake, this dwelling was conceived as a contemporary interpretation of classic rural American Architecture to fulfill the owner’s request for a contemporary house that […]

Spectacular penthouse offers luxury ocean views on Miami Beach

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New York-based architects Smiros & Smiros is responsible for the design of this jaw-dropping luxury penthouse overlooking South Beach in Miami, Florida. This is the fifth project that the architects have completed for their clients, in destinations across the globe. The penthouse apartment includes an entire floor and rooftop terraces, capturing skyline and ocean vistas. […]

Striking modern shelter welcomes dramatic views over Lake Washington

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Heliotrope Architects is responsible for the design of this striking modern shelter boasting 3,000 square feet, located in Seattle, Washington. Nestled on an eastern sloping property above Lake Washington, the principal objective was to capture the dramatic lake and mountain views – taking into consideration possible future down-slope home construction with the potential to impede the view. […]

Eco-friendly retreat embraces nature in Carmel’s Santa Lucia Preserve

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Feldman Architecture has designed this eco-friendly retreat for a couple of empty nesters in the Santa Lucia Preserve, a 20,000-acre nature preserve nestled in the coastal foothills just minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The homeowners spent two years looking for their idyllic piece of land — flat enough to accommodate single-level living while also being surrounded by […]

Insanely stunning Utah mountain home promotes indoor-outdoor lifestyle

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Poss Architecture + Planning has designed this spectacular contemporary mountain home built into a slope with sweeping views over a scenic lake in Park City, Utah. This dwelling features one and two-story pavilion-like structures that are clad with chiseled Indiana limestone. The overall feel of this home is sophisticated and elegant yet supremely comfortable. The goal was […]