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Dreaming of… exotic retreat in the Maldives

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In the midst of the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, lies a resort that will lift your expectations of luxury forever higher and higher. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives, is an exquisite, privy and amorous island resort lush with tropical plants and surrounded by clear azure waters of one of the largest […]

Real life renovation creates amazing results

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This beautiful contemporary residence in Iowa City was built in 1941 and subsequently expanded several times over the decades, was a complex mass housing a maze of rooms with no overall sense of organization. The home had one compelling feature, a large site in an established neighborhood surrounded by mature trees. The desire to liberate […]

Spectacular and inspiring Kona Residence

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Nestled between cooled lava flows, the Kona residence designed by Belzberg Architects situates its axis not with the linearity of the property but rather on an angle in order to take advantage of predominant views available to the site. Within the natural elements and geometric hardscape the residence attempts to integrate both the surrounding views […]

Seductive beach villa on the coast

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Villa Valentina is a luxurious residence located in Miami Beach, Florida. Valentina boasts a commanding bay side view of Miami, which can be admired from the villa’s large, panoramic windows and multi-level terraces. A stunning vanishing-edge pool subtly blends into the horizon. The clean contemporary lines of Valentina’s exterior give way to a spectacularly appointed […]

Modern luxury glass walled home

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Set within a 3.5 acre estate of oak groves in Montecito, California, lays a home almost entirely of glass. It allows the occupants to be comfortably inside while completely enveloped within nature. Built by Steve Hermann, this 13,875 square foot home called The Glass Pavilion is a redefining structure within modernism. Through the use of […]

Fascinating home in the snowy drifts of Wildcat Ridge

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The property for this Aspen, Colorado house is located along the crest of Wildcat Ridge at an elevation of 9,200 feet. Designed by Voorsanger Architects, the 14,250 square foot design incorporates three major elements responding to its spectacular site: a dramatic folded plate roof, an immense moss rock wall marking the division between the east […]

Captivating sanctuary found at the Lookout House

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The clients of this incredible home chose to retain the eccentric 1979 structure of the Fairfield County, Connecticut property. They commissioned Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects to do a gut renovation and extension. The original pyramid form of the house, which is centered on an open-plan double-height living space surrounding an indoor pool, was lightened and […]

Graphic wall letters creates eye popping interiors

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There is a growing trend and demand for super creative wall decor, such as wall decals and incredible wallpapers, and even graphic wall hangings based on letters or words. The Italian based company Wall & Deco brings an intriguing concept of creating typology wallpaper designs from their 2010 ‘Life’ Collection Collection. The patterns seem to […]

Inspiring apartment interiors in an ancient city

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This incredible apartment is situated in an old mansion in the ancient city of Ghent, Belgium. When the owner wanted to rent the apartment, the proprietor was busy renovating. The owner was fortunate enough to decide with him what the space would look like. For instance, he detests doors, so there were none used inside […]

Zen house sheds a new light on design in Singapore

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Architects ONG & ONG designed a 3,100 square-foot, contemporary interior renovation of a Heritage Art Deco Style terrace home in Singapore. The project was called 55 Blair Road, completed in 2009. The concept was to create an open floorplan that promotes harmony between the interior and exterior spaces. The wall-less design of the interior of […]

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