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Courtyard home offers a fresh and contemporary aesthetic in California

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A striking contemporary courtyard home was designed by Butler Armsden Architects, located on a gently sloping 1.75 acre property in Atherton, California. This home is spread out over two levels, maximizing views of the rolling hills surrounding the site. From the exterior facade you will find a visually pleasant, varied massing and simple wood siding. This […]



Modern family home in New York boasts inner courtyards for privacy

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Designed by Bates Masi + Architects, this modern family home was conceived as four interconnected pavilions, nestled on a sprawling three acre property in Matinecock, New York. The homeowners desired to live is a suburban environment to raise their school-aged children. The community they selected is an early Quaker settlement, which also inspired the design of […]

Breathtaking courtyard house offers serene views over Lake Washington

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Designed for a family of five by DeForest Architects, this beautiful contemporary courtyard house is nestled along Lake Washington, Seattle. This is a dream home for the owners, who envisioned a lakefront property with sweeping views of Mount Rainier and indoor spaces that flowed outside. This home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two half […]

Striking modern home in Australia wraps around a central courtyard

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This striking modern home was designed by Alta Architecture in collaboration with R.Z.Owens Constructions, located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Nestled on a quiet, suburban street, the residence was designed for a couple and their extended family (parents and future children). Encompassing 7,588 square feet (705 square meters) of living space, the homeowners requested five spacious bedrooms to accommodate their […]

Summer retreat gets a refreshing modern update on Long Island

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A family summer retreat built in the late 1970s has been beautifully renovated by Lake | Flato Architects, located on Long Island, New York. The home’s original roots began as a vacation home that had been in the family for many years. The homeowners wished to modernize the existing three bedroom footprint of just 1,600 square feet. The preserve the […]

Contemporary courtyard style home with Texas Hill Country views

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This courtyard style home was designed by LaRue Architects along with Shoberg Custom Homes, located in the private golf community of Spanish Oaks, in Austin, Texas. The architects custom designed this home to capture its surrounding Hill Country views. The clients were a newlywed couple who were planning on starting a family, looking for a spacious […]

Modern courtyard house surrounded by lush Japanese gardens

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This two-story modern courtyard house was designed by Jamie Bush + Co., surrounded by abundant Japanese gardens in Santa Monica, California. The exterior facade of this residence offers a sober aesthetic; a mix of board formed concrete on the first level and redwood on the upper level. The material elements applied on the exterior helps to set […]

California ranch style house in the Santa Lucia Preserve

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This ranch style house was designed by BAR Architects, located on a sprawling 19 acres of property in the Santa Lucia Preserve, California. The 11,800 square foot compound was conceived of multiple wings that interconnect to form small, low building structures. The architects designed the wings to form a courtyard as well as private landscaped zones […]

A contemporary seaside residence in Stinson Beach, California

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This contemporary seaside residence was designed by architects Turnbull Griffin Haesloop, located in Stinson Beach, Marin County, California. The property offers its inhabitants a southern exposure to the Seadrift Lagoon, as well as views to the north of the Bolinas Lagoon. The structure was created as an indoor/outdoor retreat to expand living spaces. This affords opportunities to spend […]