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Small house with big design in Singapore

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House at Hillside is a half a century old single storey terrace with an attic on a narrow site in Singapore. Designed by Nota Design International pte Ltd, the family home was renovated with the decision to preserve the existing 1,582 square foot (147 square meters) structure. There were three main criteria to the project; […]

Peaceful hillside retreat with countryside views

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The Wimberley House is a beautiful home nestled amongst dense brush and native Oak and Juniper trees, immersed on the edge of a bluff in the small town of Wimberley in the Texas hill country. The 5,000 square foot property has been designed by Dallas-based architecture firm Cunningham Architects. The residence is accessed via a […]

Dwelling immersed in the South African mountains

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This truly beautiful residential property is called Swellendam House, designed by GASS Architecture in rural South Africa. The dwelling is peacefully located in Swellendam, at the door-step of the breathtaking mountains and valleys of Langeberg Mountains. The view is so magnificent that the locals have entitled the area as “God’s Window.” The exquisite setting is […]

Unique dwelling with a hovering roofline

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Glen Irani Architects designed this sensational house known as the Hickey Residence, situated in Venice, California. The main purpose for the design of the home was to eliminate the isolation between the front and rear yards by simply “hovering” a part of the dwelling over the outdoor living area. Ensuring protection to the outdoor living […]

Bernal Heights Residence with dramatic city views

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Bernal Heights Residence was designed by SB Architects in San Francisco, California. The home was a unique opportunity to create a new, free-standing home, while maintaining the site’s existing structure as a separate residential unit. According to the architects, “the site originally housed a single structure, one-story, one-bedroom home over a two-car garage, constructed in […]

Rustic stone dwelling in a peaceful setting

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This gorgeous compound in Wilson, Wyoming, adjacent to the Snake River, has been designed by Carney Logan Burke Architects. The John Dodge Compound is melded into a dense forest with open meadows with a blend of present day architecture and European heritage. Here is what the architect has to say about the design, “by emphasizing […]

Rounded glass pavilion house on Lake Lugano

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Lake Laguno house is a project designed by JM Architecture in a small village called Brusino Arsizio, in Switzerland. The 3,700-square-foot polygonal glass pavilion and garden has been constructed above a partially buried lower level, almost hidden behind walls on a hill. An engineering feat resulting in an innovative modern artifact, it is unlike any […]

Rustic retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains

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The Aptos Retreat was designed for a San Francisco couple and their six children by CCS Architecture in Aptos, California. The residence is located on a 20-acre site with ocean and mountain views, about five miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The family desired a setting that would be casual and rustic as well as […]

Beautiful sustainable home within an urban reserve

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Selected for the 2008 Dallas AIA Homes Tour, the UR22 Residence is a 4,000 square foot single family home within the Urban Reserve; a master planned sustainable development in Dallas, Texas. UR22 was designed by Vincent Snyder Architects for “empty nesters” that desire a high degree of internal and external connectivity while providing a sense […]

Eco-luxury winter loft in Sao Paulo

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Fernanda Marques a Brazil based architect studio designed this luxury sustainable winter loft for the Casa Cor 2010 exhibit in Sao Paulo. Described as, “A house that expands your horizons, that doesn’t confine, that is virtually and concretely open to the world, nature and its inhabitants. Fernanda Marques’s project for the Casa Cor 2010 exhibit […]

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