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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 […]



Striking transparency defining a contemporary family home in Brentwood

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McClean Design  was responsible for designing this contemporary family home to respond to a busy street in Brentwood, a city in Contra Costa County, California. To give this family with three young girls some much needed privacy, the architects devised a sequence of entry spaces to help with sound attenuation. The drive court features expansive gates […]

Renovated rustic barnwood farmhouse in Texas gets modern facelift

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Olsen Studios was responsible for the transformation of this rustic barnwood farmhouse, located in White Rock Lake area of north-east Dallas, Texas. The architects seamlessly integrated this home into the “country” atmosphere of neighborhood, which features beautiful 100-year-old trees. The goal of this project was to create a seamless connection with the outdoors—with the idyllic lake/park […]

Coastal contemporary home in Austin showcases fascinating interiors

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This stunning coastal contemporary home was designed by Cornerstone Architects to evoke a coastal design feeling while maintaining a Hill Country style native to its environment in Austin, Texas. The final design resulted in a beautifully minimalistic, transparent, and very inviting home. The light exterior stucco paired with geometric forms and contemporary details such as galvanized brackets, […]

Delightful modern barn style house nestled in Sonoma wine country

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This breathtaking modern barn style house was created by Castor Architecture along with Postcard Properties, surrounded by open space, vineyards and an organic farm in Sonoma, California. Constructed in 2010, this tranquil retreat is situated on the site of the Old Lawrence Hot Springs Spa, a private gated driveway bridges the nearby world of historic Sonoma Square […]

Tropical coastal dwelling merges indoor-outdoor living in Australia

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This striking coastal dwelling was designed by BARK Design Architects, located in beautiful Marcus Beach, a suburb in Noosa, Queensland, Australia. The premise for the design of this home was to create two pavilions forming a central courtyard, wrapped around a sculptural Moreton Bay Ash tree residing on the property. Spread out over two levels, the residence […]

Chic modern farmhouse in Newport Beach with emphasis on entertaining

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Modern farmhouse style is showcased in this charming home designed by Eric Olsen Design, along with interiors studio RailiCA Design, located in Newport Beach, California. The design team has created an easy living environment throughout this home. The home’s showpiece is the light-filled, trendy kitchen with it’s vaulted ceiling and stylish light fixtures. The spaciously designed […]

Luxury villa provides a stunning oasis on the island of Formentera

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This villa had almost everything, great location, authentic architecture, and an excellent structure; but the new owners wanted to add some cozy outdoor spaces and warm and cozy decor to create an oasis. Purchased by an Italian businessman who already resided on the island, the property consisted of two buildings next to each other that […]