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Astoundingly beautiful Romanesque villa perched above the Pacific Ocean

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This gorgeous romanesque villa boasting 270-degree ocean views was designed by Oatman Architects, located at The Strand, Dana Point, California. A sanctuary of comfort and a triumph of lifestyle, this opulent dwelling is a reimagined medieval cloister, built with a collection of sculptured stone as a celebration of grand Roman architecture.  A carved limestone pediment marks the entry […]

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. […]

A treehouse-inspired home in California promoting indoor-outdoor living

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This modern treehouse-inspired home was renovated by architecture studio Assembledge+, nestled in the hills of the Laurel Canyon, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. The dwelling is positioned within an enclave of mid-century homes from which it draws its inspiration. Originally a ranch house constructed in 1956, the scope of the project involves a second-story addition […]

Step inside this stunningly beautiful French villa home in Arizona

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Design-build studio Fratantoni Design is responsible for the creation of this gorgeous and elegantly styled French villa home located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This residence features a large living room with a wet bar, a shabby-chic kitchen with two built-in islands, an owner’s suite with a fireplace and three guest bedrooms, a front courtyard with patio seating and […]

Efficient modern home for empty-nesters embraces nature in Connecticut

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Amanda Martocchio Architecture was commissioned to design this efficient modern home located in Greenwich, a town in southwestern Fairfield County, Connecticut. A couple of empty-nesters purchased a 1960s ranch house, reimagining it into an innovative, luminous and energy-efficient modern home for them to retire. The homeowners were looking for a pared-down lifestyle. One where they […]

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. […]

A beach house hideaway immersed in the Costa Rican jungle

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Studio Saxe has designed this tropical beach house hideaway located in Santa Teresa, a picturesque beachside town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. A jungle experience has been integrated into the house while framing views of the ocean. A series of structures with overlapping rooflines invite nature inside. By breaking up this home’s mass and creating an […]

Beach house estate in Bridgehampton inspires indoor-outdoor living

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This stunning modern beach house estate was designed by Kevin O’Sullivan + Associates, located in Bridgehampton, a hamlet on the South Fork of Suffolk County, New York. The entrance into the main house is accessed through a planted forecourt. The exterior facade features Indiana limestone walls and a natural mahogany rain screen with deep-set Fleetwood […]

Modern Balinese style house offers a peaceful sanctuary in Georgia

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Joel Kelly Design has designed this modern Balinese style house located in the heart of Brookhaven, a city in the northeastern suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. The owners requested a resort-style atmosphere reminiscent of the South Pacific. A courtyard-style house completely frames the views once inside the home and creates an inward-looking house focused on a spectacular courtyard pool. […]