Tuscan Style Home in Oklahoma Exhibits Classic Artifacts

Designer Brent Gibson collaborated with Christopher Lee & Company Fine Homes in developing this Tuscan-style home in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, USA. With imported materials from Italy, Mexico, and Spain, the residence was custom built to compliment the historical aesthetics found throughout the Mediterranean region, along with influences from the Spanish. Custom forged iron gates lead the way towards the interiors, which feature […]

White Box Home Contains a Tropical Enclave in Sunny Australia

Tim Ditchfield Architects’ White Box project houses a small piece of paradise in Noosaville, Australia.  The street-facing front of the home includes a walled courtyard that gives the space privacy from coming and going traffic. The back wall, however, is entirely open to picturesque water views. Entering the home’s front courtyard quickly immerses residents in a tropical atmosphere […]

Twin Dwelling in Canada Playfully Adapted to Family Lifestyle

Exploiting the contrasts between opacity and light, architect Jean Verville developed Fahouse, a modern twin dwelling located in Eastern Townships, Canada. Derived from the archetypal figure of the house, the double triangular prism looks like an illustration from a children’s story. The project was conceived by a couple of young professionals with two children; the cottage refreshes the standards of […]

New Eclectic Hostel in Porto Encourages Travelers’ Interaction

Yaroslav Galant collaborated with interior decorator Ilona Galant for the design of the “Nice Way Hostel Porto“, in northern Portugal. The vibrant travelers’ refuge is located in a beautiful old building on Avenida dos Aliados. The hostel includes 32 rooms which are spread across three floors. The social core of the hostel is a generously-sized living room, designed in […]

Designer Hunts Parisian Markets to Fill This Eclectic Duplex

Alexandra Magne brought her characteristic mix of styles, materials, and finds from Parisian markets to Duplex Republique, a 1,200-square-foot apartment within an old building in Paris’s 10th district.  The end result is a harmonious mix of industrial and Scandinavian styles. The main living area features a sculptural staircase, made from a thin sheet of metal.  Two mustard armchairs […]

Jaisalmer Yellow Sandstone Floors Accent this Indian Home

Bhuwalka House is expansive home in Bengaluru, India, completed by Khosla Associates, that showcases Indian raw materials with its bright Jaisalmer yellow sandstone floors.  They contrast nicely within a rich blue interior wall, exposed concrete walls, and timber roofing. The flooring is used throughout the main level, with echoes of the yellow and blue contrast carried into […]

Relax Like a Celebrity in this Zuma Beach Getaway

This three-bedroom European villa in Malibu’s coveted Zuma Beach does not have the gilded look you would expect from a celebrity home, although it was owned by Victoria Secret model Tatjana Patitz.  Its more subtle refinery is in a million tiny details throughout the home, like seashells and sea glass worked into a cement bathroom […]

Sculptural Renovation in Cambridge Built with Custom Milling

The artistic waves in this sculptural One Main Office renovation were designed by dECOi Architects, with each piece fully customized to be elegant and functional.  The two planes, floor and ceiling, appear to naturally arc across the room.  According to dECOi, it “expresses both the digital genesis and the seamless fabrication logic.” For this project, the architects provided […]

Family Home in Australia “Unfurls” Into Welcoming Living Spaces

Christopher Polly Practice completed the design and development of Unfurled House, a modern family home located in Petersham, Australia. The project retains parts of the original building found on site. “An articulated two-story framed volume is sensitively stitched to the rear original fabric, while retaining its front Federation masonry and hipped envelope,” the architects said. “The new building […]

Contemporary Home in Brasília Values Daylight, Natural Ventilation

Patricia Almeida Arquitetura completed the design and implementation of a contemporary home in Brasília, the vibrant capital of Brazil. Despite its central location, the residence is said to have an optimum connection with nature. “The project’s starting point was the couple’s desire to have a house that integrates the landscape, combined with functionality and aesthetics,” the architects […]