Most houses with a modern design have a pretty stylish exterior, as well. This one, though, has a slight twist…
Shipping containers aren’t just for shipping anymore (contrary to what one may believe). A company called Modulus found a way to use the metal containers that is both functional and incredibly stylish.
David Fenster of Modulus created a family a dream house in the Santa Cruz Mountains just by using shipping containers. Continue reading
This property consists of three traditional Pyrenean farm buildings — “bordas,” in the local Aranese language — that were renovated and reconfigured in 2000 to create a “coto,” or compound, with a total of six bedrooms. Where possible, the original stone and wood were retained or refinished in the renovation, said Keith Kirwen, aproperty consultant in the Val d’Aran who is brokering the sale on behalf of the owner. Exteriors are native stone, the roofs slate. The interior walls are lime plaster, and the wooden beams and trimwork are cherry, oak and fir. An oil furnace powers a radiant-heat system throughout the compound. – nytimes
The barn and the house on the property have been joined by a passageway, creating a total of about 5,100 square feet of interior space. The first floor of the main house is configured as a great room, housing a double-height living area with a fireplace and mountain views, a dining area, and an eat-in kitchen. The kitchen counters are stainless steel, and top-of-the-line appliances include a Lacanche gas range. – nytimes Continue reading
Alek Lisefski is a web designer who decided to take everything we know about building a house and flip it on its head. Instead of going in debt for hundreds of thousands of dollars, he built his own home for the low, low price of $30,000. It’s only 8x20ft, but that’s what makes it awesome. It’s a tiny house, it’s mobile and it looks so cool I would give anything to live in it for a day.
Alek wanted to change his focus in life, so he built this small house. “Inhabiting such a small space will force me to live in a simpler, more organized and efficient way.”
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House with wrap around porch and Royal poinciana tree (flame tree) Key West, Florida
Take a few moments, and enjoy in the beautiful viewForest House is the perfect setting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life; to experience the peaceful serenity of the forest; to nurture the soul. There are no clocks… no schedule… no agenda. The day is yours to relax… to explore… to do as whatever you want. Re-vitalize yourself in a place where time stands still. When we think about forest houses we have a picture of old, wooden and abandoned cabins. However, in today’s post you will have chance to see most beautiful forest properties starting from classical American wooden cabins, to traditional British houses with tached roofs, to modern design luxury residences that will take your breath away. Take a few moments, scroll down and enjoy in the beautiful gallery. Continue reading
Craftsman architecture in Hawaii has a rich heritage, incorporating local elements such as lava rock, coral blocks, generous roof overhangs to accommodate heavy rain and hot sun, and Ohia beams, yet maintaining the beauty and elegance that defines the Craftsman ethic. On the Big Island, to the left of the Volcano House Hotel you will discover an enclave inhabited by various parks and forestry departments, (top photo) all occupying wonderfully designed former homes now used as offices.