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Brotherton Barn by Anderson Orr Partnership

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Sep 2016 2:53 pm | Homes

The architectural practice of Anderson Orr Partnership designed the Brotherton Barn project in the town of Pusey, Oxfordshire, England and their aim was to integrate the original Grade II Listed Barn with a contemporary design so that the living area and master bedroom suite can communicate. The challenge was to transform the building while maintaining the same height and volume for the vaulted spaces of the barn and so the designers decided to construct the new spaces underground where the…

Amazing private estate in Koh Samui, Thailand

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Sep 2016 2:44 pm | Homes

Located in the paradise of Koh Samui, Thailand this stunning luxurious estate spreads over two and a half acres near the ocean. Including eight bedrooms with wonderful ocean views and a private beachfront of 150 meters the surroundings are filled with tropical vegetation and old trees that offer shading through the pavilions and stone pathways. The other rooms include three kitchens, three living rooms, three screening rooms, a beach yoga area and a staff office. The design of the villa…

K³ House by Juri Troy Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Sep 2016 2:42 pm | Homes

The practice of Juri Troy Architects renovated the K3 House in Lake Constance, Austria bringing it up to the contemporary standards and creating a delightful and welcoming home. The original house was built during the 1960s and it was a single family residence which wanted to be transformed into a larger space, one that could hose a larger number of people comfortably. The living spaces were doubled and the garden surrounding the house was left unharmed. Featuring a simple geometry…

Diomeda penthouse by SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduna Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Sep 2016 1:55 pm | Homes

Sleek and bright, the luxurious Diomeda penthouse is a project designed by the practice of SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduna Architects in 2013 and it is located in the commercial area of Puerto Cancun, Cancun, Mexico. The design is very modern but it also has an organic aesthetic with curved lines that make each interior seem unique while also maintaining a good connection with the surrounding landscape and wonderful view of the hotel area with the Caribbean. According to the designers…

Architect’s Villa in Saint-Tropez

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Sep 2016 1:13 pm | Homes

The Architect’s Villa is located in L’Escalet, Saint-Tropez offering stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and a comfortable four bedroom holiday home which is equipped with retractable glazed walls to blend the differences between outdoor and indoor. The living area extends to the terrace and there is an infinity pool from which you can admire the beautiful surroundings while also relaxing or swimming. The villa is placed close to natural forests and hillsides so that it offers the perfect hideaway…

Most expensive house in US sold for $150M

By : Mark V | 30 Aug 2016 12:52 pm | Homes

America’s most expensive mansion, the famous Spelling Manor, has just been sold for a staggering $150M to the daughter of British billionaire and Formula 1 Chief Bernie Ecclestone, Petra.  The beautiful mansion, located at the Holmby Hills in Los Angeles, California, belonged to the TV producer Aaron Spelling and it was built in 1988. The house is not only the most expensive house in the US, but it’s also the most expensive from the entire world, spreading over a huge…

Tarrytown Residence by Webber + Studio Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Aug 2016 12:10 pm | Homes

The practice of Webber + Studio Architects designed the Tarrytown Residence in 2005 which is located in the Tarrytown neighborhood west of Austin, Texas but features an aesthetic influenced heavily by the Eastern style due to the passion which the owners have for the Balinese design and for Zen philosophy. The house wishes to create the feeling provided by a vacation house and this is accomplished through the wooden façade and the extensive outdoor space with a large lounge. The…

Villa Yarze by Raed Abillama Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Aug 2016 10:49 am | Homes

Located in Yarze, Baabda, Lebanon and taking its name from the city, the elegant Villa Yarze was designed by the practice of Raed Abillama Architects in 2010 with a contemporary aesthetic. The project began from a large surrounding landscape and an eclectic house from which several characteristics were preserved while it was extended with new programs and additional spaces. There are large illuminated openings on the façade with stone lintels and pedestals integrated to offer a truly modern design. The…

Marmol & Bamboo House by A-cero

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 Jul 2016 10:43 am | Homes

The Marmol & Bamboo House is a luxurious house located in a residential complex in the northern side of Madrid, Spain and it was designed by the A-cero architectural practice. The location offers a lot of pine trees and oaks, some of which are in front of the façade. The site is rectangular and has a low slope and, due to the surrounding Mediterranean landscape, the designers used ventilated stone white marble and bamboo wood for the exterior to make…

Godden Cres by Dorrington Architects & Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Jul 2016 10:21 am | Homes

The practice of Dorrington Architects & Associates designed the Godden Cres private residence in 2012 which is located in Auckland, New Zealand with an aesthetic that combines classical and modern elements to integrate within the natural landscape while also offering a comfortable environment for the inhabitants. The geometry of the project is simple and modern comprising of several blocks that are connected by a flat roof element which houses the entrance and gallery leading to the interior courtyard with the…

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