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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…

Hollcroft Residence by Giulietti Schouten

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Jul 2016 9:27 am | Homes

Located in Portland, Oregon the Hollcroft Residence is a modern and attractive house created by the practice of Giulietti Schouten with a red wood façade toward the street. The structure features a simple geometry which ressembles a wooden box and there are large windows on all sides to provide natural illumination inside along with a good link with the surrounding landscape. The interior is minutely designed with a tall ceiling and an open plan that takes advantage of all the…

The Iporanga House by Nitsche Arquitetos Associados

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jul 2016 9:15 am | Homes

The Iporanga House located in the city with the same name on the Sao Paulo coast in Brazil was designed by the Nitsche Arquitetos Associados practice in a protected area of the original Atlantic Rainforest thus offering a stunning view and rich natural surroundings. The native forest made the designers opt for a structure that would cover as little ground surface as possible but it had to be large enough to host the five suites desired by the clients. The…

Studio House by GRADE

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jul 2016 8:43 am | Homes

The GRADE architectural practice designed this private residence of a mosaic artist and named the project Studio House being located in a natural setting in Virginia Beach, Virginia that offers expansive views of the Chesapeake Bay. The wooded area offered sufficient privacy to the inhabitants so the designers could take advantage of the beautiful landscape and use large glass areas for a constant connection with the surroundings. This allowed the artist to have a creative space where he can work…

Casa Mirador by AR+C

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jun 2016 6:59 am | Homes

Located in Guayllabamba, Quito Canton, Ecuador, the Casa Mirador is a residential project designed by the AR+C architectural practice in 2013 as a continuation of the natural environment in which it is placed so that the house is actually embedded inside the mountain. The house has a green platform as its roof and it allows the preservation of a lookout site. The primary construction is composed of a perimeter contention wall and the interior has a surface of 140 square…

Cluny Park House by Guz Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Jun 2016 6:47 am | Homes

The Cluny Park House is a residential project designed by Guz Architects and located in Singapore hosting a young family and featuring a structure that tries to take advantage of the hilltop position of the site to provide an open plan that takes maximum advantage from the beautiful view and the warm climate. The designers used the latest technology, careful planning and design to create a comfortable, sustainable and yet luxurious home with photovoltaic cells and solar water heaters employed…

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