Located in Austin the was originally built in the 1970s with a ramp-like entryway that stretched 25 feet down from the street level to the living area below. When time came to revamp and redesign this old dreary structure into a cool contemporary residence the architects used a fabulous rooftop garden as the entrance to the house which sits elegantly at the street level. This new entrance offers ample privacy while giving the home sweeping views of Lake Austin from the newly built 160’-long cantilevered deck.
The iconic Malibu beach brings to mind images of sunshine surf and a world of affluence that is almost unmatched. Arguably the hottest real estate on the Pacific coastline it is home to stars and celebrities and “the BU” is indeed the place to be once summer hits the Sunshine state!
It is stone wood and an array of indigenous local materials such as rattan and bamboo that shape the lovely inviting home. A warm color palette earthen hues and ample natural lighting ensure that the ambiance is both cozy and cheerful.
The immense concrete roof of the single-story Quinta de Lemos guesthouse restaurant and wine showroom snakes across a sprawling Portuguese landscape. Designed by studio Carvalho Araújo the structure is nestled amid rocky formations that helped determine its shape. Covered with paving slabs the roof acts as an extensive viewing platform.
Canadian studio Chevalier Morales Architectes reinterpreted the familiar Swiss chalet to design Residence Roy-Lawrence a top-heavy cantilevered timber house. The structure melds perfectly with the mountainous terrain of eastern Quebec.