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!
White stucco creates a refreshing feel on the exterior of this next featured home. Note the way greenery in deep tones adds a charming element to the front of the residence! Manicured greenery truly shines when it’s placed in front of white stucco homes. The storybook feel of the plants mirrors the storybook feel of the home below. Note other charming touches such as French doors and matching urns on the wall near the entrance.
Industrial lofts and loft styles are often most prized with such spaces acting to enhance a property’s character and personality. They work well with the vernacular of the urban cityscape and provide for that much-in-demand modern and/or midcentury industrial aesthetic. The following industrial loft-style designs certainly fit the bill.
A gorgeous double-height living area sits at the heart of the beach getaway and is seamlessly connected with other public areas such as the dining room and the kitchen. The use of large glass windows sliding bamboo partitions and blinds offers a smart indoor-outdoor interplay that combines privacy with unabated views of the distant sea.
In designing this hexagonal home in Toyota Japan Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates separated the roof from the exterior wall using clerestory windows. In doing so the architects afforded the homeowner views of the sky from the entire circumference of the house.
Located on the Greek island of Tinos and sited on a sharp sloping rocky plot that overlooks the Aegean Sea ‘Mirage’ is a single-story structure (under construction) whose living space is covered by a rimless infinity pool rooftop. Designed by Kois Associated Architects from a distance on higher ground the pool acts to produce a stunning visual impact reflecting the surroundings and appearing at one with the sea.
Don’t forget the appeal of mixed materials! Just as wood and stucco is a powerful combination with grey homes this blend is equally stunning when it comes to white stucco homes. This next abode is modern through and through from the clean-lined structure to the patio featuring slabs that were individually cast in place.