The large roof overhangs the decks and also protects the large glass walls from winter weather and sun during the warmer months. Bedrooms and bathrooms are recessed into the back of this Washington State cabin (by Balance Architects) for coziness and privacy.
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.
The Russet Residence in West Vancouver British Columbia was designed by Canadian studio Splyce Design. Nestled into the hillside a meticulous dining space juts out fifteen feet framing both the forest canopy and ocean beyond.
The dining room and the kitchen embrace the muted color scheme of the living area with additions such as the Series 7 chairs and industrial-style lighting providing some much needed visual contrast. The unfinished texture of the walls also helps in breaking away from the monotony with a small nursery bedroom and bathroom completing this breezy home.
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 lower level consists of an elaborate master bedroom along with three additional bedrooms while the top level consists of the open plan living area and other public spaces. Complete with a home gym media room spa a distinct round glass guest house and an extensive and amazing series of decks and walkways this is indeed a ‘modern mansion’ that lets you live your dream in a grand unabashed fashion right in the heart of Malibu!
Found on RTEdgar the once forgotten and worn-out warehouse was turned into a multi-level home with a distinct industrial flair that pays tribute to the rich past of the structure. Exposed brick walls large glass windows with black steel frames and decor that complements the vintage aura of the home come together to shape a truly exceptional living area.