Do not be fooled by the name though as this secondary dwelling can be used by other members of the family as well and is often turned into a guest house or a home studio/office space. Located in the beautiful suburb of The Gap this lovely one-bedroom granny flat was designed by Baahouse + Baastudio.
This house in Naha City Okinawa Japan was designed by Matsuyama Architect and Associates. A truly modern structure whose top floor cantilevers towards the city its form sits perfectly at odds with the surrounding urban vernacular.
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.
White stucco is a breath of fresh air—the perfect complement to tropical settings as a breezy vibe is created when lush greenery meets light-hued homes. Since stucco is a clean slate many homeowners whose dwellings feature stucco take great pride in their landscaping from the welcoming front exterior to the back view. Note the inviting patio of this home from Williams Partners Architects:
This cabin in Blairgowrie Australia is by Maddison Architects and according to their notes on the space “Its supporting pre-fabricated skeletal frame appears influenced by the prevailing wind forces that shape the surrounding Moonah trees. The roof directly reflects the internal volume and the skeletal frame is fully exposed inside and out to convey a structural and architectural honesty.”
How many times have you dreamt of getting away from the busy city life and taking a quick break in a lovely retreat that is both comfy and secluded? Well it is exactly in times like this that a weekend home comes in handy and this gorgeous delight from Westerly promises to blend a relaxed contemporary style with natural beauty. The elegant was designed by Lubrano Ciavarra Architects for a family of five and surrounded by a snow-filled landscape the residence sits proudly on a quiet three-and-a-half-acre site.
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.