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!
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.
This is precisely the approach that Corben Architects took as they revamped an old and abandoned warehouse in into a stylish modern home for a family of five. While much of the external façade of the warehouse and its roof trusses were left untouched due to the heritage issues the interior was completely altered using a spacious central courtyard that enhances the family home both functionally and aesthetically.
In fact it is in these lofty homes that modern industrial style first found its feet in neighborhoods such as Brooklyn and soon spread its wings across the planet. Located in a tranquil neighborhood of this exquisite loft-style home aims to bring a hint of this New York magic Down Under even while crafting a gorgeous residence that meets the needs of a modern family.
This lovely fireplace becomes the focal point in the living area with large glass walls that connect it visually with the fabulous landscape outside. The redesigned kitchen and bathrooms also embrace this cheerful modern look with light grays and white dominating the backdrop. Curated decor accessories and additions such as the trendy throw pillows add a splash of color to each room.
The Cabanas Norio in Portugal are complimentary buildings—one is a bedroom and bath the other serves as a living room and kitchen. Architect Manuel Aires Mateus redesigned two old fisherman’s huts and added a pontoon over the water to create this getaway which can be rented out by the night.
Complete with a TV room a bar a BBQ bar and a pool along with a spacious outdoor lounge the home is fully decked out yet it is natural materials such as cane and bamboo that become its most distinct features. The extensive use of cool neutral hues natural materials and decor that complements the color scheme ensures that the interior of the house has a chic coastal vibe that is both inviting and elegant.