Transforming a mid-century modem home with some rough edges and a distinct industrial vibe into a relaxing modern single-family residence is a task that can be both fun and daunting at the same time. Getting this balance between the old and the new spot on are the creative folks from Klopf Architecture who transformed this 1950s home in California into an inviting hub that fit in with the lifestyle and sensibilities of an urban family.
Large windows bring in a certain sense of openness to the design of the contemporary structure while smart insulation keeps the winter chill away. The contrast between slate and cedar on the outside also helps shape a unique façade that lets the Watch Hill House stand out instantly with a personality of its own!
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 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.
Designed by architect Flavio Castro Planalto Paulista is a residence in São Paulo Brazil whose structure is arranged across two perpendicular volumes where the top is projecting over the bottom. Bold and brash the home strikes an elegant and handsome profile.
The decor inside the home seems to showcase a seamless blend of the vintage the midcentury and the contemporary as each room has a subtle touch of contrasting styles. A small entry leads into the living room that is filled with a couple of cozy sofas in off-white along with a smart blue rug that brings color and playfulness to the setting. The restrained use of color lets the few accent additions and the wall art shine through while the twin windows fill the space with plenty of natural light.
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.