The ranch-style design of Caterpillar House emphasizes its relatedness to the rolling countryside. By incorporating integrated photovoltaic panels award-winning residential design practice Feldman Architecture ensured the house was able to supply all of its own energy needs without any compromise to the elegant curve of its low roof. The roof also acts to provide shade from the hot California sun.
A long rectangular form is one of many standout features of this minimalist home. Add the clear cedar with a dark stain and you have the pefect blend of light and dark. This modern stucco home celebrates Japanese style especially in the front courtyard area. Note the variety of tones on the wooden siding and the way this diversity enhances the look of the stucco on the exterior of the house.
Designed by Wahana Cipta Selaras the intriguing residence has an open design that blurs the line between the interior and the green landscape that surrounds the house. Each space flows into the next with open pavilions living spaces and sweeping wooden decks extending the living area outdoors in an eloquent fashion.
The “Lift” house in Sendai Japan by Apollo Architects & Associates features a stark and protruding geometric overhang. Slots in the front-facing facade allow views onto the street whilst maintaining the privacy of the home’s residents.
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.
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:
Reiulf Ramstad Architects designed this trio of cabins for a family in Germany and a central patio binds them all together. Sleeping lofts are upstairs and spacious but private living areas below offer spaces for small groups to hang out. Which of today’s featured cabins (or group of cabins) is your favorite? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…