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.
It is cedar and stone that shape this grand holiday home spread across with hints of copper bringing metallic warmth to the interior. It is the cedar that usher in ample natural light when needed while providing the homeowners with complete privacy.
That roof over your head can offer much more than mere cover or shade. With a myriad of contemporary designs roofs are organic sculptural pitched flat and curved. They are walkways viewing platforms places to relax to swim and garden. And increasingly the roof can provide a building’s energy needs. These fifteen contemporary roofs showcase the array of designs utilized by architects in order to raise the roof.
A modern staircase leads down to the living area and bedrooms on the lower levels with the each floor opening up towards Lake Austin thanks to the extensive use of glass. A double-height living area with the kitchen and dining room on the lowest level showcases a unique style that combines contemporary finesse with rustic and industrial elements to create a captivating interior. Custom decor pieces a neutral color scheme and pops of red blue and green in different rooms complete what is truly a fascinating home.
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.
Angular style is alive and well when it comes to the form of this East Hampton house by Eisner Design. Cedar wood alternates with white stucco to create a modern dwelling that grabs your attention. Ready to throw another material into the mix? How about combining stucco with wood and stone? Flawless modern and chic!
This million dollar home is nothing like the mundane contemporary residence that is defined by simple straight lines. Look beyond the obvious affluence and you will notice the lovely use of contrasting textures curved walls that drive away any sense of monotony and carefully curated decor that lets the captivating backdrop shine through. Glass wood and stone are used eloquently to shape a luxurious spacious and breezy interior that brings together urbane sophistication and a relaxed beachy vibe.