Unused historic buildings warehouses factories bunkers galleries churches and various public and private venues when afforded an external overhaul and a contemporary reinterpretation of their inner form present new and exciting opportunities for urban living. Moreover their newly-built modern contemporaries those of the concrete glass and steel variety can work equally well (differing markedly from the mass-produced and insipid suburban-style new-build).
The large roof overhangs the decks and also protects the large glass walls from winter weather and sun during the warmer months. Bedrooms and bathrooms are recessed into the back of this Washington State cabin (by Balance Architects) for coziness and privacy.
Die Es the family home of architect Gabriel Fagan was built in the affluent Cape Town suburb of Camps Bay. Designed by the architect it is a blend of modernism and ‘Cape Dutch’ style. The home’s sculptural vaulted and undulating roof is unique and is in all probability the only one of its kind.
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.
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!
Contrast is a wonderful thing when it comes to white stucco! In the next image we see how dark trim beautifully complements a creamy stucco home highlighting the large number of windows. Last but not least we see a Mediterranean-style stucco home in the image below.
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.