With an expansive roof that stretches towards the shoreline the “House of the Infinite” conjures a sense of infinity its form embracing the endless Atlantic Ocean and horizon beyond. Sited in Cádiz Spain and designed by architect Alberto Campo Baeza the entire structure was built using a beautiful white travertine stone that sparkles in the warm sun.
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:
We begin with modern stucco homes as many of today’s most stunning stucco finishes can be found on contemporary houses. Grey stucco combines with Spanish cedar on the home below from Altius Architecture Inc.:
A gorgeous double-height living area sits at the heart of the beach getaway and is seamlessly connected with other public areas such as the dining room and the kitchen. The use of large glass windows sliding bamboo partitions and blinds offers a smart indoor-outdoor interplay that combines privacy with unabated views of the distant sea.
As cities become more and more crowded we seek to live in homes where we can relax and breathe maintaining a sense of personal space. Homes that fuel our imagination and creativity that influence how we think behave and feel are much sought-after. They are after all where we dwell hang out and repose and as such must possess elements of calm order tactility affability and poise!
Located on the Greek island of Tinos and sited on a sharp sloping rocky plot that overlooks the Aegean Sea ‘Mirage’ is a single-story structure (under construction) whose living space is covered by a rimless infinity pool rooftop. Designed by Kois Associated Architects from a distance on higher ground the pool acts to produce a stunning visual impact reflecting the surroundings and appearing at one with the sea.
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.