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 ground floor houses a large study along with a family room and a bedroom which open up towards the elegant courtyard. An open plan living area with a kitchen and dining space occupies the first floor while the top level contains the master suite and an additional bedroom.
Industrial lofts and loft styles are often most prized with such spaces acting to enhance a property’s character and personality. They work well with the vernacular of the urban cityscape and provide for that much-in-demand modern and/or midcentury industrial aesthetic. The following industrial loft-style designs certainly fit the bill.
As with the home above the residence below features a shingled roof a popular choice for traditional stucco homes. A tropical vibe is created by the white stucco of the home below the minty color of the shutters (which mirrors the deep blue-green of the pool) and the palm trees that surround the house.
Currently under construction The Quest is a stunning midcentury-esque single-story dwelling designed by Ström Architects for two retired clients. Sited in Swanage UK the cantilevered home is a nod to contemporary modernism.
Designed by ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva this house in Juso Portugal is built over three floors (including an underground level). The top floor concrete enclosure accommodates the home’s private spaces and the rooftop affords views of the surrounding area sea and nearby mountains of Sintra.
The Cabanas Norio in Portugal are complimentary buildings—one is a bedroom and bath the other serves as a living room and kitchen. Architect Manuel Aires Mateus redesigned two old fisherman’s huts and added a pontoon over the water to create this getaway which can be rented out by the night.