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).
This two-story house by Architekten Innauer Matt named after the clients as “Haus für Julia und Björn” (House for Julia and Björn) has a steep roof and structural elements that include roof cantilevers. The roof’s pitch allowed for loft spaces to be added to the smaller bedrooms.
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!
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.
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.
The lower level consists of an elaborate master bedroom along with three additional bedrooms while the top level consists of the open plan living area and other public spaces. Complete with a home gym media room spa a distinct round glass guest house and an extensive and amazing series of decks and walkways this is indeed a ‘modern mansion’ that lets you live your dream in a grand unabashed fashion right in the heart of Malibu!
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.