Wrapping together refined modernism with distinct Midcentury elegance in a cloak of concrete and wood the in Brazil exudes a style of its own. Designed by Studio mk27 & Galeria Arquitetos the contemporary home has a cozy inviting ambiance that brings together a contrasting array of textures.
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.
Large windows bring in a certain sense of openness to the design of the contemporary structure while smart insulation keeps the winter chill away. The contrast between slate and cedar on the outside also helps shape a unique façade that lets the Watch Hill House stand out instantly with a personality of its own!
Formal workspaces and dining areas are interlaced with features such as the opulent outdoor Jacuzzi pool table in the family room and lovely lounge areas to create a balance between vacation and business styles that the home intends to evoke.
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.:
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.
How many times have you dreamt of getting away from the busy city life and taking a quick break in a lovely retreat that is both comfy and secluded? Well it is exactly in times like this that a weekend home comes in handy and this gorgeous delight from Westerly promises to blend a relaxed contemporary style with natural beauty. The elegant was designed by Lubrano Ciavarra Architects for a family of five and surrounded by a snow-filled landscape the residence sits proudly on a quiet three-and-a-half-acre site.