Design influences from the Far East have always found space in the western world with the likes of George Nelson and Isamu Noguchi wowing the world with their masterpieces. As the quest of the urban denizen to find tranquility and relaxation grows with each day decorating elements from the East are increasingly becoming more prominent.
If you love marble and natural stone then you will instantly fall in love with in Italy. The gorgeous contemporary home in Sicily uses a wide variety of marbles in different finishes to give its interior and exterior a refined yet luxurious ambiance.
It is the new top level that now holds three comfortable bedrooms with an ocean view along with bathrooms and other private areas. A front and rear balcony on this level allow the homeowners to take in the beautiful scenery outside.
Finding space on a lush green lot in Puget Sound that is filled with mature Douglas fir and cedar trees the is truly special both in terms of its design and eco-friendly intent. The cabin was crafted by zeroplus to ensure that its structure is as non-invasive as possible and even the existing root system under the house is left undisturbed after construction.
Replacing an existing ranch home in Orangevale the borrows of midcentury aesthetics while embracing modern ergonomics and a smart indoor-outdoor interplay. Designed for a couple with grown kids the open living area of the house holds the kitchen with twin islands and a dashing dining area; all of which are visually connected with the landscape outside.
Designed by Klopf Architecture the modern family residence has a sloped roof that gives the street façade a low modest look even as the rear structure brings the outdoors inside with its wall of glass! Wood steel and concrete shape the energy-efficient interior where passive heating and cooling techniques LED lighting fixtures and smart insulation help cut back on the carbon footprint.
The mezzanine level also features a teen retreat as personal spaces are cleverly delineated from social zones even while natural light flows through unhindered. With a modern industrial vibe and adaptive design that is also planet-friendly this suburban home is indeed a visual treat!