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.
GITC arquitectura turned to a concrete plinth to give the home a structurally sound base with Chilean wood glass and concrete shaping the interior. It is the first level of the house that contains the double height living area along with other public spaces while the second level holds the expansive bedrooms along with the bathrooms. Confined to the basement are the music room recreational zones home theater and other fun spaces. A beautiful stairwell connects the various levels even while allowing for unhindered flow of light.
The natural green landscape around the house becomes an integral part of the open living area with large glass windows completely opening up the interior visually. Yet the bedrooms are tucked away neatly to keep out the chill of winter nights and prying eyes.
Sustainable forest management practices are also employed to preserve the original foliage of the Catskills and to integrate the modern cabins with the greenery around them. Locally sourced wood and stone add to the green credentials of each of these 26 homes while high-efficiency heating systems and top-notch insulation cut down on power bills.
Designed by Summer Thornton Design the new interior of this 5500-square-foot townhouse is truly enchanting as it combines chic tasteful modernity with inviting elegance and a hint of unabashed glam. Inspired by both Californian coastal style and Alaskan design simplicity lots of white natural finishes and organic textures shape this ingenious home.
A spacious kitchen with breakfast bar that overlooks the living area becomes the focal point of the new interior that encourages interaction between family members through seamless design. Design of the top level of the residence that combines classic form with modernity and a sense of lightness completes an understated and ingenious makeover which gives a home from early 1900s a new lease of life.
Squeezing in five fabulous townhouses on a lot that is barely 760 square meters in area in revamps an existing Queenslander even while finding space for 4 additional new townhouses. Designed by refresh*design a series of three townhouses with continuous gabled roof along with two other individual homes ensure that the property as a whole maximizes available space without feeling congested or even poorly ventilated. A sense of modernity starts with the exterior of the house with white and gray along with dark window frames setting the design tone.