I have been doing the Beautiful Houses series for a while now, and I am also a big fan of architecture. And although I'm always browsing architecture related sites looking for inspiring houses, every single day I get impressed with new architectural master pieces. There is always a new project to give us ideas and inspiration.

To keep our 'dream house' ideas flowing, today we will show a project from Carver + Schicketanz, the same architects in charge of the Dani Ridge house, a project we showcased here a month ago. The Carmel house got my attention by its neutral palette, inspiring use of wood and glass, and also the amazing kitchen. Can definitely picture myself living in a house like this ;)

Description from the architects: Like many residences of the mid-century era this home has great flow and well-proportioned volumes, but was in need of an extra bedroom as well as a new kitchen and bathrooms. In addition, our goal was to modernize the outdated house technology resulting in a highly efficient home with supplemental photovoltaic power generation. We are proud to have completed the first LEED-certified home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, reaching the highest level: Platinum.

Check out ITN Architects website for further inspiring projects. And go to to Wikipedia if you want to know more about Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel

Beautiful Houses: Carmel Mid-Century in Carmel