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Beautiful Houses: Yorkville Penthouse in Canada

Beautiful Houses: Yorkville Penthouse in Canada

I have been doing the Beautiful Houses post for a while now, and I am also a big fan of architecture. And although I browse architecture related sites looking for inspiring houses, every single day I get impressed with new architectural master pieces.Today we will show you the elegant Yorkville Penthouse in Toronto, Canada, a project by Cecconi Simone. I couldn't find a lot of information at the architect's website but I believe the images communicate a lot about the project. The penthouse is really elegant and contemporary. The hardwood floor, white furniture and art pieces create an unique environment. Certainly a great place to live ;)Check out Cecconi Simone website for further inspiring projects.We found this house at Contemporist.

Beautiful Houses: Holistic Health Club in Hangzhou, China

Beautiful Houses: Holistic Health Club in Hangzhou, China

I have been doing the Beautiful Houses post for a while now, and I am also a big fan of architecture. And although I browse architecture related sites looking for inspiring houses, every single day I get impressed with new architectural master pieces.Today we will show you the beautiful Holistic Health Club, a project by Crox International. The shapes, wood, colours, and the style of the house create a modern and relaxed place for meditation and comfort.Description from the architects:We often experience nature’s beauty from afar? generally from our comfort zones. A subtle separation can create the safety we need, and from a place of peace, we can then enjoy and ponder the wonders and beauties of nature. The layout was configured through the use of flexible thresholds, i.e. curtains and movable mirrors, to create an open environment that can be utilized freely as well as closed for exclusive workshops. The light that reflects inwards derives from the sunlit courtyard outside, it dances around the atmosphere, spreading light and shadow throughout One Taste.Check out Crox International website for further inspiring projects.We found this house at Contemporist.

Beautiful Houses: Archipelago House in Stockholm

Beautiful Houses: Archipelago House in Stockholm

I have been doing the Beautiful Houses post for a while now, and I am also a big fan of architecture. And although I browse architecture related sites looking for inspiring houses, every single day I get impressed with new architectural master pieces.Today we will show you the beautiful Archipelago House, a project by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. The shapes, wood, colors, huge glass panels and the clean style of the house create a modern and cozy place, certainly a great place to live ;)Description from the architects:A light-weight building in glass and wood, a summerhouse in the Stockholm archipelago. The layout of the plan is generated by the specifics of the site. The house is placed on the flat surface between two mountain rocks, and turns simultaneously towards the sun in the South and frontally towards the sea in the West. Movement, ambiguous spaces and light. With the small rooms located in the back, the rest of the house stands out as an open platform criss-crossed by panes of sliding glass. The zig-zag layout also offers several outside spaces sheltered from strong winds. The house is organized in layers, the big rooms expand with an open relationship to the wooden deck.Check out Tham & Videgård Arkitekter website for further inspiring projects.We found this house at Contemporist.

Beautiful Houses: Slip House in London

I have been doing the Beautiful Houses post for a while now, and I am also a big fan of architecture. And although I browse architecture related sites looking for inspiring houses, every single day I get impressed with new architectural master pieces. Today we will show you the minimalistic Slip house from Carl Turner Architects. This place is simply perfect. A minimalistic house where materials and shapes create a beautiful and cozy environment. Definitely a great place to live ;) Description from the architects: Occupying one of four plots (a gap in a Brixton terrace), Slip House is CTA in-house development built in the bottom of the garden of a derelict house. Three simple ‘slipped’ orthogonal box forms break up the bulk of the building and give it it’s striking sculptural quality. The top floor is clad in milky, translucent glass planks which continue past the roof to create a high level enclosure for a private roof terrace. A prototype brownfield development offering dense, flexible, urban living – the house is a vehicle for in-house research into sustainable design, seamlessly integrating the often conflicting aesthetic requirements of architecture and alternative low energy systems. We are working to develop this model for multiple developments and as affordable housing. Check out Carl Turner Architects website for further inspiring projects. We found this house at Contemporist.

Beautiful Houses: Belvedere in Ontario

I have been doing the Beautiful Houses post for a while now, and I am also a big fan of architecture. And although I browse architecture related sites looking for inspiring houses, every single day I get impressed with new architectural master pieces. Today we will show you a really elegant project from Guido Costantino Design Office Inc., a house located in Oakville, Ontario. I couldn't find further information on their website but I believe the images are good enough to inspire us. The place is elegant, clean and stylish. The color palette and the material combinations are amazing, the glass, concrete and wood is unique. I can definitely picture myself living in a house like this ;) Check out Guido Costantino Design Office Inc. website for further inspiring projects. We found this house at Design Milk.

Beautiful Carmel Mid-Century House

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: The Abbotsford Warehouse Apartments

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... The Abbotsford Warehouse Apartments, located in Melbourne, Australia is a project by ITN Architects. The architects converted this former Catholic Technical College into two, three storey warehouse apartments by removing the roof, retaining the lower floors and constructing a new upper floor which has been set back on all sides to create upper decks and balconies. We couldn't find a lot of information about the project but we believe the images communicate a lot about the apartments. The apartments are super stylish and beautiful. The industrial look, the concrete, wood and bricks combination are unique and create a modern and cozy environment, definitely a great place to live ;) Check out ITN Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily.

Beautiful Houses: Modern Loft Inside Victorian Westbourne Grove Church

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This modern loft inside the Victorian Westbourne Grove Church, located in London is a project by DOS Architects. The architects renovated the top two floors of Westbourne Grove Church, a Baptist chapel initially built in 1953. The church is located in Notting Hill, London and now counts with new highly contemporary interiors where a double high space acts as the core of the loft. This loft is simply marvelous. The beautiful contemporary design, the colors, details and materials are inspiring and create an awesome environment, definitely a great place to live ;) Check out DOS Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Freshome.

Beautiful Houses: W House in Chile

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... The W House, located in Huentelauquen, Chile is a project by 01Arq. I couldn't find details about the project on their website but I believe the images are good enough to show the beauty of the project. The mix of glass, stone, concrete and wood in this house is amazing. The floor to celling windows allow full advantage of the breathtaking view, this is definitely a great place to live ;) Check out 01Arq website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Aryeh Kornfeld, Mauricio Fuertes

Beautiful Houses: Dani Ridge house in Big Sur California

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... The Dani Ridge house, located in Big Sur California is a project by Carver + Schicketanz. In order to conceal this home from its uphill neighbors a shelf was cut into the narrow slice of grassland located between an access road on one side and the steep slopes of the West Coast on the other. The uphill land extends as a green roof over the underground portions of the home-terminating on the gently curved roof of the living room. All utilities, including the 5000 gallon water storage tank, were placed underground in order to preserve the surrounding landscape. This house is breathtaking. The stones and the huge windows overlooking the ocean are amazing. Definitely a great place to live ;) Check out Carver + Schicketanz website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by Robert Canfield

Beautiful Houses: Ber house in South Africa

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... The Ber house, located in Midrand, South Africa is a project by Nico van der Meulen Architects. The client wanted a contemporary, iconic house without unnecessary rooms, open plan and airy. The house has 4 suites, a living area and a large study that works as a home office. The place was designed in a simple rectangular shape with the living rooms in the centre, surrounded by a koi pond and a pool. This house is really beautiful and clean. The open spaces, the living room surrounding the pool and the materials create a modern and cozy environment, definitely a great place to live ;) Check out Nico van der Meulen Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by David Ross, Barend Robertse and Victoria Pilcher

Beautiful Houses: Hillcrest House in Canada

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... The Hillcrest House, located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is a project by Victoria Design Group. Once again we couldn't find details about the project but we believe the images tell a lot about the house so check it out. This house is really beautiful and elegant. The material combinations, open spaces and huge windows are incredible. My favorite part is definitely the kitchen, want to cook there ;) Check out Victoria Design Group website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by Vince Klassen

Beautiful Houses: Interior Design by Oleg Trofimov

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... Oleg Trofimov, a russian interior designer created a master piece with this apartment. He shows that you we can have a really nice outcome when smartly using interior design techniques such as sliding walls and hidden furniture elements to mage spaces look larger while looking clean and beautiful. I couldn't find further details about the projects but I believe the photos explain a lot. This apartment is minimalist, beautiful and stylish. It is the living proof that we don't need a lot of space to have an amazing apartment. After a lot of huge houses I decided to post something "more doable" so I was thrilled to bump into this apartment, which is definitely a great place to live. ;) Check out Oleg Trofimov website to know more about his work. See you next time. We found this house at Design Milk.

Beautiful Houses: Middle Park House in Australia

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... The Middle Park House, located in Melbourne, Australia is a project collaboration by Kerry Phelan Design Office + Chamberlain Javens Architects. This project involved major extensions and alterations to a significant 1930’s property opposite the bay in Middle Park. Their brief was to retain the existing home and add more relaxed living spaces with better access to the pool and garden. The 1930’s home has been restored and the extension has been designed to complement the early modern architecture of the original structure. This renovation looks amazing. The neutral palette, the wood and the bricks create a beautiful and modern place, definitely a great place to live. ;) Check out Kerry Phelan Design Office + Chamberlain Javens Architects websites for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Derek Swalwell

Beautiful Houses: Weekend House in Bus, Czech Republic

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... The Weekend House located in Bus, Czech Republic is a project by Markéta Cajthamlová. I couldn't find a lot of information about the house in their website but the the house is so beautiful that I decided to show it anyways. I loved the wood and huge glass windows, the views are also amazing. This house is to cool to be only a weekend house, I would definitely live here. ;) Check out Markéta Cajthamlová website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Ester Havlová

Beautiful Houses: East House in Australia

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... The East House, located in Byron Bay, Australia is a project by Built-Environment Practice. Conversion of 1990s brick and tile beach house to a modern, open-plan sustainable living environment. Designed to optimize northern solar access, cross-ventilation, and thermal comfort without heating or air conditioning. I can definitely see myself living here. The materials, open spaces, natural light and floor plan are really beautiful. This house has everything a beach house should have, perfect. ;) Check out Built-Environment Practice website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by David Taylor

Beautiful Houses: The Royal Penthouse II in Australia

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... The Royal Penthouse II located in Newcastle, Australia is a project by Coco Republic. The impressive floor plan of this three bedroom penthouse located right on Newcastle Beach needed a comprehensive interior fit out that was luxurious, coastal and complementary to the streamline architecture of the building. Over a 5 month period the Penthouse was transformed into its current state. Soft natural materials of timber, stone, washed linens and jute combined to achieve a light, soft palette that offers easy living, whilst referencing the coastal environment beyond in a harmonious way. This penthouse is breathtaking. Definitely a great place to live! ;) Check out Coco Republic website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by Steve Back