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Beautiful Houses: Kirribilli House in Sydney

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 week we present you the beautiful Kirribilli House. The Kirribilli House is a project by Luigi Rosselli Architects, a firm who believes architecture exists in time, place and space and that each time is different, each place has its own opportunities and challenges, and so each space must respond uniquely. The Kirribilli house is located in Sydney, Australia and is a response to a clients demand of having a comfortable house. So what makes a house comfortable? A climatically comfortable environment, a place where you seek refuge from the heat of the day or in the cold nights, without having to barricade yourself behind hermetically shut windows. The rammed earth walls and well located operable skylights, the sun drenched courtyard and the breezy verandah, the green roof and external shutters have all contributed to a most livable waterfront residence and to win the AIA sustainable design award for 2011. This house is really beautiful. The wide spaces, materials, patterns and clean interiors create an elegant and cozy place. Definitely a nice place to live ;) Check out Luigi Rosselli Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Justin Alexander.

Beautiful Houses: Minimum House in Germany

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 week we present you the elegant Minimum House. The Minimum House is a project by Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten, a firm founded by Frank Kasprusch and Hermann Scheidt. The Minimum house is located in Germany, situated to the south of Berlin, is a prototype for a serial holiday and residential house. The concept was developed by the ideal of a house with maximum outdoor impressions and also by making full use of the solar yields for the building. The architects, engineers and other people responsible for the project developed a modular building concept, hat allows a contemporary open space living with high ecological standards. This house is beautiful and clean. Few elements create a nice and elegant environment. Materials, colors, distribution, everything was well planed and the result is a beautiful eco-friendly house. Definitely a nice place to live ;) Check out Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Christian Gahl.

Beautiful Houses: Flowing Lake Residence in Washington

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 week we present you the beautiful Flowing Lake Residence. The Flowing Lake Residence is a project by David Vandervort Architects, a middle sized firm located in Seattle. Their challenge was to create a home for an active, young couple which preserved the trees and the remaining native landscape while extending toward and maximizing views of the lake in the Snohomish County. The solution was to create a path to the water alongside which a house was then placed. The path begins at the auto court with its detached garage/office. It then descends past the bedroom wing alongside the giant firs to mid-slope where a glass corridor/entry blurs the line between interior and exterior. From here the living areas open and cantilever toward the view, its glass façade maximizing both openness to the lake and the limited quantity of light. This house is really elegant and the lake view is pretty inspiring. The layout, the big windows and materials are beautiful and create a nice and cozy environment. Definitely a nice place to live ;) Check out David Vandervort Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Mark Woods.

Beautiful Houses: Hotchkiss Residence in Washington

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 week we present you the beautiful Hotchkiss Residence. The Hotchkiss Residence is a project by Scott | Edwards Architecture, a firm built on the premise that innovative design solutions result from a collaborative effort between architect, client and craftsperson. The project is a 2,000 sf home on the Columbia river in Vancouver Washington. The home, built for a retired couple, was placed on the site to maximize the southern view to the river. A large overhang creates a dynamic outdoor living room and creates enough overhang to shield the harsh rays of the sun from penetrating the interior of the home. Radiant floor heating, exposed wood structure and walnut cabinetry create a contemporary, yet warm home. The house is super elegant and beautiful. All the windows, the floor, the materials and color combinations resulted in a modern and cozy house. The wood also gave the place a beautiful and unique look, definitely a place I would love to live in ;) Check out Scott | Edwards Architecture website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Peter Eckert.

Beautiful Houses: Rounded Loft in Prague

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 week we present you the beautiful Rounded Loft. The Rounded Loft is a project by A1 Architects, a firm that believes the secret of architecture lies in naturalness. The rounded loft is located in the beautiful Prague, Czech Republic. They wanted to build a fluent space, so they start with an entrance hall that slightly continues towards living space and kitchen. The space is also open to an upper gallery meant for guests. To reach specific fluency of space we decided to round off some of the interior corners, which finally give the space its unique smooth character. This loft is really beautiful. The rounded corners give the place a cozy and unique look. The colors, materials and combinations are delicate and create a nice environment. Definitely a place I would love to live in ;) Check out A1 Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily.

Beautiful Houses: Sun House in Singapore

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 week we present you the elegant Sun House. The Sun House is a project by Guz Architects, a firm that seeks to produce refreshing architecture. I couldn't find many information about the Sun House on their website but the images say a lot. The house is an art piece, the huge open spaces and the natural light is simply amazing. The courtyard and the way the house is built allow the air to flow naturally, resulting in a beautiful and unique place. The house is super beautiful and naturally bright. Big spaces and a great courtyard. Not that in love with the decoration, but wouldn't mind living here ;) Check out Guz Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist.

Beautiful Houses: Mercer Residence

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 week we present you the elegant Mercer Residence. The Mercer Residence is a project by Vibe Design Group, a multi-award winning firm with a passion for design and totally focused on excellence. The Mercer Residence is the result of a complete renovation (see before and after photo at the end of the post). In transforming the residence they sought to create an undeniable street presence and they definitely accomplish that with a striking timber-lined shape that extends with the longest street boundary. A clear glass splash-back gives a sneak-peak to the battened timber feature wall beyond. Windows in the lounge area are given a framed view of the beautiful established trees in the street, while the dining at the opposite end of the space spills onto the north-facing outdoor entertaining area. The result of this renovation is totally amazing! The Mercer Residence is super elegant and beautiful. The interiors, materials, spaces... everything creates a cozy environment. Definitely a house I would live in ;) Check out Vibe Design Group website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. Before - After We found this house at freshome. Photos by Robert Hamer.

Beautiful Houses: Kona Residence in Hawaii

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 week we present you the breathtaking Kona Residence. The Kona Residence is a project by Belzberg Architects, a firm that is all about architectural innovation. Nestled between cooled lava flows, the Kona residence situates its axis not with the linearity of the property, but rather with the axiality of predominant views available to the site. The program is arranged as a series of pods distributed throughout the property, each having its own unique features and view opportunities. The pods are programmatically assigned as two sleeping pods with common areas, media room, master suite and main living space. An exterior gallery corridor becomes the organizational and focal feature for the entire house, connecting the two pods along a central axis.  This house is astonishing. The place itself, Hawaii, is already a paradise, and the house is simply breathtaking. The volumes are beautiful and inspiring. The interiors, materials, spaces... everything makes me want live here ;) Check out Belzberg Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos: Benny Chan

Beautiful Houses: House of Pavilions in Bangalore

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 week we present you the beautiful House of Pavilions. The House of Pavilions is a project by Architecture Paradigm. The house is located in Bangalore, India and it expresses all cultural concepts of the city. Designed for three generations living under one roof which is a common situation in this area, the house of pavilions is an attempt at exploring emerging conditions. Open spaces and integrated indoor and outdoor spaces are traditional in indian houses and here they play a important part of the project. This house really beautiful. The angles, the huge glass windows allowing light to enter the rooms, the materials, everything is nicely combined and the result is another nice house to inspire us. ;) Check out Architecture Paradigm website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily.

Beautiful Houses: Tiburon Bay House

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 week we present you the beautiful Tiburon Bay House. The Tiburon Bay House is a project by Butler Armsden Architects, a firm that combines clients' visions and architectural expertise to develop exceptional projects. When designing the Tiburon House the entire team was tasked with setting an example of just how far the energy saving architectural exercise could be pushed to set an example of great design and great performance at the same time. And they did it. All of the materials used in the project re recycled or sustainable and in some cases, like the retaining walls, were salvaged from the foundations f the original house. Electricity and hot water are solar powered, and there is even a complex water reclamation system that is technologically head of the local building codes. This house is amazing. Besides being a beautiful place, it's also energy efficient. Everything here is breath taking, materials, color scheme, site, natural bright interiors, wide spaces... loved it. Can I move in? ;) Check out Butler Armsden Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at freshome. Photos by Matthew Millman

Beautiful Houses: Casa D in Cuneo, Italy

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 week we present you the beautiful Casa D. Casa D is a project by Damilano Studio Architects, a firm founded in 1990 by Duilio Damilano. The studio develops a language with a contemporary approach for continuous research in the modeling of architectural forms. Particular attention is paid to light, transparent and reflective surfaces in projects that take a force of expression that sometimes cancels or enhances the built volumes. Casa D is on a gently sloping terrain that gave the pretext to develop a house on two levels, connected by a mezzanine floor. The entrance to the house has a curious glimpse of the dining area, located south-east of the Appendix. The living room opens onto a large window on the porch and garden, raised above the share of the pool. Large outdoor terraces that follow the natural slope of the land, linking the summer lunch at the poolside and even the lawn located at the lower level, which overlooks the spa area. The mezzanine level of the house is the double-height library, which separates the living from the sleeping area. This house is really beautiful and elegant. The combinations, materials, spaces and surroundings, everything is inspiring and beautiful. Another great example of a house I wouldn't mind living. ;) Check out Damilano Studio Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. Thanks Damilano Studio Architects for sending us the pictures and details of this project. Photos by A. Martiradonna.

Beautiful Houses: Graham Residence

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 week we present you the amazing Graham Residence. The Graham Residence is a project by E. Cobb Architects Inc, a firm with an impressive portfolio located in Seattle, WA. I couldn't find details about the Graham Residence in their website, but I believe the images will say everything. This house is totally stunning. The glass windows, material combinations, wide spaces, interiors... everything is breath taking. I definitely found my new favorite house. ;) Check out E. Cobb Architects Inc website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at freshome. Photos by Paul Warchol.

Beautiful Houses: Hiratsuka in Japan

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 week we present you the beautiful Hiratsuka. The Hiratsuka house is a project by LEVEL Architects. I couldn't understand much on their website since everything is written in Japanese. The Hiratsuka is a 1,674.21sq ft (155.54sq m) duplex house located in Kanagawa, Japan. The project was designed to accommodate two families, so everything was carefully designed to offer comfort in a space that is not that big. The interiors of this house really got my attention. It is something simple, beautiful and stylish. The spaces are designed in a way that makes the place cozy and unique. The place is really neat. Loved it. ;) Check out LEVEL Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily.

Beautiful Houses: 41 in Los Gatos, 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... This week we present you the elegant 41 House. The 41 house is a project by Fuse Architecture, a firm founded in 2000 by Daniel Gomez and Daniel Townsend. The house is a contemporary project to please a professional motorcycle client who wanted a the perfect place to fit his personality. The home was designed and built around two main components; the views, and movement, similar to a track with the curved circulation paths and roofs. This house is really beautiful. I actually liked the outdoors more than the interiors, but the house is pretty beautiful. The wide spaces and combinations are really modern and elegant. Wouldn't mind living here. ;) Check out Fuse Architecture website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Interface Visual.

Beautiful Houses: Adamos Residence in Limassol, Cyprus

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 week we present you the elegant Adamos Residence. The Adamos Residence is a project by Varda Studio, a studio which has a design agenda focused on two points: a clear architectural response to the site and the client’s brief, and simplicity in form. The Adamos is a luxury residence, located in Limassol, attracts attention with elegant proportion of intersected volumes. The variety of materials- white paint, fair face concrete, wood- highlights an architectural composition, that converges with the yard area. Playful unexpected division of the walls between the yard and the garage entry visually closes relax zone, at the same time it is see-through. This house is super elegant and beautiful. Wide spaces, clean decoration, bright colors and a lot of glass offer a unique and stylish look. The contrast between dark wood and white walls are also amazing. Not sure about keeping this place clean and organized, but wouldn't mind trying to live here. ;) Check out Varda Studio website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by Christos Papantoniou.

Beautiful Houses: Vienna Way in Venice, 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... This week we present you the beautiful Vienna Way. The Vienna Way is a project by Marmol Radziner, a full service architectural firm that provides a range of services including architectural design, interior design, landscape design, furniture design, jewelry design and prefab. The Vienna Way is a project designed for a family and is located in Venice, California. The house has huge glass windows from floor to ceiling that seamlessly integrate the home with the outdoor California native landscape. Two main volumes, anchored close to the boundaries of the property, divide the lot into thirds, bridged by a sunken kitchen in the center. This house really beautiful. The dark wooded floors, the bright walls and all the windows create a elegant and cozy place. The glass windows also allow natural light to enter the spaces and give the house a nice and bright mood. Definitely would live to live in a house like this. ;) Check out Marmol Radziner website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Joe Fletcher.

Beautiful Houses: NEXTHouse in Seattle

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 week we present you the elegant NEXTHouse. The NEXTHouse is a project by David Vandervort Architects, a medium sized firm located in Seattle's Historic Eastlake District. NEXTHouse is a 2,700 square foot speculative demonstration project and its current available for sale in Seattle, Washington. It is a custom designed home fusing the Northwest Modern tradition with the highest quality, environmentally sustainable building techniques, features and finishes. The house was designed to fully appreciate the land, reaching out to views and light. Terraces, decks and patios encourage outdoor living in both formal and private settings. This house is really elegant. The combination of wood, glass and other materials give the house a unique and beautiful look. The spaces look wide and cozy, very interesting. Wouldn't mind living in a house like this. ;) Check out David Vandervort Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Michael Jensen.