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Beautiful Houses: St. Barts - France

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 St. Barts Residence. The St. Barts residence is a project by Barnes Coy Architects. Barnes Coy Architects is a 20-year-old firm which has realized over 250 projects throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. The firm consists of 15 people, including 12 architects divided among three offices: Bridgehampton, NY; Vail, CO; and NYC. The residence is located at St. Barthelemy, France and it is a beautiful open space with amazing views. The mix of materials of the house count with Pennsylvania limestone at the walls, sucupira wood on the floors and polished concrete on countertops. Another week, another house that make me want to move from my place... This is simply a great place to live. The wide glass windows/doors give the house a feeling that exteriors and interiors are mixed and sometimes you can't even distinguish the inside from the outside. The stone walls give a unique look to house and match perfectly with the decoration. Simply awesome! Check out Barnes Coy Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Robert Moore Brown.

Beautiful Houses: House in the Garden - Texas

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 House in the Garden. The House in the Garden is a project by Cunningham Architects. The house is located in Dallas, Texas, USA and the project is a real beauty, a intense combination between architecture, nature and landscaping. The place is a modernist elegant house. The project is almost hidden is the garden since it is discreetly set back to the rear of the lot behind a stainless steel mesh and recycled glass privacy wall. Illuminated from within, the glass wall gives no indication of the urban oasis behind it. Another week, another beautiful house. This combination of materials and all the nature surrounding the house in the garden is really inspiring. The house is simple and clean, yet amazing. The wood, steel and glass mix is really nice. Another great example of architectural's beauty. Check out Cunningham Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by James F. Wilson & Gisela Borghi.

Beautiful Houses: Vivienda en Pozuelo - Madrid

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 gorgeous the Vivienda en Pozuelo. The Vivienda en Pozuelo is a project by A-cero. A-cero Ltd. architecture and planning studio, is a firm created in 1996 vowed to the integral development of architectural projects. The Vivienda en Pozuelo project was recently finished, the house is located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, in Madrid. The houses dimensions turn it into a comfortable and practical place that invites to enjoy it and offers the maximum life quality. Its modern design based on impossible angles, projecting and spectacular volumes do of this building one of the maximum exponents of the A-cero architecture. White has the main role in the building (in interiors and exteriors). Furthermore, it has numerous ample windows. Both elements give to the house a lot of light and vitality. Well, what else can I say? The house is simply gorgeous. The elements, the huge and clear spaces, the 'whiteness' and the clean decoration... great composition. Not sure about the work to keep all this organized and clean. But wouldn't mind figuring this out. ;) Check out A-cero website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We received this material directly from A-cero.

Beautiful Houses: Lake Forest Park 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 Lake Forest Park. The Lake Forest Park is a project by Finne Architects. Raised in Norway and the United States, Nils Finne established FINNE Architects in Seattle in 1994, bringing a Scandinavian understanding of craft and landscape to the Pacific Northwest. Dedicated to the idea of Crafted Modernism, Nils typically designs custom lighting, furniture, cabinets and hardware for every project. This project is actually a renovation of a 1950?s Northwest Contemporary house in Seattle. The idea was to keep the original simplicity and clarity of the house, so they used a palette of new materials to create a nice mix of texture and color. And besides the amazing look, the house counts with sustainable design - green materials and radiant heating under terrazzo flooring has created a heat source with maximum energy efficiency. This house is really elegant and beautiful. The materials match perfectly, creating a cozy house with inspiring views and interiors. For sure another architectural master piece! Check out Finne Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at Comtemporist. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.

Beautiful Houses: Paraty House in Rio de Janeiro

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 astonishing Paraty House. The Paraty House is a project by StudioMK27, a studio founded on the 80's by Marcio Kogan that today counts with more than 14 architects and contributors around the world. The Paraty House is a really beautiful project located in the awesome Paraty beach in Rio de Janeiro. The house consists of reinforced concrete boxes that stand out the landscape of the place and get our attention right away. The modern looks mixed with nature and mountain views are really beautiful. The way they managed to mix glass, stone walls, wood and concrete created a really unique look, the house is modern, cozy and amazing. Ok, I don't even have much more to say... this house is simply marvelous! I really want to pack and move in... can I? :) Check out StudioMK27 website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily. Photos by Nelson Kon.

Beautiful Houses: Syncline House in Colorado

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 Syncline House. The Syncline House is a project by Arch11, a firm founded in 1993 by James Trewitt and E.J. Meade, which gained regional recognition for projects ranging from exceptional residences to institutional planning, mixed use development and product design. Situated at the fold between the Rocky Mountain foothills and the Great Plains, the house mediates horizons and peaks, city and alpine meadows. Conceived as a frame for viewing the landscape, arch 11 meticulously modeled the residence within the site to insure that planes of glass capture ridgetop views while respecting the city’s height restrictions. Built with innovative renewable energy systems and materials crafted to last centuries, the house is a model of cutting-edge sustainable design and attains a LEED gold certification. This house is really beautiful and unique. The materials choice, the huge internal spaces and the minimal interiors give the place a cozy and modern look. The whole place is astonishing...it makes me want to live there! Check out Arch11 website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at Comtemporist.

Beautiful Houses: Torres House in Monterrey, Mexico

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 Torres House. The Torres House is a project by GLR Arquitectos, a recognized architecture firm located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. These guys have a portfolio so amazing that it was a bit rough to choose among all the great houses. But today we will talk about the Torres House, or Casa Torres, its original name. The idea was to establish an intimate contact between the house and the nature surrounding it. The house has a discrete entrance that hides behind a huge oak tree, the mural-like door is constructed with marble, wood and steel. The inside of Casa Torres has an interesting mix of materials, marble, volcanic stone walls, glass, wood and indirect lightening. Really unique. I think that the best word to describe Casa Torres is elegant. The whole composition is simply astonishing. The floor, walls, decoration... everything is pretty unique and delivers a really beautiful result, even for those that don't like to have many elements in a decoration - like me. Great house! Check out GLR Arquitectos website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at archdaily. Photos by Jorge Taboada.

Beautiful Houses: House in Ubatuba, Brazil

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 this beautiful house in Ubatuba. The House in Ubatuba is a project by SPBR, an office managed by Angelo Bucci, located in São Paulo, Brazil. The Ubatuba house is a 55m x 16m ground plot, located at Tenório’s Beach - Ubatuba, São Paulo. The plot goes up the hill from the beach in a 50% slope hill, only reaching street level at 28 meters. The hard steep hill and its trees are both protected by environmental laws. Three columns, made in reinforced concrete, support the house. Four steel beams lay on the top of them in order to hang the slabs from above and also to avoid the use of support frames during the construction process, making it faster and more rational. Well, once again I believe I don't need to say much, images speak for themselves. This house has amazing angles, materials and forms. I simply loved this wood - glass - concrete mix, gives the house a modern and interesting look. The place seem integrated with its surroundings and the views are really awesome. For sure another place I would live in. Check out SPBR website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at archdaily. Photos by Nelson Kon.

Beautiful Houses: Concrete House II in Madrid

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 Concrete House II. The Concrete House II is a project by A-cero architecture studio, a studio which amazing projects that manage to surprise us with every new thing they create, and this Concrete House is just another great example of their talent. This project is simply amazing. The concrete seem to mix with the nature surrounding the house, creating a pretty unique look. The interiors of the house are wide and modern, the decoration is clean yet impressive, with lots of neutral colors and some unique colored elements to break the regularity. Well, I believe that the images speak for themselves, so I don't need to explain that much about the Concrete House II, you will see it... this is simply an amazing place to live. Check out A-cero architecture studio website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at archdaily. Photos by Luis H. Segovia.

Beautiful Houses: Belvedere House in Florida

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 Belvedere House. The Belvedere house is a project by Shulman + Associates, a firm founded by Allan Shulman, FAIA in 1996. From its office in Miami's Design District, the firm provides full architectural and design services on a broad range of building types, including many urban infill and adaptive use projects. The belvedere house has a 2-story interior atrium and feature stair at its center, high ceilings and abundant french doors opening toward the pool, patio and bay. The house takes advantage of its long, narrow massing to create an indoor sequence of high-ceilinged spaces that are naturally lit in the daytime and cross-ventilated to allow comfortable interaction with the outdoors. The Belvedere house is really beautiful and elegant. It has a clean and minimal look and the white mixed with glass, wood and some steel elements are great. The indoors natural lighting and the views are amazing! For sure another great place to live. Check out Shulman + Associates website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at Design Milk. Photos by Robin Hill.

Beautiful Houses: Huis-JCMZ in Chevy Chase, Maryland

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 Huis-JCMZ. The Huis-JCMZ house is a project by Studio27 Architecture, an award-winning architecture firm recognized for providing creative and unique design solutions to a broad range of clients and project types. The house was designed to have a modern domestic space with open plan living and minimalist detailing. Rooms are arranged within the house to form public and private spaces in the same manner that buildings are arranged in a urban setting. The result is a contemporary dwelling designed using rigorous programming and critical logic to carefully evaluate the function and efficiency of every element within the home. The Huis-JCMZ house is really beautiful. The mix of materials and colors, the spaces and the details give the house a cozy and modern look. I really loved the contrast among the black and the bright interior materials. And as for the exterior, the withe cubical volume with the glass windows is surely a great choice for the property, it looks modern and elegant. Check out Studio27 Architecture website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) Photos by Maxwell MacKenzie. I also would like to thank Julian Ma from Studio27 Architecture for the attention and for sending the material to this post.

Beautiful Houses: Fish 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 astonishing Cliff House. The Fish House is a project by Guz Architects, a firm that seeks to produce refreshing architecture that is tranquil, inspired by nature, yet human in scale. The fish house project is an environmentally friendly seafront house that embraces Singapore's tropical climate by creating an open, breezy space, giving residents views from every room to the ocean as well as into the garden with its huge swimming pool. Our main endeavor was to create a residence with seamless integration of the surrounding nature and therefore water had to play a key role in achieving that. This house is simply astonishing. They managed to mix very interesting elements, materials and forms, creating a very natural residence that is totally integrated with its surroundings. The wide glass windows, the wood elements, the angular roofs and the integration with nature give this house an astonishing look! loved it. Check out Guz Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily.

Beautiful Houses: Cliff House in Kerala, India

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 Cliff House. The Cliff House is a project by Khosla Associates, a leading Architecture firm in Bangalore, India. The team at Khosla Associates, headed by Sandeep Khosla and associate Amaresh Anand consists of highly qualified and driven design professionals who create a versatile body of work range. The Cliff house project get our attention firstly by its asymmetrical angled roof. The beauty of the project is completed by the mix of concrete, cement, slatted timber and local kota stone. The clean and cozy interiors and the infinite pool give the house an amazing visual, proving that architecture can always amaze us. The Cliff House is really beautiful, impressive I would say. The huge interior spaces, clean decoration and textures and materials used created a very elegant house. The project seem fully integrated with it surroundings and even have a natural look... simply awesome. Check out Khosla Associates website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily

Beautiful Houses: Hoke House in Portland

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 famous Hoke House. As last week we received some comments mentioning that the Villa-K was similar to the famous Hoke House - Cullen's house from the Twilight movie - I decided to search for it... and here it is! The Hoke House is a project by Skylab Achitecture. The house is located in Portland and it is really beautiful. I remember that the house was something that really got my attention while watching the movie. The mix of concrete, wood and wide glass windows creates a very elegant house which interacts its surrounding nature. The interiors filled with bright and clean elements are also very unique and beautiful, for sure another architecture's master piece. The Hoke House is indeed very similar to the Villa-K from last week, but if I had to choose one, I think I would stick to Villa-K... don't like vampires, wolf-mans, etc. ;) Comments aside, this is a really nice project and I'm sorry I didn't got much information or details about it, but the images are pretty helpful. Check out Skylab Achitecture website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) Information gathered from arch daily and Design Tavern.

Beautiful Houses: Villa-K in Nagano

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 Villa-K. The Villa-K is a project by Mutsue Hayakusa Cell Space Architects. The house is located in Nagano, Japan and it is simply amazing. I didn't find many information about the project and its details but I think the house speaks for itself, it's really beautiful. The wide glass windows, the huge interiors spaces, the angled roofs... everything matches perfectly creating a house that looks simple and impressive at the same time. Well, in my opinion this one is the best until now! I really liked this whole composition, specially the angled ceiling that give the interiors a wide and cozy look. And I also liked the clean and neat decoration. Simply loved it! Check out Mutsue Hayakusa Cell Space Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily Photographs by Masao Nishikawa

Beautiful Houses: White Perrin in North Bruny Island

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 White Perrin house. The White Perrin house is a project by Dock4 Architecture, an architecture firm that uses innovative and progressive architectural practices and that is involved in a wide range of projects throughout Tasmania including commercial, single and multiple residential projects, mixed use developments and furniture design. A firm whose primary concern is people and their needs. The R. White + F. Perrin house is located at North Bruny Island, Tasmania and it's for sure another really beautiful house. The house is placed in a point that besides the amazing views, has a very good sunlight positioning, allowing the architects to project an energy efficient building gathering solar warmth. The main material used at the house is natural timber. The internal floors and doors are made of recycled timber, besides the beautiful glass windows that give the house a really unique and cozy look. This house is definitely a place that I would live in. The place is beautiful, the design, the looks, everything is perfect. The glass and the natural timber give the house a really 'natural eco friendly' look, allowing a nice integration with its surroundings. As the house is a bit isolated, privacy is not a worry since you have no neighbors around. I really liked this one. Check out Dock4 Architecture website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily Photographs by Jonathan Wherrett

Beautiful Houses: House in the Woods in Mexico

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 this beautiful house in the woods. The house in the wood, originally called Casa en el Bosque, is a project by Parque Humano, a firm whose primary concern is people and their needs. They are a team that work to find new relationships between human coexistence and nature, to build a relation between inside and outside. The 'Casa en el Bosque' is located at Valle de Bravo, Mexico and was projected based at the concept of constructing a house respecting the nature and forcing a connection with its surroundings - without mentioning the possibilities with energy, sustainability, and ecology. To cover the house and keep the look and the balance with the ares, they used artesian clay veneer, developed specially for the project. Apart from the clay veneer, the house is an steel frame structure with a sliding window system. The interiors and exteriors also count with different types of wood and stone, to give the house a unique touch. For sure the concept used for this project was perfectly executed! The house is in total balance with its surroundings and it's both cozy and beautiful. The combination of wood and glass, specially the wood sealing, gave the house a really intimate feeling. The different types of wood used on the inside and the stones at the outdoor areas also added a nice touch to the house, showing that you can have a house balanced with nature. Check out Parque Humano website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily Photographs by Paul Rivera - archphoto.com