Casa Bahia is nestled in an attractive setting of lush gardens, designed by architect Daniela Oliveira, the property is sited in Trancoso, a district in Southern Bahia, Brazil. The story of this home began with former journalist André Lattari who managed a hotel project in the charming inland state of Minas Gerais. It was there that he met architect Daniela Oliveira, who he had replace the interior of the hotel. The two worked together on many projects and eventually open an architectural studio in the region called “Village Life”. After living together for six years and spending plenty of time building for others, they decided it was time for them to build their own space in a gated community that André owned property in. It took them almost two years to finalize the construction documents and get the contract. During such time, the couple had made some sophisticated design solutions and made a financial reserve fund for the construction of this 4,725 square foot (439 square meters) home. The couple mixed their origins, with inherited family pieces that you would see in old mining farms to modern references and sustainable solutions. After taking a course in permaculture, André brought in inspiration with a mud wall in the living room. Wooden molds that were used in the preparation of the feature wall then served as the structure to the bathroom that is adjacent to the swimming pool.
Half of the shingles were re-purposed from demolitions of other properties. An aluminized blanket was used on the overlapping tiles to keep the water from penetrating through and causing a leak in the home. Inspired by local architecture, bay doors were incorporated into the design of the guest houses. The finished result is timeless architecture, mixing of design styles and salvaged materials applied where possible.
We presented another home some time ago here on 1 Kindesign from this same architect and in the same region, take a tour of this rustic home. We love the openness of the home, the indoor-outdoor connection, beautiful wooden floors and that mud feature wall in the living room was a super cool idea! … and the floating stairs adds a nice modern touch. What is your favorite feature of this home? Let us know in the comments section below!
An outdoor lounge and gourmet kitchen on this spacious deck and a beautiful sparkling pool are just some of the incredible features that this outdoor landscape has to offer.
Photos: Casa Abril
A derelict 250-year-old stone farmhouse has been transformed by a couple who gets enjoyment out of fixing up abandoned spaces, located in the Gers region of southwest France. No one had lived in this home, which includes a few outbuildings on the property, for 50 years prior to the homeowners purchasing it in 1998 for $125,000. Now, 16 years later, the home is now complete, after spending an additional $400,000 in improvements to the interior and exteriors of the home. Historically, the home was preserved as much as possible. The owners lived in Paris during the restoration process, as two professionals, they visited the property as time allowed. The home is surrounded by a beautiful landscape, including mature olive and fig trees; the outskirts is all farmland. When friends and family come to visit, the homeowners move into what they term “the pigeon house”, which is a simple three-story tower on the property.
The above image is the three-story tower which the homeowners have aptly named the “pigeon house.” A guest home on the property which has a brand new swimming pool gracing the front of it.
The tiles on the kitchen flooring are original to the home. A steel and concrete dining table was crafted by a friend of the family.
This makeshift bookshelf was creatively put together by the homeowner.
The master bedroom features an antique sofa passed down from the homeowner’s grandmother, with a history of traveling with her from Hungary to Canada during WWII.
The kitchen is a stunning mix of old and new, crafted with just enough space for one of the owner’s who loves to cook. The tile backsplash was picked up from Tunisia.
The ground floor of the tower features a beautiful antique bathtub, a colorful Tunisian area rug and a pretty pendant light fixture the couple picked up from a bazaar in Turkey.
The homeowner’s enjoy their lunches under this magnolia tree, offering panoramic vistas.
Photos: NY Times
Lake Creek Residence is a beautiful contemporary mountain home that was completed in 2011 by Krueger Architecture & Design, located in Edwards, Colorado. The home was positioned on the site in order to take advantage of the rugged mountain views and the meandering river. The interior living spaces have been designed to extend to the outdoor spaces drawing nature in, as well as adding warmth and comfort. Large expanses of glass slide open to soak in several of the outdoor courtyards, which are all on varying scales and orientations to enable the enjoyment of outdoor living in all seasons. This stunning home is LEED Gold Certified, creating a truly “green” living experience.
We have featured several beautiful LEED certified projects here on 1 Kindesign, if you would like to see some other amazing examples, have a look: Sustainable modern home design in Vancouver and Eco-friendly home in Minneapolis: Urban Green.
This stunning living room features a show-stopping fireplace wall comprised of two different stones, Colorado buff and Oklahoma brownstone. The masonry surround has been laid in a drystack pattern, creating a visually pleasing focal point. The incredible custom fireplace box measures at 24″ x 7′. The linear burner is by Montigo.
Photos: David Marlow
This Asian contemporary residence was designed by Kirchhoff Architects in conjunction with Mary Washer Designs, located in Lost Tree Village, North Palm Beach, Florida. This sensationally designed home is nestled waterfront, where large expanses of glass soak in the tranquil views. Indonesian influences travel throughout the decor of this contemporary structure. Material elements used in the building process includes walnut, bamboo, cypress and coquina limestone to name just a few. Spacious and comfortable, the interiors seamlessly blend with the exterior living spaces which encompasses lush gardens, reflecting pools and natural swimming pool with a waterfall. The outdoor spaces have been designed by the talented landscape architect Raymond Jungles. Sustainable design techniques have been incorporated into the design scheme so that the clients can live in an environmentally friendly home, which seems in keeping with the soothing aesthetic of Japanese style architecture.
Love the look of Asian influenced design style? We have featured other inspiration here on 1 Kindesign for you to have a look at in case you missed it, Asian bathroom design: 40 Inspirational ideas to soak up and California hillside home is epitome of indoor-outdoor living.
Photos: Courtesy of Kirchhoff Architects
Chen Residence was designed by Domusstudio Architecture, nestled on a hillside overlooking the San Dieguito Lagoon and Pacific Ocean in Del Mar, California. This Asian style home is comprised of 4,650 square feet of living space, set on a .66 acre site. Features of the home includes an expansive deck, a guest house of 400 square feet and a 500 square foot garage. Anchored from a tower that is clad in stone, cantilevered roofs cascade down the graded hillside. Deep overhangs helps to prevent solar heat gain to the interiors of the glass fronted home. The construction of the home encompasses materials of ipe wood siding, plaster, stone and copper. Sustainable design features were also important to the success of this project, including gray water collection and storage for site irrigation and photovoltaic roofing. “This is an example of biophilic design where the lines are blurred from the interior to the exterior spaces, satisfying the innate desire of humans to connect to their natural environment,” states the architects. The resulting design is a successful collaboration between the homeowners and the architects.
Looking for more inspiring ideas here on 1 Kindesign? Have a look at some past articles centered around the indoor-outdoor living connection: Maximizing views and indoor outdoor living in SoCo: Riggs Place and Modern indoor-outdoor interplay: Ottawa River House.
Photos: Courtesy of Domusstudio Architecture
Valhalla Residence is a modern rustic dwelling that has been recently completed by RKD Architects, nestled on a forest site high in the Sierra Mountains, Truckee, California. The design of the home encourages drawing the outdoors in by using transparent window walls amidst stone forms. The metal roof form is barrel vaulted and reinforced by a steel and timber exposed structure. An entryway into this sensational home features a beautiful wood and glass door that pivots between two stone wedges which travels from the front porch all the way out to the back porch.
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Entering into the rooms of the home is through these beautiful stone forms.
The living room features steel beams that supports an arched wood structure. A wall of stacked stone creates a beautiful focal point to the space, encompassing a stunning fireplace.
The master bedroom retreat features steel supports to form an arched arched wood structure. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows brings in natural light and forested views. A sliding glass doors leads out to a private deck.
Photos: Vance Fox
Canyon Point residence is a contemporary mountain retreat that melds modern architecture with rustic materials, designed by RKD Architects in Telluride, Colorado. Sculpted of masonry walls, this dramatic property seems to meld into the landscape. With simple, low pitch roof forms, the wood and glass structure draws the mountainous landscape into the interior of the home. Sweeping and curved copper roof forms cantilever over a jaw-dropping canyon which drops 1,500 feet below to the San Miguel River. Built for a couple, the home encompasses 9,770 square feet of living space with six bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms. There seems to be a perfect balance of clean, modern lines infused with high-country textures, surrounded by an outdoor oasis. The outdoor living spaces includes patios, a fire pit, ponds and rambling meadows, surrounded by 900-acres of wilderness preserve and 360 degree vistas of 14,000 foot snowy peaks. “Douglass fir trusses, Arkansas tumbled stone, reclaimed oak barn wood, and copper siding provide an organic feel to the house”, states the architects.
We have featured many stunning mountain retreats here on 1 Kindesign, have a look at a couple of fabulous ones in case you missed them: Contemporary mountain home in Aspen by Poss Architecture and Breathtaking rustic mountain home in Big Sky: Ansel Haus.
This award-winning kitchen features expansive windows to encapsulate the expansive views and bring the outdoors in. The countertops and cabinetry were custom designed to be curved, emphasizing the sweeping arc of the astounding view.
Photos: Gibeon Photography
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