Modern hillside property framing old oak trees in San Anselmo

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A newly constructed modern residence was designed by Shands Studio in an L-shape framing old oak trees, located on a hillside property in San Anselmo, Marin County, California. The vision of this home for the architect’s family was to create a seamless connection from indoors to out, incorporating views wherever possible to the surrounding landscape. Two perpendicular structures […]

Contemporary weekend retreat in Mexico: ALD House

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ALD House is a contemporary weekend retreat designed by Juan Carlos Baumgartner from architecture studio SPACE, located in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. The home is projected on a land of little over 1,000 square meters and it is articulated in two main volumes: a prism into which another rectangular wooden prism is embedded. Description from the architect: Since the very […]

Weekend house built over the waves and sand of Malibu Beach

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Wave House is a contemporary weekend beach house retreat that was designed by Mark Dziewulski Architect, situated in beautiful Malibu Beach, California. The form of the 3,200 square foot house takes its inspiration from its context: the beach and waves. Description from the architects: It is literally cantilevered over the surf, which passes beneath it at […]

Mammoth contemporary residence in Florida: Ballantrae Court

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Ballantrae Court is a contemporary single family residence just recently completed by KZ Architecture, located in a golf community in South Florida. Comprised of 10,000 square feet of living space, this stunning home showcases unique rooflines, accented with warm wood and plenty of glass to emit natural light. From the architects: The project involved a large […]

Fascinating modern pad in Los Angeles: Birch Residence

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Birch Residence is a two story modern pad designed by Griffin Enright Architects, located on a flat, semi-urban site in the design district of Los Angeles, California. The entire house opens and a pool extends the geometry of the curved skylight. The elegantly designed home is comprised of 4,600 square feet of living space showcasing stunning vistas […]

Light-flooded custom-spec house nestled hillside in Seattle

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The Madison Park House is the latest custom-spec house to be designed and built by architecture firm First Lamp, located in Seattle, Washington. Situated on an existing steep slope lot in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle the house grows out of the hillside and allows the main living space to float out amongst the […]