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
Bunny Lane Residence is a contemporary waterfront retreat designed by Heliotrope Architects, located on the picturesque Orcas Island, Washington. The property has been in the homeowners family for over 40 years and was enjoyed as a family vacation spot in a much smaller, more rustic cabin that originally took up residence on the site. When the homeowner and his wife took the property over, they decided to update the home by replacing it with a more spacious, modernized approach. Comprised of 2,284 square feet of living space, the new home takes better advantage of the water views and natural light. The homeowners expressed that they wanted to explore an island vernacular, an aesthetic that would be timeless and comfortable. The exterior facade showcases a barn style, two story structure clad in cedar which houses the private zones of the bedrooms and bathrooms. An attached single story structure encompasses a great room with extensive sea views. Almost every room in the home features a view, even though the shorter width of the property faces the water. The open plan living and dining area is in the single story part of the home, so the bedrooms have unobstructed views from above. Local milled fir was used for the hardwood flooring running throughout the interiors, including the custom built-ins. There was not a lot of furnishings that needed to be purchased, but the owners hired interior design firm Designward, Inc to step in and help select window treatments and fabrics.
Outside decking on both sides of the home leads to walkways paved with natural beach gravel, which helps to connect the surrounding property to the waterfront. On the side of the property that fronts the sea, a beautiful bluestone patio features a fire pit, perfect for cools evenings. The property is so enjoyable that the homeowners who used to use this home as a vacation retreat from April through to October now spend their time here year round.
We have featured other homes designed by Heliotrope Architects in the past here on 1 Kindesign, have a look: Suncrest Residence on beautiful Orcas Island and Grant Creek Residence nestled into a wooded hillside.
The architect designed the dining room table milled from a madrona tree which had fallen on the property prior to construction.
Photos: Sean Airhart
La Jolla Canyon Residence is a contemporary property featuring sculptural art forms, designed by Matrix Design, nestled in a private canyon in La Jolla, California. This fascinating residence is surrounded by lush landscaping, seamlessly blending interior spaces into outdoor spaces and pool terraces, taking advantage of the cool breezes. The homeowners have a unique outdoor sculpture collection that traverses through the numerous paths on the property that can be spotted from the balconies and terraces. Nestled in the natural contours of the land are pools, patios, and planted areas. The interior living spaces are comprised of 10,200 square feet spread out over one level, showcasing a spacious kitchen, family room and dining area, art studio, master bedroom and en-suite bathroom. The main house is adjoined to a four bedroom, two story structure by a 50 foot long art gallery, which is the main entryway to the residence. The entrance to the home is accessed by a pathway which runs parallel to a dry creek, ending in a solid granite bridge that leads to a pivot glass entryway door, framing an art wall of the gallery.
Exterior steps leads to an expansive open air rooftop terrace offering ocean view seating, an outdoor barbecue space and a vegetable garden that is large enough to fulfill the household needs.
What do you think of this unique home, anything you would have done differently to the design? La Jolla is an extremely beautiful place (beach community) to live, have a look at another inspiring home we featured here on 1 Kindesign from the area: Ultra-modern beach house in La Jolla.
In the dining room, a custom 24 foot table has been crafted from a single slab of live edge Indonesian Suar, 6 inches thick and separated into the individual pieces that acts as one long table during large dinner parties, separating into game table on wheels, an outdoor table table under a large overhand and separates the interior and exterior tables with a pocketed sliding glass door to offer several dining experiences. .The outdoor kitchen provides a natural extension of the long dining buffet, expanding the entire length from the kitchen, along the length of the dining table and out to the patio area.
This master bathroom features a steam shower comprised of mica schist stone.
The bedroom wing features a vertical garden, allowing natural light to penetrate through. Along a glass wall, bamboo has been planted, open to all the bedrooms and bathroom to allow both light and views at all ends. The bathrooms are completely clad in a rainforest limestone, mimicking the bamboo grove. A very rare bleached koa is the veneer on all the built-ins seen throughout the interiors of the home.
The exterior property showcases sculptural outdoor pool terraces, including a seventy foot lap pool that begins flush with the upper terrace yet emerges to form a ten foot high cube of dark reflecting water at its outermost length. “The vanishing edges waterfall into a spa at the middle mezzanine, and then into a lower level children’s pool that is surrounded by trees, art and landscape.” The outdoor living spaces were designed to be sculptural art forms to cater to the homeowners love affair with art.
Photos: Courtesy of Matrix Design
TV House is a Mediterranean villa designed by Paz Gersh Architecture + Design in collaboration with interior architect Michal Keinan Sinai, located in Tel Aviv, Israel. This L-shaped modern home of concrete construction is comprised of 4,843 square feet (450 square meters) of living space, wrapped around a swimming pool and three different garden zones. A home catering to family living, the ground floor encompasses the public zones, including an open plan kitchen and dining area, library and a living room positioned around the pool area. The bedrooms are situated on the upper and lower levels, making the ground floor a transitional space between the master suite and lower bedrooms. The master suite, designed with wooden parquet flooring, opens out to a rooftop garden comprised of potted plants in steel containers. The ground level garden offers cultivated fauna acting as a backdrop to eucalyptus trees. The lower level features a private courtyard oasis, adjacent to the bedrooms.
Natural light is drawn into the interiors from floor to ceiling glass on the lower levels and diffused through teak louver panels on the upper master suite level. Sliding glass panels opens the main living areas to the outside terrace and swimming pool, creating a seamless connection between indoors and out. The contemporary architecture combines both local references and Mediterranean elements.
Don’t forget to leave your thoughts on the architecture of this home in the comments section after the photo tour. We have showcased plenty of fascinating homes here on 1 Kindesign in the Tel Aviv area, in case you missed them, here are a couple to inspire you: Modern apartment with a sleek sculptural staircase and Sleek and modern urban apartment in Tel Aviv.
Photos: Amit Geron
Wrap House is an impressive property that has been recently re-designed by Edgley Design, nestled in a rural area of Godalming, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Situated on 2.5 acres of gardens, this contemporary home features 4,890 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms. Originally designed in the 1960s, the architects employed a more sustainable approach by upcycling the structure. This encompassed keeping the original distinctive silhouette intact, cladding it in insulation, then boldly wrapping it in stainless steel. The interior spaces are largely arranged over a single level with extensive garden views. Upon entry into the home, you are welcomed by a spacious entrance hall that leads into an open kitchen and reception area with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the gardens. Beyond this point is a whole wing encompassing the private zones of the home, with seven bedrooms (fours with en-suite bathrooms) and a family bathroom. The spacious master bedroom retreat offers a dressing room, en-suite bathroom with a freestanding tub and full height glazing with fabulous garden views. A utility room and wine cellar are also located on the lower level. Up to the second level, there is a living/bedroom suite with a bathroom. The property just recently awarded the winner in the Architects Journal Retrofit Awards 2014.
If you enjoy this welcoming property in the countryside, it can be all yours, listed for sale at $4,443,933, from here.
Surrounded by extensive gardens, the property allows for complete privacy and tranquility. There is a hard surfaced tennis court situated in the front gardens. At the rear of the tree lined property, a post and rail fencing defines the boundary lines with peaceful views out to open farmland.
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Nile Street Flat is a fascinating industrial style vacation rental that is located in Shoreditch, an inner city district in the historic East End of London, England, United Kingdom. Nile Street was originally a costume factory back in 1850, with something of its playful spirit still remaining in the home. Eight years ago the property was just a run down shell, but the new owner’s transformed into an extraordinary open plan living space. The home features contemporary furnishings mixing with a cowhide rug, sumptuous art, original floorboards and exposed brickwork. The color palette features an intermingling of creams, browns and whites, from the beautiful floorboards to the wooden furnishings. Industrial pieces of gloss and chrome intermingle with art deco curves, and the kitchen’s sleek finish has also been softened with green plants and a beautiful gilded mirror. There are several bedroom options, a pair of bunk beds in the children’s room, two double bedrooms, a master retreat and an enchanting secret bedroom behind a hidden door.
If you are wishing to stay at this stylish and inviting home, rates run around $692 per night from here.
Looking for other vacation rental homes in Great Britian? We have featured a couple here on 1 Kindesign, have a look: Modernized farmhouse in the Cotswolds and Beautiful restoration of an old Victorian Mill.
Apartment Brooklin is a two level contemporary home reflecting a cosmopolitan atmosphere, designed by AR Arquitetura & Design, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The property consists of 3,121 square feet (290 square meters) of living space, designed with cozy yet practical living environments to entertain family and friends. The decoration was to be timeless yet not too over done and reflect the homeowners passion for technology, travel, art and books. The architect creates living spaces that are bright and airy, filled with a neutral color palette and natural materials. Wood finishes can be seen throughout the home, with wood flooring running through the living room as well as some of the other spaces. The bedrooms reflect the styles of each inhabitant, through the finishes, textures and decor. On display in the home office are books and items picked up from travels as well as a collection of cameras, adding character to the space. An outdoor terrace can be seen through a wall of windows, visually connecting the outdoors with the interior. A panel feature wall of lush greenery works well for plants that need partial shade, which is kept watered through an automated irrigation system. Finally, the kitchen has been integrated into the canopy, serving as a gourmet space for entertaining guests and a pleasant space for family members to come together.
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Photos: Courtesy of AR Arquitetura & Design
This townhouse makeover carried out by interiors studio Mr. Mitchell infuses the home with warm natural materials in the beachside town of Brighton, Melbourne, Australia. The clients are a young couple who purchased this 1990s townhouse and wished to have a complete overhaul to not only the interiors but also the front and back gardens. The house was originally designed with cold grays and stainless steel, so the objective was to add warmth and character. The was done through the introduction of recycled Australian timbers, texture fabrics, natural stone and sophisticated lighting, adding visual interest and comfort. The home has lots of windows to take advantage of natural light spilling into the interiors. All the rooms are very spacious with high ceilings and warm white paint, adding a sophistical feel throughout.
The designers used reclaimed Australian Spotted Gum for the furnishings, built-in cabinetry and the screens. To add contrast, dark stained oak furnishings and textured fabrics such as animal prints and linens were added to the design scheme. Window treatments feature loosely woven linens in a range of neutral hues to add softness to the window frames. In the living room, textured botanic wallpaper helps to bring the outdoors in. Overall the design achieved a comfortable family home with beautiful aesthetics and contemporary warmth.
What is your favorite design feature of this home? Let us know in the comments section below! Have a look at some past home’s we have featured here on 1 Kindesign from the wonderful beachside community of Brighton, Australia: Modern luxury home in Australia: Blairgowrie Court and Modern renovation project by Chan Architecture: Brighton Residence.
Photos: Courtesy of Mr. Mitchell
Kellogg Road residence is a beautiful contemporary home with light and airy beachy feel, designed by Martha O’Hara Interiors, located in Edina, Minnesota. Throughout the homes open layout you will find colorful hues of blue and pink, infusing a youthful glow. Neutral grays and rattan are mixed into the color palette injecting a contemporary warmth. A fresh and open design aesthetic is induced, spilling light from one space through to the next. Each of the spaces have been uniquely designed with a purpose, all harmonousily tied together with a beach theme that is vivacious and energetic. This home is very stylish and well pulled together, as usual, Martha O’Hara never disappoints, her work is always chic. If you like what she has pulled together in this house, you may like some of her other designs that we have featured here on 1 Kindesign, such as Rustic contemporary home on Lake Minnetonka and Stunning transitional design in Bywood Street Residence.
An striped area rug centers this precious living room with neutral furnishings accented with colorful pillows. Hints of beach decor adds a casual elegance to the space, and a built-in window seat adds some coziness to the space. Let us know your thoughts below, do you think a beachy vibe was successfully pulled off in this home?
Photos: Troy Thies Photography
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