Woollahra Residence is a two story contemporary pad merging indoor and outdoor living, designed by Tzannes Associates, located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The home is nestled on a compact site that is surrounded by mature trees and nicely groomed landscaping. Designed as a family home that is relaxing and casual, the interior spaces open to embrace the lush garden. The residence is comprised of two volumes that intersect each other, taking full advantage of site orientation and views. The main entrance into the home is through a wide loggia space that overlooks the garden and spills into the main living spaces. The private zones are situated on the upper level, allowing the homeowners views over the tree canopy. The beautiful master bedroom suite has been designed with sliding windows and shutters on three sides, which fully retract to completely open the space to the meticulously manicured gardens and surrounding trees.
Sustainable elements of the home consists of cross ventilation to help with cooling the home, LED lighting, photovoltaic cells, stormwater and rainwater harvesting. We love the indoor-outdoor living connection and how the master bedrooms almost entirely opens up to the outdoors. How about you, what are your favorite design features of this home?
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Photos: Michael Nicholson
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
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
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