Vashon Island House is a 1,750 square foot custom designed prefab cabin by Seattle architecture firm FabCab, located on Vashon Island, King County, Washington. The family cabin, built by Potential Energy, is comprised of two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a flex room/den, and a 300 square foot bump-out screened-in porch with a fireplace and wall of windows. The family enjoys speeding time together chilling in this amazing cabin, taking in the natural surroundings and watching the islands habitat wander by. The home also showcases a sweeping butterfly roof, enabling the structure to open towards the views in two directions. With extended roof overhangs and plenty of covered spaces, there are wonderful opportunities for indoor-outdoor living. Additional features to the home includes a children’s loft, an outdoor shower and a multi-panel folding door system.
The flooring throughout the home is polished concrete with radiant heat, with the added benefit of being able to use the controls from anywhere by way of an iPhone. The structural insulated panels (SIPs), along with energy-efficient windows, enabled the home to achieve three stars from Built Green, which is an environmental building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish counties.
Photos: Dale Lang
The Orcas Island Home is a contemporary prefab home design with 1,828 square feet of living space by FabCab, located on Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands, Washington. This two bedroom, two bathroom + den home home showcases major curb appeal with a reverse shed extension over the front door. The architects build eco-friendly homes, this particular one is their TimberCab home, which features Douglas Fir timberframes, including their premium level of finish. Their timeberframes and wall/roof panels have been pre-cut with state of the art technology and a licensed contractor labels the homes as an efficient build at the site. Their home packages are devised with flexibility in mind and can be shipped to most building sites.
The architects created a welcoming entryway into this rustic home, which opens to full on water views from across the room.
This beautiful open plan living room/kitchen/dining room offers a large expanse of windows to filter in plenty of natural light and offers spectacular water views. The home is nestled on a wooded landscape that helps to offer privacy and a welcoming country escape for the homeowners.
The porcelain tiling in the bathroom is from American Olean.
The beautiful furnishings featured on the deck were curated from Costco and Wayfair.
Photos: Dale Lang
This impressive historical two bedroom artist’s studio is located in the heart of Chelsea, in London, England, United Kingdom, showcasing soaring ceilings and inviting lateral living space. With stunning decorative details, this property is spread out on two levels, both with mezzanines. The high vaulted ceilings and tall windows allow plenty of natural light to penetrate this incredible living quarters. This mews house is comprised of 1,174 square feet of living space, offering plenty of wonderful features such as a contemporary kitchen with modern appliances, two separate living spaces for family gatherings and a gallery master bedroom with a walk-in closet. There is a second gallery bedroom on a mezzanine level that overlooks the living room below.
Love the look of this fabulous property? Perfect! Because it is listed for sale at $3,511,786, from here.
Morningstar Residence is a modern home with warm and rustic textures designed by Zone 4 Architects and built by Brikor Associates, located on the Roaring Fork River, Aspen, Colorado. This 5,126 square foot, four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home has been patterned after old European farm structures with a contemporary twist. The floor plan showcases a central core great room with glass hallways leading to the bedrooms and all additional rooms which focus on the fabulous views of the Roaring Fork River. The open plan living area is anchored to one side by a modern kitchen and a stunning massive steel fireplace on the other side. The space is connected by reclaimed timbers, concrete flooring, an award-winning lighting scheme and dry-stacked stone walls. The adjacent dining room features a dramatic wine storage wall.
This sensational property is listed for sale at $11,250,000, from here.
Official description of the listing:
The lighting throughout this breathtaking home was designed to highlight architectural forms with a minimal impact from the source. Mountain exterior lighting fixtures to the exposed structure under the decks created pools of light without the light pollution that can be caused from using decorative fixtures. Consistency of design, accents of architectural forms and materials, and ease of use was the basis for this design and the end result is remarkable.
Photos: David O. Marlow
This stunning private residence is an Adobe-inspired home that was recently designed by Wilson Associates, located in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. This adobe residence was designed as a true reflection of cultural sophistication and refined style. The homeowner’s have a love affair for Southwestern art, which is displayed throughout the home. The architecture of the home showcases clean lines, with decor of natural materials and the outdoors demonstrating an immaculate landscape. The home reflects a combination of natural materials and minimalist aesthetic, culminating to a very subtle regional appeal.
Featuring crisp and clean contemporary interiors, this home offers a neutral color palette with southwestern style art punctuated throughout to add some color to the spaces. With large expanses of glass to soak in the spectacular desert views, this cozy home feels like an extension of the exterior.
With large window walls, the homeowners can soak in the beauty of the landscape and get plenty of natural daylight to enjoy this open plan environment. White walls and white-washed exposed beams takes backstage to the beautiful furnishings and arrangements that creates a warm and cozy space, perfect for entertaining family and friends.
Photos: Courtesy of Wilson Associates
The Ark is the renovation, renewal and third interpretation of a holiday home by Bower Architecture, located in Point Lonsdale , a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. The residence has been enjoyed by the same family for 60 years. The original 1950’s beach shack was renovated in the early 1980’s and designed by architect and former National President of the AIA John Castles.
Description from the architect:
The Ark is the latest evolution of the dwelling, necessitated by a growing extended family and constant wear of the tough coastal environment. The existing house included a striking two storey curved wall, second storey raking roof and timber cladding oriented at 45 degrees. The challenging brief asked to retain and celebrate these elements whilst enlarging the living spaces to create a light filled, relaxed and playful family beach house.
The refurbishment of the original building included a complete recladding in spotted gum shiplap angled at 45 degrees. Notions of a continuous timber skin wrapping a sculptural form are evident and are further emphasised by the addition of a timber rain screen over the raking roof.
The new addition, added to the northern side of the existing building, increases the size of the kitchen and living spaces as well as providing an attached bedroom/bathroom pavilion. Whist the refurbished original building appears sculpted and smoothed over time, the new building is bolder and sharply rectilinear in form.
Clad in a rougher, radially-cut pine board and batten system, sections are carved away to reveal warm timbers and living space beneath. Demarcation of old and new is critical to The Ark and culminates in a slice (appearing as windows and skylight) between the original building and new. Internally, the language of the original design is reinterpreted with tiling and kitchen timber ceiling often oriented at 45 degrees and the curved island kitchen bench reminiscent of the curved external wall. Externally the sloping topography of the site encourages a stepped outdoor living area that traces the site downwards.
Photos: Shannon McGrath
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