This Hollywood Hills Residence is a contemporary remodel of an existing home completed in 2010 by McClean Design, located on the Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, California. The 4,500 square foot home was originally designed in the French style during the 1970s and was in very bad shape. The existing house was stripped down to framing and rebuilt in a contemporary style to take advantage of the magnificent views over the city of Los Angeles below.
Both the house and pool are L shaped in configuration. Central to our concept for the house was to remove the existing pool which was located in the middle of the yard and push out a new pool to the extremities of the lot to produce a larger outdoor living space wrapped by the house and the infinity pool.
Ceiling heights were increased in the main living areas and the plan opened up to visually connect the different spaces. A key element of the design is the transparent sliding door systems which open the interior up to the outdoors and the view.
The house is laid out on one level, something of a rarity in the Hollywood Hills, and consists of 3 bedrooms in addition to the living, dining, kitchen and family as well as a small screening room or gym. We kept the palette of materials extremely simple using white limestone, brushed aluminum and stainless steel warmed by oak walls and cabinetry.
Photos: Courtesy of McClean Design
Nova Lima House has been designed by Saraiva + Associados, offering luxury and exuberance, the house is located in Nova Lima, 22 km from Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Completed in 2011, this property is comprised of 43,056 square feet (4,000 square meters) of living space.
The project was developed by S+A Brazil, under the leadership of Architect Marcelo Montoro, and in partnership with Piantina Architecture, responsible for the interior design project.
The house is divided in four distinct blocks, interconnected through a special steel material, coated with reflective glass. In the middle lays a large garden and a pool. Block 1 is divided in 8 suites, a studio and a restroom; on Block 2, the social area consists of a home cinema room and a heated swimming pool. Block 3 is composed by a kitchen, a spa and a playing area. Block 4 is reserved for home employees including an independent residence.
Outside there is a swimming pool, a tennis court and a playground. The exterior walls are handmade with a local stone (Canga de Minérios) of intense red color that multiplies under sunlight.
Photos: Rafael Carrieri
Set on the seafront in Netanya, Israel, Opera Penthouse can be found on the 31st floor of a luxury residential tower, which has been designed by Domb Architects. The tower is located on a cliff facing the sea where this exclusive penthouse creates a harmonious meeting point between sky and sea, overlooking the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea.
Elevators bring you into a luxurious private lobby which does not imply a somewhat hidden behind the main door. When opening the front door- reveals the amazing panoramic views of the sea. The building was designed centered on the public stairs and elevator shaft, and the apartment space goes around it.
The central space of the apartment has been designed as a large open space, facing west to the sea, and share the living room, family area, dining area and kitchen.
The private area faces east. Two-ways entry allowing an easy access to it, cut off by doors to maintain privacy. The first entry goes into the kitchen area. Enter an intimate lobby that does not reveal what’s hidden in the back.
Next to the closet designed intimate sauna room. A Central transparent staircase with private elevator, leading to the roof – Floor 32. Entering into a spacious gym with kitchenette and bathroom. Dual purpose room can be used, when necessary, as additional suites.
Another living area, on the higher level brings it overlooks the sea, Located at the poolside terrace, looking at skyline. A luxury guest suite with four-poster bed and luxurious bathroom- located aside the pool.
The whole house was furnished by “Armani Casa” with an emphasis on the use of warm and soft tones-to keep the intimacy, and to emphasis blue shades of sea and sky.
A luxurious sitting area welcomes the amazing suite which overlooks from the heights, the roofs of the city and the sea. The bathroom located on one side, as an integral space of the bedroom – but with a partition that allows disconnecting it- if necessary. The bath was placed freestanding- kissing the sky. Two marble sinks piece above bathroom furniture-is a work of art. Functions are designed for intimacy, with a large and luxurious shower room and independent services. A spacious walk-in closet located on the second exit of the room.
Photos: Courtesy of Domb Architects
Villa L’Escalet is an incredibly stunning seaside vacation villa designed by French studio Vincent Coste, located in Ramatuelle, near Saint Tropez, France. The villa is perched on a steep terrain with lush forests and crystal clear waters, offering sensational panoramic sea views of the Mediterranean Sea. Located in l’Escalet, this intimate natural oasis is just ten minutes from the famous Pampelonne beaches and St. Tropez nightlife.
If you love this villa, you can stay here as a vacation rental, offering five bedrooms and five bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of 10 people, nightly rates run from $3,878, here.
A composition of independent volumes offset allows a set of frames and perspectives on sight. Each volume works as a flag and making the economy of inland surface circulation. This option to achieve five bedrooms for indoor area of 1,291 square feet (120 square meters).
his economy of space could also be achieved by integrated design to each room furniture bathroom. A large wooden structure an integral part of the architectural composition provides sunscreen outdoor spaces and helps to create outdoor spaces differentiated. The overlay zones lives is perfectly suited to life in resort offering the potential of a single site.
The entire wooden structure was particularly studied to meet the requirements of sustainable development.The technical part of the project was dictated by the complex field access on either a steep slope and a willingness to respect the maximum natural character of the site bordering natural area.
The fully equipped, open concept kitchen, offers 180-degree views of the sea, making cooking a pleasure. Floor-to-ceiling glass door
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This spectacular modern makeover has been transformed by Peter Vincent Architects into an open, modern space ideal for the flow of daily living, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Once a compartmentalized home, the interiors of this renovation are luxurious and cozy, while showcasing a worldly collection of modern art. The renovation objectives provided for a continuity of harmonious living, featuring new mauka-makai views, natural ventilation and an enhanced ambiance that blurs the home’s boundaries.
The kitchen, previously sectioned off from the family and dining rooms, became a focal point. A structural load-bearing wall and corner dumbwaiter were removed, effectively decompartmentalizing both the upper and lower levels. The kitchen now features the largest island ever designed by PVA and a stunning custom-made, hand-blown, recycled glass aqua chandelier.
Also enlarged and opened were the master suite, entry courtyard and Great Room, resulting in a strengthened indoor-outdoor relationship. Respecting the original home’s meaningful components, the old front door and gilded stair railings were repurposed into new, interior artwork featured in wall niches.
Photos: Olivier Koning
Doheny Estate residence is nestled above the famed Sunset Strip in the coveted “bird street”, designed by renowned European designer Luca Colombo, in Los Angeles, California. This trophy estate offers an awe-inspiring indoor and outdoor modern lifestyle, showcasing the best, most explosive views. The residence offers 5,600 square feet of the utmost luxury living, with five bedrooms, six baths, and sits on 17,066 square feet of complete privacy.
This spectacular luxury property is offered at $10,900,000, from here.
Designed and crafted with the highest quality materials and accoutrements, including finishes of baltic stone, caesarstone, echo-composite stone, oak flooring, custom aluminum doors, philippe starck fixtures, terrazzo flooring. An uncompromising design, and the finest quality construction.
Huge outdoor space, comparable to 5-Star hotel with Infinity pool, spa, stainless steel bar with full kitchen, dining trellis, and fire-pit and state of the art ipad system to control the entire home.
Dramatic two story Living room with Ipe and Cedar wood ceilings, indoor and outdoor family room with fireplace, dinning room and beautiful open and sophisticated kitchen.
Opulent master suite with sitting room, fire place, terrace, outdoor decks and luxurious baths. Second master suite and additional guest bedroom suite. There is also a media room and second living room with adjoining bar and lounge.
Apartment 3 is an incredible urban luxury beach apartment which has been designed by interior architect Daniel Hasson, located in Tel Aviv, Israel. The residential project features a bright interior with clean lines, complemented by the deep blue of the ocean and sky, visible from the windows. The home uses three main colors, black, cream and mocha and the most luxurious materials. The apartment is furnished with top designers such as Iokraam home decor – Armani and Fendi Casa. This 2,690 square foot (250 square meters) apartment has only two bedrooms.It was divided into two suites and a spacious living room to create a feeling of space with the privacy occupants. The position of the apartment hovering over the sea was important,that sitting in the living room the homeowner will be facing the view. The wall shows that the sea is reflected in the black, but it is also practical, used as a multimedia wall.The apartment has advanced and smart technology.
Photos: Courtesy of Daniel Hasson
Incorporating a modern indoor pool into your home design is typically viewed on a scale of grand opulence, but can be an amazing and fun addition. Indoor swimming pools are rapidly becoming more popular because of their numerous advantages over outdoor ones, such as privacy, year round use independent of inclement weather and they stay cleaner! On the downside to these advantages is the sheer amount of money involved and the vast amount of extra space needed to incorporate this design. Some people just create an addition and make the indoor pool more like a solarium. Some indoor pools are designed more minimalist and sleek and others are designed with a theme.
Themes are a fun way to create an escape right in the comfort of your own home. These pools are much more extravagant and will vary based on space restrictions and personal preferences. You can incorporate tropical plants, waterfalls set in natural rocks and lighting to enhance the overall ambiance. The first four images displayed (including the one above) are a collection of one such project that was one homeowner’s dream to create a tropical getaway. With so many styles to chose from, here is a stunning collection of 50 modern indoor pools that will leave you feeling inspired and maybe even a little awestruck!
Ocean Innovations together with Shehan Pools have built this incredible lazy river indoor pool.
The 10,000 gallon salt water aquarium with over 150 exotic fish was created by Shehan Pools. They also designed the large rock waterfall.
View from above of this tropical swimming pool oasis by Ocean Innovations and Shehan Pools.
This 25-meter lap pool features stainless steel ceiling panels, full-length glass walls and, at one end of the pool, an acrylic panel that reaches from its bottom to the ceiling, creating a sanctuary of illumination and clarity.
One of the home’s most distinctive spaces is this indoor swimming pool, complete with waterfalls. This spectacular indoor oasis incorporates Mayan-ruin replicas and is illuminated by natural daylight from a glass ceiling supported by massive wood beams.
This 75 foot long pool winds its way along the lower level of the house. The owner wanted a lap pool running through a tropical garden with palm trees and bananas as well as views of the sky. The living spaces have been arranged around that.
Set on a hilltop with 360 degree views this house opens itself up to the outside and is an excellent expression of timber and stone construction.
This Olympic sizes pool is a perfect training facility. It uses Geo-thermal to heat the pool and building. The flat roof is topped with a tennis court.
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Mallorca Gold is luxury waterfront designer villa set in Santa Ponsa, a holiday resort in the south-west of Majorca, in the municipality of Calvià. The 6-bedroom south facing villa showcases spectacular views, with 4,521 square feet of living space plus terraces, nestled on a 1,250 square meters plot between the port of Puerto Adriano and the Nautical Club Santa Ponsa.
This stunning villa is listed for sale at $6,548,160, from here.
The residence is distributed over three floors. Ground floor: entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, 1 bedroom with bathroom en suite, veranda. First floor: 1 master bedroom with dressing room en suite, 1 further bedroom with bathroom en suite, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Basement: Wellness and Spa area with Turkish bath, sauna, shower and Jacuzzi. 1 staff bedroom.
Very good building quality and equipment: central heating, under floor heating, air conditioning hot / cold, double glazed windows, hardwood and marble floors, electrical kitchen appliances by Gaggenau, alarm system, osmosis system. Beautiful garden with several open and covered terraces and salt chlorinated swimming pool. Parking for 2 cars.
The Rubix is a deceptively minimalist luxury dream home that has been designed by Webb & Brown-Neaves, situated in Perth, Australia. With an elevation that boldly owns the street, it’s quickly clear that The Rubix is anything but ordinary. In fact, it’s pure genius. This luxury three or four bedroom home, two bathroom home is overflowing with vast, light-filled living spaces, with a magnificent void over the entry, family and alfresco. A scullery, cellar and home theatre confirm the Rubix’s iconic prestige status.
This magnificent home can be tailored to meet your vision with alternate versions of this home (Studio and Villa) to accommodate differences in budget. The listed price of $601,250 is based on the Studio specification, there is also a Villa version of this home.