Casa Bahia is nestled in an attractive setting of lush gardens, designed by architect Daniela Oliveira, the property is sited in Trancoso, a district in Southern Bahia, Brazil. The story of this home began with former journalist André Lattari who managed a hotel project in the charming inland state of Minas Gerais. It was there that he met architect Daniela Oliveira, who he had replace the interior of the hotel. The two worked together on many projects and eventually open an architectural studio in the region called “Village Life”. After living together for six years and spending plenty of time building for others, they decided it was time for them to build their own space in a gated community that André owned property in. It took them almost two years to finalize the construction documents and get the contract. During such time, the couple had made some sophisticated design solutions and made a financial reserve fund for the construction of this 4,725 square foot (439 square meters) home. The couple mixed their origins, with inherited family pieces that you would see in old mining farms to modern references and sustainable solutions. After taking a course in permaculture, André brought in inspiration with a mud wall in the living room. Wooden molds that were used in the preparation of the feature wall then served as the structure to the bathroom that is adjacent to the swimming pool.
Half of the shingles were re-purposed from demolitions of other properties. An aluminized blanket was used on the overlapping tiles to keep the water from penetrating through and causing a leak in the home. Inspired by local architecture, bay doors were incorporated into the design of the guest houses. The finished result is timeless architecture, mixing of design styles and salvaged materials applied where possible.
We presented another home some time ago here on 1 Kindesign from this same architect and in the same region, take a tour of this rustic home. We love the openness of the home, the indoor-outdoor connection, beautiful wooden floors and that mud feature wall in the living room was a super cool idea! … and the floating stairs adds a nice modern touch. What is your favorite feature of this home? Let us know in the comments section below!
An outdoor lounge and gourmet kitchen on this spacious deck and a beautiful sparkling pool are just some of the incredible features that this outdoor landscape has to offer.
Photos: Casa Abril
This modern industrial apartment is a brilliant conceptually designed floor plan by Russian based designer Denis Krasikov, located in Murmansk, Russia. The talented CG artist has created an incredible design scheme showcasing masculine interiors in a moody setting, perfect for the ultimate bachelor pad. The home was just recently planned for the chief editor of a large Russian gaming magazine. The apartment features hardwood flooring throughout most of the interiors, with the exception of the tiled entryway and bathroom, which are designed in a fun graphic print. A graphic tile is also picked up in the kitchen for the backsplash, creating an attractive focal point to the space. In the master bedroom, the hardwood flooring is more luxurious, designed in a herringbone pattern. Open plan spaces creates an inviting flow throughout the spaces, making it easy for entertaining friends and family.
We have showcased other fascinating conceptually designed apartments here on 1 Kindesign, chalk full of inspiration. Have a look: Duplex features minimalist lines with Scandinavian aesthetics and Clever design solutions in cozy 69 square meters apartment.
Images: Courtesy of Denis Krasikov
Valhalla Residence is a modern rustic dwelling that has been recently completed by RKD Architects, nestled on a forest site high in the Sierra Mountains, Truckee, California. The design of the home encourages drawing the outdoors in by using transparent window walls amidst stone forms. The metal roof form is barrel vaulted and reinforced by a steel and timber exposed structure. An entryway into this sensational home features a beautiful wood and glass door that pivots between two stone wedges which travels from the front porch all the way out to the back porch.
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Entering into the rooms of the home is through these beautiful stone forms.
The living room features steel beams that supports an arched wood structure. A wall of stacked stone creates a beautiful focal point to the space, encompassing a stunning fireplace.
The master bedroom retreat features steel supports to form an arched arched wood structure. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows brings in natural light and forested views. A sliding glass doors leads out to a private deck.
Photos: Vance Fox
Casa Brutale is a conceptually designed minimalist home by OPA (Open Platform for Architecture), merged into a rock face high above the Aegean Sea, Greece. This ground breaking development is waiting to be built by the firm, “a study of aesthetics, structure, function and engineering.” The construction of the home entails simple materials of glass, wood and raw concrete, with an emphasis placed more on the landscape and ocean. Nothing rises above the ground level, with impact being very minimal, a single facade which divides the vertical cliff face. A clear glass swimming pool and an entry staircase is the only part of the home that can be seen on the surface level. Descending the staircase brings you into an open plan scheme with dramatic views of the Aegean Sea through a glass fronted facade set flush into the cliff. The interior living spaces are flooded with natural light from an wall to wall skylight that turns out to be the swimming pool, comprised of reinforced glass, and functions as the only other window within this sensational home.
Awhile back we shared with you another conceptual suspended cliffside home that is located in Australia, in case you missed it, have a look Suspended Cliffside over the Australian Sea: Cliff House.
After descending 50 stairs you reach the entryway, which is also accessible by an elevator. A tall, rotating door comprised of aged wood opens to expansive sea views through the floor-to-ceiling glass facade. The space showcases minimalism at its finest.
A concrete dining table includes concrete benches clad with wood to add warmth. A fireplace behind the bench adds to the drama of this incredible space. There is also a guest room, bathroom and storage room.
A thin steel staircase leads from the kitchen up to the mezzanine level which hosts a private master bedroom retreat. The bed frame is comprised of concrete and wood finishing, and the walls are mirror clad to enhance the play of light and shadows. The views from this level are astounding, with the Aegean Sea soaked up right from the comfort of your bed.
Master bedroom from the mezzanine level.
Perspective of the in-cliff dwelling from the day and night.
Renderings: Courtesy of OPA (Open Platform for Architecture)
Lower Floor Plan.
Upper Floor Plan.
Swimming Pool Level Plan.
Roof Level Plan.
Stratford Creek Residence is a compact and energy-efficient home designed for a couple of empty nesters by Matt Garcia Design, nestled hillside in Austin, Texas. The clients wished to have a home that reduced their carbon footprint and retain design details that are most important, such as a relaxing living environment without clutter, spacious kitchen and enough space for entertaining. Although the homeowners love modern architecture, they wanted their home to reflect warmth through the use of local and natural materials. The goal was to design a home that effortlessly fits into its environment, with minimal, clean lines. The design takes advantage of the property’s dramatic hillside perch, which offers fabulous treetop and creekside views. The house seems like it is in the middle of nowhere, yet it is conveniently just five minutes for the downtown area. The front entryway is very inviting, situated at the rear of the home allowing guests to feel drawn into nature form the outdoor deck before entering the home. The ground level living and dining areas as well as the upper level master bedroom were designed to be at the back of the home to take full advantage of the magnificent views. The exterior of the residence was clad in cedar, adding to the contemporary tree house feel of the property. Designer Fern Santini selected a neutral color palette for the interiors, which encompassed white walls and smooth concrete flooring. Vibrance is added with the selection of colorful furnishings and art.
A covered outdoor deck on the upper level seems to be carved into the house, offering a relaxing sanctuary for the homeowner’s to enjoy the beauty that surrounds. The end result is an architecturally pleasing cedar and glass box home that is very engaging with nature and the creek below.
A separate adjacent guesthouse keeps the home more compact, offering two guest bedrooms for family and friends. A canopy connects the two structures, forming a carport. Sustainable feats includes solar panels, double-paned glass and plenty of insulation.
A fusion of indoor/outdoor spaces makes this home the perfect gathering spot to host family and friends.
The master bedroom retreat features expansive windows giving the sensation of floating above the treetops. The flooring gives warmth to the space, comprised of rift-sawn white oak. A stunning teak canopy bed and custom silk and wool area rug completes the aesthetic, creating a private sanctuary.
Photos: Casey Dunn
Old Tahoe House is a three-story residence that has been designed to take advantage of its privileged location by Olson-Olson Architects, on the shores of Lake Tahoe, California. The 6,800 square foot modern home displays a charming exterior with poplar bark siding and black locust log trim, railings and fencing. The expansive interior encompasses an open plan main level, showcasing a great room, open kitchen, spacious dining room, sitting area and mudroom. The interiors offer unobstructed views of Lake Tahoe, with a wraparound deck, outdoor fireplace and lakeside lounging next to the shoreline. The lower level offers four guest suites, all featuring lake views, a custom designed cedar sauna, pewter bar, billiard table, games room, home theater, double sided fireplace, and a cozy library with a hidden entrance to a wine and corking room. The upper level is dedicated to the master suite, with a private balcony, sitting area positioned around a fireplace and a luxurious bathroom. The master bath features a solid granite bathtub enveloped by paneled walls of stone and custom his and hers vanities with warming drawers for towels. Additional special features of this residence includes custom designed chandeliers and sconces throughout the interiors which was beautifully completed by Michael Brian Interior Design.
If you are looking for more Lake Tahoe inspiration, we have featured several homes here on 1 Kindesign from the region, have a look: New York loft meets mountain modern living in Lake Tahoe and Modern vacation retreat in the woods near Lake Tahoe.
Photos: Vance Fox
Saul Zaik House is the remodel of a mid-century modern home by noted Portland, Oregon architect Saul Zaik, carried out by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. The 1950s house had been poorly remodeled over the years, yet had some notable features to preserve, such as a sunken living room and expansive corner windows. An past extension to the home included three bedrooms with aluminum windows and flat ceilings, but didn’t match with the styling and details of the original character of the house. The renovation for a family with two young children encompassed relocating the master bedroom and bathroom to the back of the home and adding a mudroom, laundry room and office. The family room was out of scale with the other rooms, so the proportions were reworked. Windows were upgraded throughout the home and vaulted ceilings were included in the addition. The goal of the remodel was to put back the part Saul Zaik’s design that had been remodeled out of the house. The result was a cohesively designed home where everything fit just perfectly. Every change the designer’s made, they pondered “what would Saul do?” Luckily the elder architect was still alive and came to the house to consult and bless the renovation. In the end, Zaik’s vision came to life, a fusion of indoors and out, with cozy, yet wide open spaces that are both pristine yet casual.
In true mid-century fashion, a George Nelson Bubble Lamp hangs from the ceiling in the left corner of the room and an Eames lounge chair sits next to the fireplace. The glass walls are original features to architect Saul Zaik’s 1956 design.
Let us know your thoughts about this mid-century renovation in the comments section below. Are you inspired by mid-century modern design? We have featured several here on 1 Kindesign, in case you missed them, have a look: Mid-century modern beach house retreat on Pender Island and Mid-century modern ranch house renovation.
The home features a crisp color palette of Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron for the exterior cladding and Venetian Gold for the front door.
Photos: Lincoln Barbour
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