This fascinating modern beach house showcases a shoji concept of translucency designed by Ed Niles Architect, located on Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California. The home was originally built for Dr. Wei-Tzuoh Chen, a kidney specialist who wanted a family weekend retreat from his hectic schedule. The concept for the home was to soak in the views of the ocean, have large expanses of wall space to display art and have a room dedicated to the owner’s expansive record collection, which had included a total of 25,000 records. With soaring 29 foot high ceilings and walls of fiberglass pull nature in, while walls of windows in the kitchen and living area filter light in and helps frame never-ending ocean views. Concrete walls and steel beams adds clean lines and a industrial aesthetic mixed with Feng Shui design elements. The exterior of the residence was designed to be humble while achieving harmony with its surrounding environment. “A nuanced panel effect draws the sea air in, creating a natural air flow throughout the home.” The beach house offers a main open concept living space and chef’s kitchen, which has a seamless connection to an outdoor living space with BBQ, buffet line and views out to the ocean. A casual dining area also has ocean views. There are four en-suite bedrooms in the main house, which includes a luxurious master suite with dramatically curved window walls. There is a separate guest house on the property.
This insane property is listed for sale at the asking price of $53 million, far exceeding the average price in the area of $15 – $25 million, which is astonishing. If you are interested in seeing more about the property, we spotted it on the website, The Agency.
The property showcases every high-tech feature you could possibly imagine, including a music room that is embedded into the hillside for soundproofing from the busy traffic noise coming from the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). There is also a soundproof home cinema and elevator. This fascinating property is one of the most unique and incredible architectural endeavors that has ever been constructed along the Malibu coastline. Take a look at some other Malibu dream homes here on 1 Kindesign: Cape Cod style home with eclectic details in Malibu and Small lot transformed into stunning Malibu beach house.
We think the architecture and engineering of this home is phenonemal, love all the glass and views out to the ocean. Being steps away from the beach is always a plus if you are a beachgoer. This is truly a remarkable property, would love a home tour! What do you think, is this home too much? Too over-priced? Let us know in the comments below!
This carved sandalwood bed offers guests a cozy place to sleep and sweeping ocean views.
The music room showcases the homeowner’s incredible record collection which is mostly classical music, which he developed a passion for when he started medical school.
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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This extraordinary residence features a trendy New York loft design aesthetic, located on Johanneberg street, one of Gothenburg, Sweden’s most popular streets. Spread out over two levels, this 1,291 square foot (120 square meters) home showcases an exclusive and warm character. All materials have been painstakingly selected by the homeowners to create a luxury hotel suite with a “New York feeling”. The finished result of the interior decoration is a sensational journey of muted tones that range from Parlor Blue in the bedroom to Boudin Grey in the guest bedroom to Venetian Dusty Pink in the bathroom. In the open and inviting living area, a crackling fire sets the tone, while a spacious terrace offers sweeping views of the city. On the first level you will find the living room, kitchen, master bedroom, guest bedroom, and a bathroom. The staircase leading up to the second floor was specially built, including a handrail in brass and genuine leather. On the top level is a dining room, comfortable reading area, a bathroom and access to the terrace.
What do you think of this loft, is it super stylish or too over the top? If you are inspired by loft living and Scandinavian interiors, have a look at some past features here on 1 Kindesign that combine both: Exceptionally beautiful duplex apartment in Sweden and Spacious and exquisitely adorned Ostermalm loft.
The kitchen and living room are combined in an open floor plan, flooded with light from multiple dormer windows and skylights to the southwest.
The first floor bathroom has been tastefully and stylishly renovated with Carrara marble on the floors and matching square tiles on the wall. The walls have been painted in a Venetian dusty pink.
This enchanting attic apartment showcases striking contrasts, spacious layout and sunlit interiors, located in Lorensberg, a district in Gothenburg, Sweden. Spotted on Alvhem, this intriguing home has only 635 square feet (59 square meters) of living space yet its functional design makes it feel quite spacious and cozy. Dark stained oak wood flooring can be found throughout most of the living spaces, giving a sharp visual contrast against the white walls. The small living room provides an open layout to the dining and kitchen areas. A working fireplace provides warmth and comfort on cool winter nights. Light pours in from the southwest facing windows and large skylights so artificial lighting is not necessary during the day. Wood beams on an angle provides interest to the ceiling and the overall visual appeal of the home. The kitchen offers plenty of work surfaces for cooking delicious meals. With the open flow into the living room, it makes mingling with guests effortless. An elegant spiral staircase in the living area leads to a loft space with a home office. The staircase continues through a skylight that opens out onto the property’s rooftop, giving unparalleled views of the cityscape below. Glass flooring in the loft space provides plenty of natural light to the bedroom.
The apartment offers a single bedroom, which is nestled under the loft and is flooded with natural light from the glass floor above. Cozy and spacious with a serene color palette, you will feel a sense of tranquility as you lay down for a restful nights sleep. The modern bathroom was tastefully renovated with gray floor tiles and white tiles on the walls, in keeping with the aesthetic of the rest of the apartment.
Are you inspired by Swedish apartment design? Have a look at some of our past articles here on 1 Kindesign where we have highlighted some intriguing designs: Stylish apartment in Linnéstaden flooded with light and Exceptionally beautiful duplex apartment in Sweden.
Romantic and extremely charming, this Spanish style villa has been newly renovated with lots of stylish features, located on a private street in Beverly Hills, California. Exuding the warmth and sophistication of of California living, this wonderful home dates back to 1927, offering comfortable interiors and cozy exterior living spaces. The villa is centered around a spacious courtyard showcasing spanish tile, several seating areas, outdoor fireplace, lap pool, decorative fountain and lush yard. The beautiful interiors are comprised of 4,290 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The home’s bright and airy interiors are lit by glass doors and plenty of windows. The living room features clay tile flooring and a wood burning fireplace with french doors that opens out to the patio to allow for more entertaining space. The fully-equipped kitchen offers a spacious island with seating and nearby breakfast nook and dining area. There is also open concept family room, a media room and a gym. There are two staircases that link the first floor to the second, with original stained glass windows. On the second level are the bedrooms, offering modern furnishings that harmoniously mixes with the traditional Spanish architecture. The master bedroom retreat has a beautifully designed en-suite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe as well as a covered veranda with lovely views to the courtyard.
This fabulous property can be all yours for a mere $4,950,000, from here.
With steps leading up to a lovely entryway and lush greenery surrounding the home, you are immediately invited to step inside and enjoy everything this wonderful property has to offer. What you think? Do you love Spanish style homes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. If you love this style, you will really enjoy some other features we have showcased in the past here on 1 Kindesign, such as Spanish Revival home gets an exquisite facelift and Exceptional Spanish-style hacienda in Mexico.
Silverlight residence is an iconic contemporary property featuring canalside living by architects Adjaye Associates, located in Silverlight, London, England, United Kingdom. A new build home, the property is positioned on a narrow piece of land between a busy road and the Grand Union canal of West London. The development of the property was given a careful response to its surrounding urban context. Due to a high level of street noise, the north side of the facade was given few openings, but avoids being too dark thanks to aluminum cladding. The canal side to the south was given lots of windows to take in not only the stimulating views, but the natural light. The interiors are organized on five levels, showcasing a voluminous double height ceiling in the main living space. Encompassing 5,209 square feet (484 square meters) of total living space, inspiring interior architecture, furnishings and finishes details the home. Spaces includes a striking kitchen, spacious living area, home office / utility room, indulgent master bedroom retreat featuring an enclosed terrace, three guest bedrooms on the lower level and two bathrooms. A roof garden with a wet bar completes this home built for entertaining and enjoyment. There is also direct access to the canal, perfect for taking long walks and relishing the waterway.
This fabulous home is on the market for $8,156,364 USD, from here.
This home features a lot of interesting details, what do you think? Is this home your style, please tell us why or why not in the comments section below! Have a look at some other interesting homes we have featured in London here on 1 Kindesign, Stylishly designed contemporary home in London and Modern renovation and extension in England: The Glass House.
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Ladbroke Road residence is a five level contemporary townhouse tastefully re-designed by CUBIC Studios, located in Notting Hill, West London, England, United Kingdom. This stylish 3,210 square foot (298 square meters) property would appeal to any trendy urban family, being in a very charming neighborhood. Warm wooden flooring is featured throughout, with exception of the tiled bathrooms and an interesting tile detail in the kitchen. The white walls are the perfect backdrop for the colorful artwork showcased on the walls by Peter Vaillant. With plenty of exceptional features and details, the home offers an open plan reception area with a living room, dining room and stylish kitchen and breakfast area. There is an additional floor that has just a living room, which is picture above. This space features a cozy seating arrangement in a neutral color palette with two uniquely designed fireplaces. There is also a media room, spa/gym, indoor pool and steam room, four bedrooms with the master having an en-suite bathroom, two modern bathrooms and a nanny / au pair suite.
This fascinating property is currently listed for sale on Domus Nova for $9,121,052.
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Designed as sophisticated luxury, this two story, 6,000 square foot apartment showcases stunning views of Central Park in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York. The spacious residence offers the scale and elegant feel of a townhouse with high ceilings, beautiful custom millwork detailing and plenty of natural light. An additional wonderful feature to the home is that each of the floors offers 80 feet of treetop park view frontage. The interiors showcase a sanctuary for both living and entertaining with an excellent layout and proportion. The spacious living area offers both south and west facing picture windows, with views out to the park. Adjacent to the living room is a formal style dining area to entertain at least twelve guests. The stylish eat-in kitchen has many designer finishes which includes, “Uba Tuba honed granite countertops and breakfast bar, custom cabinetry with metallic chrome accent plating, two full-size Sub-Zero refrigerators, a 6-burner Viking stove, and Meile dishwasher.” On the lower level are five very spacious bedrooms with large walk-in closets. In the master suite, there are his and hers walk-in closets as well as an additional dressing room with a built-in mirrored vanity. The light-filled en-suite master bath has a soaking tub and separate shower, all lined with Bianco Antico stone. The apartment also has an additional bedroom that can be used for guests or as staff quarters, a library filled with bookshelves and a fully equipped laundry room.
Located in a discreet pre-war co-op building, this spectacular home was listed for sale at $16,995 and was just recently purchased by Bruce Willis as a new family home. What do you think, is this pad worth the price of admission?
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