Villa Nilsson is a stunning two story split level home situated adjacent to a sound in Höganäs, Sweden, where the architectural interplay between nature and material is in absolute interaction. Built in 2010, the villa is a low-key building that blends well with the surroundings but is also clearly manifested. The architecture consists of simple and rigorous volumes where the encounter between the different materials is important. The home is comprised of 2,529 square foot (235 square meters) of living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The kitchen and living room are on the second level, opening up to a grand terrace with a fireplace, offering unobstructed views of the sound and an external staircase that leads down to the pool area. There is a pleasant cast mosaic swimming pool as well as a quiet and meditative courtyard. All the roofs are covered with sedum (functional, environmentally friendly and incredibly beautiful when it blooms).
Villa Nilsson has during 2012 been nominated in three major architectural competitions.
Spotted on Valvet, this home is listed for sale at $2,768,208.65, while the link lasts, here.
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.
Phinney Ridge Modern is a home built on what was considered an unbuildable lot of 5,029 square feet, situated in Phinney Ridge, a neighborhood in north central Seattle, Washington. Built in 2010, this 2,510 square foot property takes advantage of the difficult topography and maximizes the views from all floors. The three bedroom, three bathroom home features tall ceilings on every floor and a full rooftop deck with expansive views. The upper floor features an open kitchen nestled between a play room on one end of the floor and a living room on the other. There’s easy access to the both indoor and outdoor dining rooms.
This fabulous home has been listed for sale at an undisclosed sum on Surefield.
The Desert House is an organic modern estate that has been designed by Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, situated in Joshua Tree, California. Comprised of 4,643 square feet of living space, work begun on the three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home started in 1988 and was completed in 1993. The sprawling residence is nestled on 10 acres of desert landscape, sheltered by large boulders. The interiors were meticulously designed by John Vugrin. The end result is a dwelling in concrete, steel, glass, and copper, flawlessly blending in with its rocky landscape.
This spectacular home is currently listed for sale at $3 million, from here.
The most important architectural house you may have never seen. It is physically of the desert, a part of its surroundings. The strength of the hard and rugged protective shell exterior is drawn from the desert. The interior is a warm intimate space of flowing organic shapes wrapping gently around its inhabitants. Light enters through continuous openings that separate the towering concrete panels. The textures provide the touch and feel of the desert as materials were meticulously selected from the desert. The property highlights the masculine and feminine forms that are the hallmark of organic architecture.
This waterfront mid-century modern home features spectacular mountain and lake views, situated in Issaquah, Washington, a suburb east of Seattle. This house was custom built read more
Iconic mid-century modern design is once again a trending interior style. The look is characterized by its functional simplicity, open layout and geometrical accents. Many homeowners are incorporating these retro features with their contemporary interiors for fashion-forward homes.
To achieve the mid-century modern style, integrate these four elements.
1. Functional Layout
Mid-century modern style includes clean lines and no clutter. Begin by clearing out any unnecessary trinkets, making sure each piece of furniture has a purpose. Arrange the room in a spacious, open layout with clear seating areas, orderly tabletops, wide walkways and plenty of livable space. For new furniture, opt for low-slung pieces with limited hardware.
2. Natural Materials
Another basic element of the mid-century look is the incorporation of natural materials. Architecture of the era worked within the context of nature, embracing large windows and exposed beams. Interiors feature media such as wood, glass, concrete, leather and metal wherever possible. Brass accents are highly popular, whether included as starburst wall art or accents on the legs of tables and chairs. Metal furniture leg caps, also known as ferrules and sabots, can be specially ordered online to add mid-century modern flair to current furniture.
3. Geometrical Features
Another material commonly featured in mid-century modern design is plastic. Although the style calls for clean lines, many retro homes include wild geometric shapes made from metal or plastic. Some iconic pieces are egg chairs, tulip tables or bubble lamps. These elements are typically sleek with limited legs or hardware. In a streamlined room, a single geometric pendant lamp adds a striking statement.
4. Retro Colors
Although the general tone of mid-century modern design is neutral due to its natural elements, retro style is also colorful. Designs might include numerous colors in a single room, but most hues incorporate a shade of brown to complement the earthy tones. Because the style was initially popularized throughout the lengthy timeframe of the 1950s and 1960s, color selections range vastly. Common palettes pair a bright tint with a darker shade. Bold hues include pastels such as powder blue, butter yellow and pale pink with warmer tones of navy blue, olive green and burgundy. Walls are either white or another neutral hue while expansive windows welcome natural light.
These four elements help master the mid-century modern design, whether homeowners are decorating a newly-purchased house, updating a long-term property for resale, pairing interior design with home architecture or invigorating a new construction property with historical flair. The mid-century modern style creates inviting and spacious designs that continue to withstand the test of time.
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Villa Chamade is a minimalist and contemporary estate situated just a few minutes away from the center of Cannes, France and the prestigious Cap d’Antibes, a perfect compound for your French Riviera holidays. This property has a commanding hillside position on 3,400 square meters of land, featuring sumptuous panoramic views of the bay and the Lerins Islands. This attractive luxury residence offers 7,104 square feet (660 square meters) of living space with its six en-suite bedrooms, meticulously designed spacious living room and two kitchens for summer and winter time.
Exuding a feeling of spaciousness throughout the residence, the interiors have been designed in a highly contemporary manner, with diverse finishes. The array of textures creates a welcoming and dynamic ambiance. If all these were not enough to define a striking French Riviera home, you will also be enjoying a gorgeous pool overlooking the bay with its jacuzzi, a spa and hamman which completes the perfect picture.
Villa Chamade is currently listed for sale on Sotheby’s, with the price is available on request.
Casbah Cove is a luxury designed Moroccan riad by Gordon Stein Design, nestled in Palm Desert, California’s most upscale gated community, Bighorn Golf Club. The golf course offers two award-winning 18-hole courses, bocce ball court, tennis courts, and more. Relaxing has never been so easy, with a bevy of treatments offered at Bighorn’s full-service spa. Casbah Cove is likely the most innovative home in the desert, built high on a hill of the canyon side of Bighorn, surrounded on three sides of BLM land with unobstructed views of snowy mountains and glittering valley lights below.
Ascend the winding driveway, dotted with Moroccan gas lanterns, to reach the oversized motor court adorned with date palms submerged in a sweeping water feature. The impressive main entrance boasts enormous sliding doors that articulate the workmanship consistent throughout the home. Craftsmen from Morocco spent many months at Casbah Cove estate, carving wood, stone, plaster and brass. Step through the doors and observe an expanse of jaw-dropping mountain and valley views. In the foyer, the sliding doors are flanked with dual fireplaces and overhead you have star-shaped skylights. A truly amazing 30′x40′ retractable glass ceiling over the courtyard.
Price and showings on request from Bighorn Properties.
This stunning 16,800 square foot property has the following amenities: 4 Bedrooms, including detached, separate guest house with kitchen area and private entrances; 5 full baths, two half baths; giant unfinished room could be two bedrooms with two baths, a gym, indoor theater, etc. Plans available or will built to suit; 3 outdoor dining areas, 8 fireplaces, vanishing walls of glass in library and master, outdoor shower, guest living room with hidden kitchen, second kitchen for catering, elevator walls lined with mother of pearl, adorned with a TV and music control pad, 9 built in flat screen TV’s plus movie theater, guest rooms with a large, private outdoor area, upstairs bar with wine storage, refrigerator, icemaker and sink, temperature controlled wine cellar that accommodates (??) bottles, three car + two golf cart garage, stone slabs, Moroccan tiles and Siberian oak floors, radiant heated floors in master and most common areas of the home.
Unparalleled privacy allows you to enjoy both your 75′ lap infinity pool and also the 40′ round swimming pool for sunning. There is a Hammam spa with steam room and built ins. Landscaping featuring date palms, mature olive trees, birds of paradise, secret garden of white rosebushes, and much more. Hookah room features seating for twenty, with disappearing doors, overlooking the preserved mountainside. With a touch of a button, a 20 foot screen raises from the ground to change traditional movie watching into a truly spectacular experience. Whether you’re having a party for 20 or 200, Casbah Cove can easily accommodate all of your guests!
Imagine being whisked away to the most opulent, exotic destination in Marrakech: The consistent sun and arid warmth envelops your body as you step out of a seventy-five foot, salt water lap pool lined with black granite. You reach for a cool, refreshing cocktail, as king palm trees sway overhead. Now, imagine that you only had to travel two hours from Los Angeles to get there. When you combine the countless amenities with top-notch security, stunning grounds of lavish landscaping, and a younger median age of residents, it adds up to a resort community that is a little more ‘hip’ than hip replacement.
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Spotted on Sotheby’s, this stunning duplex penthouse features brilliant light, quality craftsmanship and timeless design mingled together to create a one of a kind on Greenwich Street, New York. This three bedroom loft offers 4,500 square feet of interior living with an additional 3,000 square feet of outdoor living space and private elevator. Upon entering the loft you find classic open-style loft living with soaring ceilings, exposed brick walls, skylights, two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and home office. The skylit chef’s kitchen features a 5-burner Miele cooktop, double ovens, Sub-Zero and Italian granite counter tops. A spectacular cantilevered solid oak and steel staircase leads to a stunning master suite, with dressing room, spacious bath, kitchenette, and living room. Experience unparalleled indoor/outdoor living with breathtaking water views via floor to ceiling windows that slide open to the terrace. Outside are multiple entertaining areas, & top notch materials such as IPE decking, granite sandstone, hot tub, custom lighting and irrigation systems.
This spectacular New York penthouse is listed for sale at $8,995,000, from here.