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.
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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.
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This renovated 1840 stone farmhouse is reached by crossing over a babbling brook via a wooden bridge, nestled on a 50 acre estate of incredible serenity in Erin, Ontario, Canada. In front of you sits an original farmhouse which thanks to a thoughtful addition tripled the residence in size to 7,350 square feet with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms.
Spotted on Sotheby’s, this stunning property is listed for sale at $3,130,526 USD, from here.
Main floor master wing with walk-out to Japanese garden on one side and woodland garden on the other side.Stone ruins of the former barn create a postcard backdrop for the sublime resort pool complex.
Old and new blend perfectly to create an atmosphere of comfortable country elegance and practical living. There is a beautiful great room with a 20 foot ceiling for casual family living or formal entertaining.
619 Diamond Street is a stunning Victorian transformed by Art of Construction into a wonderful four bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home in Noe Valley, San Francisco, California. The main floor has an open floor-plan with a large open eat-in kitchen and family room with a dramatic NanaWall of windows creating a seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining experience.
This beautiful home was spotted listed for sale on Sotheby’s for $4,995,000, from here.
The kitchen and family room are bathed in natural light. The deck off of the kitchen features a custom gas fire pit. Elegant wainscoting compliments the rustic, wide planked, white oak floors. There is a formal dining room and living room with a gas fireplace.
A contemporary steel and wood staircase leads to the bedroom level with a large master bedroom and serene master bath. There is abundant natural light provided by a large skylight. There are two more bedrooms on this level, a full bath and laundry closet. The lowest level has a flexible 4th bedroom and family area that open to a professionally landscaped yard.
There is a wine room, a sauna and interior access to the large two-car garage. This gorgeous home is just a block to the heart of 24th Street and the best of Noe Valley.
With a closeness to nature offered in this stunning family home, every detail has been carefully thought out, offering creative solutions and exciting architecture in Ljunghusen, Sweden. The residence offers sophistication and luxurious details, with natural lighting throughout.
The house feels somewhat anonymous as you approach from the street, however as soon as you step inside the entrance door it changes to something spectacular. The house is a solid stone house that has been covered with a horizontal wood paneling to create a soft and comfortable feel. The entrance door is custom built in glass and oak paneling, and one could say that this is the standard set for the rest of the house. You are surrounded by whitewashed stone walls and a sober white pigmented concrete floors, which leads you further into the house.
You are welcomed immediately into the open seating area. There is plenty of space for entertaining family and friends, The dining room offers a large expanse of glass windows that overlook the garden facing south. An exciting atrium separates the living area from the dining room and creates a stylish environment. The concrete floor becomes a beautiful accent against the white landscape wooden panel that lines some of the walls. The feeling is both modern and rustic at the same time. Cold evenings gives the stove a nice heat and lets you relax to beautiful crackling sounds.
The kitchen offers an open plan against the social surfaces. A practical kitchen island clad in wood, breaking cleanly against the white interior gives a pleasant impression. It can accommodate two bar stools, perfect for when you want a breakfast time for yourself before you start your day. Exclusive machines from Gaggenau and Miele gives the kitchen a lovely finish. Perhaps most striking is the original pantry with glass door. This creates beautiful storage jars, a work of art in itself and makes it a pleasure to keep order in the pantry.
In the bedrooms the windows were placed so as to reduce transparency. On the floors, carpet has been added to lend warmth and a comfortable feeling in the rooms. Instead of doors into the walk-in chambers, two of the three bedrooms have heavy drapes, creating a warm and cozy feeling. The master bedroom is located in the second part of the house and also has the same feeling. The impression of everyday luxury is enhanced even further with the spacious closet. You will sleep in a relaxing atmosphere and in the morning you just need to walk a few steps to take a morning dip in the pool.
The villa has two lovely bathrooms. One is located in the entrance hall and offers bath and sleek and stylish décor from Aspen. The floor is covered with seastone and give a cozy feel. The second bathroom is a bit larger, decorated in tasteful white and stone. There is a shower and two washstands.
The newly built sauna room is inviting with its warmth on cold evenings and here you can let your eyes rest on the large window facing the garden. Then you go directly into the outdoor lounge and breathe in some fresh forest air.
This intelligent home showcases many thoughtful features and functions. Throughout the house, even outdoors, are nicely integrated speakers. The technology in the house can easily connect to iPads and phones, which makes it easy and fun to do. The whole house has a lovely heated floor, even in the garage, storage and guest house. There is plenty of storage and in the garden there is a separate storehouse.
The most apparent with the social part of the house is the simplicity of getting out into nature. By opening up one of the terrace doors you step out to your own little paradise. The large paved terrace runs along the entire garden side, and there are several patios, both for relaxing and socializing. Stylish awnings give shade during the hottest days of the summer and attracts one to take a dip in the sumptuous pool. The whole time you feel nature’s presence when the wind takes hold of the pines that surround the garden. Overlooking the pool there is also a guest house that houses everything you want to offer your guests. Or, you may choose to create an office or an inspiring studio here?
Every little detail of the house is well thought out and carefully selected. Everything from designer switches to color selection, layout and site-built TV unit. Sit back and allow yourself to enjoy a perfect home, just a few hundred meters from Sweden’s most beautiful sandy beach.
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This charming loft duplex showcases preserved turn of the century details, located in a quiet courtyard house in Kungsholmen, an island in Lake Mälaren in Sweden. Comprised of 1,033 square feet (96 square meters), this architect-designed apartment demonstrates a thoughtful floorplan with a balcony in the sunny west and two beautiful fireplaces. Other wonderful details featured in this fantastic apartment includes beamed ceilings, stucco, high baseboards, high ceilings and original pine planks. There is a large, fully equipped kitchen, dining and living room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, spread over two levels.
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Expansive mountain views grace the Prospector Residence, a hillside contemporary home designed by Marmol Radziner, located in Sun Valley, Idaho. The design of this state of the art home was inspired by the rustic beauty of its surroundings; combining superb design, texture-rich interiors with regionally sourced materials resulting in an organic integration with the natural landscape. The property is terraced on three levels, capturing unique views from all locations. Dramatic views, abundant natural light and mountain breezes imbue the 8,700 square foot, seven bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom house with a sense of tranquility and a connection to the natural world.
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The decks, patios and glass throughout create a seamless indoor/outdoor environment and facilitate entertaining, be it an intimate gathering or a large affair. The home is a place of balanced energy softly nestled within an aspen grove on a gentle slope covered with grasses, sagebrush, and wildflowers; the views open dynamically to mountain horizons and ever-changing Idaho skies.
The main floor features a formal living room and dining room, with a common stone fireplace and glass walls that open to surrounding balconies facing Bald Mountain. The gourmet kitchen and great room provides a warm family environment, with fireplace, media and a glass enclosed dining area that spills onto a spacious terrace with spectacular views, stone spa, outdoor kitchen and lounge areas.
The four-suite guest wing extends beyond the great room. A large media/recreation room is located on the first level, which also boasts a bright indoor/outdoor exercise studio, a steam shower bath and a Zen courtyard that connects the spaces. This level includes a temperature controlled wine room, ski boot room, and a heated and finished garage.
The third floor master suite with stone fireplace, private deck, meditation room, dressing rooms, and marble steam master bath feels like a luxury spa. Sharing the master level are two large offices and a full bath. One is nestled in an aspen grove and the other captures a spectacular view of Baldy Mountain. Both offices feature private decks, and can be converted to bedrooms.
This home is currently listed for sale at $8,000,000, from here.
This Tribeca loft has been renovated to the highest standards, keeping a modern feel while honoring its industrial roots of exposed beams and bricks. Preserving and showcasing its original details and character, this beautiful 1,400 square foot turn-key home is the epitome of downtown New York luxury loft living, blending refined modern design with a cool industrial aesthetic.
We spotted this sensational loft listed for sale on Sotheby’s at $2,595,000, from here.
The light-filled living area offers perfect proportions for entertaining and features white brick walls, wide-plank solid walnut floors, high ceilings with exposed beams, and 6 large windows. Adjacent to the living room is a quintessential chef’s kitchen with a large center island, Calacatta gold marble countertops, stainless steel Wolf stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine storage, and ample custom cabinetry.
As part of the renovation, the beadboard was ripped out in the ceiling, which exposed the loft’s old rafters to open up the space. Sheetrock was placed between the rafters to help soundproof the ceilings. The exposed beams and the exposed brick were painted white.
The spacious master suite has abundant closet space, a dressing room, and a serene limestone bath with double vanity and high-end fixtures.
The master bath has Italian stone reminiscent of wood, to accentuate the ‘woodsiness’ of the rafters.
Part of the apartment’s renovation included creating a second room that can be a bedroom, den or home office. The doors leading into the room are frosted glass, with leather handles and brushed steel locks on the bottom.
The second bedroom of the home, now a nursery, was previously used as an office, seen here. The total remodeling of the loft, which was completed over eight months in 2008, cost about $500,000.
A large guest bath has a cool downtown feel with dark grout subway tiles, grey stone floors and a soaking tub. There is also a laundry area with a Miele washer/dryer.
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