This incredibly charming beach house is a fabulous family getaway destination that was designed by Wettling Architects, located on Shelter Island in New York. The interior palette is comprised of soft organic materials of stone, wood beams and wooden flooring mixed with beautiful furnishings. The residence opens in the direction of the water to provide the inhabitants sensational seaside views from every room. The residents are an active young family who enjoys entertaining frequent guests, so the interiors needed to be functional and withstand wear and tear. Both interior and exterior spaces are very bright, spacious, inviting, cozy and super beach friendly.
This cozy living room is very bright with all of the windows, offering slip covered sofas for easy cleaning and a cozy seating arrangement for great conversation. Furnishings are centrally situated around a stunning stone fireplace with a wood beamed mantel, grounded by a textured area rug that separates the space from the kitchen and living areas.
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This desert hillside property is a flawless blend of sophistication and style by ArchitecTor, located in the private community of Desert Mountain, Scottsdale, Arizona. The residence is positioned perfectly on a mountainside offering spectacular panoramic views of the valley below. Taking advantage of the year round arid temperatures, the design of the home encompasses a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience. Glass walls and retractable door systems are integrated throughout the home, allowing natural light to infiltrate the spaces and the homeowners to enjoy the natural desert landscape and city views. Upon entrance into the interiors of this spacious vacation home, you will find an open concept plan built for a couple to entertain their five adult children and their families as well as friends. A Mediterranean stye oasis that is both relaxing and stylish, the material palette is a rustic mix of stone and organic elements that are unified between indoors and out. Outdoor living areas are shaded by deep overhangs, with sun loungers, a large pop-up television so you can watch the game while lounging or splashing around in the infinity edge swimming pool.
If you are in need of more desert mountain inspiration, we have featured several others here on 1 Kindesign, here are a couple to get you started: Rustic eclectic farmhouse in the Sonoran Desert and Whisper Rock Residence by Tate Studio Architects.
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Hotel Iturregi is a luxurious boutique hotel for guests to find peace and tranquility surrounded by nature, located in the town of Getaria, on the Basque coast, Spain. Situated amongst the txakoli vineyards the property features a stunning facade with extensive windows to enjoy the magnificent views of the Getaria lighthouse and beautiful seaside. The interiors of the hotel effortlessly mixes both modern and classic styles. There are eight guest bedrooms in all, with half offering mountain views and the other half offering sea views. To enhance your well-being while staying at this enjoyable hotel, you can also enjoy a premium spa experience in the comfort and privacy of your own room. The exterior of the property seamlessly blends into its surrounding environment. Picturesque scenery can be found wherever you look, which makes this hotel an idyllic vacation, perfect for family and couples wishing to have a memorable experience. There is also a sparkling pool that was built on top of the ruins of the original Iturregi farmhouse, the perfect spot to relax and unwind. With nearby towns of Zarautz and Getaria offering plenty of activities, there is also spectacular hiking just outside your door. With one of the main hiking routes being the Camino de Santiago, which runs very close to this hotel.
To stay at this wonderful vacation retreat, rates run from $252 per night with a two night minimum.
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This modern farmhouse style residence designed by Eric Olsen Design is located in Dover Shores, a beautiful waterfront community in Newport Beach, California. The dream home of interior designer Raili Clasen of RailiCA Design and her husband and young son, they worked with the architect on the 1960’s home to restructure it to a family friendly living environment. Taking six months to renovate, the foundation was left in tact, but the rest of the home was taken down to the studs. The roof was replaced to be vaulted, changing the ceiling height from 8 feet to 15 feet high in some areas. This really opened the space up and made it feel bright and airy. To add rustic warmth to the interior, an exposed beam trellis was added to the central core living space. A skylight was also added above the kitchen to illuminate the space. An additional unique design feature was a brick wall installation that runs from the front door all the way to the back patio. The interiors are a mix of elements inspired from California wine country with a sleep away camp vibe and even sprinkles of Scandinavian aesthetic. Most of the walls are a crisp white, aside from the kitchen that is punctuated with walls clad in pine flat board siding painted in a dark gray hue. The spiritual center of the home is the open concept kitchen, dining and living areas, featuring white oak flooring in a diagonal pattern and antique Germain light fixtures hanging over the kitchen island.
Oversized Moooi light fixtures hang over the dining table, creating a dramatic look in the space, drawing your eye upwards. The floor to ceiling wall niche housing stacked firewood adds to the natural and warm aesthetic of the space. Cozy furnishings and plush pillows decorate this inviting living room space pictured above. We here at 1 Kindesign love your feedback, so please let us know in the comments section what you think of this home, is it your style?
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The kitchen showcases oak cabinetry, dovetail pine flat board walls painted dark gray and reclaimed wood over the range.
With beautiful outdoor living spaces, this is the perfect home for entertaining friends and family. With how everything has been situated, there is a great flow between indoors and out.
A favorite family hangout, Adirondack chairs circulate a fire pit, creating a beach bonfire-like ambiance to the outdoor space. A tipi filled with plush outdoor pillows creates an extra space for seclusion.
Photos: Courtesy of Eric Olsen Design
This magnificent hillside retreat has been designed as an 8,000 square foot family vacation home by Dick Clark + Associates, overlooking Lake Travis, in Austin, Texas. Built as a retreat for the whole family, which encompasses parents with three kids in their twenties, to get together and spend time together from their busy daily lives. After careful deliberation, the chosen style of the home was clean and modern, planned out as an H-shape with two separate wings for public and private zones. Clerestory windows allows light to penetrate the spaces while at the same time giving privacy from neighboring homes. The north side of structure is open to the lake to take in the magnificent views. A hallway with sliding glass panels can be opened to the outdoors, which intersects a central courtyard and leads to the bedrooms, which has pool and patio views. The home juts out towards the lake with a deck that includes a jacuzzi, cantilevering over the lake, which is 80 feet below. A tram allows access to the water from this point. Golden limestone saturates the exterior courtyards as well as the interior passageways. Another special feature with a modern appeal to the home was a copper clad elevated fitness room with a butterfly roof.
Working closely with Karen Hall Interior Design for the interior selections of the home, the color palette started with art selections for the wall, and then they drew off of that. Mostly abstract works were chosen, in keeping with the clean lines and contemporary nuances. Designer modern furnishings were mixed with more comfortable pieces, all of which needed to be durable and stand up staining. Therefore, finishes of leather, textured cotton and area rugs comprised of silk or wool were selected. The end result was an inviting and uncluttered atmosphere that doesn’t interrupt the unparalleled lake views.
What do you think of this family retreat? Do you find it too over the top or just perfect? Love lake houses, we here at 1 Kindesign have featured plenty in the past, here are a couple: Fabulous vacation retreat above Lake Austin: Compound Interest and Cove House displays comfort and beauty overlooking Lake Austin.
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This stunning transformation of a village house turned dream home includes a fabulous porch designed by Produccions de Disseny Bellera, located in Costa Brava, Spain. “We are eighty percent of the time on the porch and pool during the holidays,” states the owners. This retreat was designed with the goal of being an exceptional place to live, where the owners could enjoy spending time outdoors and unwind during the summer months. The whole outdoor living area was designed with repeat to the traditional architecture of the region, with a lovely porch, Mediterranean garden and sparkling swimming pool. On the porch is a large oak table with benches and an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue, perfect for entertaining. Stone arches define the space, which is accessed from the interior through leaded sliding glass doors. The Moroccan-inspired raised pool is surround by a stone wall and heather garden with a lemon and olive tree. “We wanted to replicate the look of a swimming-pool. Coating the glass with cement and natural pigments, “states the designers.
The inside reform encompassed tearing down walls to create one large open space, which forms the living and dining room and the kitchen. The spaces were embraced with a traditional Catalan brick vaulted ceiling and direct access to the inviting porch and garden. Visually, the design carried a lot of brightness and great perspective. Before the reform, the ceiling was covered with plaster, which was returned to its original eighteenth glory through sandblasting. By way of an open and airy staircase, the second floor offers the private spaces of the home. The master bedroom has a sloped ceiling with painted white ceiling beams. Through french doors, a quite balcony look out over magnificent gardens and beautiful outdoor living space. Have a look through this fabulous home and let us know your thoughts, do you like this style of design?
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Glen Iris residence is a gorgeous two story Hamptons style home designed by Canny Architecture, located in Glen Iris, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The home showcases spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining spaces, which functions well for entertaining family and friends. The kitchen offers a great work flow with a well planned island with seating for four, which is perfect for casual dining or socializing while the homeowners are cooking. The kitchen comes complete with a glass backsplash that allows natural light to filter through the space allowing for ambient lighting during the day as well as views out onto the well manicured property. The residence also features a luxurious wine cellar, another amazing and functional feature for hosting dinner parties. A lovely outdoor entertaining space overlooks a generous sized sparkling pool that was designed and built by Integrated Pools.
Directly off the living room, sliding glass doors opens up to allow fresh breezes and natural light into the space. Walking outside, cozy outdoor seating arrangements awaits on a backyard terrace. Head down the steps to a well-manicured lawn and patio with sun loungers and swimming pool. Here on 1 Kindesign we have featured several homes by Canny Architects, if you would like to see more of their work, check them out here. We would love to hear your thoughts on this wonderful project, please leave us a comment below. Enjoy the photos of this spectacular home tour!
Photos: Canny Architecture
OVD 919 is spectacular residential project completed in 2014 by SAOTA architects, located on a mountain ridge below Lions Heads, in Cape Town, South Africa. The home is nestled on a steep site, featuring unparallel 360 degree views of Robben Island to the North and Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles to the South. Although attaining these views was paramount to the project, they also had to be carefully balanced to achieve the necessary privacy that the homeowners required for their lifestyle. The living spaces were designed as an open concept, with a seamless indoor-outdoor connection to enhance everyday living. “The architecture needed focus on creating a contemporary, uncluttered and sculptural building,” said Tamaryn Fourie, senior associate and project team member. Building the residence on a steep slope, the architects considered a sensitive design approach, limiting excavation. Secondary spaces are situated on lower levels and two stories are positioned above the ridge, which hosts the main living spaces, pool terrace and garden and the private spaces (bedrooms) on the upper level. The carefully considered interiors portion of the project was carried out by Studio Parkington Design Consult.
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“On arrival at a mid-level one is lured through the main garage with its double volume and graffiti walls towards the shaft of light and splash of landscaping emanating from the glazed Entrance Area beyond. Sculptural timber clad stairs wrap themselves around a centrally positioned glass lift and take one to the upper levels of the house,” says Philip Olmesdahl, SAOTA director and project team member. The spaces take on a gallery feel, emphasizing the draw to this fascinating property with its jaw-dropping backdrop of mountains and sea.
“Throughout this level boundaries are blurred and there’s a wonderful continuity between internal and external living – it’s a house for all seasons and plays off the mood of the climate and surrounding landscape,” said Tamaryn Fourie.
With polished concrete flooring running throughout the home and extending to the outdoors, there is the sense of a seamless flow. The bedrooms showcase timeless oak flooring for warmth and character. The master bedroom retreat is located on the top level and set back from the southern boundary to which the home shares with a national park for enhanced privacy. “An expansive planter off the main bedroom reiterates the importance of the natural surroundings and their connection with the sea views beyond,” noted Philip Olmesdahl.
Photos: Adam Letch / This project was submitted to 1 Kindesign courtesy of SAOTA
The private contemporary property showcases a seamless indoor / outdoor living experience, nestled in the beautiful canyons of Bel Air, California. The imposing home offers 13,565 square feet of relaxed living space offering modern and organic design, displaying materials throughout that are both deliberate and consistent. The interiors of the home enjoys impressive city views all the way to the Pacific Ocean through an array of glass pocket doors. Interior spaces includes seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three half baths, there is also a library and study, a lounge and an elevator. Upon entrance into the foyer, skylights diffuses natural light while a custom chandelier injects elegance into the space. There are several features to the home that have a commanding presence, such as the open plan living room with a double sided fireplace and the floating glass stairs with leather wrapped hand rails. The staircase is situated on both sides of the home, leading up to the spacious second level which houses four en-suite bedrooms, all with access to a terrace with unparalleled views. Both interior and exterior spaces were luxuriously designed with entertaining in mind.
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Almost every room on the ground floor spills out onto the extensive deck and meticulous landscape, featuring a negative edge swimming pool. The outdoor living spaces encompasses 2,820 square feet, perfect for entertaining and enjoying the outside environment. Additional outdoor amenities includes a BBQ, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and outdoor television for dining alfresco. There is a beautiful canopy to keep guests shaded from the sun while a bar keeps guests thirst quenched. Illuminated water features scattered throughout the property creates a heavenly oasis.
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This chefs kitchen showcases white oak cabinets, Gaggenau appliances and a pantry space offering temperature controlled wine storage. Sliding glass doors from the kitchen leads out to a cozy outdoor seating space, perfect for breakfast dining with a view. A wine cellar for 300 bottles is situated below the main staircase. There is also a sound and light-proofed media room providing special entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
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