From the architect: Simple and sophisticated interior and exterior that harmonizes with the site. Like the integration of the flat roof element into the main gabled form next to garage. It negotiates the line between traditional and modernist forms and details successfully.
This single-family vacation home on the Michigan shoreline accomplished the balance of large, glass window walls with the quaint beach aesthetic found on the neighboring dunes. Drawing from the vernacular language of nearby beach porches, a composition of flat and gable roofs was designed. This blending of rooflines gave the ability to maintain the scale of a beach cottage without compromising the fullness of the lake views.
The result was a space that continuously displays views of Lake Michigan as you move throughout the home. From the front door to the upper bedroom suites, the home reminds you why you came to the water’s edge, and emphasizes the vastness of the lake view.
Marvin Windows helped frame the dramatic lake scene. The products met the performance needs of the challenging lake wind and sun. Marvin also fit within the budget, and the technical support made it.
Photos: Hedrich Blessing
Chalet Bear is a wonderful private luxury chalet recently refurbished to a modern standard, located in the exclusive ski resort of Klosters, Switzerland. Recently named as one of the top ten private chalets in Switzerland, it sits on a small hill, with sensational views and a five minute walk to the lifts and centre of the village. The chalet offers cozy sitting rooms, bedrooms with wonderful linen, and three fireplaces (one of which can be found in the master bedroom). It also features beautiful balconies and a terrace overlooking the stunning vista of the resort.
One of the last log chalets left in Klosters, this chocolate box of a chalet was completely refurbished in 2006. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8 people. A dedicated chef and house keeper will look after your every need, whilst you can relax in front of a roaring fire after a great days skiing. Seven nights for eight people sharing costs from $13,585, including accomm-odation, breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner with house wine and complimentary bar, from here.
Mountain Escape is a modern Danish home with a traditional Maine feel, designed by Priestley + Associates Architecture, located in Northport, Maine. While vacationing in Maine, the owners had desired a modern Danish home with a traditional Maine feel where they could cook, relax, and entertain.
This home has a minimalist feel and takes advantage of sweeping views of Penobscot Bay, optimal solar orientation, and extremely efficient heating systems. Exterior trellises and flat roofs were incorporated to allow the natural world to interact with the facade.
Priestley & Associates Architecture is a full service practice based in Rockport, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts. With emphasis on exceptional design, we create unique and original buildings to satisfy our client’s needs, often drawing inspiration from historical precedents. To us, the most successful designs appear to have a timeless quality and connectedness to their location. Our work has been featured in magazines across New England including, Maine Home + Design, New England Home, Downeast and Cottage Living. You can also find our work books including The New Cottage Home and Cottage Style.
Photos: Trent Bell
This Avant Garde style home was designed by Eskuche Design as a gorgeous family retreat nestled on Lake Minnetonka, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 4,700 square residence is situated just 100 feet from the lake, offering panoramic views displayed through 20 foot floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that disappears, retracting into wall pockets to bring the outside-in.
The home boosts soaring, elevated roof 20-foot overhangs to protect the terrace spaces from Minnesota’s elements, while keeping the view uninhibited.
The interior was designed by Studio M Interiors, reflecting clean lines, modern features, open floor plan, and is smart-sized to maximize the space.
The great room’s 24-foot floor-to-ceiling retractable Marvin sliding door system provides an immediate connection to the outdoors.
Interesting elements include a beautiful glass-walled wine cellar noticeable from the dining room and kitchen, a separate scullery room for doing dishes after the party ends, and a kitchen island with a live edge walnut countertop.
This incredible lake house won the heart of many during the 2013 Luxury Home Tour with Eskuche’s design nabbing the cover of Midwest Home Magazine.
Photos: LandMark Photography
Cabo Retreat is a beautiful oceanfront oasis filled with exquisite antiques, by interior design studio, Cashmere Interior, located on the Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The design studio was handed a completed home with a very formal and feminine aesthetic. The new homeowners were looking for elegance, but also wanted comfort and relaxation to exude when they walked through the door.
Cashmere delivered this oasis that encompassed the Mexican geographical location, the function of a family beach home, and an aesthetic that is quintessential Cashmere: relaxed, clean lines, eclectic, worldly, and functional.
The team at Cashmere Interior is a fresh mix of talented designers who are savvy to yesterday’s beauty, today’s styles and tomorrow’s innovations. Cashmere Interior has a simple philosophy: give our clients a home they will love for years to come. Using our extensive design background and high level of customer service, making every aspect of the client experience enjoyable.
We are a residential interior design firm focusing on high-end furnishings, fabrics, accessories and art. Our look is classic; we are never too trendy, never too dated. We will give you the look of fresh sophistication combined with the warmth and functionality of a comfortable home. While we customize every home to fit the needs of the individual and the family, we specialize in an eclectic mix of collected antiques with contemporary furnishings and clean lines. The design of your home will feel collected and personal rather than purchased from a showroom floor.
Photos: Courtesy of Cashmere Interior
The Long Valley Ranch House is an incredible modern vacation home designed by Marmol Radziner, set on the crest of a grassy knoll in Mendocino County, California. The goal was to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the 160-acre property by siting the retreat in a careful and unobtrusive manner. The 10-module home forms an L-shaped plan, framing views of a canopy of mature oak trees to the south and east.
The main volume is oriented east to west and arranged in an open plan. The living room, kitchen, and dining room collectively open southward onto a covered patio with an outdoor fireplace and pool area. From the main volume, the master bedroom extends to the north, following the edge of the hilltop and ending in a private deck that takes in the morning light from the east.
Marmol Radziner is a full service architectural firm that provides architectural design, interior design, landscape design, furniture design, jewelry design and prefab. In addition, we provide construction services, as a design-build firm. We operate our own custom cabinet shop and metal shop. We want our collaborative design vision to be realized coherently and elegantly.
Photos: Joe Fletcher
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