Twin Barrel-vaulted Residence in England

Tod Wakefield and Mary Collier have designed this Pulborough modern house and completed in 2008. It is a re-build of agricultural buildings that formerly occupied the site. Designed as a large courtyard house, it features extensive glazing that give views of the surrounding gardens and also flood the house within. The construction is a simple steel frame with a barrel-vaulted zinc roof, allowing the internal spaces to be easily altered. Sustainability has informed [...]

 

Romantic Loft with Private Roof Garden in New York

In the middle of busy Chelsea, New York is a spectacular private garden atop a duplex penthouse loft. Found available at Sotheby’s Homes, this property has a key-locked elevator that opens directly this loft level, large skylights and windows and spacious areas for entertaining. A grand staircase leads up to the master bedroom with its own bath and private terrace. Photos from Sotheby

 

Wonderfully Warm Home in North Creake

Exposed brick creates a remarkable character. Especially if the original was retained. It preserves a bit of history. A nice and warm home in North Creake is this Courtyard with six bedrooms, unique period barn conversion, large rooms with full height vaulted ceilings, as well as huge rustic fireplaces and well-fixed kitchen and bathrooms. It is now available at Sowerbys.    [via sowerbys]

 

Exquisite Home in Ilhabela, Brazil

This breathtaking home is located in Ilhabela, Portuguese for beautiful island, was designed by renowned architect Marcio Kogan in 2008.  Set in the clearing of a tropical forest where you’ll be inspired to relaxed, be calm and savor the beauty of nature. Folding bamboo panels enclose the top floor—a rectilinear volume that hovers above the open-plan living area and adjacent terrace. Telescoping glass walls allow for cool cross breezes and indoor/outdoor entertaining on [...]

 

Port D'Andratx, Mallorca Spain

Spectacular homes abound in Mallorca, Spain. Here’s another one. Its modern design interior is a visual treat, as well as the amazing sea views around it! Its not surprising that tourists flock this beautiful island mainly because a typical coastal scenery of Mallorca is dominated by fine white sandy beaches, caves, and rocky coves. This property is for sale, for more information visit Knight Frank.

 

NO-house: An Eco-home

Dabs of color are playfully scattered in each space of this wonderful home that I found from this link. An eco-home designed by architect Charlotte Larco where spaces are flexible and endowed with bespoke interior fittings. Fantastic dining room that leads to a quaint garden. What more could you ask for? NO-house is an environmentally friendly building. The superstructure in steel and solid spruce wood has been designed to improve thermal [...]

 

Daleham Mews

It’s modern but you’ll notice some classic elements in it. Works well. Designed by the notable architects of Wells Mackereth. The architects have retained the handsome 19th-century façade of this former stable and coach-house, with its mature wisteria that flowers beautifully in the summer, while transforming the interior for 21st-century living. They have created a new basement with white resin floors, where a spacious playroom and bathroom are separated from [...]

 

Bright Stockholm Penthouse

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Dashing Loft Within a Loft

Isn’t this huge bi-level apartment simply gorgeous? Skylights on inclined ceiling of this beautiful house brightens up the whole place. The lower level’s big area is downplayed by dividing it into different sections using furniture instead of walls. The high ceiling is made subtle by the addition of a loft over the living area that leads to the bedroom. My favorite part is the feature wall filled with shelves for books. [...]