Adding to this exclusive list is the dramatic which seems to rope you in with its charming façade in glass render and timber. Two narrow townhouses were chiseled out of a narrow lot by Sketch Building Design and shaped into ergonomic family homes with modern flair.
Spread across three different levels the overhang of each higher level provides ample shade for the balcony and outdoor living spaces on the level below. A gorgeous backyard with an impressive garden becomes an extension of the living area indoors thanks to the seamless connectivity offered by glass doors.
Cleverly placed wooden surfaces and furnishings such as the timeless Cherner bar stools usher in some much needed warmth and textural contrast. A fabulous modern kitchen and a dashing dining space complete the lower level along with a pool house that opens up towards the backyard.
Extending the living space outside this expansive deck offers unabated views while staying visually connected with the dining space and the kitchen indoors. Housed on the top floor this level also contains the living area.
The owners of the home wanted a quick renovation that not only altered the existing floor plan and ambiance of the house but also improved its insulation and energy efficiency several fold. Taking on this task of refurbishment while giving the landscape outside a new revitalized look architects from ÁBATON Arquitectura completely transformed this three-decade-old Spanish home.
Ray Kappe fans will have an extra appreciation for the series of LivingHomes designed by the legendary architect. Available in a variety of LEED Silver-level models the airy abodes start at 1690-square-feet and feature generous outdoor living spaces.
Centered around a peaceful minimalist lifestyle the residence also has an interesting ability — the exterior can be folded up onto itself to secure the home for transport or when the owners are away for extended periods of time.