The idea of cleverly combining the old and the new to shape today’s modern homes is a concept that is gaining plenty of momentum and this beautiful is another wonderful case in the point. Located in the lovely neighborhood of the gorgeous private residence has a street façade that conceals the refined contemporary interior ever so elegantly!
The exterior of in uses natural and aged materials that include travertine blocks in various shades giving it a unique and exceptional façade. This is combined with rusticated timber concrete and steel to shape a house that blends complete privacy with lovely outdoor living spaces.
While we have seen some awe-inspiring shipping container homes in the past this one stands in its own class in terms of both luxury and the sheer living space that it offers. The large social space on the ground floor acts as both an open living zone and the home studio
Set in California’s impossibly picturesque Sonoma CA this modular beauty by Method Homes boasts a bold cantilevered element and took about four months to complete. The house itself was designed by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture of Seattle and Palm Springs while the owners installed the landscaping themselves as well as an envy-inducing swimming pool overlooking a pristine valley below.
We at Decoist do spend most of our time trying to unearth amazing homes and design inspirations from all across the planet and bring them to our readers. And the rest of the time is spent ogling additional beautiful homes! But we also absolutely love eco-friendly structures and sustainable design that take us towards a better tomorrow.
Tall ceilings ample natural ventilation and smart artificial lighting combine to give the interior a cheery ambiance. This ‘multipurpose zone’ can be configured to fit your particular needs with a simple change of decor and accessories. The first floor houses the home office along with the living area modern kitchen dining space and a lovely patio.
Large sliding glass doors not only connect the interior with the view outside they also tap into the cross-ventilation potential of the home. Passive environmental design along with features such as a photovoltaic system solar hot-water heaters geothermal HVAC and LED lighting ensure that the Lakehouse is as energy-efficient as possible.