It has been a year of amazing design inspiration and ingenious renovations have led the way with their unique blend of the old and the new. Adaptive reuse has been one of the top themes of the architectural world in 2014 and it is set to continue for years to come as homeowners and architects turn towards more sustainable and cost-effective design practices
The concept of extending a traditional home without actually altering its street façade is quickly transforming old residences into stylish modern hubs. Located in the serene suburb of Australia the is one such gorgeous project that has seen a contemporary two-level structure being added to the existing Edwardian cottage
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.
Taking the classic colors of the coastal style and revamping them to suit a minimal urban setting is a private residence in Australia that will forever alter the way you view a beach house! This exquisite contemporary home designed by Cambuild & Banham Architects takes advantage of its unique topography and coastal views while ushering in an ambiance that is inspired by top-notch luxury resorts. Sleek sophisticated and serene the fabulous house employs an all-white backdrop allowing pops of color and the view outside the windows to paint the interior in a dynamic and elegant fashion.
One look at the gorgeous and you would totally believe that it is nestled in a hip neighborhood in sunny California or beautiful Florida. This contemporary residence located in was designed by Carlo Donati Studio to mimic the cheerful and laid-back style of a villa in Palm Springs even while blending in beautifully with the scenic backdrop
Using a sustainable non-wood product) as its main building material the beautiful house does all it can to ensure that it leaves as small a carbon footprint as possible both during and after construction.
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.