Since the image of a lifeguard tower was the source of inspiration materials used inside this Israeli home were kept as natural as possible. A concrete floor and ceiling act as two parallel planes that contain the white stucco walls presenting an image of simplicity and cheerfulness. There is no shortage of natural light here with the large framed windows also ushering in the view on offer! The open living area contains the kitchen and dining and flows onto the deck outside.
A cool staircase with a glass balustrade and floating steps brings light from the top level to the ground floor even as the clever placement of skylights further enhances the charming and refreshing vibe. A three-sided fireplace delineates the kitchen dining and living areas while the deck outside becomes an extension of the spacious interior.
The arrangement of the three individual units is inspired by rocks around a campfire and the simplicity of their design and striking dark exterior make them even more appealing. The black cladding also lets the home blend into the forest and melt away after sunset while it stands out as a gorgeous contemporary addition during the day. Large glass doors and windows connect the interior with the landscape even as the living area bedrooms and kids’ bunk beds exude an air of serenity and unassuming charm.
Large corridors and a wonderful sculptural staircase greet you in here with paths leading to the private section of the house on the first floor that contains the adult bedrooms kids’ rooms and lovely guest bedrooms. Each of the five bedrooms here opens up into an individual balcony and pergola which offer connectivity with the panoramic backdrop.
On the outside a distinctive aluminum trellis provides shade to those on the terraces and also ushers in cool geometric contrast. With an amazing infinity-edge pool and outdoor lounge this is one Texas home where opulence and ergonomics come together with unrivaled panache.
But what sets this fabulous modern home next to apart is its striking exterior crafted mainly from Cor-Ten steel and in-situ concrete with glass and brick also being used sporadically. Giving the exterior a bright orange and modern industrial appeal this smart residence designed by Sandy Rendel Architects draws your attention instantly.
In is one such gorgeous house that relies on its overall form innovative architectural details floor plan and smart ventilation to cut back on its carbon footprint significantly. Designed by Malboeuf Bowie Architecture it is the hand-charred cedar envelope of the residence that gives it a distinctive façade and improved green credentials.