Located in an affluent neighborhood of Texas the is a wonderful example of a house that achieves the right balance between form and functionality. Combining an open contemporary style with sustainable design the 4000-square-foot single-family house is all about innovative green design that is sensitive to the needs of the landscape that surrounds it. Cutting down on both energy consumption and carbon footprint immensely the house was designed by John Grable Architects with a wide array of eco-friendly features that add to its overall appeal and ambiance.
Waking up to the sight of dancing waves in the distance and relaxing each evening as you soak away your woes in the gentle ocean breeze is something many of us dream about. Located in r Canada the offers all of this and a whole lot more!
Passive solar heating and cooling design also helps the house in cutting down on the energy bills substantially. Surrounded by heritage oak trees that have been left undisturbed during the construction process the exquisite house is all about living in harmony with nature!
With an impressive cathedral ceiling that is also completely covered in wood a cozy fireplace and simple industrial-styled lighting the remarkable residence manages to effortlessly bring together several different design styles. A perfect retreat for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life!
Having a house that is located on an unusually steep site right next to a public garden comes with a unique set of challenges. But designing such a house becomes even more difficult when the owners wish to enjoy unabated views of the city skyline while maintaining a decent level of privacy.
Part of a larger renovation that saw the revamping of the entire house the new structure added to the backyard is composed of wooden cladding steel and glass. Housing an exceptional contemporary kitchen and a gorgeous dining area featuring the Saarinen Tulip table and chairs the new addition instantly elevates the overall appeal of the house.
The two lower levels contain the bedrooms and bathrooms and also seem to provide stunning views of the San Francisco skyline. The most dramatic and recognizable feature of the home is the use of 90 solid wood louvers that were crafted from salvaged Monterey Cypress trees cleared during a recent on-ramp addition to the. Providing privacy and ventilation while adding to the charm of the exterior the louvers steal the show here!