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.
Contemporary interior design is often about glossy cabinets and sparkling polished surfaces that are complemented by the extensive use of glass. But this relaxed and stylish residence in Victoria Australia goes in a completely different direction with its walls ceiling and floor being draped in wooden goodness.
One of the hardest things to do is to create a home that conforms to the contemporary style of design and yet has a relaxing and inviting ambiance. Often in a quest for that picture-perfect look homeowners tend to ignore the ‘livability’ factor of a house.
Despite keeping its classic exterior the interior of the house sees some major changes as it embraces a more contemporary style with effortless ease. An open floor plan on the lower level features a gorgeous living room in white that is visually connected with the lush green backyard at all times.
Smart renovations not only maximize resources and cash they often result in some amazing homes that seem to showcase a style of their own. This fabulous house in the of Israel was originally built in the ’80s. When its latest owners bought the house the initial idea was to build an entirely new residence in its place.
On the inside one sees a stylish modern home that embraces a semi-minimal style with ease. White walls and wooden surfaces dominate the space in a style that is typically Japanese. An open living area is housed on the lower level while the top floor contains the bedroom and the bathroom. Large glass walls ensure that the wooden deck outside becomes an integral part of the living area. This fabulous house turns out to be the showstopper in a picturesque village surrounded by mountains!
Reclaimed birch that is used to shape the walls floor and ceiling is the dominant material which defines the aura of the chic cabin. Vaulted ceilings large windows and skylights usher in ample natural ventilation to give the interior a spacious and airy appeal.