Concrete plays a pivotal role in shaping the house and giving it a refined industrial style even as a cedar-clad accent wall offers visual contrast and inviting warmth. A spiral staircase leads to the top level that holds the kids’ rooms on one side and the master suite on the other connected by a concrete and glass bridge.
Sarah and Kimo Bertram’s admiral blue maritime home in Mission Creek San Francisco was designed by Robert Nebolon Architects and built by contractor Bart Elmer with many of the same kinds of covetable architectural elements you’d find on land. Despite its liquid foundation the house’s double-level main living space features large dramatic windows that allow homeowners to soak in those baby blue water views.
American architect Pierre Koenig is nothing short of a legend in the world of midcentury modern architecture and design. His iconic Case Study House #22 defied conventions defined trends and even today manages to turn heads of home design enthusiasts across the globe. Its open form breathtaking pool area that offers magical views and stunning simplicity set the tone for a style that LA quickly fell in love with. Considering this iconic status redesigning one of the homes that he crafted is a challenging task indeed. But Robert Sweet accomplished this with refined flair as they transformed the that was originally built in 1966.
If you’ve always wanted to live in a waterfront home how about taking that dream a step further with a water home? Perhaps that isn’t the most melodious of phrases but you know what we mean right? Many floating homes have the option of being transported pretty much anywhere they can be docked and unlike houses the shore buoyant residences are much more resilient to rising tides. Check out our selection of marvelous below and let us know which one of them floats boat the most.
Accomplishing precisely this with color and class Ganna Design turned a 30-year old house in Taiwan into a gorgeous and engaging modern home. Inspired by those multi-colored windows that one sees in churches and the choices of the homeowner’s two little daughters there is no shortage of vibrant richness inside.