Located in this classy house has a U-shaped design and a smart floor plan that turns the serene courtyard into an absolute showstopper! Nestled on a the spacious home mixes contemporary style with elegant décor and clever indoor-outdoor interplay to blur the lines between the interior and the landscape outside. Large glass doors connect the living area the master bedroom and additional spaces to the courtyard. The central wing contains the living space kitchen and dining room while the master suite and additional bedrooms flank it on both sides.
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.
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.
Some build love nests and others build love islands. All love boat jokes aside married couple Wayne Adams and Catherine King began constructing Freedom Cove their incredible oasis on the water back in 1992 and they’ve been adding to it ever since. Now the couple-made island off of the coast of Vancouver Island comprises a whopping 12 mini platforms with all sorts of amenities from an art gallery to a greenhouse and even a dance floor!
Combining rustic simplicity with urban functionality and a hint of industrial flair this soothing home transports you into simpler times where life seems to jog forward at a more leisurely pace! Using an earthy color palette the soothing ambiance of the getaway is easily perceptible even through these beautiful images and the landscape around it adds to the distinct aura.
For some of us this is next to impossible but not for the homeowners of who have turned their waterfront home into a refined and inviting hub. To get this accomplished they turned to Amber Road who reinvented the living space introduced sculptural decor and artistic accessories and put in place shelves and storage units that offered better organization.
It is the double-height living room on the lower level that morphs into the heart and soul of the home with the dining area and kitchen on one side and the open outdoors on the other. Connected with the backyard pool area and the sweeping deck it has a relaxing outdoorsy feel and the open design with large glass doors and windows enhances this airy ambiance.