A relaxing water feature in the courtyard gives it a tranquil Zen style and fabulous lighting elevates this enchanting appeal to a whole new level. On the inside a classy contemporary kitchen from Boffi a poured-in-place board form concrete fireplace and unassuming décor complement the neutral color scheme perfectly. Exquisite ergonomic and contemporary this charismatic Santa Barbara home offers the perfect escape just a few steps outside your living room!
With a gabled roof the interior seems both spacious and cheerful and the light wooden tones of the ceiling and the walls add to the breezy summer charm. Large windows bring in both the panoramic views and ample light while smart pendants in white tend to melt away into the backdrop.
The pool house was crafted with the picture-perfect landscape that surrounds it in mind and its large sliding glass doors ensure that the line between the interior and the world outside is almost non-existent.
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!
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.
On the inside partitions are kept to a bare minimum as an open floor plan visually connects the kitchen the dining space and the family zone. One can see industrial-style lighting and glass partitions with dark metallic frames throughout the residence while understated contemporary décor fills each room. Lighting plays a major role in the overall ambiance of the home with natural ventilation flowing from one room to the next. Geometric tiles in the kitchen add pattern to the space while throw pillows and bedding bring color to the minimal bedroom in white.