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.
Wooden accent additions bring warmth to the living zone as well as the bedroom while indoor plants give the home a refreshing and natural vibe. Traditional and modern at the same time the home renovation aims to balance the classic architectural features of the region with contemporary overtones. And having seen the final result we can confidently say that they have managed to accomplish this in a gorgeous and captivating fashion!
Showcasing a smart and seamless fusion of Mediterranean industrial and contemporary styles is a private residence designed by Egue y Seta. The house takes its inspiration from modern industrial lofts and this distinct design approach is showcased in each and every room of the renovated home. Located in Benicàssim which is renowned across the globe for hosting Spain’s top music festival the house epitomizes the tranquil lifestyle of the region. The landscape around the home is filled with beautiful gardens and provides a soothing getaway even as you overlook the pristine beach just a stone’s throw away.
Utilizing a timber frame from a nineteenth-century barn and turning it into a modern home that can brave the chilly winters of the is a tough and tricky task indeed. But this is precisely what the ingenious folks from Kimberly Peck Architect accomplished as they gave shape to the environmentally conscious.
Adding to the sheen of the steel façade are framed accent panels in perforated aluminum clad in bright red. The entry of the renovated home also features a tinge of red while the living area bedrooms and bathrooms showcase smart red accents. This creates a visual connection between the interior and the exterior despite the use of contrasting materials. Split into three levels the lowest floor houses a rental while the top two levels make up the owner’s duplex. The second level contains the living area kitchen dining space and home office / TV room of the duplex and the top floor houses the master suite along with additional bedrooms and bathrooms.
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.
The refined appeal of the summer house comes from the purity of its design and the innate minimalism that has made Danish design so endearing to the world. Every little detail is carefully curated and the decor kept as unfussy as possible to accentuate this idea of frugality and functionality.