Folks in Seattle from Coates Design Architects have a sweet tooth for concrete (so do we but I guess you got the idea already). The home they built the Dorsey Residence was designed as a structure that maximizes footprint by the use of vertical space. From afar it does look like an anonymous austere monumental concrete two-story building on the waterfront. Upon entering a new world opens up in front of you; it’s warm light and open.
An interplay of neutral and soft color tones paints the walls. The interior decor of the house was selected to represent a more modern and high-class lifestyle while exercising a magnitude of minimalism at the same time. Entering the house is in other words exploring uncharted territories of comfort and luxury. But in efforts to maintain the level of energy nature prescribes wood flooring and nature-themed furniture were brought in to flirt with the home’s urban chicness.
There is an understated touch of cool Coastal style throughout the house which is coupled with smart Mediterranean overtones. The interior embraces the cool neutral color palette used outside and seems like a natural extension of the spectacular landscape.
The double-height living space boasts a 14-meter-high structural glass wall protecting an inviting relaxation and entertaining zone. Here the Horse Lamp by Moooi sits next to Mies van der Rohe’s black Barcelona Chairs and a staircase leads up to the modern dining zone separated from the kitchen by a bamboo-decaled glass wall.
A lovely sidewalk leads to the entrance of the house which opens up into a stylish living area clad in neutral tones. An open kitchen and dining area are visually connected with the living space on one side and with the gorgeous outdoor garden on the other. Stylish sliding glass door blur the lines between the interior and the backyard while a contemporary floating staircase leads to the top level which houses the master suite and the private terrace.
Nestled at the foot of the imposing Badger Mountain and overlooking the beautiful Columbia River this elegant modern residence is all about blurring the lines between the indoors and the scenery outside. Designed by First Lamp Architecture the lavish residence tries to blend in with the beautiful countryside while clean well defined design and plush decor give it a sleek and posh appeal. Located in the quiet little town of Richland Washington the was designed with the primary goal of fulfilling the needs of a large family while bringing some urbane style to a rustic setting.
Designed by Len Cotsovolos of LC²Design Services this amazing vacation retreat at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky Montana is truly spellbinding in every sense of the word. Nestled at an altitude of 10500 feet and surrounded by the snow-capped majesty of the Rocky Mountains this lavish home combines exquisite contemporary design with the rustic charm of a cabin-styled winter retreat. Designed to provide those inside with a stunning view of the imposing peaks and snowy slopes at every possible turn the home has been designed to bring the outdoors indoors!