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.
The extravagant home features a two-level swimming pool with waterfall and a sleek minimal outdoor fireplace that is flanked by plush modern seating options in pristine white. A large glass railing offers safety without blocking the breathtaking scenery on view while a stylish pergola on the far side offers ample shade on a sunny California day.
The design studio built four houses – which was out of the request of the client – strategically using every corner on the plot of land. That way they revealed the true magnificence of the surrounding landscape and atmosphere.
The ideal house is no longer just four cinderblock walls covered with a water-repellent roof; instead it has become a living establishment that blends itself into nature becoming a part of a grander scale of beauty. Studio Arthur Casas recently completed a modern residential complex that boasts forward-thinking designs and peaceful arrangements.
Accessible via an intermediary floor the home’s four levels were designed to offer both entertaining and private zones. The top floor is dedicated to private spaces like the master bedroom and children’s rooms alongside a large panoramic terrace.
The home is on three levels and built on a sloping mountainside surrounded by majestic tall pine trees. You enter the residence from the top floor over the tree canopies to keep the views uncompromised where you will find the Main living spaces for the Homeowner.
A beautiful house that manages to capture your attention with its architecture will most like catch your eye with its interior design as well. This is true for the Whistler Residence in a growing neighborhood of posh homes in Whistler British Columbia. What gets our attention are these cool exposed concrete walls and their love affair with the quality wood that adorns the playful open space of the villa.