As if you’d need another example of “concrete creativity” here’s a house that’s extensively using concrete to define its sophisticated interiors. Built by the folks at Oooox the home features subtle textures mixed with wood and white lacquered furniture which helps steer it away from the roots of industrial design — the design style from which concrete walls draw their inspiration.
However the surprise feature of the house is found beneath the lower floor as a partially hidden level underneath contains two additional bedrooms along with a well-equipped home office. Carefully placed glass windows and skylights throughout the house offer ample natural ventilation while the beautifully lit backyard provides a spacious elegant gathering area for a fun party or two!
The exterior of the house takes its inspiration from Japanese design as clean lines and a semi-minimalist approach give the structure a very unique understated style. Exposed concrete is combined with warm wooden surfaces to create an inviting setting. Once inside large pendant light installations exquisite decor and a cool color palette take over. One can’t help but notice an unmistakable Asian style indoors as stylish wooden accents offer the necessary textural contrast.
The ambiance of the home is inviting and unassuming creating a sense of serenity the moment you step in. Unlike many other houses the master suite kids’ bedrooms with bunk beds and guest rooms occupy the lower level of the residence while the top two floors hold the public spaces. This was done to ensure that the living areas got the best possible views while the bedrooms combined a smart blend of privacy and openness.
Many loft spaces feature an industrial style that includes exposed ducts brick walls and original windows in all of their imperfect glory. Yet our first featured loft is anything but rough around the edges. In fact this space styled by Tom Stringer Design Partners boasts an elegance that takes loft living to an upscale level.
Luxury is not always about big brands and contemporary Italian furniture. Luxury is in the details! Like the Lima Residence in Los Angeles by Abramson Teiger Architects. Simple modern clean lines adorned by beautifully crafted concrete accent walls expansive spaces and lovely colors are the elements that caught our attention this time. Talk about bringing the outdoors inside … right?
If you were thinking of a more conventional rectilinear contemporary home who are we to say no?! But wait till you see what Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects came up with in Santa Barbara — an atypical home with curvilinear forms and exposed concrete that defines it in the most astounding manner. Words just won’t do justice to the Kurth Residence …