How would you like to spend your days taking in the sight of imposing mountains and the lovely Lake Lugano with the sight of Milan in the distance on a clear day? With its striking contours and sleek urban look designed by Philipp Architekten promises all that and a whole lot more.
The key to creating a modern glam loft is knowing when to hold back. This look is every bit as subtle as it is stunning. While not as luxe as a penthouse featuring mirrored furniture and Hollywood Regency flair the glamour comes from the little things: a marble surface here and there a shiny light fixture or a geometric patterned rug. Clean-lined furniture keeps the elegance in check.
In the case of the Baleia Condos the forestry foliage of South America and the romantic shores of Baleia were catalysts for something fabulous. You can easily skip out to the pristine sand domes to soak in the sweeping beauty of the ocean. This nature-infused abode is enveloped by lush greens and aromatic flowers – plants that are found only in the Southern Hemisphere.
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!
Nestled on the beautiful banks of Whitefish Lake in Montana this stunning pool house and spa could easily be confused with something that originated in the Far East. This ravishing retreat is inspired by profound and serene Oriental overtones and spending time here is all about taking in the scenic beauty outside while having your senses pampered with unending opulence. Designed by architect of CTA Architects Engineers this tranquil getaway draped in a cloak of green creates a beautiful balance between organic design and natural goodness.
There’s a reason why they call it the Box House — it’s really as small as a box. But there’s also a reason why we’re left drooling — its design makes the most of the space while remaining uncluttered and elegant at all times. To balance the textures of concrete the house incorporates plenty of glass which also serves to create a visually spacious and well-ventilated interior. Concrete and glass a winner again!
To insulate the home we first situated the home to face South on the site specified a three-pane glass window system to protect against the harsh elements installed under-floor radiant heating systems throughout the entire home added wood floors in most rooms to keep the floors warm to bare feet filled the rooms with plush wool shag carpets heavy woven Chenille fabrics sumptuous animal furs and used warm color tones to keep the occupants feeling warm and cozy no matter what the temperatures are outside.