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.
Large glass windows and walls define the façade of the house that has been structured to showcase the pool and outdoor living area as the focal point of the design. Designed by Minarc a spacious interior that is refreshingly airy and open complements this outdoor dining and deck area perfectly.
On this floor there is an Entry Foyer Powder Room Kitchen Butler’s Pantry and Dining room that opens up to a large exterior covered patio deck (that easily accommodates 50+ guests) and a super-sized Living Room. The Master Bedroom with its own fireplace the Master Bathroom with a shower for 6 people a large Home Office Mudroom and Laundry Room are also situated on this floor.
The details of each look have changed a bit over the years but the basics have remained the same. It’s these exact styles that we profile today in our post devoted to Check out each featured home below and let us know if any of them give you ideas for your next design project. City living has never been so appealing…
Exceptional customization is shown in the design of the cigar lounge – a highly private space inspired by the opium scene. Completed by a sauna an outdoor barbecue space an outdoor metallic staircase and a panoramic glass elevator Zinc House is the epitome of a private haven.
Designed by Swaback Partners the ingenious home moves away from the general architectural style of the high Sierra region and uses wood in an extensive and sculptural fashion to create a truly distinct residence. The expansive wooden façade also complements the snow-clad slopes outside in a picture-perfect manner.
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.