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?
The key to getting this look: an subtle industrial vibe a striking contrast of dark and light and an abundance of thoughtful details. This style is anything but minimalist and stark. Warmth comes from the personal touches such as a coffee table ornament with an interesting history or a sculptural art piece that adds modern flair.
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!
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 unconventional structure brought to life by Jonathan Segal FAIA the luxurious Cresta residence in California pushes the boundaries of creativity to a whole new level. With a touch of industrial style thanks to its exposed concrete walls and the use of high quality materials and furniture Cresta embraces indoor-outdoor living with ease. And did we mention the recessed lighting that takes over the house after sunset? It looks stellar directly on concrete.
An open-plan living area kitchen and dining space occupy the lower level of the house while the private quarters are housed on the top floor. Several comfy nooks and sitting areas that offer unabated framed views of the outdoors are cleverly incorporated throughout the house.
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.