One of my all-time favorite design books is written in 1986 and packed with amazing photos showcasing the latest in urban design from the ’80s. The book was given to my husband and me when we moved to our new place and I’ve returned to it time and time again when brainstorming design ideas for our home. Even though the book is now decades old there are some timeless images that speak to popular loft style: the chic modern vibe the industrial look and the artist’s dwelling.
Unassuming in its appeal Redhead Home renovation features roof water collection and a recycling system low-energy LED lighting top-notch insulation and a design that incorporates passive heating and cooling strategies. An interior clad in neutral hues and lighting that breathes life into the living areas complete the transformation.
Private spaces located on the top level feature large glass windows offering unabated views of the colorful scenery all around. A stylish sunroom and a lavish pool in the backyard complete this affluent and relaxing Canadian residence.
What better place to feature concrete walls than a posh mountain retreat in Aspen’s fanciest?! Despite the popular belief that concrete walls are sterile and cold this stylish reinvention of the mountain lodge proves how a creek-side Old Snowmass home converts from hippie to contemporary while being cozy at the same time. Add plenty of glass to the whole recipe and call it “perfection”.
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 …
The lowest floor is the Ski Room where there are lockers a powder room a wall of ski-boot warmers and a small enclosed ski repair room tucked in the corner where you can hone and wax your skis near the Guest Laundry Room. From this lower level you can ski directly onto the slopes.
The entry hall is filled with contemporary decor in cool cream and white as the entire house seems to be drenched in warm inviting and placid neutral tones. Smart elements like the Shoji-style sliding doors and Isamu Noguchi decor further elevate the authentic oriental vibe inside the pool house.