The overwhelming influence of Japanese design is apparent from the very beginning as one comes across a lovely stone garden and a stylish entrance that reminds us of a typical Japanese garden. An art gallery with sleek minimal design sits on the opposite side of the spacious pool house that offers unabated views of the lake thanks to the extensive use of glass. The interior is covered in teak floors plaster walls and a wood ceiling to give it a peaceful and organic ambiance.
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.
Modern homes are all about creating a dynamic and seamless interaction between the indoors and the surrounding landscape. The in Italy is another such stylish residence that accentuates the relationship between nature and architecture by using several green design solutions.
There is something innately magical about lovely mountain retreats that are surrounded by majestic peaks and snowy slopes. The near brings together the inviting warmth of a beautiful woodsy getaway and stunning contemporary design to engulf you in a world of luxury.
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.
Elaborate glass windows and doors connect the living area with the extravagant outdoor patio that sports a large swimming pool and a fabulous deck. Just one look at the patio with its huge seating area and fireplace and you will quickly realize that space is not a constraint at the Badger Mountain House!
This led to the creation of an exceptional residence that effortlessly brings together the old and the new. With Gilad’s mother moving out into a small house next to the existing larger house the interior of the grand old house was altered considerably to usher in an open floor plan.