Architects from TheConstructionZone have undertaken the renovation of a house built in 1998 in Phoenix AZ. What do we like most about this new home? The amazing strategy of using concrete as an accent wall together with quality wood and fancy furniture that will surely catch your eye. I mean honestly look at this patio setup with the fireplace and the concrete wall above. Or this modern home office or the way the concrete reflects in these mirrors.
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.
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.
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.
A lovely sidewalk leads to the entrance of the house which opens up into a stylish living area clad in neutral tones. An open kitchen and dining area are visually connected with the living space on one side and with the gorgeous outdoor garden on the other. Stylish sliding glass door blur the lines between the interior and the backyard while a contemporary floating staircase leads to the top level which houses the master suite and the private terrace.
The second floor (downstairs) is where you will find the Guest Quarters; it has a large Guest Sanctuary (living room) which includes custom furnishings to accommodate 20 guests a large linear fireplace a Game Room with billiard table and access to an outdoor Jacuzzi and party deck. There are three large Guestrooms on this floor and each has its own private bathroom a Bunk Room with queen-sized bunk beds for 12 guests and a very large shared bathroom.
Architects from Minarc made a conscious effort to ensure that the materials used to craft the home were as organic and green as possible. Promoting a healthy lifestyle and blending functionality with form effortlessly the gorgeous Venice residence offer a warm and friendly ambiance.