There must be something about sandy beaches and the use of concrete I hear you saying. You’re right. It’s something that we’ve been saying for awhile now. It’s a trend to bring the outdoors in; and it seems to be a trend to opt for exposed concrete walls that are good insulators (keeps you colder in summer and warmer in winter) and amazing eye-catchers. As with other properties before this Beach House on Long Island is majestic warm and inviting all at once. Not to mention the house has a little bit of zaniness that makes it even more appealing.
Designed by Whipple Russell Architects in a distinct holiday resort style the entire residence is draped in three tiers of greenery and two dazzling water structures that simply take your breath away. Visually grand on the outside the interior of the residence is equally plush as it showcases a classy contemporary style.
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.
The ideal house is no longer just four cinderblock walls covered with a water-repellent roof; instead it has become a living establishment that blends itself into nature becoming a part of a grander scale of beauty. Studio Arthur Casas recently completed a modern residential complex that boasts forward-thinking designs and peaceful arrangements.
The beautiful combination of contrasting textures starts with the façade of the home which features a glass and white cement exterior for the ground floor and a warm reclaimed wood surface for the second floor. This gives the home a cool contemporary appeal allowing it to blend with its surroundings thanks to the natural organic vibe.
There’s a reason why they call it the Box House — it’s really as small as a box. But there’s also a reason why we’re left drooling — its design makes the most of the space while remaining uncluttered and elegant at all times. To balance the textures of concrete the house incorporates plenty of glass which also serves to create a visually spacious and well-ventilated interior. Concrete and glass a winner again!
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.