Whether global climate change is truly catastrophic or an exaggerated truth opting for a home that is energy-efficient has plenty of perks not just for the planet but also for the consumer. This is precisely why a growing number of homeowners are starting to take a turn towards renovation projects that are both stylish and sustainable.
With a solar chimney reducing the use of both heating and cooling systems energy bills of this ingenious house are a lot less when compared to other conventional homes. A large living room modern kitchen and dining space are housed alongside a private bedroom that offers direct access to the courtyard.
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.
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.
Lighting plays a key role in defining the ambiance of the Martis Camp House as a dazzling combination of pendant and recessed fixtures along with gorgeous cascading chandeliers ensure that there is never a dull moment in this tranquil escape. Spacious opulent and idyllic this is indeed a great way to discover (or rediscover) the magic of the Sierra Nevada!
Large glass windows and doors connected the upper levels seamlessly with the extravagant terraces walkways and patios outside. The interior of the house matches the panoramic views outside in its grandeur as plush decor and contemporary design style win you over.
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.