The extravagant home features a two-level swimming pool with waterfall and a sleek minimal outdoor fireplace that is flanked by plush modern seating options in pristine white. A large glass railing offers safety without blocking the breathtaking scenery on view while a stylish pergola on the far side offers ample shade on a sunny California day.
The details of each look have changed a bit over the years but the basics have remained the same. It’s these exact styles that we profile today in our post devoted to Check out each featured home below and let us know if any of them give you ideas for your next design project. City living has never been so appealing…
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.
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.
The key to getting this look: an subtle industrial vibe a striking contrast of dark and light and an abundance of thoughtful details. This style is anything but minimalist and stark. Warmth comes from the personal touches such as a coffee table ornament with an interesting history or a sculptural art piece that adds modern flair.
We end by shining the spotlight on the home of Alina Preciado featured on Houzz. This white-walled urban loft in New York boasts elements of industrial style but rather than showcasing brick walls this space makes use of white paint to create a striking contrast between dark and light.
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.