This Mediterranean home has a contemporary edge to its rustic interior. The house has all the comfort of a modern home with a country setting that is peaceful and charming.
Archives for February 2011
Located in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, this mountain view chalet has a timeless design that features modern decor. The 6,000-square-foot retreat in a world class ski resort — and home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games — is built for family and outdoor adventure lovers. The open kitchen and heated outdoor living space, including a swimming pool, make this mountain chalet ideal for entertaining.
Restaurant De Vries in Amsterdam, the Netherlands has an intimate design that makes good use of its small space. The interior design by Hofman Dujardin Architects is casual contemporary. The narrow and deep floor space is divided into three zones. The front part close to the street has higher ceiling. The middle area has a lower ceiling and is more intimate. The back area next to the open kitchen has a long table with a cozy atmosphere.
This gorgeous home overlooking Central Park in New York designed by Katie Leede & Company has a contemporary edge to its traditional home design. The fine workmanship and attention to details provide a feeling of old world comfort. The elegant ceiling panels give the interior space a certain traditional charm.
The RainShine House is a beautiful contemporary home with green architecture in Decatur, Georgia. An unique butterfly roof with its inverted gable is designed to capture rain water which goes to a rain harvest system in the basement. The roof is also oriented to maximize southern exposure for the roof mounted photovoltaic system. Light shelves around the upper window sills bounce and diffuse light throughout the interior. The water (Rain) and solar (Shine) systems make this house the ultimate sustainable home for modern living.
Canadian billionaire Paul Desmarais has a stunning property on 21,000 acres of land located in Sagard, in the heart of Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada. Inspired by the architecture of French royal estates before the Revolution, the luxury estate has beautiful formal gardens that remind one of the Palace of Versailles. The estate also has a breathtaking view of the lake and the valley beyond.
Designers Lyndsay Caleo and Fitzhugh Karol took an old brownstone in Brooklyn, New York and transformed it into a modern urban sanctuary. Some architectural elements were preserved and blended with modern design philosophy. Mixing the new with the old is key to creating a relaxed, traditional home in the middle of the city.