The moment you step through the grand iron gates of this luxury home in Palm Beach, Florida, you will notice the meticulously maintained landscape and stunning exterior architecture. The home enjoys gorgeous views of the Intracoastal Waterway from every major room, and the elegant interior design has a coastal flavour of a waterfront home.
Dutch architect Arjen Reas was given the challenge to design a family home in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, on the edge of the city where urban life and rural open land meet. The result is a contemporary family home that blends traditional ideas with contemporary design. The interior of the house is modern and natural providing a peaceful and open atmosphere for the family who can also fully enjoy the rural landscape in the comfortable open backyard.
Situated on Clifton Beach in the suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, the Victoria 50 apartments take full advantage of the ocean view. The interiors have plenty of natural light and the outdoor terraces are fully utilized for entertainment and viewing sunsets. Designed by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA), these luxury apartments reflect the best of contemporary coastal living.
The rehabilitation of the city of Beirut, Lebanon has inspired famed Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron to design Beirut Terraces. Situated in the prestigious Beirut Central District, this apartment tower is made up of slabs overlapping each other, with hanging gardens on every floor, creating a vertical village that blends the indoor and outdoor, views and privacy, landscape with architecture. The building’s extensive balconies allow natural light to come through, making it truly energy efficient. Due for completion in 2013, Beirut Terraces represents part of Beirut’s future with its contemporary waterfront living experience.
This beautifully landscaped estate in La Jolla, California is a stunning Spanish Colonial Hacienda-Style Home with the ambience of Tuscany.
First Crescent in Camps Bay near Cape Town, South Africa, designed by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA), is an innovative architectural masterpiece. The linear arrangement of its architecture and transparent living spaces enhance the effect of the stunning ocean view.
Los Angeles-based architect Steve Hermann is selling his “opus” — The Glass Pavilion. This contemporary 13,875-square-foot home in Montecito, California, which sits on three-and-a-half acres of land, features walls of glass, and has five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, a kitchen with a wine room and an art gallery that displays the architect’s vintage car collection. The home is listed for US$35 million.
Otter Cove residence in Carmel, California designed by Sagan Piechota Architecture offers unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. This cliffside residence strives to appear as a natural extension of the landscape.