This award-winning home set on an acre of gardens near Queenstown, New Zealand has awe-inspiring views overlooking Lake Hayes. Designed by architect Richard Priest, the modern home has a large open plan living and dining area with high ceilings. The floor-to-ceiling windows and doors open on to the beautiful grounds with large pond, planting and tranquil waterfall.
This expressive modern home in Zurich, Switzerland sits on a lot at angle. To maximize the use of lot space, architect Philippe Stuebi designed the house with an open corn library that occupies two floors.
This glass-and-steel house located at the base of the Beskydy Mountains in Ostrava, Czech Republic is built in the shape of a bird. The wings shade the house in the summer and are equipped with an electric snow-melting heating system for the winter. Designed by Atelier Simona Group, the interior decor is a mix of modern and retro style. The focal point inside is a central glass stairwell framed by white steel pillars that support the titanium-plated wings of the house from the interior. The curved kitchen is in keeping with the circular lines of the house. The indoor swimming pool has large windows with views of the natural surroundings.
This simple single storey house in Avila, Spain is built to become one with its natural setting. Designed by A-cero Architects, the minimalist home rests on a hill with beautiful views of the meadows. Natural materials such as stone and wood are used. A soft palette gently highlights its natural environment.
This 250-square-meter (2,700 sq. ft.) home in Sao Paulo, Brazil balances between indoor and outdoor living. Designed by Fernanda Marques Arquitectos, the outdoor elements are used inside, and indoor elements are used outside, creating a seamless and harmonious environment.
This modern single family home on the island of St. Miguel in the Azores, Portugal has a very unique design by Bernardo Rodrigues Arquitecto. The shape of the house is inspired by the wind, the climate and the natural environment of the region. The idea is to bring the outside inside regardless of the weather condition. The house is a collection of stacked structures that is both functional and a freedom of expression.
Influenced by contemporary Japanese, Mediterranean and Califorinia architecture, this house in Venice Beach, California has a style of eclectic modernism. Designed by Lewin Wertheimer Architect, this 3,100 square foot family home has an open downstairs plan and the house is organized with a series of L-shaped spaces. This is also an energy efficient home powered by photovoltaic panels and the pool water is heated with solar panels.
This modern luxury home in Jakarta, Indonesia is built around an interior courtyard garden. The lower level courtyard has a swimming pool and a garden. The second level outdoor space is dominated by a safety glass wrapped by a reflecting pond. The wooden front door with custom floral pattern reflects the courtyard inside. Plenty of natural light filters throughout the house with the interior garden courtyard providing a sense of peace and tranquility.