Located on a corner of an irregular street grid, this modern home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has a curve brick corner to respond to the street layout. The split level architectural design by Qb Design makes efficient use of tight urban space.
This bungalow project in Delhi, India with contemporary interior design and rich features such as pillars and capitals provide an interesting mix of modern and traditional. The second floor overlooks the imposing double height living area with rich decor. Siporex murals and modern colour palettes create a transition between the modern design and the traditional elements.
Using white as the background, this contemporary home designed by Tara Seawright makes it easy to switch colours. The interior decor has a whimsical flair using bright pillows and chairs to highlight the neutral canvas. Yellow in the master bedroom provides an intimate atmosphere, and the yellow ceiling in the kitchen brightens a dark enclosed corner. Sunlight floods the dinning room with large windows giving the illusion of being outdoors. Red tangerine chairs in the living room jazz up the atmosphere, while the Flokati rug softens the space.
Nestled in the hills of Mill Valley, California, the Hillside House is a LEED Plantinum certified home with high sustainability designed by SB Architects. Built on a steep hillside site, the modern red cedar house has a vertical design with multi-level living spaces that reduces its footprint. Views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline can be enjoyed from the numerous balconies and outdoor terraces.
The Olive Tree Residence in Los Altos, California sits high on a hill in the Costal Range with sweeping view of the Santa Clara Valley. Architect Mark English created this modern home design with an open plan that takes full advantage of the spectacular view. The clean modern design and simple palette is balanced by a brightly coloured kitchen.
“Life’s too short for an all-beige room” is the motto of design firm Willey Design LLC. This striking residence in Los Angeles, California has a sense of provocative elegance that is enhanced by bold colours and eclectic furnishings. The contemporary interior decor is somewhat offbeat yet luxurious and sophisticated.
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.
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.