Located in the recreational area of Jogersö in the coastal town of Oxelösund, Sweden, this country house by the water takes full advantage of its natural environment. Large windows in the living room and the stone floor extend the outdoor space inside. The large wooden hot tube outside is a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the water view. The interior design maximizes the use of space. A bookcase is used as a room divider which also allows light to come through on both sides of the room.
Interior designer David Phoenix created an elegant and relaxed atmosphere for this beachfront home in Malibu, California. The combination of American traditional design with an informal luxury of the West Coast provides the house with a timeless appeal.
The Gundersen House is located in Haugesund, Norway on Scandinavia’s most western point. Designed by WRB Architects, the modern home sits on the shore of a fjord overlooking the water. The heart of the home is the outdoor fireplace under the roof covered patio and the heated swimming pool. The open plan house design and large patio take full advantage of the stunning waterfront setting.
This modern home located in the fishing village of Chowara near Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, India sits on a cliff with panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. Designed by Khosla Associates, the house has a large infinity-edge swimming pool which draws the focus to its natural environment. The open plan allows the sea breeze to ventilate the house, and the bathrooms have open courts to provide a complete tropical experience.
The integration between inside and outside is a key theme and function of this tropical house on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Designed by Guz Architects, the Fish House embraces Singapore’s tropical climate by creating an open space that allows interaction between the ocean, the garden, the swimming pool and the house. The natural sea breeze ventilates the tropical home, while the curved wavy roofs with solar panels supply energy to the house. This modern home promotes living in harmony with the natural environment.
Situated near the village of El Coco in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, this modern house on a dramatic cliff has a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and the lush rocky coastline. Designed by Victor Cañas Arquitecto, this 4,500-square-foot vacation home is largely made of glass on the ocean-facing side. Getting through the front door requires crossing a reflecting pool on concrete pavers which serve as the unorthodox “floor” of the foyer. The outdoor infinity-edge swimming pool and tempered-glass panels on the deck maximize the panoramic ocean view.
Located on Palisades Beach Road just steps from the beach in Santa Monica, California, this Mediterranean style home is a beautiful waterfront paradise. The interior design of this Spanish Colonial beach house is inspired by the rich architectural history of the Mediterranean region as well as the local Californian environment.
Holman House, designed by Durbach Block Jaggers Architects, sits on a dramatic 70-meter (230 feet) high cliff in Dover Heights, in the eastern suburb of Sydney, Australia. The living and dinning areas cantilever out over the ocean, providing dramatic views of the coastline and the ocean. The lower floor base is built from rough stone walls forming an extension of the cliff below.