Located in Las Arenas about 100km south of Lima, Peru on the desert coast, this modern beach house designed by Artadi Arquitectos is suspended over the lawn like a floating container box. The indoor living area is connected with the terrace-swimming pool, the beach, and the horizon.
This lovely country house overlooking the sea in Croatia has everything that one needs for a peaceful retreat. The interior design by Rees Roberts + Partners/Steven Harris Architects gives this rustic stone house a contemporary flair. Stone walls in all the rooms, including the bathroom, provide a cozy ambiance. The natural landscaping blends in beautifully with the environment making this the ultimate country escape.
Situated high on a peninsula in Saint Barthélemy in the Caribbean, this luxury residence has spectacular 270 degree views of the ocean. Designed by Barnes Coy Architects, the house has a contemporary design with a Caribbean flair. Each bedroom opens to a private outdoor shower. The use of limestone wall and glass panels in the living area allows for seamless connection between the interior and the exterior spaces.
Loblolly House on Taylors Island, Maryland is a 2,200-square-foot prefab house composed entirely of fabricated components made off-site. Designed by Kieran Timberlake Associates, this contemporary home named for the tall loblolly pines that characterize its site on the Chesapeake Bay was built in environmentally ethical ways. There is minimal disruption to the ground with the house resting lightly on the site using timber piles as foundations. Architects Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake believe that the construction process today should be streamlined, so they boldly took on the project which has become a model for componentized prefab houses.
This modern home located in Sausalito, California in the San Francisco Bay Area is situated on a steep slope with panoramic views of Richardson Bay. The house has a simple and unassuming front façade, but once inside the house, light and expansive windows open the interior to the grand environment outside. The home also features a rainwater harvesting system, and along with its use of a combination of light and dark woods, the zen-like simplicity makes for responsible living in a neighbourhood with history and sensitivity to its environment.
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.