Originally built in 1867, this heritage building in Brisbane, Australia has been converted from a church to a house by Willis Greenhalgh Architects. The contemporary interior design is integrated seamlessly with the architecture of the original church. The building has undergone several changes over the years. First it was a church then a theatre, and now a house. The conversion and renovation has saved the heritage building from demolition. A cozy outdoor plunge pool completes this gorgeous home.
This cozy old wooden house in the Majorna area in Gothenburg, Sweden has been renovated to include a mix and match of antique and IKEA furnishings. The stylish kitchen unit from IKEA is highlighted with an attractive yellow accent. The open stairs and space between floors maybe a challenge for some, but the simplicity of the design is appealing.
Grange View is a contemporary family home in the prestigious area of Highgate in London, England. The 6,950 square feet detached house has a cinema room, an indoor swimming pool, 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a private courtyard and a neatly landscaped garden. The contemporary home design brings an unique interpretation of modern living in a historic and traditional London neighbourhood.
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.
Finnish interior designer Eero Aarnio, well known for his plastic and fiberglass chairs, has furnished his home with colourful plastic furniture, including his famous ball chairs. The colourful plastic furnishing highlights the white canvas with a modern touch. The colours are cheerful without being overwhelming.
The Dolomites House in the Dolomite mountains in the Italian Alps at the border between Italy and Austria was remodelled by JM Architecture. Everything has been custom designed, from the kitchen to the see-though-the outside gas fireplace. The bright and open concept of the house is enhanced by custom built maple wood floor. The large glass sliding doors create interaction between indoor and outdoor. In the garden, tall wood walls and ipe wood deck surround the house. The sunbathing platform with a Jacuzzi completes this contemporary Alpine home.
This 8,500 square foot residence in Mallorca in the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain is a luxury contemporary home designed and developed with the cooperation of architect firm tecARCHITECTURE, interior designer Marcel Wanders, and developer Cosmopolitan Estates. The white-dominant interior is boldly contemporary and is highlighted by economical use of colours and details.