Daily Dream Home: Nautica Vista

Caught between lakeside panoramas and hillside views, this luxury dream home explores an awe-inspiring 220º panoramic view of the surroundings. Designed by architect Loren Harms, the luxurious residence boasts a cluster of spaces meant to offer privacy and a collection of stunning outdoor spaces bringing tranquility in focus. Known as Nautica Vista, the lake house […]

Unified Perspective

Showcasing the finest range of natural stone in a series of integrated outdoor spaces, the landscape design for the renovation of this North Adelaide residence achieves a natural aesthetic. Thomas Tran writes. The clients envisioned each garden zone to vary in function and context whilst still complementing the distinct architectural structure of their home. The […]

Davie House by SDH Studio

SDH Studio have designed the contemporary renovation of a family house, located in Florida. Project description Located on a two-acre lot at horse country, Southwest Ranches Florida this project was the renovation of a 4000 square foot Mediterranean house into a 6700 square foot contemporary home that would bring the spectacular green views of the […]

House LS by dmvA

dmvA have designed a contemporary renovation of an existing house, located near Brussels, Belgium. From the architects Concept : ‘Missing link’ The municipality of Wemmel , situated on the outskirts of Brussels, is well known for its green areas with their monumental villas of the upper class. After a search of several years, the principal […]

Black Desert House by Oller & Pejic Architecture

Oller & Pejic Architecture have designed the Black Desert House located in Yucca Valley, California. Description from the architects This project began with an e-mail and a meeting in fall of 2008 for a house in Yucca Valley, which is located near Palm Springs, east of Los Angeles in the high desert near the Joshua […]

Bondi House by Fearns Studio

Fearns Studio have designed the alteration of a heritage terrace house in Bondi, Australia. Project description An inner city heritage terrace alteration, the Bondi house was conceived as a first floor timber tube above a ground level brick box behind the retained portion of the house. Skylight penetrations bring light into the centre of the […]

De Beauvoir Road House by Scott Architects

Scott Architects have designed the De Beauvoir Road House in London. From the architects De Beauvoir Road is a four-bedroom Victorian terraced house that has been sensitively refurbished and boldly extended as a sculptural form that draws in light from the sky and embraces views of its garden and surrounding trees. Set within a Hackney […]

Casa MM by Dayala+Rafael Arquitetura

Dayala+Rafael Arquitetura have designed Casa MM located in Goiânia, Brazil.   Source: Contemporist

The Rutherford House by Dorrington Architects

Dorrington Architects designed the Rutherford House in Taupo Tauranga/Oruatua, New Zealand. Project description from the architects The brief was to create a modern holiday house suitable for the hot summers of Lake Taupo and the cold winters for skiing on Mt Ruapehu. Formally the house consists of 4 main elements; (1) a concrete base, which […]

Courtyard House by DeForest Architects

DeForest Architects have designed the Courtyard House in Seattle, Washington. Project description The owners of this waterfront home asked DeForest Architects to design a welcoming modern home with a seamless connection between indoors and out, a warm and elegant material palette, and “a view of Mount Rainier at our feet.” Squeezed between a narrow private […]

House S by LASSALA + ELENES Arquitectos

LASSALA + ELENES Arquitectos have designed House S located in Zapopan, Mexico. Source: Contemporist

South Island Residence by KZ Architecture

KZ Architecture have designed the South Island Residence, a single family home located in the town of Golden Beach, Florida. Description from KZ Architecture An expression of Modernism in the tropics, this Residence was recently completed in a small beach neighborhood, one of the last single family enclaves along South Florida’s coast line. The residence […]

1500m2 vertical garden by Urbanarbolismo

Urbanarbolismo have designed a vertical garden for the Palacio de Congresos Europa (Palace of Congresses Europe) in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. From the designers The city of Vitoria- Gasteiz is recognized internationally for integrating biodiversity and green spaces in the urban architecture. Within the Inside Green Ring Project Urbanarbolismo and Unusualgreen studios have made this green facade […]

Andrew Road House: Daily Dream Home

The future is here. Well, it seems like it has been here for some time now, if we consider all the futuristic home designs out there. Today’s dream home is located in the Caldecott region of central Singapore, from where its distinct shape rises to amaze and inspire us. Designed by A D Lab, the modern […]

Flipped House by MCK Architects

MCK Architects designed the Flipped House in Sydney, Australia. Description from the architects: A 1960’s house has been replaced and reflected by a contemporary version of itself, with a focus that now engages as much on the surrounding garden as it does the panoramic CBD view. The original plan and massing were adapted + literally […]

Diamond House in Spain by Abis Arquitectura: Daily Dream Home

For today’s dream home, we visit Benidorm, Alicante, Spain to see stunning views within a contemporary redesign. The “Diamond House”, remodeled by Abis Arquitectura, offers amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Benidorm skyscrapers. Nestled in the hills, this is a true luxurious oasis in Spain. Source: Pursuitist

Cliff House by Altius Architecture

Altius Architecture designed the Cliff House in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada. From the architects Set on the Cliffside of a much-cherished lake, this cottage seeks to enhance the extraordinary surrounding scenery through the thoughtful integration of building elements with the natural assets of the site and terrain. This dwelling emerges form the rock formation of […]

ZASH Country Boutique Hotel by Antonio Iraci

Architect Antonio Iraci has transformed a 1930s manor house into ZASH, a boutique hotel located in Sicily, Italy. Source: Contemporist    

Helsinki University Main Library by Anttinen Oiva Architects

Anttinen Oiva Architects designed the Main Library at Helsinki University in Finland. Project description: Helsinki University Main Library, the largest academic library in Finland is located in a historically important city block in the very heart of the city centre. The library was designed to offer a wide range of services flexibly to a large […]

The Thornbury House by Mesh Design

Mesh Design completed a contemporary extension to an existing family home in Melbourne, Australia. Source: Contemporist

Daily Dream Home: Waikopua House

Auckland-based practice Daniel Marshall Architects made sure their clients would live in an inspiring interior and exterior environment when building the Waikopua House in Waikopua Bay on the Waiheke Island. Just 11 miles away from Auckland, New Zealand, this single-family beach house quenches its inhabitants’ thirst for comfort with a welcoming collection of interiors in […]

From UK to South Africa: Holiday Home for a Well-Traveled Couple

We’ve seen our fair share of stunning properties designed by the illustrious SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and each customized home spoke about the client’s needs and wishes. This particular holiday home – Cove 6 – carries on our fascination with the studio’s work in collaboration with Antoni Associates by boasting a design […]

Burnley Living Roofs by HASSELL

HASSELL in collaboration with the University of Melbourne (Australia) have designed a variety of living roofs for the Burnley Campus. From Hassell Green infrastructure, including the installation of plants on under-utilised urban surfaces, can provide significant benefits for our cities. These green interventions can cool the urban environment, reduce energy consumption, mitigate flooding and increase […]

Villa Decín by Studio Pha

Studio Pha have completed a villa in the town of Decín, Czech Republic. Source: Contemporist  

Louis Vuitton Unveils A U-shaped Beach House At 2013 Design Miami Fair

Trust Louis Vuitton to give shape to a U-shaped beach house that was designed way back in 1934 by Charlotte Perriand. The La maison au bord de l’eau (read ‘house by the shore’) has been put together in Italy and then shipped to Florida to be unveiled at the ongoing Design Miami fair. Exclusively created […]

Bosque da Ribeira Residence by Anastasia Arquitetos

Located in Nova Lima, a city near Belo Horizonte, Brazil lies the Bosque da Ribeira Residence by Anastasia Arquitetos. From the architects Bosque da Ribeira Residence is situated in a residential neighbourhood in Nova Lima, a city near Belo Horizonte – Brazil – with built area of 650 square meters. The residence is at the […]

Daily Dream Home: Plett 6541+2 Residence

Today’s dream home is a stunning contemporary house in the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay on the famous Garden Route of South Africa. Rising three stories in the air in an awe-inspiring setting, the modern Plett 6541+2 Residence was imagined and built by Cape Town-based studio SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects. Spacious both […]

Okura House boasts contemporary architectural design

Auckland-based architectural practice, Bossley Architects, has designed the Okura House project. The spacious family home is located in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand. According to the architects: “Designed for a sensitive ridge in rolling countryside, this house was depressed three metres into the existing ridgeline to minimise impact on the sea views from the neighbouring […]

Daily Dream Home: West London House

Dreaming of a perfect home is nowadays so globally inspiring, that we draw inspiration from every corner of the world. Today’s dream home comes from the portfolio of local architecture and interior design studio SHH and occupies an urban lot in west London. The West London House is a revived single-family home that combines the […]

Daily Dream Home: Centennial Tree House

Wallflower Architecture + Design have designed a home that encloses the owners’ privacy within a contemporary environment. The Centennial Tree House in Singapore displays a fixed timber screen facade that implies a very private lifestyle, but it also celebrates the connection to nature by protecting and accentuating the presence of a large rescued tree in […]

Överby House by John Robert Nilsson

John Robert Nilsson has designed the Överby House located near Stockholm, Sweden. A well-appointed summer house built to comply with rigorous requirements in design and precision of execution. Features state-of-the-art solutions that appear simple and uncluttered. Clean forms and clean lines are consistently pursued throughout. This is a technology-intensive house, a piece of civilized life […]

Warm and Friendly Feel Defining St Mary’s Infant School in Oxfordshire, England

Jessop and Cook Architects, an Oxford-based architecture studio carefully committed to innovation and quality, brings design to a whole new level. Forget about the dull rectangular school buildings that lack personality and enter into a playful space with an identity of its own. The recently renovated St Mary’s Infant School located in Oxfordshire, England puts value on […]

Daily Dream Home: Pigeon Creek Residence

Surrounded by a dense forest in western Michigan, today’s dream home sits on a property overlooking the Pigeon Creek wetland. Designed by Lucid Architecture, the home intended to be a comfortable shelter for a young family with two children exudes well-being through the use of materials, natural textures and a permanent connection between the indoors […]

Spectacular Modern Residence Overlooking The City of Ljubljana

Multiplan arhitekti completed the design of a highly modern residence located 20 minutes away by car from Ljubljana, Slovenia. House Katarina was integrated into a spectacular natural landscape, offering exceptional views of the surrounding hills, as well as a unique perspective over Ljubljana. Built on an extremely long and narrow plot, the residence was partially embedded […]

A Modern Reinterpretation of a Historical Rural House in Pennsylvania

MSR Design completed the renovation of Private Estate (several properties with strong rustic elements). Located in the rural lands of Pennsylvania, the main residence which dates back to the 19th century, has “suffered” some transformations, becoming more modern and comfortable. The authentic feel was kept, for this was the client’s wish. The idea was to bring more […]

Mediterranean Luxury Comes in White: Villa di Gioia by Pedone Working

Villa Di Gioia is a single-family house located in the idyllic region of Apulia, outside the urban area of Bari and close to the Adriatic Sea (Southern Italy). The construction, completed by Pedone Working in 2011 was designed as an inspiring open space, in harmony with the surrounding site. Reflecting a typical Mediterranean lifestyle:  soothing and relaxed, Villa […]

Downley House by BPR Architects

BPR Architects have designed the Downley House in Petersfield, England. Downley House is a large new country house built in the South Downs. The client called for a tranquil yet playful place, full of natural texture, contrasts, and indigenous materials. BPR created an entrance sequence which commences in a circular stone entrance court, extends along […]

Original Feel Exuded by Retreat in the Maldives: Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel

Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel is an elegant retreat surrounded by ocean waters in the Maldives. Guests here will be greeted by its striking elegance and authentic feel. Especially envisioned by architect Jean-Michel Gathy to offer a memorable holiday experience, the accommodation units are a skillful mix of local traditions and sustainable materials. Delicate and stylish, […]

Laurel Way by Whipple Russell Architects

Whipple Russell Architects have recently completed Laurel Way, a house in Beverly Hills, California. One aesthetic idea driving the creation of Laurel Way was that each room or space should be a jewel box, an individually conceived, precisely functional and dramatic sensory experience with its own depth of architecture. Central to the composition are many […]

Casa Cor by Pedro Lázaro

Architect Pedro Lázaro has designed Casa Cor, an annex to a house located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Source: Contemporist

Clifftop House by Dekleva Gregoric

Slovenian architect Dekleva Gregoric has designed the Clifftop House in Maui, Hawaii. The site and the owners Maui south coast is gentle and works for indulging all-inclusive holidays, whereas its north coast is a rough surfer’s paradise with strong winds and most important perfect waves. Windsurf sail designer Robert Stroj moves from Europe to Maui to […]

Hall House / Salmela Architect

Architects: Salmela Architect Location: Duluth, MN, USA Architect In Charge: David Salmela Project Architect: Malini Srivastava Area: 2,424 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Paul Crosby Builder: Rod & Sons Carpentry Structural Engineering: Meyer Borgman & Johnson From the architect. There is the notion in architecture of building upon the foundations of our predecessors both in theory […]

Spa House / Metropolis Design

Architect: Metropolis Design Location: Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa Project Team: Jon Jacobson, Jenny Bath, Shani Schabort Client: Cape Dream Stay Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Courtesy of Metropolis Design Building: A multi-functional building with residential, recreational and spa facilities, annexed to a larger residence. Spa House: Mountainside home integrated into its powerful natural surroundings […]

Daily Dream Home: Linear House

Constructing your dream home is not a walk in the park, especially when you travel the globe while the home is being erected and communication between you and the architects is being hampered. These Hong Kong based clients asked Studio B Architects to design a home in Aspen, Colorado, where they would feel comfortable and blessed. So […]

Swiss arsenal converted into a contemporary home

Vevey-based architectural practice, Ralph Germann Architectes, have designed the Arsenal B47 project. The former World War II Swiss arsenal has been converted into a contemporary home in Switzerland. According to the architects: “The owner of the arsenal wanted to convert this former Swiss army building, constructed during the Second World War, into a habitable space. […]

Pile House

Designing a neighbourhood of luxury houses allowed Pencil Office’s L’Heureux to investigate the functioning of veils and envelopes at the scale of the singular dwelling and the neighbourhood. The idea of a veiled architecture of layered surfaces and volumes has preoccupied Erik L’Heureux – a Singapore-based American architect and academic (at the National University of […]

Daily Dream Home: 1201 Laurel Way

Seeing a home that complies with your own perception of a dream home is like finding the perfect person to spend the rest of your life with – you just know it. But you still have to pay attention to details before you make such a huge decision. Today’s dream home is all about attention […]

Chicago City Hall Rooftop Garden

Chicago’s most famous rooftop garden sits atop City Hall, an 11-story office building in the Loop. City Hall and the adjacent Cook County building appear to most people as one building spanning a city block bounded by LaSalle, Randolph, Clark and Washington streets. First planted in 2000, the City Hall rooftop garden was conceived as […]

Foxground Farmhouse by Roth Architecture

Roth Architecture have designed a contemporary addition to a traditional Australian farmhouse located on a rural property on the South Coast of New South Wales. Designed as a holiday house for a modern family, the building provides three new bedrooms, a living area, kitchen and dining area, pool and deck. The new building restores the […]

Daily Dream Home: Sunset Plaza Residence

The luxurious Sunset Strip in West Hollywood is the perfect place to own a dream home, especially if it looks like the one you’re about to discover. Designed by Santa Monica-based Belzberg Architects, today’s dream home is know as the “Sunset Plaza Residence” – a place for sophistication and elegance empowered by design and site-specific […]

Basketball legend Larry Bird’s Florida waterfront home on market

Basketball hall-of-famer Larry Bird has placed his Naples, Florida, waterfront home on market for $4.8 million. The former Boston Celtic legend built the home in 1998. It features 4-bedrooms, 6-baths, amazing views, a pool, a full-service bar with a saltwater aquarium, home theater, and tiki hut. Bird is selling the home because he’s living year-round […]

Emerging From a Perfect Landscape: Villa Siete in Costa Rica

Located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Central America, Villa Siete can be seen emerging from a perfect landscape. The four bedroom building is surrounded by lush vegetation and features extensive ocean views. Its architecture is slightly unusual: structured on two levels, the villa has an irregular shape, displaying an interesting oval  projection at one end, and […]

Reflecting the Grandeur of 17th Century Malay Palaces: Tanjong Jara Resort

Located on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Tanjong Jara Resort was especially designed to reflect the grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces, The resort features a total of 99 rooms, each having an authentic taste of the region’s spirit. The philosophy of the place is based on the Malay concept of Sucimurni, which is said […]

Daily Dream Home: Brick Bay House

This hillside property was imagined to be as open as the outdoors, it was created as a research on “the way landscape may be inhabited”. Designed by Glamuzina Paterson Architects, the residence known as the Brick Bay House is located in Snells Beach, New Zealand, on a hillside defined by rural scenery. Reminiscent of farm […]

Daily Dream Home: Sefcovic Residence

Seeing gorgeous estates only wants us to find the perfect layout for our own dream home. Pursuitist’s daily dream home helps you navigate design details in search for those which would better suit your idea of a perfect home. Today, Scottsdale-based studio Tate Studio Architects is present in our minds with a fabulous home design […]

Coco Republic Interior Design Portfolio

Umina Way, Burns Beach WA Developer: BGC National Homes Brief: This beach side home was briefed to accommodate a family, ranging from a young couple to retirees with visiting grandchildren.  A toned down, casual take on an inner Melbourne warehouse was requested. Contemporary dark timber furniture with a subtle eastern influence is accented with red soft […]

Daily Dream Home: Lower Foxtail Residence

This challenging contemporary residential project implied the collective efforts of Reid Smith Architects, LC2 Design Services and Teton Heritage Builders. This collaboration resulted in the erection of a stunning dream home that celebrates comfort and a permanent visual contact with the inspiring surroundings. Located in the Yellowstone residential, ski and golf Club resort in Montana, this […]

Daily Dream Home: Wall House

Built for a retired couple who plan on spending their time in Singapore, the Wall House was designed for both social and private living. Split into two volumes, where each part meets the requirements for a comfortable lifestyle, the residence awaits its inhabitants within its two volumes sheltering social spaces on one hand and private […]

Lakeside House by Spado Architects

Spado Architects have designed an extension to a lakeside house in Carinthia, Austria. The extension to a lakeside residential house, comprising three storeys in all, plays on the shape of the landscape and nestles into the steep slope that runs from south to north down to the lake. Facing the lake, it creates 3 all-glass […]

See inside actor Chris Hemsworth’s new Malibu estate

Actor Chris Hemsworth (best known as Thor to movie goers), and his wife, actress Elsa Pataky, have purchased a Malibu estate from actors Paul Hogan (aka Crocodile Dundee) and Linda Kozlowski for $4.8 million. The home, set on an acre of land, was built in 1992. It features an ocean view, vaulted ceilings and a […]