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November 19, 2013
Concrete, usability, and open layouts incline extreme sport enthusiasts toward modern architecture. From snow to the surf, these homes demonstrate a healthy, happy relationship between living and playing.
Modern carport in Winter Park, Colorado

Arizona-based designer Michael P. Johnson designed this 1,948-square-foot home to accommodate the steep mountain lot and embrace the stunning landscape. Photo by Bjorn Wallander. 

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The resident wanted to be able to use the space as a fun gathering place for parties, so Bestor set a DJ booth at the edge of the kitchen. Custom plywood shelving holds vinyl records.

A modern surf shack in Venice, California, takes thing up a notch with a DJ booth in the living room that doubles as bike storage. Photo by Ye Rin Mok.

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Raymond Pettibon illustrations
Matt Jacobson’s home in Manhattan Beach is an ode to high-end surfer living with oceant-front access. His collection of Raymond Pettibon surf-inspired artwork, however, can bring the beach to any interior. Photo by Dave Lauridsen.
 
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Montara California surf home

In Montara, California, an upper level deck allows the residents to scope the surf before grabbing their boards. Photo by Noah Webb.

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ski house, florida

When your home overlooks a custom-built water-ski course, taking advantage of the view is a given. Photo via Hughesumbanhowar Architects.

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Ghanian home

An open layout and wraparound porch lets Ghanian-born architect Joe Osae-Addo stow his bike anywhere in the house, including the TV room. Photo by Dook.

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Modern wooden bedroom with nook

Built-ins abound in this renovation of a 1970s lodge perched high in the French Alps. H2O Architectes devised a plan to increase livable space while leaving the structure intact. What results is a contemporary ski chalet that makes the most of its small footprint thanks to bunk beds, hidden storage, and streamlined circulation.

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Modern carport in Winter Park, Colorado

Arizona-based designer Michael P. Johnson designed this 1,948-square-foot home to accommodate the steep mountain lot and embrace the stunning landscape. Photo by Bjorn Wallander. 

Photo by Bjorn Wallander.

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