18585 Home Design Ideas and Photos

Tall tropical planting creates privacy and shade while the lush tropical foliage softens the look of the concrete building and pavers. The lignum vitae in front of the wall creates additional privacy for the owners.
The Sanders family has been serving up modular homes on the Gulf Coast since 1985.
Oisterwijk Brouwhuis was designed by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten and its finished structure resembles an elongated barn in the forests of Oisterwijk. The pitched roof makes way for a window wall that covers one entire end of cabin. The exterior is clad in black-stained wood, which matches the wooded forest and contrasts with the snow.
West Facade
The house's simple gable form helps the house blend in with its neighbors.
Between the front and rear exteriors, over 800-square-feet of patio space extend the living areas into the outdoors. From this angle, the references to Florida cracker architecture are obvious. The sleeping quarters are connected via a central corridor and kitchen to the living space on the other end of the building, a modern interpretation of the classic dogtrot house.
Sleek and commodious, some of the villas in this resort have indoor and outdoor showers as well a Jacuzzi that’s great for a leisurely soak under the stars at night.
Barefoot luxury is the order of the day at this palm-fringed paradise that will have you spending plenty of time in the water.
Sited within 44 acres of Unesco World Biosphere Reserve in the Baa Atoll, the thatched water villas at this resort are designed with floor to ceiling windows for panoramic ocean views.
This resort has 45 overwater villas, including the Crusoe Residences with its own rooftop sundeck and private water hammock, and the 5,577 square foot Private Reserve, which has a sundeck with an infinity pool, a spa, sauna, steam room and gym, and a bathtub built over coral gardens.
This resort offers two types of overwater villas – the Water Villa which many terraces overhanging above the sea, and the Garden Water Villa, which dips into the lagoon on one side while facing a lush tropical garden on the other.
Located in the Noonu Atoll, the contemporary villas on this island resort were inspired by the shape and patterns of the sea turtle and built using locally sourced materials.
The 1,152 square feet overwater villas at this resort have wide doors that open to a terrace with a plunge pool facing the turquoise lagoon and their own private jetties.
This resort is surrounded by 5.6 kilometers of private lagoon and includes villas with retractable roofs, private pools with catamaran nets and even waterslides.
Angeliki’s toys share space in the living room with an ETR coffee table and Molded Plastic Rocker chair, both by Charles and Ray Eames and purchased from Vitra. Behind the couch, 300 vertical oak strips add a decorative element.
Vassiliou and Angeliki tuck into watermelon slices on a patio off the master bedroom. The terrace offers views of Mount Lycabettus, whose peak towers 745 feet above Athens, and the city itself, which splays out toward the mountains in the distance.
A vintage stool, a design that once was a staple of Greek classrooms, is tucked under the office desk on a landing leading to a balcony. The visual theme of the vertical wooden slats repeats itself here, including on a closet door. “They have no handles,” Ritenour says of the closet doors. “The lines are the door handles; you have to know to grab them.”
HAL Tube and Sledge chairs, by Jasper Morrison for Vitra, are arranged around an Extesso dining table by Neo Katoikein. A George Nelson Eye Clock sits on the cantilevered shelving by Pafos, a furniture company based in Oinofyta, Greece, which also constructed the built-in cabinets in the living room. The pendant lamp includes fixtures designed by Lee Broom for Oikos.
The 1,292-square-foot split-level apartment occupies the top two floors of a building in central Athens that was completed in 1995. The apartment’s configuration allows for four balconies and panoramic views of the city and its tallest natural feature, Mount Lycabettus.
Iason Vassiliou, Maria Voutsina, and their daughter, Angeliki, relax in a landing-level office at their apartment in Athens, Greece.
The walls of the original cabins are painted with black-pigmented oil to minimize reflections in the floor-to-ceiling windows—enhancing the sense of connection with the exterior scene.
The new cabins' pine interiors have been left their natural shade. Furnishings are kept to the absolute minimum to keep guests' focus on what lies outside.
Windows are punctuate the façades of the new cabins at unexpected but strategic locations in order to frame and maximize views.
The two new cabins, also by Jensen & Skodvin Architects, are built on a steep hillside. They are held aloft by narrow steel rods and clad in a lumber stained to blend into the natural surroundings.
The Juvet is tucked into the woodsy corner of a classic Norwegian farm on the banks of the rushing Valldola River. The farm has existed here since at least the 1500s.
The minimalist design of the Juvet's rooms bring guests into close contact with the Valldola River and the sublime valley beyond it.
Just through the front door is the living room where built-ins by Chong share space with a three-legged Wegner chair and photographs by Arnaud Maggs.
In the lane behind the garage, Finlay makes use of the occasionally neglected territory.
A rear view of the narrow house shows how Chong twisted the house’s volumes to bring daylight into each room.
The master bedroom occupies a private space on the top floor.
Griffin’s room, which is exactly the same size as his brother’s, gets good light from the backyard.
Since the room is at the windowless middle of the house, it borrows light from the kitchen, which, despite its pristine Bulthaup cabinetry and hardware, is the laid-back heart of the house. Chong took advantage of the one-and-a-half-height ceiling to establish some well-hidden  storage cabinets.
In the dining room, furniture by Wegner and local designers Speke Klein blends with the white oak floors and stair.
A white Bulthaup system fits cleanly into the 13-foot-long kitchen.
The family shares a meal at the counter in the kitchen.
Down the corridor from the boys’ bedrooms is the family room.
A detail shot of the stair, which spirals up and down throughout the house.
The second-floor family room is fronted by an L-shaped staircase with an opaque guardrail that provides some privacy for the front facade.
From the second level of the house, Griffin climbs the stairs his own way.
At the top, the view from the roof deck reveals a patchwork of garages and yards surprisingly free of neighbors.

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