30737 Home Design Ideas and Photos

The three-story structure serves as both a home and architectural studio, with parking for four cars on the ground-level carport, all on a 2,700-square-foot plot of land.
Jimena makes use of a giant chalkboard just outside.
The family room contains furniture reminiscent of Ligne Roset’s Togo collection and a CH 07 egg-carton lamp by Salvadoran designer Eugenio Menjívar.
The bottom level houses the bedrooms where Pilar, José Roberto, Patty, and Jimena loll.
Exposed beams and a cantilevered loft soar over the high-traffic eating area, giving the family a sense of spaciousness.
José Roberto looks down on the secluded courtyard, where Pilar and Patty open things up.
Banks of windows and translucent panels help keep Casa Tuscania nice and airy.
Dotted by potted plants and lined with a simple iron gate, Casa Tuscania’s back patio aims to exist harmoniously with the wild environment just beyond.
The decidedly industrial exterior features smooth dark gray stucco, a custom steel mesh wall, and a metal spiral staircase leading from the ground floor to the roof deck. The clients love the industrial look because it feels raw and natural to them. The footprint of the new addition lies at the rear of the existing home, and the dark exterior helps seamlessly integrate the new structure into the natural slope of the land. According to architect John Klopf, the new addition acts as a spatial backdrop for the existing structure, “receding visually out of respect for the original home.”
“The intimate courtyard, with a concrete floor and plants, is an homage to many charming places in Southern California, where my wife and I lived for four years before getting married," says Priatman.
The stairs are partically hidden behind a slatted ash screen that supports steel bookshelves.
Here, the material palette continues: Plywood makes up the deep window frames, built-in shelving, and wall panels, which have been cut into gently jagged, unconventional forms.
Yeo descends the spiral staircase that connects the public and private spaces while Ian relaxes on a pair of Cappellini Superlight 750 sofas designed by Barber Osgerby. The Gwapa lounge chair and ottoman in the corner were designed by Marcel Wanders.
The staircase is about 46 feet tall from top to bottom.
An unadorned spruce wood staircase leads to the upper level.
The steel-and-wood stairs lead to the master bedroom and study.
The Piranesian view upwards through the central stair to the top floor skylight.
The staircase has a floating metal landing that connects to a fir plywood wall.
Via Cup of Jo, photo by Alpha Smoot
Burnette sought to maintain the property’s natural vegetation and rocky ground surface.
Cox initially conceived the deck as a conventional surface for relaxing and entertaining. With the bench, however, he seized an opportunity to create something both functional and visually arresting. “You go down these paths and, as the design mutates, other ideas attach themselves and make it stronger and more interesting,” he says.
Architect Hank Louis worked with Navajo tribe elders to secure a 66-year lease on a half-acre lot in the middle of Bluf, Utah, for Rosie Joe and her children.
Linus, Archie, and Olive relax on the home’s cedar-lined front deck that opens off the main living area.
Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation. Photo by Floto + Warner.
A cantilevered cabin designed by R D Gentzler blends into the forest, even as it hovers above a 20-foot drop-off. Its south face is almost entirely glass, but a roof canopy limits solar gain. “We sit on the deck all afternoon watching the trees, and the time just flies by,” says resident Maricela Salas.
“One of the goals of Zenkaya was to create employment in a country crippled by [an unemployment rate of over 25 percent],” explains the architect, who likes to call himself a social entrepreneur.
The Villa Massive, seen here, is rugged sleeping unit that sports a large triangular window and larch shingles. Unlike the Villa Air, it also comes with a ventilation system and exterior LED lighting.
"The kitchen refers to London’s feeling the most," says Stepanova. Pendant lamps from Normann Copenhagen illuminate the kitchen, all of which was fabricated by the woodworking studio Dyzyk according to Stepanova's designs.
Bernier’s firm designed the built-in storage, seating area, and kitchen island to be intentionally abstract, directing attention to the forest outside. Cabinetmaker Pixel & Scie manufactured the furniture.
“We wanted to keep the color palette light and neutral by using a bright white for the walls and a subtle off-white for the cabinets,” Arbib says. “We also chose to accent the space with natural materials, from the white-washed oak floors and clear-coated pine accent wall to the steel fireplace and stair rails.”
The designers handmade the custom table with meticulous attention to detail. After intentionally matching wood grains to ensure a smooth transition between pieces, the table was fitted into the kitchen island to transition the kitchen into the living area. The dining chairs and lounger are Eames for Herman Miller.
The custom island also features a cut-out shelf.
The upstairs showers are particularly ingenious: Operable skylights loom above, and perforated, galvanized-steel platforms open up to spacious, sunken bathtubs.
Up top, a verdant green roof of native grasses, wildflowers and fruits creates an oasis.
The sculpture on the wall is by artist Peter Dudek, a friend of the family, and the pendants are by Glashütte Limburg. Baumann made a point to integrate industrial materials throughout, exposing steel beams and setting the floor in concrete.
Sheetrock surfaces comprise many of the interior walls, including one situated between the kitchen and dining area, which is furnished by benches and a table designed and built by Baumann, alongside HAL chairs by Jasper Morrison for Vitra.
Long, unobstructed corridors along the spine of the house provide ample cross-ventilation during warmer months—as well as sightlines that unite different areas of the home’s narrow, linear footprint. “When you’re in the back of the building, you can literally see the front door of the person across the street,” says architect and resident Philippe Baumann. Thick industrial glass lines the footing of the stairwell with subtle transparency, allowing light to also traverse the space vertically.
Baumann designed the plywood bed frame and shelving unit in the master bedroom, adjacent to an exposed cinder-block wall, a new addition to the structure.
Vegetation from the garden on the lower roof provides a contrast to the backdrop of Gowanus’s rapidly changing landscape.
A vintage chaise lounge on the upper floor patio is one of few unnamed designs to be found throughout the residence.
A traditional post-war-style old shack near a beach in Lorne, Victoria is remodelled with a top-level extension for better views of the ocean.
Wood shop below house
The kitchen
The bathroom
A view of the pivoting shelf door from the kitchen and dining area.
Vintage details, like this metal floor lamp, provide subtle nods to an industrial aesthetic.
An antique floor lamp and signage pair with an oversize automotive painting, a rug by Rugstar in the main living space. The daybed and lounge chairs are from Norr11's Man seating collection; the pendant is by Cameron Design House.
Sparse but colorful furnishings soften up the interior, contrasting with the raw concrete surfaces throughout.
On Viggsö, an island of the Swedish Archipelago, architecture firm Arrhov Frick designed a two-story retreat, using simple but hardy materials. The roof, made from corrugated metal and fiber-reinforced plastic, joins the pine timber frame.
In Lida’s studio, terrazzo and granite floors blend seamlessly into a sunken bath, paired with a steel storage unit and a wooden Moroccan bath mat from  Insh’ala, a local antique store.

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