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X-Architects closely collaborated with Leen Vandaele, to construct a terrace with spiral staircase that can be used as a sun deck.
This full-fledged floating house was designed with features that are meant to live comfortably year-round.
“Water Villa” features a sunken floor below the water and an atrium at the centre of the house that connects the children's rooms in the basement with the ground floor living and dining room.
Created as a prototype for a serial production, Port X was designed by architects Jerry Koza and Adam Jirkal, along with engineer Tomáš Kalhaus from Atelier SAD.
Lisbeth Juul and Laust Nørgaard drew upon their years of experience living on the water to design and build an 860-square-foot floating home in Copenhagen Harbour. The home’s minimal form and furnishings reflect the residents’ desire to downsize following three years on land.
A team from the University of Coimbra in Portugal designed 'Floatwing'
Cedar slats mark the facade of the Worple's lakefront vacation home in Ontario.
In Hamberg, Germany, Houseboat on the Eilbekkanal is enveloped in sliding timber slats, creating a constant connection between the interior and the exterior.
The second-floor mezzanine now hosts a chic home office that looks out onto the roof terrace.
Generous overhangs and period lighting speak to the house's era while sliding glass doors create outdoor access.
A Carrara marble counter and backsplash, concrete floors, a frameless mirror, and white cabinets keep the look seamless and consistent in the bathroom.
In the family room, "short ribbon windows were replaced with a wall of glass" for indoor/outdoor flow.
While the window openings in this cozy corner are the same as before, the architects tweaked the frames. They said: "The layout of the windows was flipped so that the horizontal division was rail height rather than obstructing sightlines when standing."
By removing walls, inserting new windows, and utilizing a lighter color palette, this historic home has been treated to a modern new look.
A look back towards the stairwell and entry. The wood ceiling adds warmth to the black and white scheme.
The entry segues into the open kitchen and living space. The second-floor mezzanine was once enclosed. By removing its walls, the architects brought in more light and a better connection to the outdoors.
Starting with the front hall, the architects opened up the enclosed stairwell and utilized a lighter palette to bounce natural light around. White walls, concrete floors, and minimal trim produce a streamlined backdrop.
Updated siding and new windows create a cohesive exterior look.
Design studio Minarc launches Plús Hús, a tiny prefab dwelling starting at $37,000 that offers an affordable, environmentally conscious housing solution in L.A. and beyond.
Matt also designed and built the backyard furniture.
The powder room features Teselle tiles.
Cement tiles feature prominently in the master bathroom, powder room, and area around the fireplace.
Matt made matching beds with log headboards for the the shared girls’ room.
One of the bedrooms features a Cedar & Moss pendant and pillows by Block Shop Textiles.
The children's playroom.
Floor-to-ceiling windows bring plenty of light into the master bedroom.
A Monroe Workshop custom-made breakfast nook and stool.
The master bedroom.
The kitchen is a mix of IKEA cabinets, custom white oak, and painted doors.
Monroe Workshop custom made the kitchen shelves.
A Restoration Hardware sofa and vintage rug in the living room.
Matt made the table, chairs, and credenza in the dining area. The pieces work wonderfully with the Lindsey Adelman suspension lamp.
A swing chair on the deck.
The couple added sliding doors so that the deck could become an extension of the living area.
"We spend a lot of time in the backyard all year round. We wanted to take advantage of Los Angeles' weather and have a true indoor/outdoor feel in the house," says Jenn, who is a Hollywood film producer.
The 2,000-square-foot home now has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a guest house with a bedroom and bathroom.
One of the home's five bedrooms.
Original globe pendant lighting enhances the midcentury vibe.
The dining room sits just off the living room.
The open living plan features a cedar-paneled tongue-and-groove ceiling anchored by a brick fireplace.
The open floor plan wraps around the central atrium.
Light is particularly important during the dark Pacific Northwest winter.

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