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Jimmy Brower and Damien Merino are a creative couple with an entrepreneurial mindset—and they created a sun-soaked sanctuary on the Oakland/Emeryville border that’s characterized by lush plant life, quiet nooks, and handmade art and decor.
Built-in seating maximizes space in the living room, and old pin-up calendars that were found on site have been framed as decor.
The living room and kitchen.
The apartment is accessed via an old freight elevator. The cabinetry around the elevator entrance—including a massive bookshelf and storage space—is black, contrasting with the white brick walls and the white oak joinery.
The structural slab on the ground floor has simply been polished as a cost effective, practical, and durable flooring solution, especially to the sand and salt.
The house uses natural cross-ventilation across both levels and vertically through the void. Banks of glass louvres throughout enable this cross ventilation and provide a constant connection with the environment.
The living room features a Cheminee Philippe wood-burning fireplace, which has a large heating capacity. By placing it below the void, it is able to heat both the downstairs and common areas upstairs.
A bespoke timber joinery unit serves as a semi-partition between the kitchen and the living space, giving a sense of separation without disconnection. Dramatic patterns of light and shadow from the sculptural skylight play over the space.
In the living area and kitchen, materials such as concrete and ceramic tiles were chosen for affordability and durability. The angled skylight above the living room provides a void in the slab that could be utilized for a stair or ladder should a third story need to be added in the future.
A bespoke timber joinery unit separates the bedroom from the living space. It has been designed so that it can be easily reconfigured if the need arises for another bedroom in part of the living space.
The open-plan residential floor has been designed so that it can be easily adapted in the future. The joinery between the bedroom and the living space offers privacy without completely separating the two areas.
The den sits on the far end of the living area, and it has the only TV in the house—a family rule so that they spend time together. The space can also be a guest room for relatives visiting from Brazil. There are two bedrooms and a master suite on the second level.
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Drawing light into the interior was the main priority. Large north-facing openings and skylights ensure natural light is in abundance.
The angled joinery reflects light down the hallway and offers functional storage. It also naturally directs people from the living area toward the kitchen.
Each room in the home has views to one of two courtyards or the roof garden. A window seat in the living room embraces the transition between interior and exterior.
The carpeting was removed to reveal the concrete slab underneath, which was finished with epoxy paint. “That room just beckoned to be an entertainer’s paradise,” says Wei.
Wei covered the bar in plywood cut in diagonal strips, alternating four different stains to create color variation. The coffered ceiling received Azurite in Beige/Gold from the Albany Misuto Wallpaper Collection.
A Deklein & Vanhoff wood stove keeps the workspace toasty during the Netherlands’ cold winters.
The living room includes a Coco Flip pendant, a Jardan lounge and armchair, and a CV110 Cove coffee table.
“Buckets sit around the fireplace to hold the firewood and provide a nice contrast between the cabinetry,” Harding says. The bold black Stovax fireplace is the primary statement in the living room, however it also displays the homeowners’ curated items and a piece of art by Clare Brody from Studio Gallery in Melbourne.
The four-bed, four-bath home of Peter and Sarah Diamond and their two adult children is uniquely situated in one of the most remote areas of the Berkshires: Mount Washington, Massachusetts.
A Metro modular sofa from Room & Board offers a comfy place to perch. A Hase Collection Tula 8191 wood stove by HearthStone strikes a balance between refined and rustic.
The 16-foot fireplace is crafted from local granite and features a five-ton, live-edge mantle stone that carries the marks of its making.
The impressive living room has polished concrete floors which are contrasted with a white ash plywood ceiling.
“The living space is bright, generous, and light-filled,” say the architects of their favorite room in the project. “It is rewarding to see how the sun angles correspond to the considered roof angles even during construction—they successfully allow the sun to penetrate deep into the living room plan during winter and provide shade in the summer months.”
Walls of glass and a vaulted ceiling make this open-plan living area feel bright and airy. The room is furnished with Adapt Lounge and Duet barstools, an Agra rug, and a Hoshi armchair by Tom Skeehan Studio.
The Stovax freestanding wood fire in the living room is used to heat the home. The concrete floor provides thermal mass, which helps maintain thermal stability.
A cushioned window seat with storage beneath it runs the entire length of the living room.
In the living room, wall-to-wall windows frame views of the landscape to the east.
In defiance of its oversized neighbors, this sustainable 753-square-foot home in Perth, by architecture firm Whispering Smith, maximizes its small footprint through built-in furniture and textures of concrete, reclaimed brick, tile, and white metal. Devoid of walls and doors, the streamlined spaces flow into one another, and connect to the ample rear courtyard.
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The study has a fold-down bed for extra guests. “We knew that we wanted a space that was open and inviting, and that would suit our wishes to spend relaxation time together, as well as with cherished house guests,” say the homeowners.
Unpainted plywood wraps all around the living areas to give the interior "a warmth and texture that interacts beautifully with the external Blackbutt timber," says Jackson. "It has a robust , durable, and tactile quality that sits well with the internal concrete floors."
Natural light illuminates much of the corner apartment from its north and east facings.
"Schist is a traditional material that dominates the region. It also has great thermal mass
properties, so it made sense to embed the fireplace into the schist feature
wall in the living area. As this wall is facing ‘The Remarkables’ mountain range, there had to be a
visual connection to the mountain peak behind it and the sky above. We
concluded that using a schist wall at the base of this window would further
enhance the sense of connection and create a space that is in tune with its wider
environment."
Glass walls give the feeling of being outdoors while relaxing inside the house.
In a corner of the living room, where concrete floors provide a minimalist aesthetic, a trio of pendants designed by Frederik Roije suspend near a Gispen 412 armchair and a glass side table, also designed by Frederik Roije.
The simple material palette was driven by a restricted budget and a sustainable ethos. "We used these materials to create a ‘natural’ aesthetic that echoed the beauty of the Australian bush and beach that surrounds the house," says Jackson.
The main living area is open and fluid. The polished concrete floors have radiant heating.
“Instead of using a typical frame system, we created frameless windows by burying aluminum channels into the floors and walls,” says Richard. “It kept our glazing budget much lower than normal.” The sofas feature custom upholstery by Inverse Project and HDM.
The living space has two expansive glass openings, which were placed to intentionally frame exterior views.
Knob Modern, helmed by Amy Beaumont, renovated this 1964 cookie-cutter home in Tempe with an eye toward making the two-bedroom, two-bath home "stand out from the rest.
In the living room, a large built-in sectional with integrated storage frees up floor space and can accommodate more people than freestanding furniture, which would chop up the interior.
The exterior materials are carried inside to a slatted entryway that conceals a utility unit and closet.
The family room across from the open bedroom features a Nelson Bubble Globe pendant, IKEA Alseda floor stools, and an heirloom tapestry wall hanging.
On the home’s lower level, an open bedroom area includes a Sierra chair by Croft House and a Nelson Bubble Cigar pendant by George Nelson for Herman Miller.
What was once a poorly planned floor plan has transformed into open, brightly lit living spaces at the hub of the home.
Hsu developed a natural material palette for the project that's composed of steel, wood, plants, and ceramics. “We didn't want too much visual noise,” he says.
The Inheritance sectional sofa in Green Canvas from Stephen Keen is one of the couple’s favorite pieces. “I like how it still has dimension but doesn't take up much space,” Bjorndahl says. There are also coffee tables from Stephen Kenn as well as a Haik Vintage area rug from Black Sheep Unique. The colors for the first floor, as well as the rest of the home, play off the couple's love of the Southwest.
Strategically placed windows allow ample natural light to illuminate the single-story interior.
The interior furnishings were all chosen by the homeowners to complement the home's modern design and building materials.
Linda Hutchins and John Montague hired Works Partnership Architecture to turn a former Portland, Oregon, warehouse and auto repair shop into a versatile live/work space.
“The podium, which brings you on eye-level with the monumental arched windows, functions both as a lounge place, a stage, a huge cupboard, and a very long working desk,” says Eklund and ter Beek.
A multi-use podium runs the length of the wall under the windows and facilitates impromptu performances for the creative family that lives here.

The modern living room is one of the busiest spots in the house. It is where family and friends alike gather to share stories, watch movies, read, and unwind. As you'll find in the projects below, there are endless ways to configure a fresh living space with modern options for chairs and sofas, sectionals, end and coffee tables, bookcases, benches, and more. Innovative fireplaces add a touch of warmth.