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Budget Breakdown: This Ethereal Glass House in the Brazilian Forest Was Built for $187K
Built for a scholar, Casa Biblioteca is a sanctuary for reading, stargazing, and enjoying a cigar or two.
Raw concrete floors and wood beams and arches provide an industrial aesthetic in the loft, where designer Sally Breer arranged a custom sofa covered with linen cotton and a Laurel brass floor lamp. The lightning bolt painting is by Breer's mother.
Fully renovated, Capilano House is a west coast modern home overlooking Capilano River in North Vancouver by Miza Architects.
For Bruce Shafer and Carol Horst's vacation home in the Tehachapi Mountains, architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig chose materials suited to the harsh climate. "The area is super cold in winter and super hot in summer," says Kundig, who designed a deep overhang to shade the core of the house from solar gain. "In the high desert, it's not just about being in the sun, it's about getting out of the sun."