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Archives: 2015 November

Archive for November 2015

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Madrid Villa Offers Luxurious Escape From City Life

Modern Homes Worldwide sent us information about this a modern residence on the market in Madrid’s Aravaca district. “Drama, glamour and modern design work in unison to deliver a vibrant space that is equally suited to entertaining as it is to family living,” the company said. Encompassing nearly 14,000 square feet, this luxurious Madrid villa offers a versatile living space […]

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The Best Bed Pillow: Sleep Soundly on Freshome’s Top Pick

Sleep is a beautiful thing. In the warmth and comfort of your own bed, sleep can help you stay healthy, improve mental dexterity and recharge for whatever tomorrow holds. While finding your perfect mattress is essential to a good night’s rest, it’s all for naught without a great pillow to rest your head. Finding the […]

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Winter Wall Murals Bring the Magic of the Season Indoors

Winter is coming, and with it cozy evenings spent by the fireplace and restless days of preparation for Christmas. Meanwhile, muted shades of gray, white and blue dominate the landscape. PIXERS decided to pay homage to snow and frost in its collection of winter wall murals. This lovely series features mountain vistas and close-ups of winter’s natural phenomena. “We created […]

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Terrace Is Ingeniously Lowered to Let Light Into London Home

This light, bright London home was envisioned by Scenario Architecture. The Gransden Avenue project was designed to allow a family of three to interact within a flexible, engaging environment. But it didn’t quite start out that way. “The site was challenging, as it is part of a terrace that opens out to a hard landscaped internal community space” and […]

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Wood Warms Modern Mexico Apartment in Unexpectedly Creative Ways

Completed by Kababie Architects in Mexico City, Apartment KG is a contemporary home defined by an original design scheme. Its uniqueness comes from an unexpectedly vibrant mix of textures and furnishings in a neutral palette of white, gray, brown and black — and that spectacular ceiling. “The kitchen and the family room are unified through the harmonious ceiling design, a prefabricated lattice made […]

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Opulent Home in Jakarta Plays With Shapes, Textures

DP+HS Architects completed the design of a three-story residence in an affluent residential area in North Jakarta, Indonesia. Located on an irregular site in a cul-de-sac, the F+W House stands out due to its imposing contemporary silhouette. The new home needed to accommodate eight people, so maximizing available space was paramount. “The mass is halved, and the rooms are […]

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16th-Century Barn Transforms Into a Contemporary Retreat

Merging old and new, Cat Hill Barn in Sheffield, England, is a striking conversion of a 16th-century barn. Snook Architects successfully achieved a design where contemporary living needs are met within a timeless building in the hills of Yorkshire. “Despite a difficult process with the local planning officer, Snook won planning permission on appeal,” the architects said. “Key […]

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Italianate-Style Row House in Brooklyn Gets an Elegant Upgrade

This row house, developed by Lang Architecture in Brooklyn, N.Y., is the result of an architectural makeover. Originally a three-family residence, the home in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood now accommodates the contemporary living needs of a single family. The elegant Italianate-style home has four levels and showcases original details throughout, carefully restored by the developing team. Large steel windows can be found on every […]

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Dutch Museum Renovation Features Living Roof

We love it when museums take a step forward in creativity, highlighting the design trends of the moment. The bold look of the Biesbosch Museum in Werkendam, The Netherlands, is the result of an eight-month renovation project led by Studio Marco Vermeulen. A new wing that accommodates a restaurant and a display area for contemporary art was added to the […]

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California Eichler House Remodel Features Wide-Open Spaces

This remodel of a 1970s Joseph Eichler house in Palo Alto, Calif., completed by San Francisco-based Yamamar Design, displays a modern personality sprinkled with personal touches. “The project took focus as a result of the collaboration between architect, interior decorator and a supremely passionate owner,” the architects said. “
A former television producer, the owner had recently moved from Toronto […]

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