An inverted U-shaped cantilevered canopy cozy fireplace and smart marble finishes complete this gorgeous Aussie home where the outdoors are welcome indoors with glee. There are times when old structures are altered ever so slightly to accommodate changing lifestyles and modern needs.
Then there are occasions when it needs to give way to new homes on the same lot because of dramatically altered needs. Having already lived in a Californian bungalow on the same lot for over 40 years the owners of wanted two new homes replacing their aged residence.
A smart study room that can be transformed into a guest bedroom when needed and gorgeous private bedrooms complete this elegant addition and alteration. Modern homes are all about interaction between the structure the landscape and those within. Instead of being confining spaces they intend to be liberating edifices that facilitate a harmonious relationship with nature.
Designed for owners who are both artists – he is a painter and multimedia artist while she is a photographer and designer the in mesmerizes you with the astounding views that it offers. Set on 40 acre agricultural property and sitting right next to the White Salmon River the lake house opens up completely to invite in the vast outdoors.
Of course the living area kitchen and dining are a bit more open to the world outside than the lovely bedrooms which offer a touch more privacy. It is stone walls that become the main design element of this house and they make their presence felt both on the outside and inside the residence. Two parallel stone walls in black a series of skylights and a neutral color palette create a sophisticated and serene home where one always feels welcome.
Demands modern life often mean kids moving away from parents at a very early age and things staying that way for the rest of their lives. Multi-generational homes once a common sight even in the west are a rarity.
It is the lower level that house the living and public areas with the bedrooms tucked away on the top floor. Even though the street façade offers complete privacy the home opens up towards the backyard beautifully and ends up creating comfortable outdoor hangouts.
But when the wall slopes gently then the large oblique bookshelf is undoubtedly bound to become the showstopper of your home. This smart bookshelf design originates from functionality rather than form making the lives of those inside the designed by Shinsuke Fujii Architects a whole lot easier.