Big city lights a fast-paced life and globalization have all taken us towards the idea of a nuclear functional and urban family. But a generation is once again discovering the many joys and benefits of multi-generational homes and the in is a perfect example of how you can create one such efficient economical and contemporary dwelling.
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood of Seattle the is a revamped 1940’s home that uses the idea of ‘Courtyard Urbanism’ to maximize space without sacrificing on aesthetics energy-efficiency or interaction with nature. Designed by Wittman Estes the revitalized residence relies on a series of courtyards and an open studio for its new more open avatar.
It is easy to see the appeal of a tranquil lake house that takes you away from the dazzle and noise of big cities. This prospect becomes an even more tantalizing idea for a couple of artists who want a serene hangout that fills them with ideas and inspirations.
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.
Dark Zinc cladding and stained black timber battens shape the striking exterior while the interior embraces a lighter more contemporary color palette. Features such as the large double-height foyer with skylights sliding glass doors and windows spaces that flow into one another and use of multiple textures and finishes gives these homes a spacious and elegant modern vibe.
Designed by Olson Kundig it is a combination of wood concrete and steel that create this amazing escape with modern minimalism making its presence felt on the inside. From the outside the design feels far more vernacular with local architectural elements and roof design shaping the overall structure.
Designed by Studio North the new structure that extends an already existing family home costs less than building a brand new condo and gives an opportunity for three different generations to come together.
If have already heard it before and feel that it is a bit of an exaggeration then think again – modern kitchen is indeed the heart that drives the home. Proving that a beautiful and functional kitchen is not just the heart but also the soul of the urban and semi-urban residence the in was revamped and restored to meet the changing needs of its owners.