As the sun sets warm lighting takes over and you still can enjoy unabated views of the not-too-distant island the vast stretch of blue and the beautiful countryside. When it comes to dream coastal homes few come better than this!
Step inside and one finds an entirely different picture with exposed wooden surfaces and plywood sheets shaping a getaway that is inviting warm and elegant. Public spaces of this fabulous retreat sit on the lower levels with the top floors containing the bedrooms.
Contemporary homes are all about simplicity of form frugality and a certain minimalism that is reflected by the use of simple geometric shapes and clean straight lines. The form of a ‘cube’ is undoubtedly the most popular in this regard and in Lima Peru is one such residence where uncomplicated modern design holds sway. Nestled in a neighborhood filled with homes from the 1950s and overlooking a public park this outstanding family house is shaped and defined by a sense of individuality and privacy.
When it comes to relaxing retreats in a remote location that allow you to escape the constant hustle and bustle of city life it is prefabricated homes that come to your rescue. Far more affordable than regular housing options and easier to build prefabs reduce both construction cost and time significantly.
Crafting a low-energy modern home is all about getting the ‘bones’ of the house right and adding additional energy-efficient features that allow it to cut back on power consumption. This large home in Vienna Austria designed by Zoran Bodrozic is one such delight that seems to maintain an open inviting ambiance despite its eco-friendly credentials.
The fabulous in Canada is pretty similar to this popular template as it stands on a limestone lot next to Lake Winnipeg. Designed by DIN Projects the metal base of the cabin is anchored deep into the limestone below to ensure stability even as the use of recycled gas pipes for this base gives the cabin an industrial sheen.
An interesting feature of the home’s design is the innovative use of black in every room that anchors the large open spaces and defines them in a minimal fashion. Be it the staircase the wall with shelves in the living room the modern fireplace or the kitchen workstation; black holds sway inside this Austrian home. The black white and wood color palette lets the home standout visually even while ensuring that the smart contemporary aesthetic is not lost whatsoever.