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Wednesday
Feb252015

A summer house turned primary residence in the Czech Republic

What was once a summer home built in the 8os in South Bohemia, Czech Republic is now an updated and completed renovated primary residence for a young family. The main goal of the house's redesign was to keep its simple form and to create a connection between the nature outside and the interior. Yes it is simple but it is really beautiful. Look at that view from the upstairs desk area. Magical. By B² Architecture, photos by Alexandra Timpau.

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Tuesday
Feb102015

Cantilevered in the woods

You know your friends would be bugging you constantly to spend boring winter weekends at your cabin if this was yours. And in the summer? Absolutely! Another perfectly executed home by _naturehumaine. Having bought a beautiful plot of wooded land in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, the client dreamt of building a country house that would be in perfect symbiosis with its natural environment. The house is characterized by two stacked volumes; a wooden clad volume anchored into the mountain supports a cantilevering ground floor volume above. This gable roofed volume raised into the air gives the sensation that the house is floating amongst the trees. Vast views of Mount Orford and the valley below are framed by a long horizontal strip window. The kitchen and master bathroom are carved out of a black volume at the center of the house dividing living spaces from the master bedroom.

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Thursday
Jan292015

A house in the hills

A rustic cabin (not really, how about cabin-like) in the hills of Ojai, California that is an absolute dream inside and out. That living room below is just about the most perfect relaxing hangout space (let's assume the rug is faux). Commune did a fantastic job on the decor - not too rustic with modern touches and their signature use of patterns/textures in pillows and blankets. My ideal home - and that pool is just a really sweet bonus. :) 

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Sunday
Oct122014

Leather, wood and stone

I fell in love/hate with this cottage/home in Spain featured in a recent issue of Nuevo Estilo. It's huge open layout is perfect for cottage life and would be a fantastic gathering space of lots of friends and family. The combination of rustic (reclaimed wood, stone) mixed with a leather chesterfield and plaid chair also joined with some mid-century chairs and tables - bringing such disparate pieces together really works here. However, I am baffled by all of the window treatments - massively long purple curtains (why purple? WHY??) and blinds hung way too high. AGH!! The one red, one silver light fixtures in the bathroom...bad idea. (I won't even discuss the bedding). And it is disappointing to see such a lazy approach to the ceiling and beams. Spraying it ALL white instead of leaving some of the raw wood showing, or at least the steal pieces. (Designed by Kotablue and Mercedes de las Heras)

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Thursday
Sep042014

A Maryland shore cottage

We received the following email from a reader named Lloyd recently: I would like to share some photos of my dear friend's cottage on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Charlotte Riggs is an artist, teacher and head of middle school in Northern Virginia, where she resides most of the year. She has lovingly decorated her St Michaels shore house with her own art, repurposed furniture and treasures that are meaningful to her.

This cottage is AWESOME! It is quirky and eclectic - filled with style and looks so inviting. I would happily spend a summer long weekend here. Or the whole summer in fact. Charlotte, you rock! And thank you for the great photos Lloyd!
Welcome to Charlotte's funky getaway. :-) (Photos by blonde photo)

 

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