For most of us it is the ground floor of our home that holds the entrance and the living area with the top level holding the bedrooms and other private spaces. But the Cliff Dwelling nestled on a steep cliff next to Lake Austin flips this floor plan to suit the specific needs of the site and it is the rooftop garden retreat and entrance that steal the show here.
Paris surprises us often with apartments and homes that bring forth new and space-savvy design that sets the benchmark for houses across the planet. Eco-Sustainable House project by Djuric Tardio Architectes is one such work of genius that turns to a terrace garden play area and hangout to combine the multiple needs of the homeowners. Built on a tight budget the unique fruit and vegetable garden on the roof is much more than just eye candy!
Sliding glass doors glass walls a neutral color palette that relies largely on white and understated minimal décor complete a home where it is undoubtedly the bespoke bookshelves that hold sway. It is hard to believe that this sparkling family residence in Paris was once a run-down home!
Crafted with great care by Marisa Gonzalez Llanos the home revels in combining different textures that seem raw and unfinished without ever overpowering you with unnecessary detail. Exposed concrete walls reclaimed wooden planks that create accent features cool doors seemingly crafted from upcycled crate boxes and of course more polished modern finishes – it is a blend that leaves you captivated!
A touch different from every other home on our list House Pibo in Maldegem is a partially underground structure with water-resistant walls and a garden that also morphs into its roof! The sloped roof of the semi-buried home is covered in greenery and over time the homeowner can easily turn this into a garden filled with beautiful flowering plants. On the inside a multi-level design that draws benefit from the smart insulation of the green roof ensures that life seems both bright and unique.
Currently considered a bit of an exotic affair the green roof might soon become the norm as homeowners look for ways to cut down on power bills and carbon footprint. Whether you are worried about the planet or the power consumption of your home a green roof comes in handy. Today we take a tour that showcases in a stylish and stunning fashion.
The interior of the home is clad in neutral hues with wood providing a change in scenery and ushering in textural contrast. A custom wall mural in the living area adds to the ‘natural’ appeal of the home even as the kitchen and the dining area act as a visual extension of this space. A smart kitchen with wooden cabinets and shelves and an ergonomic central island is illuminated by a sparkling pendant even as the dining table on wheels offers an eclectic and cool contrast.