This might not be a full-fledged residence but this Japanese-style pool house and spa on the banks of Whitefish Lake in Montana rivals any lakeside home both in style and eco-sensibility. Designed by David Koel of CTA Architects Engineers the dwelling includes a unique stone garden relaxing outdoor hangout refreshing indoor pool an art gallery-style entry and a whole lot more here. An eco-friendly retreat designed for those who love both nature and unfettered opulence!
Masterfully designed by Specht Harpman Architects the rooftop garden and hangout is a perfect idea for those looking for something more than just a simple green roof. Both practical and planet-friendly the idea creates an urban oasis even in a concrete jungle!
The last few years have seen home makeovers shift from large-scale remodels to smart additions extensions and nifty revamps that simply extend the living area and add a kitchen or bedroom wherever necessary.
The rugged and charming coastline of California along with its many beautiful beaches has provided design and architectural inspiration for many decades. Some of the leading men and women of yesteryear who shaped midcentury style found life here their main source of creative impetus.
An extensive timber façade gives the house a distinct identity and sets it apart from its neighbors even as the interior is draped in a relaxing neutral color palette. The contrast is stark yet stylish as one is transported into a sophisticated and ergonomic living environment where space is utilized to the hilt.
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.
A large walk-in closet and an additional storeroom complete the home on the inside even as the fabulous wooden deck outside offers a tranquil retreat overlooking the ocean and the serene neighborhood. An idyllic blend of modern living and eco-conscious design at its uncomplicated best!