From the practical we move on to the exceptional as we step into the mesmerizing in Ostional Costa Rica. This captivating retreat is green in more ways than one as even the amazing natural forests that surround it leave anyone who stays here spellbound. Developed by Kalia this three-bedroom villa can be rented for around $600/night. A bargain considering all you get at this exotic hideaway.
The beauty of picking a style and theme for your home is the way in which you can alter it to reflect your own taste heritage and personal preferences even while keeping in line with the overall picture. Local architectural influences trends of the time and historic events also play a major role in creating and reshaping styles constantly.
This smart sustainable module was crafted by ArchiBlox using locally sourced wood milled from sustainable forests and metallic panels that protect the home from the harsh ocean wind. But it is the gorgeous green roof of the house that truly steals the show and gives it an inimitable and exciting look.
This classic home near takes precisely this route as its homeowners wanted a new social and family zone that was connected to the rear garden at all times. was revamped and extended by Edwards Rensen Architects to meet the growing demands of the family without splurging on a major renovation.
Epitomizing this unique aura of homes on the California coastline even while embracing modern aesthetics and a beachy zest in provides a tranquil escape for an urban couple based in San Francisco. Designed by Malcolm Davis Architecture the house is split into two distinctive parts to delineate public and private areas.
The main building contains the living area along with the kitchen dining room and other social spaces while the second structure holds the master suite along with the guest quarters. A gorgeous connector links both the structures and also offers a wonderful protected walkway of sorts that lets those inside enjoy the wonderful ocean views outside. Another advantage of this site plan is the creation of the sheltered courtyard that is carefully protected from harsh ocean winds on gusty days.
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!