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What Classifies A House Style: What Makes An International Style Home?

Whether you know it or not, you’ve seen an international style home before. These buildings look impressively modern, yet their concept has stood the test of time. We’ve been marveling over feats of international style architecture for the past four decades. With that in mind, we decided to take an in-depth look at what makes […]

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Clever Semi-Detached House With Elongated Volumes in Singapore

Tabishere / Getty Images Challenged to design a semi-detached house in Singapore, the creative team at Aamer Architects opted for an unconventional solution. “As a typology, the semi-detached house is often perceived as a Siamese twin, reluctantly conjoined to its symmetrical other via a single party wall,” the architects said. “By separating and pulling the main building […]

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Contemporary House Displaying a Neat Interior: The Summit House

fotolism_thai / Getty Images Rectangular volumes, a simple design line and a glossy interior. A one-of-a-kind home. This is how would I describe The Summit House, a residential project designed by Habitat Studio & Workshop in Edmonton, Canada. The house accommodates fine pieces of artwork, a wide relaxing terrace and a “recharge-your-batteries” type of back courtyard. The […]

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Contemporary Add-On Transforms This Dutch 50s Farmhouse

Located in a village in Aalten, Netherlands, this 50s farmhouse’s renovation is a contemporary blend of the traditional and the modern, similar to the images in this article. Bureau Fraai updated the interiors in the main living area, and created an add-on living space that incorporates the old barn next to the house. Surprising building […]

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What Classifies A House Style: What Makes A Contemporary Home?

For many people, the meaning of the word “contemporary” is hard to pin down because it’s always evolving to fit a modern context. The same can be said for contemporary architecture. However, we’re here to put a face and a definition to the contemporary home once and for all. Keep reading to learn how to […]

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Contemporary House in England Combines Stone and Glass

Nairn Road is a modern family retreat on a quiet residential street in Poole, England. Completed by David James Architects, the contemporary house in Canford Cliffs is near the Poole Harbor and surrounding beaches. According to the architects, the site is level and then drops away on a steep treed slope, bordering a golf course. The building stands out with […]

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Contemporary Lake House in Minnesota Encourages Family Fun

Martin Barraud / Getty Images Rehkamp Larson Architects collaborated with Brooke Voss Interior Design to complete this contemporary lake house in Excelsior, Minnesota, built by John Kraemer & Sons. Developed for a young, active family, the residence features plenty of spaces for interaction and entertainment. “The home is a combination of practical materials such as exposed concrete and […]

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Contemporary Summer House in Menorca

The creative designers from Dom Arquitectura are to be blamed for coming up with such an astonishing summer house in Menorca — one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. Inspired by the “tonca” architecture, the contemporary residence blends with the surrounding landscape by using large windows and clean white […]

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Contemporary Urban Refuge: the Skygarden House in Toronto

piovesempre / Getty Images Dubbeldam Architecture + Design completed the development of the Skygarden House, a contemporary residence located in midtown Toronto, Canada. The three-level home hides between the trees on the site and offers plenty of outdoor spaces for work and relaxation. The architects remodeled a century-old building on the site, turning it into […]

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The 10 Coolest Tiny Studios We’ve Ever Seen

Small apartment living is getting better and better, and we’ve got a roundup of 10 tiny studios to back up our claim. They’re all under 350 square feet, but, with high ceilings that make it possible to build upwards instead of outwards, these little living spaces have enough features and functionality to let you live small and stylishly. They’re […]

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Creative Design Solutions Implemented in Modern House on a Slope

Seen by its designers Ellivo Architects as “an exploration of flexibility, space, and materials“, this private Australian home provides a deep feeling of intimacy. Built in Paddington, Australia, the minimalist house on a slope takes the name of its location. The Paddington Residence maximizes natural light, breezes, and views without jeopardizing the family’s privacy. Interior designer Tanya Zealey of Ellivo […]

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12 Creative Ways to Repurpose That Awkward Corner in Your Home

Kadaj / Getty Images We all have it. That one corner in our home that’s just a little different from the rest. And we’re willing to bet that space isn’t getting too much action at the moment. After all, what do with such an awkward corner?Fortunately, though, it doesn’t have to stay that way. While […]

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20 Creative Ways to Use Natural Textures in a Home

If you love the outdoors, it’s understandable to want to incorporate nature into your living space. When it comes to bringing natural textures into the home, you can go as drastic or as simple as you want. If you’re looking for bold statements and design elements that make you feel like you’re practically outside, take […]

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Decorating With Sage Green Is a Thing for 2018, According to Pinterest

Pinterest put out their top 100 list of pins list and it looks like decorating with sage green is a favorite among pinners. Sage green is neutral, calming and can flow nicely with nearly any design style including the most popular at the moment: Farmhouse and Mid Century Modern. Sage varies in lightness and saturation. It can […]

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Defining a House Style: What Makes A Creole Home?

Louisiana is a place like no other. It and its surrounding areas are home to a truly unique style of architecture known as the Creole home. Though you’re less likely to see this home outside of New Orleans, that in no way discounts the rich history and one-of-a-kind make up that this home style has […]

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Defining a House Style: Monterey Home

We’ve talked a lot in this series about how architecture is often influenced by the styles that came before it. Nowhere is that truer than with the Monterey, or Monterey Colonial, home. This type of architecture combines French, Spanish and English styles. In fact it is so unique that it’s still sought after today. Let’s […]

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Defining a House Style: What Is a Victorian Home?

Victorian homes have captured our hearts for over two hundred years now. However, there is so much more than meets the eye behind those dollhouse-like exteriors. This architectural style includes multiple, distinct variations that all deserve a critical look. Read on to learn more about how Victorian home style became a worldwide phenomenon and what […]

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Defining a House Style: What Is a Ranch Home?

Until recently, the ranch home was the most popular home style in America. However, have you ever stopped to wonder what made this style capture our hearts for decades?It’s time to take a closer look at exactly what goes into a ranch home. Read on to learn more about its history, the distinct types and […]

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Defining a Style Series: What Is Cottage Style Decor?

You don’t have to live deep in the woods or by the sea to understand the appeal of cottage style design. With its clean look and unique personal touches, it’s not hard to see why this aesthetic has been around for ages. In our opinion, it’s not going anywhere fast either.If you’re a fan of […]

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Defining A Sloped Property Overlooking Sydney’s Skyline: Mormanis House

in4mal / Getty Images Located in the coastal suburb of Sydney – Dover Heights – the three story residence known as Mormanis House defines its location on a sloping terrain overlooking the city’s skyline and the harbor below. Playing with white and grey details on the front facade and adding glass in the back side, […]

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DJ Avicii’s Astounding $15.5 Million Property in Hollywood Hills

ekash / Getty Images When you’re a celebrity, the world stands at your feet. And if you work hard and fight for your dreams, you will eventually succeed in getting what you want in life. One of the top-paid producers and DJ’s, Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has purchased for this astounding $15.5 million property […]

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10 Easy Tips For Brightening The Darkest Rooms Of Your Interiors

Shop These Products Now: Antique Vase Decor – ChandelierWhile you may not realize it, if you have been feeling tired, cranky, stressed or just not in a great mood, look to your home and it’s sources of natural light. It’s a proven fact that humans respond, act and feel better in a home that has […]

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Ecological, Friendly and Unconventional: Earth Homes by Vetsch Architektur

Carlina Teteris / Getty Images Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse is a residential area composed of nine unconventional homes and located in Dietikon, Switzerland. Here is a project description from Vetsch Architektur; The earth- covered houses are grouped centered around a small artificial lake with the entrance well hidden and integrated at the side of the […]

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10 Easy Ways to Mix and Match Patterns in your Home

Are you tired of your plain and borrowing solid colors throughout your home? While solids all have their place, aren’t your interiors more fun when we add whimsical patterns that add visual interest and contrast? Yes! Mixing and matching patterns can often be a challenge, especially if you don’t know how to choose the right […]

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