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Rooftop Villa

This 18th century space in St. Petersburg has been beautifully transformed by Svetozar Andreev Studio into a modern marvel of 21st century design. The three-story penthouse and rooftop villa boasts of nearly 4200 sq. ft. of interior room to roam, with an outdoor living space atop the roof hovering around 1300 sq. ft. Continue reading

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Bottle Bay

Gently sloping towards the picturesque shores of Lake Pend Oreille near Sand Point, Idaho, sits a stunning vacation home designed by Balance Associates Architects. The home, named for the bay in which it sits – Bottle Bay, is a great example of how contemporary and industrial design can work together to create a space that is functional, yet casual enough for a waterfront getaway. Continue reading

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Topo Mountain Pack

Just in time for summer here is the perfect backpack for all you avid campers, hikers, and travelers. It’s called the Mountain Pack by Colorado-based Topo Designs. The design team says they “wanted one pack that could do it all, whether as an everyday carry or a weekender” – and I’m happy to say: they absolutely nailed it! Continue reading

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Reclaimed Space

Reclaimed Space sets the tone by turning projects into passions, collaborating with their customers since their inaugural inception in 2007. This cause-based business was founded by one-part rancher, one-part environmentalist – Tracen Garner. His appreciation for the land, and a sustainable living therein, is evident in his projects. With his approach in using reclaimed and non-toxic materials that result in energy efficient constructs with the capability to be transportable. Continue reading

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Lausanne House

Color blocking a bungalow transition accentuates the cubic forms. Hatem+D designed this transformation in Quebec City. To satisfy their clients’ current needs of more space, modern amenities, and enjoyment of their expansive wooded lot, the architects went both up and out. Continue reading

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Saul Zaik House

Elvis was to music what Architect Saul Zaik was to this 1950’s Portland remodel project. Along with the assistance of Project Manager, Emily Knudsen from Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, this dynamic duo did a bang-up number on this relic. Continue reading

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Narrow House in Osaka

Narrow residential building sites are common in Osaka, Japan. Though the creative design solutions to maximize and empower living spaces displayed here is truly uncommon. Yoshihiro Yamamoto Architects Atelier design of this five level two bedroom modern home makes the site feel abundant. Continue reading

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Croquet Shelving Wall

Let’s face it, storage can be pretty dull, although Michael Marriott found a way to make it an engaging game. His wall shelving is a modern deconstructed croquet set. When I was a child, our family croquet set was colorfully painted wood. For me, the equipment was more fun than the game! The wooden balls were wrapped with a wide painted stripe, each ball wearing a different color. Mallets were ornate with spindle-like turned shafts and heads, all accented with multiple colored stripes. The hoops were simply arched metal tubes. Continue reading

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In Suspension

Nature Humaine took this architectural project to a whole new level of wow when they transformed this home. Although considered a split-level dwelling, this 2000 sq ft home offers two spaces that contain their own bedroom and bathroom, while artistically combining them as one unit. Continue reading

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The Barcelona Residence

Nestled amongst the densely packed urban landscape of Barcelona, lies a unique residence by none other than Barcelona’s own – Mateo Arquitectura. What makes this home stand out becomes apparent from the first glimpse of the facade. Continue reading