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Architecture

Explore architectural styles and innovative home conversions. Learn ways to enhance your home with architectural details.

Minimalistic Norwegian Home Built on a Budget: Casa Kolonihagen

Located in Stavanger, Norway, Casa Kolonihagen by Tommie Wilhelmsen was especially developed as a summer holiday residence and accommodates a small bed and a living area. The project reflects the modern Scandinavian way of life- not too flashy, nor too common, balance being a major factor of the design. Believe it or not, this contemporary architecture gem has only 24...

Top 30 most luxurious houses in the world – check them now!

We recently shared 25 Amazingly Tiny Houses, where owners pared down to the essentials and by doing so, created peaceful spaces that exemplify the ideals of eco-friendly living, simplicity, and modern style. Now we’re taking a look at the world’s most luxurious houses, where no expense is spared and every luxurious whim is fulfilled. Have you ever wondered what...

$15.4 Million Luxury Stunning Residence For Sale in Los Angeles

Even if the property was already sold in June 2016 for amazing $15,400,000 USD, we still want to show our readers some luxury details of this stunning residence. The Luxury Residence is located in LA and is a private home that covers an area of 7,500 square feet and has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. With astonishingly jaw dropping uninterrupted views from every level, this...

25 Impressive Small House Plans for Affordable Home Construction

This Small house plans collection contains homes of every design style. Homes with small floor plans such as Cottages, Ranch Homes and Cabins make great starter homes, empty nester homes, or a second get-away house. Due to the simple fact that these homes are small and therefore require less material makes them affordable home plans to build. While building costs...

Modern Prefabricated Modern Home with Stacked Stones Pillars and Concrete Wall

This attractive modern prefabricated home with Stacked Stones Pillars and Concrete Wall plus Hardwood Floor Patio and Outdoor Dining Space in Burlingame, California in the San Francisco Bay Area has a modern prefab exterior as well as a sleek high-end interior. This amazing 3,000-square-foot house was originally digitally designed by Toby Long of Clever Homes and pre-cut in the factory. Custom finishes...

Amazing Modern Kloff Road House in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa

This amazing Kloff Road House in South Africa, is a modern house with a very specific and attractive look. The chief designers responsible for this house are Nico van der Meulen Architects and M Square Lifestyle Design. The home owners asked them for a unique house plan for a big and spacious home that can accommodate their big family. Therefore the architects...

10 must see places when in Rome.

There is a famous saying that Rome wasn't built in a day and certainly cant be experienced in a day either. It is perhaps the most famous and historic city with millions of visitors and admirers pouring in all through the year.  I had the opportunity to go and experience the city for little more than a week and...

Biltmore Estate: The Crown Jewel of the North Carolina Mountains

BIltmore Estate - NC
Biltmore Estate is the crown jewel of North Carolina's mountain region. The Great Smoky Mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop to this grand estate home. Located in Asheville, NC this mansion is the largest private home in the United States. Indeed, the Vanderbilt family has owned this estate since 1895. George Vanderbilt began construction on the estate in 1889.  In fact, it...

Cape Cod Beach Home Inspiration

Cape Cod beach house interior
Coastal New England in the summertime.  The quintessential American dream of the summer vacation.  The place where you can hob-nob with the elite and enjoy the warmer months in splendor by the water.  The Cape Cod beach home offers the perfect abode for these halcyon days.  Here we offer Cape Cod beach home inspiration that gives you a taste of these splendid casually elegant homes.  Pull...

Fun and Functional Garage Conversion Ideas

Cozy modern garage conversion
There is a space in your home that can be designated for guests, entertaining, leisure or family time.  It is most likely filled with castoffs from the home and yard, not even being used for its intended purpose.  That space is the garage.  If you find yourself needing extra space, consider the space you already have but may not...

The Captivating Glass Art of Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly glass art
To observe the captivating glass art of Dale Chihuly is to witness something truly spectacular.  Chihuly's work is on display at over 200 museum locations worldwide and graces public gardens and historic sites.  He is a master of his craft and creates truly amazing works of art and architectural structures.  Here is a look at this prolific artist and...

5 Atlanta Apartments where Industrial Style Feels Right at Home

There’s one design trend that never seems to go out of style – on the contrary, in a world abounding in innovative solutions for home decoration and improvement, the industrial look is only getting more traction among design enthusiasts. If you’re a homeowner, making your home unique with exposed brick and pipes, sealed concrete floors, and steel-frame, 13-foot windows is...

Creative Homes Built Around Trees

Home built around trees
These homes bring a whole new meaning to bringing the outdoors in.  Trees grow inside and patios are built around trees to create a special home that exists side by side with nature.  These creative homes built around trees preserve their surroundings and create a nature-nurturing environment that is beautiful and unique. An opening was created for this tree and then enclosed...

Sculptural Elements in Interior Design

A blend of actual sculpture and sculptured furnishings bring interest to this room
Sculptural elements are everywhere in interior design.  They are in the gentle sloping curve of the sofa, in the sharp lines of the coffee table, or along the edge of a doorway.  In some homes, however, sculptural elements are more pronounced and they give a space character, drama and interest.  Let's explore the various sculptural elements in interior design and how they impact...

The Wood and Stone Modern Home

Wood and stone modern home
Smooth warm wood and cool rugged stone combine to make an impressive modern home that appeals to the senses.  Behind the doors of the wood and stone modern home there is an impressive blend of materials that create a space of contrasts; yet, within the contrast there is harmony.  Step inside these beautiful modern homes that balance the natural elements of wood...

Front Door Paint Colors for Maximum Curb Appeal

Gorgeous purple front door (mijarespropertiesflorida)
Curb appeal is exceedingly important to homeowners, whether you're selling your home or living happily in it and wish to make a good first impression. A very cost efficient way to drastically change the look of the exterior of your home is changing your front door paint color (and possibly your shutters, if they match). Red is a classic...

Tribute to New Orleans on Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana is a place of character, beauty, music, fun, mystery and style.  To celebrate Mardi Gras today, let's look at some of the best of New Orleans including architecture, home styles, interiors, Mardi Gras table setting ideas and more.  Come along as we serve tribute to New Orleans on Mardi Gras. The architecture of the French Quarter in New Orleans is noted...

Bookcase Feature Wall

A wall of bookcases is the focal point in this interior
Whether you are a reader or not, bookcases offer something for everyone.  When used to flank a fireplace, an entertainment center or as a wall feature, bookcases are a wonderful architectural enhancement to any room.  In the living or family room, having a bookcase feature wall offers versatile styling possibilities. In many family rooms, the television is generally front and...

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