Architecture

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

Today’s Log Homes for Advantageous and Luxurious Living

Luxurious country log home
Log homes are becoming increasingly popular today and for good reason.  Clear your mind of any preconceived notions you may have of the primitive log cabin nestled in the wilderness.  Today’s log homes are luxurious and have far-reaching benefits.  They are stunning examples of environmentally friendly, energy efficient, luxurious living. Today’s log homes are 15% more energy efficient than a...

Experience the real Middle-Earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set

On the most picturesque private farmland you can visit is the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. Matamata, home of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, is a small agricultural town in the heart of the Waikato region, nestled at the base of the beautiful Kaimai ranges. The set has been completely rebuilt for The Hobbit and will...

$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...

New York City Penthouse Apartments With Incredible Style

New York City penthouse apartments are well-known as highly-desired real estate. And why not? With stunning city or park views, posh amenities, and a level high above the street noise, penthouse dwellers wouldn't settle for less! Let's take a look at the apartments that are the toast of NYC. New York City Penthouse Apartments SWEEPING VIEWS Most penthouse apartments have sweeping views. Literally, these...

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...

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...

Aquariums as Furniture and Accents Give Homes a Lively Atmosphere

Want a way to add some vitality and liveliness to your home without having to buy a large mammal that can knock things over and track mud throughout the house? Do you aspire to have a unique piece of furniture that is sure to wow guests while looking sleek and stylish? Consider buying or ordering a custom aquarium for...

Convert Your Basement into a Bright and Comfortable Space

Do you dream of turning your dreary unused basement into a bright and comfortable space?  Your basement can be transformed into a family room, an apartment, a game room, theatre or many other useful spaces.  Here are some inspiring ideas to help you achieve your dream. If your basement is unfinished, you’ll want to install insulation and finish the walls...

Entryways with Unique Architectural Elements

It's not always the layout, color, or theme of a room that brings life to it. In fact, the personality of a room is often seen through the smaller details, such as the finish on the wall, material of the furniture, crown molding, borders, etc. One such example that is even more engrained within the house itself is the...

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...

8 Reasons to Love Window Seats

An inviting window seat
Window seats are cozy, charming and functional.  They contribute to the architectural interest of a room and can function as supplemental seating and storage.  Window seats provide a cozy spot to enjoy a good book or a place to daydream while taking in the view.  Here are eight reasons to love window seats.  Architectural Appeal Window seats give windows an instant...

Beautiful Light-filled Rooms

Windows fill this room with beautiful light
One of the most requested features by house hunters is lots of windows.  Beautiful light-filled rooms capture the hearts of many future home owners and often are the reason a particular house is chosen over others.  Large windows that span across a wall open up a room and showcase a home’s character and light.  Take a tour of these...

Why American Barn Homes Are Such A Hot Trend

barn house
Here's a quick photographic rundown to show you why American barn homes are such a hot trend right now. Indeed, this barn home is rugged. The trend started in the USA in the heart of Texas. Why not? The barn home is sturdy and stands up to extreme weather. In fact, some would argue that they are sturdier than a...

Unique Ceiling Treatments for Your Home

When decorating the home, many people ignore the ceiling.  Think of the ceiling as an extension of the walls and give it a special treatment.  By using architectural elements, moldings, paint, fabric, wallpaper and tiles, a ceiling becomes an integral feature of a room. Fabric is a great way to create a special treatment for the ceiling.  Fabric can be...

Restoring a Church Into a Family Home

Gaining inspiration from the ones that have gone before them, more people are investing their cash into rundown churches and transforming them into unique and inspiring spaces. Looking from the outside, you can keep the existing interior to pay homage the church that it once was, or you can make your own changes to the architecture, putting a quirky and...

Turn Your Loft into a Home

When you think of a loft you no doubt imagine an open industrial space with high ceilings and large windows that look out over the city.  For many, this is the perfect place to call home.  The challenge is in decorating the space.  Decorating a loft is all about space management.           When faced with a blank loft space, decide...

How to Add Charm with Windows (Inside and Out)

You can add charm with windows, both inside and out of your home. Your windows allow you to connect with the world outside your walls. Perhaps you have views of sweeping mountains or the city. Or, maybe you're lucky enough to have sea views. Whatever lies outside, windows connect you with the outdoors. From the exterior of your home, windows...

Sunroom Designs to Brighten Your Home

A sunroom is a wonderful addition to your home.  It can be a special place to sit and relax while enjoying the view.  Imagine a room full of light during the day, where you can enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of a sheltered space.  You can enjoy meals in this airy space or perhaps you’d like a bright room for...
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