This contemporary single-family home has dimension and personality, due to the multifaceted exterior. Peaked rooftops, varied window shapes and multiple materials add to the pleasing look of the house.
Across the room from the sectional in this open concept living room is an ornamental chest that conceals a television, providing the perfect entertaining space in this living room as well as a touch of style. The picture that hangs over the chest is one created by a local artist-one of the many displayed at the open house of this restored duplex.
This home was formerly a two family dwelling and was converted to a single family residence consisting of a kitchen and dining room on the first floor. The second floor hosts the foyer, formal living room and den, while the third floor contains three bedrooms and bathrooms for the family. Black and white staircases connect all three levels.
Enamored with contemporary design, the shell of a single-family ranch was renovated to be the home of their dreams. Living by the water, the design was harmonious with a vision of crisp horizontal lines, a consistent design feature carried through the exterior to the interior. An open floor plan focuses on comfort and luxurious essentials.
As seen on Good Bones, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak transformed a duplex into a single family residence. To make the space feel open and large, the pair removed walls creating a clear line of sight throughout the first floor.
Popularly referred to as "The Flintstone House," this free-form, single-family residence is an iconic landmark in Hillsborough, CA. Built in the late '70s, the eclectic home incorporates a unique series of domes to naturally coincide with the surrounding hillside. At the same time, its bright orange exterior offers a striking visual contrast with the rest of the property.
The Noho Duplex in New York City has street level entry. With the windows on the front exterior of the space, this left little room for privacy in the home's previous design. The homeowners wanted an industrial feel for their home, so they wanted to stick with a more modern design and didn't want the clutter of having to hang curtains to get privacy, so designers created a two-fold privacy plan. First, they replaced the homes existing windows with frosted paned windows to obscure the view from the street. Then, they added custom fabricated, full height, glazed steel bi-fold doors with frosted glass panels to create a sort of "foyer" in the space. These doors are retractable, so once the family is in for they night, they can fold up the doors and enjoy the open spaces in their home.
This vintage 2-unit building was transformed into a contemporary single-family home. Instead of walls, walnut and light oak cabinetry of varying heights delineates the kitchen and dining area, the den and living area.
Designed by Don Sharp with Sharp Design Studio, the Tuscan-inspired home was the 2014 Tampa Bay Showcase Home. It also won a national Aurora award for best single family design in the $500,001-$750,000 category and Parade of Home awards.
The new owners of this five year-old single-family home in the Ukrainian Village area of Chicago sought a more expansive, casual and contemporary feel. Being a professional chef, the husband found the existing kitchen stifling and wanted to infuse it with light, efficiency and room to move.
By eliminating the wall separating the kitchen and the living room, the design allows natural light to flow in. The sleek new finishes and lighting in the kitchen, along with the modern cabinetry, stovetop and hood, achieve a more contemporary feel. The bold transformation creates an expansive new space that is easy and bright, inviting a chef to casually create and family and friends to join in the fun.
Designed to appeal to a single client who works from home and loves to entertain, this small kitchen features a clean, contemporary, and functional space for socializing, dinner parties, and day-to-day use.
West Wind, the awe-inspiring residence by architect Toshiko Mori, former architecture department chair at Harvard, is situated on north Casey Key, an eight-mile island with fewer than 400 single family homes, just south of Sarasota, Fla.