Unique, dove-shaped pendants light up this kitchen peninsula in an artful way. The modern, open-plan space features bold blue lower cabinets that stand out against the stark white walls. Organic elements like the slatted wood ceiling and tribal carvings connect the home to its wooded site.
This major condominium remodel combined the penthouse unit with an adjacent two-story unit in the historic cable building. The new floor plan opens the kitchen up to the dining room and intimate seating area. Each window features a gray cushion and red throw pillow for a comfortable window seat.
A smart layout with architectural elements divide this open-plan kitchen into distinct zones. Saarinen Tulip chairs at the cantilevered breakfast table add a midcentury touch while dashes of brilliant color prevent the swaths of white from feeling too sterile.
The open floor plan in this Dallas, Texas penthouse is luxurious and full of architectural detail. A dining table fits beneath the metal staircase to the second floor, with oak hardwood flooring spanning the space, lit by floor-to-ceiling windows with city views.
The kitchen's expansive center island offers both seating and counter space for preparing meals. Beams in the ceiling that run from the back of the kitchen through the front of the home add a nice architectural feature for the open floor plan.
A built-in desk provides work space at the heart of this contemporary open-plan kitchen. Soft gray cabinetry features inset resin panels on upper cabinet doors, while open cubbies provide display space for books and accessories. In the hearth room beyond, a dark accent wall lined with architectural photos creates a dramatic focal point.
This minimal open-floor plan home required a garden that reflected the owners’ love of simple clean lines, open views and a feeling of space. The hardscape was designed with a conservative use of materials to create the illusion of space with the planting used in a more architectural way to mimic the interior of the house.
High ceilings, an exposed stairwell and a wide open floor plan create a living area loaded with interesting architectural detail. White walls show off two modern paintings, stacked above the mantel to emphasize the room's height and add maximum drama. A deep blue velvet sofa shares the paintings' dominant hue, creating a color story that pulls the eye through the space.
This 4100 sq. ft. home in Bend, OR, is an architectural masterpiece situated on over 10 acres with unparalleled mountain views. This contemporary home offers incredible detail and cutting edge technology, from the 22-foot ceilings and an open floor plan, to the four bedrooms and four baths. This home is replete with radiant heated concrete floors throughout, spa-like bathrooms and powered by solar energy.
On a two-acre property in Glenco, Ill., a modern barn is built for year-round entertaining. A pitched roof, beams and skylights make for a stunning architectural display overhead in the open floor plan entertainment room. A low sectional and curvy chairs gather together for a chic conversation area, and around the perimeter of the room are fun recreations, like ping pong and foosball.
This cottage bungalow required major structural and architectural changes to restore it. The home was raised four feet from its original height to meet building code and square footage was added, so the home now features three bedrooms, three bathrooms and an open floor plan that combines the kitchen, dining room and living spaces.
The renovation of this Nashville, TN kitchen began with opening up the claustrophobic floor plan and adding a large island for the young family to live and work around. Then, designers added a neutral color palette with pops of color from the kitchen ware and vinyl teal counter stools. Finally, doors were painted black to add some drama and architectural interest to a space that lacked both things before the renovation.
This home has all the classic architectural elements of a prairie-style home. long flat roofs with big eaves, rows of windows and horizontal lines. Developed in the Midwest by architectural trailblazer Frank Lloyd Wright, the prairie style was built based on the idea that a home should serve all practical needs without being overly embellished or showy. It was influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and features many of the same concepts such as built-in furniture, simple materials and open floor plans.
Puffy modular seating is low and contemporary in this modern farmhouse living room. The white-walled space opens to the dining room and kitchen, giving the home an open-plan, contemporary feel, while traditional architectural touches connect the home to its rural, 12-acre site. An open front porch spans the length of the house, showcasing the view of open fields and distant hills while shading the first-floor interior.
This minimal open-floor plan home required a garden that reflected the owners’ love of simple clean lines, open views and a feeling of space. The hardscape was designed with a conservative use of materials to create the illusion of space with the planting used in a more architectural way to mimic the interior of the house. Privacy was also very important but it needed to be done in keeping with the aesthetic of the property maintaining the clean lines and open spaces.