This contemporary home's grand appearance is the result of an expansive curved wood paneled roof that encloses the main area of the home. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer an interior view of the home, while a wraparound porch with a black metal railing provides room for outdoor dining.
Designed as a LEED Platinum, Net Zero home from the ground up, this home will withstand and utilize the harshest Florida elements. A 10.8 kilowatt photovoltaic system harvests the power of the sun, and abundant tropic rainwater collects in the integrated 8800 gallon cistern.
Much of the home's luxurious feel comes from its materials: limestone, West African Wenge wood, Brazilian rosewood, gold leaf and walnut. Gentle curves, as seen in this long hallway, are a soothing architectural alternate to crisp, boxy angles.
An exposed wood ceiling design decorates this balcony ceiling overlooking the tiled fire pit centered in the space. Curved benches his the edge of the balcony allowing occupants to enjoy both the beautiful bay view and the fire. A mix of dark and light neutral floor tiles blends perfectly the aesthetic of the exterior design.
The homeowners of this mountain home are minimalist and wanted a simple space to hang out with family and friends. To add drama above the fireplace, designer Emily Esposito used Modular Art Panels. The wavy pattern ties in with the curved roof and plays off the water of the home's surrounding lakes.
A curved upholstered panel softens the rustic wood headboard, while graphic-patterned bedding in soft blue completes the look. Vintage nightstands and industrial sconces flank the bed, adding to the eclectic vibe of the space.
Light wood cabinetry gives this kitchen a clean, smooth finish. Textured accent backsplash panels add a lovely contrast to the cabinetry. Patterned bar chairs add a touch of color lining the curved island with dark granite countertop.
This beacon in the woods features a sleek, curving metal roof and a glass-wrapped exterior punctuated by natural wood beams. Its elevated design gives it the feel of a modern, high-end treehouse. Inside, the house is modern but warm.
In this Spanish-themed bedroom, a large, ornate bed is made with a red and gold quilt and paired with several decorative pillows. Behind the bed is a five-panel wood headboard with curved tops and images of saints painted on it.
The Wohnwagon features spruce paneling or other woods indigenous to the region. Walls are insulted with wool, which naturally controls humidity. There are solar panels mounted on the roof with a recharging battery pack beneath the floorboards.
This modern kitchen is bathed in richly toned walnut -- from the cabinets to the drawers to the doors. The wood also is used to create a unique, curved panel for the angular countertop. By using a different, lighter shade of wood for the floors, the walnut is allowed to shine yet doesn't overwhelm the space.