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.
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.
The actual containers used in this home are concealed behind the duplex, and mirror each other, just as the duplex units mirror each other with two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Similarly to designer Patrice Rios’ own container, these function as either an office or guesthouse. Neither contains a bathroom, but there’s easy access to one on the first floor of each unit. Rios is currently designing another duplex in the city that will incorporate shipping containers inside the home.
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.
The drive leading up to this single-family home is enriched by cacti, agave and other treasures of the desert. Because they require little water and plenty of sunlight, such plants will easily thrive in this hot climate.
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.
This beautiful wooden staircase with a decorative ironwork railing provides a stylish connection between three apartments that were combined into a single family home. A wood bench with intricate detailing offers seating in the landing.