Because the location of this home was on the side of a cliff overlooking the surrounding area, the designers wanted to emphasize the beautiful view. In doing so, they opened up the living room and kitchen, added several large windows to bring in the natural light and added a screened-in porch for comfortable outdoor seating.
This home is located on a steeply sloping ridge top and is designed to sensitively step down with the land. The steep topography influenced the linear design as it hugs along a natural rock outcropping. The layout is perfectly harmonious to the land and sun, allowing the home to orient its long faces to the north and south while minimizing its east and west exposures.
Tall, north-facing window walls capture cool, even lighting throughout the day, while deep overhangs along the south protect from overexposure from the sun. The main roof sheds to the south, providing maximum solar collection potential. Decks and screened-in porches along the south face also provide areas for outdoor entertaining and a means to capture prevailing breezes that blow up from the canyons below.
A traditional linear design becomes an inviting setting with the use of elevations, natural stone and multiple fire elements. The Paragon Pools team worked with interior designer Tannie Luke in creating this Asian-inspired design.
A mix of light and dark wood tones highlights the linear designs of this contemporary, open-plan dining room. Floating shelves pop against an illuminated accent wall, adding to the modern feel of the space.
A square fire pit fits in with the linear design of the wall and seating area. The space is softened with the trees and greenery. It's made with pavers and blocks manufactured by Amcor Masonry Products.
The front yard is planted with native grass seed and ornamental grasses at varied levels to create an edge for the entry patio. The linear design of the building extends into the landscape with concrete curbs and planters.
Stainless steel appliances and linear design give this small kitchen a sleek and polished look. To maximize the limited counter space, designer Gail Fedela chose a quilt-like tile backsplash to add visual appeal and allowing for clutter-free countertops.
The open plan kitchen is a good example of the way in which this home uses clean, linear design to create a sophisticated, airy look. The extended island draws the eye across the room and into the adjacent living area.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson accented this chic antique sideboard with a small gallery wall of black and white vintage photographs. An added chair rail allowed Sarah to play with two different patterns of wallpaper—a bold, linear design below and a natural, whimsical print above.
This modern home office is the perfect place for the homeowners to get down to business. Warm tones on the cabinets soften the prominent linear design, creating a very comfortable neutral workspace. Instead of focusing light in a particular direction, the large pendant light above the table beautifully diffuses the light throughout the space.