This modern California home is one with its surroundings and situated to take maximum advantage of its urban lot. Wood sheathes much of the exterior, adding an earthy element to the architecture that softens its strong geometric lines.
Nestled in a valley adjacent to the Saugatuck River in Weston, Conn., this expansive home is designed to be part of its natural environment. A streamlined pool is integrated seamlessly off the house and into the simple landscaping.
Instead of building the home on the lot, modular components are built in the Karoleena Homes' state-of-the-art facilities so that they can be assembled together quickly on site. It cuts the construction time down from months to days. This two module beauty was first constructed at the Calgary Home and Garden Show and then finally found a home near Bergen, Alberta.
Designers created the exterior of this home to blend into the natural surrounding of the structure. Striations on the exterior of this home complement the strata of the Redrock Mountains, while the landscaping around the pool helps to create the feeling that the space is a part of the desert, helping the home to blend into its Nevada surroundings.
You can commune with nature and enjoy spectacular sightlines in an open deck design like this one made of Ipe wood, which is low maintenance (use only soap and water for cleaning). It will need UV protection to prevent it from drying out. A natural finish like teak oil is good for preserving the color of the Ipe (avoid colored finishes) and may need to be applied 2-3 times during the first 18 months of deck usage.
Nevada stacked stone creates a textural frame around this range set up with deep wood hood and matching dark backsplash. The neutral color of the natural stone compliments the wood and Teak details in the surrounding design while adding the accent of a rough finish.
The landscape design of this Wyoming home utilizes water as the primary component in the form of a series of ponds that thread their way through the site and house floor plan. A body of water surrounds the spa and is confined on all sides by man-made edges. It is channeled into a sluiceway, reminiscent of irrigation canals, to flow around the house and recycled back to the front pond.
Looking out over this beautiful hillside, this home complements the beauty of the region instead of competing with it. Materials used in building this home appear to have a "grain", which flows with the topography of the surrounding countryside and feels as if it is one with nature.
A stone retaining wall surrounds the backyard and swimming pool of this home adding a beautiful texture contrast against the lush green grass. Planted shrubbery creates a decorative topper to the wall and helps blend it with the natural surroundings.
Floor-to-ceiling windows seamlessly blend the inside of this Wyoming home with its beautiful natural surroundings. Water plays a pivotal role, encompassing the home in a variety of forms. A pond reflects the contemporary, rustic home.
This long modern fireplace is framed with a white surround lightening the look as it blends with the rest of the room. A simple floating mantel separates the mounted flatscreen TV. Natural wood floating shelves on either side of the fireplace set up add color with personal decor.
Trista's design plan took inspiration from the outdoor surroundings, deliberately bringing colors and themes of the natural surroundings indoors. A muted but rich blue was key in the color palette and reflective of the clear blue Colorado skies. As seen on HGTV's Rocky Mountain Reno.
Surrounding the salon, frosted windows create privacy and allure from the building's facade, while letting in plenty of Arizona sunshine. This natural light reflects off the white walls of the salon, making the space feel light and relaxing.
The neutral tones and clean lines in this open-concept living space create an environment that's perfect for entertaining. Sleek modern elements and an abundance of windows allow the sunlight and natural surroundings to filter in.