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Energy-Efficient, Contemporary Home With Linear Design
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.
The exterior of the home was repainted in a rich ebony to lend a more sophisticated, clean look. With a dark color palette, the large angular windows and glass doors have more visual weight, especially at night. Exterior details like these sculptural sconces become that much more appealing with a dark backdrop.
This Seattle home is on a beautiful corner lot that's over 7,000 square feet. With the property comes panoramic views of the city, the water and the surrounding landscapes. And there are two rooftop viewing decks from which to enjoy them all!
The open floor plan is perfect for families and entertaining. Traditional white cabinets pair with a gray kitchen island, which mimics the color scheme in the living room furniture. The cozy breakfast area features a round table with pretty blue chairs.
After a day of hiking or skiing, the owners will love grabbing a drink from the downstairs bar. Where clean lines and open shelves help the space feel sleek and modern, bark panels from Bark House bring in some raw, natural texture. To complement the look, the designers pulled in faux-fur barstools too.
Coastal Entry Pairs Wood Details, Blue Accent Wall
Pale blue walls and warm wood floors make this entryway feel particularly calm and coastal. A blue end table topped with a shell complements the seaside aesthetic, as well as provides storage for keys and mail.
Shimmery pale gold wallpaper, a chandelier with glass globes and a light-colored wood floor match the mood of the sky-high view outside this apartment's window. The darker wood dining table and cabinet help ground the space.
This bright and airy master retreat utilizes natural materials such as the concrete bathroom floors. The white barn door added a little bit of casual detail to accompany the gold fixtures in the bathroom.
Fireplace Focal Point with Effortless Tile and a Family Heirloom Painting
To update the fireplace, designers replaced the original hearth tile with tile that feels effortless, as if it had been there forever. To make the feature special to the homeowners, it features a family heirloom painting that completes the design's natural feeling for the family.
This elegant, Moroccan inspired kitchen mixes rich woods with exquisite metalwork and soft fabrics. The kitchen table is made of fine, polished wood, while the chairs have wood backs with metal legs that complement the unique, metal chandelier that hangs above. To finish the design, soft curtains help to block light and add privacy, but they can be raised and lowered simply. All of these elements combine to create the perfect ambiance for this couple's home.
This luxury bedroom suite features multiple options for sitting and reclining, from the elegant upholstered bed, to the modern modular sofa near the fireplace, to the outdoor settee that's sited to take optimal advantage of the view. A wood plank vaulted ceiling adds drama and also a warm rusticity to the Tennessee space.