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Beach Sky Villa: Maximizing Sea Views and Natural Light in Royan

Modern open-plan living space with sleek staircase, large window, and pool view.

Vahid Joudi Studio‘s “Beach Sky Villa” in Royan, Iran, offers a tranquil coastal retreat designed to seamlessly integrate with its breathtaking natural surroundings. This modern house, completed in 2024, presents a harmonious dialogue between the built environment and the Caspian Sea landscape, catering to a middle-aged couple’s desire for a rejuvenating vacation home.

Six Mile Lake Cottage: Blurring the Lines Between Nature and Design

FeaturedModern lakeside home with gable roofs, wooden accents, and expansive porch.

Situated in the picturesque Muskoka District Municipality of Ontario, Canada, the Six Mile Lake Cottage by BLDG Workshop showcases a seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living.

Designed in 2024, this stunning single-family home embraces the serene beauty of the Georgian Bay landscape, blurring the line between the built environment and the natural surroundings. With a focus on connecting the cottage to the undulating shoreline, the design aims to remove any sense of division, allowing the tranquility of the lakeside setting to permeate the interior spaces.

The Phoenix: A Modern Healdsburg Home Rises from the Ashes

FeaturedStunning modern house with large windows, outdoor decks, and expansive views of the countryside.

The Phoenix, a modern masterpiece designed by Feldman Architecture, rises from the ashes in Healdsburg, California, offering a captivating retreat for a forward-thinking family. This striking house, completed in 2022, seamlessly blends with the dramatic landscape, prioritizing breathtaking views and rejuvenating a site scarred by California’s wildfires. The design team’s innovative approach to the sloping site has resulted in a series of elongated, stacked, rectilinear forms that create a harmonious indoor-outdoor living experience.

Chewuch River: Exploring the Cruciform Design in WA

Distinctive wooden-beamed structure with expansive glass walls overlooking a rural landscape.

Situated along the banks of the Chewuch River in Washington, D.C., this 2022 cabin design by Prentiss Balance Wickline delivers a striking blend of modern and natural elements. The cruciform floor plan features a high-ceilinged central living space intersected by a lower-roofed wing containing bedrooms and utility areas, offering a thoughtful response to the rugged surrounding landscape.

Summer Home by Chiara Armando

FeaturedSummer Home by Chiara Armando

Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Greece with the “Summer Home,” an architectural gem nestled amidst the stunning landscape of Crete. Designed by the visionary Chiara Armando in 2019, this modern yet rustic summer house embodies the soul of the island, taking inspiration from its pristine nature, slow-paced life, and rich traditions.

Its unique design masterfully integrates stone, wood, metal, and plaster, showcasing a harmonious blend of modern interior design and traditional architecture. Situated near the ancient village of Kato Mixorròuma and boasting panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, the Summer Home offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Let’s explore this captivating retreat that seamlessly blends indoor comfort with the outdoor vibrancy of Crete’s idyllic countryside.

New House by Doblle Arquitetura

New House by Doblle Arquitetura

Welcome to New House, a visionary retreat nestled in the heart of Porto Alegre, Brazil, a city brimming with vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes. Crafted meticulously by Doblle Arquitetura, this modern, minimalist abode redefines the concept of a cottage, blending the charm of simplicity with the allure of sophistication. New House is a modular house, designed for effortless assembly, and with sustainability at its core, it leaves a minimal footprint on the environment. Its open design invites the surrounding landscape in, creating a harmonious blend of indoor and outdoor spaces.

Let’s dive into the world of this captivating retreat, where design meets sustainability and the comfort of modern living.