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Chestnut Hill House: Dramatic Renovation Transforms Dated Home

FeaturedA modern home with expansive windows, a pool, and lush greenery surrounding it.

This stunning Newton, MA home underwent a remarkable transformation at the hands of Walker Architects, resulting in a modern masterpiece that seamlessly blends functionality and style. The Chestnut Hill House, originally a dated and incongruous property, was thoughtfully renovated to create a spacious living room, playroom, home office, and guest quarters, all connected by a dramatic open staircase.

The crowning jewel of the project is the new high-performance kitchen, which opens up to a stunning 14-foot tall modern sunroom, establishing a harmonious connection with the beautifully landscaped backyard.

Shift House: Uninterrupted Views of the Western Ghats in India

FeaturedStriking modern architectural design with cantilevered levels, glass walls, and waterfall feature.

Designed by the acclaimed Atelier Design N Domain, the Shift House in Alibag, India, is a striking example of modern residential architecture. This 6,500 sq ft house, completed in 2019, seamlessly blends into the surrounding UNESCO-recognized Western Ghats and man-made lake, offering uninterrupted views. The design strategy employed by the architects ensures that the built form minimally obstructs the stunning natural landscape, creating a harmonious and transparent living experience.

Sitges House: Veronica Mimoun’s Mediterranean Masterpiece

Modern white villa with pool, outdoor lounge, and lush green surroundings.

Veronica Mimoun Studio‘s Sitges House in Spain offers a captivating blend of modern design and breathtaking coastal views. This 400 sqm residence, situated in the Can Girona urbanization, boasts 4 en-suite bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and service area, all seamlessly integrated with the surrounding golf course and sea views. The home’s Mortex paving and custom-designed elements, including a striking lobby with a Nani Marquina carpet, create a harmonious and visually appealing living space.

Green House: Transforming Existing Garden into Livable Space

Arched brick facade with wood-framed windows and interior shelving and decor.

Nestled in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain, the Green House project by renowned designers Anna & Eugeni Bach showcases a harmonious blend of indoor and outdoor living. This modern house renovation delicately balances the existing structure with a thoughtful expansion, creating an inviting oasis where residents can enjoy the Mediterranean climate while seamlessly integrating their daily activities.

With a focus on maximizing the connection to the lush garden, the design transforms the property into a true extension of the living space, blurring the lines between indoors and out.

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.

Benedict Canyon: A Beverly Hills Home Designed for Modern Living

FeaturedModern glass and stone home surrounded by lush greenery and a swimming pool.

Designed by acclaimed Whipple Russell Architects, the Benedict Canyon house in Beverly Hills, California, showcases a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living spaces. Originally envisioned for a sports enthusiast, this modern home has evolved to cater to the needs of its new owners, while preserving the original architectural vision. From the dramatic double-height foyer to the expansive glass walls that blur the line between indoors and out, this 2023 project exemplifies the epitome of resort-style living in the heart of the California hills.

Escudellers Apartment: Reimagining Historic Barcelona Home

Cozy outdoor lounge area with wood furnishings, potted plants, and a view of a doorway.

Culto Interior Design‘s renovation of the Escudellers Apartment in Barcelona, Spain, expertly blends modern functionality with the property’s historic charm. This 200 sqm, 4-bedroom home in the city’s Gothic Quarter seamlessly integrates private spaces and communal family areas, continuing the harmonious design into the 50 sqm patio terrace. Inspired by the Mediterranean outdoor lifestyle, the terrace features a versatile open lounge and a pergola-covered dining area, showcasing the use of local materials and native plants to create a natural, authentic ambiance.