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Refined Opulence: Casa Bauzà in Mallorca

November 30, 2011 Luxury Modern Homes, Stylish Houses

This Spanish gem might just be the best home you see today. Nestled among the rocky hills of Pollença in Mallorca, the Casa Bauzà brings sheer visual delight to the viewer. What fascinates us most is the scale of things here. Everything is LARGE – the compound, the pool, the rooms, heck even the kitchen cabinets! Yet you still get a smooth flow between the spaces and nothing is overdone. Read More

Residential Development Project: Les Terrasses Cap-à-l’Aigle

November 24, 2011 Luxury Modern Homes, Stylish Houses

The residential development project Les Terrasses Cap-à-l’Aigle was born from a passion for the great open spaces and natural beauty of the Charlevoix region in 2009. Florent Moser and Alain Rajotte, both entrepreneurs as well as ardent lovers of the region, have created a unique residential development project that unites nature and architecture to provide a haven of peace and rejuvenation for its future owners and tenants. With respect for the environment and the desire to harmonize with nature as the driving forces behind the project, the developers conceived modern, luxury homes that blend seamlessly into the landscape. This major residential development offers hillside lots with panoramic views, surrounding mature forest, privacy, tranquility, abundant natural light, and quality infrastructures. It is a two-phase project, with 60 and 40 lots respectively. Read More

Stunning Mountain Retreat in Cape Town

September 27, 2011 Luxury Modern Homes, Stylish Houses

According to the architects, “the house is comprised of five pavilions which are tucked into the sloping terrain surrounded by the existing natural fynbos which stretches from the mountain slopes above the site to the road below. The five pavilions mimic the lie of the land and lie like leaves that have fallen down the mountain. The pavilions are in sympathy with the surrounding context in order to achieve as little visual impact as possible on the existing natural landscape.” Open entering the interior of the home one would observe that the outdoors has been brought inside through “habitable spaces that have been created by using the Read More

The Xeros Residence

Called ‘Xeros’ (from the Greek for ‘dry’) as a reminder that all design solutions should be in a direct response to the environment in which the project exists – the building has several environmentally responsible decisions. Read More

Loft 24-7 Sao Paulo

São Paulo-based Fernanda Marques has achieved a residence called Loft 24-7 in São Paulo, Brazil. The residence has an idealistic balance by using “outdoor” elements inside and “indoor” elements outside. On a surface of almost 250 square meters, the living room is presented as an open environment full of light, in which a light plays and the expression of nature makes the space live within as if it was outside. Limestone, rough stone, steel, glass, wood paneling and furnishings that speak to the architect’s modernist style, all create a harmonious, seamless environment where you are never quite in and never quite out. The decor looks like a continuation of the external elements, combining details that recall the country houses together with those of modern housing in a unique style and great taste. Read More