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Private Dwellings In The Norwegian Woods

November 23, 2010 Stylish Houses

On a sheer river bank, amongst birch, aspen, pine and nature-sculpted boulders, lies Juvet, Europe’s first landscape hotel, conceived of by Knut Slinning. Located in Burtigard, Gudbrandsjuvet, Norway and constructed by Jensen and Skoven Architects at first glance, the seven detached guest rooms seem modest and unassuming. But when you open the door and go in, it’s as if nature rushes in to greet you through the massive panoramic windows. You can almost feel the trees brushing against you, and the snow-white drops of spray from the river Valldøla on your face. Read More

Long Island Underground House

November 16, 2010 Stylish Houses

Check out this contemporary underground architecture, Sagaponac House – a 4,500-sq.-ft. two-volume home nestled in an eastern Long Island community, designed by architect Richard Meier of New York-based architecture firm TsAO & McKOWN. Above the land line this house is a modern, minimalist cube; beneath it this elaborate swimming pool house is built right into the landscape. The upper white cube is a light-filled space balanced atop the lower volume, which is connected to the pool area. Really, this cool house was made for parties, fiestas and soirees. Read More

Cottage Style Decor by Architecture Firm

November 15, 2010 Stylish Houses

Dallas, Texas-based firm Bodron + Fruit is a collaboration of two important residential design authorities – founded by Interior Designer Mil Bodron and Architect Svend Christian Fruit – and it’s indeed a beautiful band of designers. With architecture, interior design and furniture design covered off in one fell swoop, the firm allows for a totally custom home with continuity among all its various elements. This particular countryside home features sliding glass walls and windows in unexpected places, like on either side of the fireplace and set within the kitchen backsplash, evoking the outdoors at every turn. Interiors are chic, yet have a distinctive cottage style decor that is both welcoming and elegant at once. Read More