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The Good House

November 27, 2012 Stylish Houses

Embracing the challenge of a relatively tight inner suburban location, and restrictive building envelope, the designers worked closely with the client to rationalise their “wish list” into a concise and deliverable brief. The outcome is a dramatic architectural statement, which has already demonstrated the flexibility to adapt to the constantly changing lives of the family it was designed for. Read More

Pryor Residence

February 3, 2012 Stylish Houses

Pryor Residence is an aesthetically appealing residence designed by the Sag Harbor-based Bates Masi Architects. Spread across an area of 3,200 sq ft on a 1.6-acre plot at Montauk in New York, the house consists of large 36-feet wide sliding glass doors opening to the double height spaced living area that has a kitchen and dining area. Read More

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

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