Despite its private and modest street façade the house opens up towards the view below as its rear front features large glass windows and sliding doors that bring the outdoors inside. With an interior in wood and concrete this smart Swiss home combines a hint of rustic charm with refined modernity in a seamless fashion.
If you find us constantly harping on the importance of lighting and natural ventilation while planning for a home then it is for good reason. Lighting can make or break the appeal of an interior and can transform a dark dingy and unlivable space into a modern cheerful setting.
Adaptive reuse and smart extensions have largely replaced home transformations that involve replacing existing structures with entirely new buildings. Apart from saving time energy and resources this also preserves a sense of history and nostalgia.
When you picture your dream home does it have a white picket fence? It has become somewhat of an American dream – a little suburban house with a white fence that gives the outdoors a charming look and clearly says home. Such a fence is perfect for traditionally built houses and newer more modern houses as well. Check out this roundup of homes with a for inspiration!
Any home’s outdoors can benefit from contrasts and in the example of this house the white picket fence and the house’s white exterior really bring out the surrounding greenery to life! For a house that already looks magical a white picket fence is just a cherry on top. A soft pink color of the house is an amazing background for a white fence!
Overlooking the bright lights of Oakland and the in the distance sits proudly on one of the highest points of the Eastbay mountain range. Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture the smart residence makes most of the spectacular views on offer while combining an open living ambiance with innovative design solutions.
Replacing the old staircase with the new design not only enhanced the visual appeal of the home but also saved space by 20 percent giving the architects more room to work with. Replacing the old larger kitchen with an ergonomic cutting-edge kitchen that is much smaller also freed up space for the living room.