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Hood House
Hood House
Mihaly SlocombeMihaly Slocombe
Hood House is a playful protector that respects the heritage character of Carlton North whilst celebrating purposeful change. It is a luxurious yet compact and hyper-functional home defined by an exploration of contrast: it is ornamental and restrained, subdued and lively, stately and casual, compartmental and open. For us, it is also a project with an unusual history. This dual-natured renovation evolved through the ownership of two separate clients. Originally intended to accommodate the needs of a young family of four, we shifted gears at the eleventh hour and adapted a thoroughly resolved design solution to the needs of only two. From a young, nuclear family to a blended adult one, our design solution was put to a test of flexibility. The result is a subtle renovation almost invisible from the street yet dramatic in its expressive qualities. An oblique view from the northwest reveals the playful zigzag of the new roof, the rippling metal hood. This is a form-making exercise that connects old to new as well as establishing spatial drama in what might otherwise have been utilitarian rooms upstairs. A simple palette of Australian hardwood timbers and white surfaces are complimented by tactile splashes of brass and rich moments of colour that reveal themselves from behind closed doors. Our internal joke is that Hood House is like Lazarus, risen from the ashes. We’re grateful that almost six years of hard work have culminated in this beautiful, protective and playful house, and so pleased that Glenda and Alistair get to call it home.
Tate Street - AMG Home Builders
Tate Street - AMG Home Builders
Crib CreativeCrib Creative
This is an example of a contemporary exterior in Perth.
Peregian Beach House - Osprey
Peregian Beach House - Osprey
Aboda Design GroupAboda Design Group
This is an example of a contemporary two-storey house exterior in Sunshine Coast with a flat roof.
Central Residence
Central Residence
Dylan Barber Building DesignDylan Barber Building Design
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary two-storey black house exterior in Geelong with a flat roof.
BONDI BOMBORA
BONDI BOMBORA
ATELIER ALWILLATELIER ALWILL
Photo of a contemporary exterior in Sydney.
Lake Calhoun Organic Modern
Lake Calhoun Organic Modern
John Kraemer & SonsJohn Kraemer & Sons
Builder: John Kraemer & Sons | Photography: Landmark Photography
Small contemporary two-storey grey exterior in Minneapolis with mixed siding and a flat roof.
Modern Beach House
Modern Beach House
Patterson Custom HomesPatterson Custom Homes
Ryan Garvin
Beach style exterior in Orange County.
New Hampshire Lake House
New Hampshire Lake House
Cummings Architecture + InteriorsCummings Architecture + Interiors
Situated on the edge of New Hampshire’s beautiful Lake Sunapee, this Craftsman-style shingle lake house peeks out from the towering pine trees that surround it. When the clients approached Cummings Architects, the lot consisted of 3 run-down buildings. The challenge was to create something that enhanced the property without overshadowing the landscape, while adhering to the strict zoning regulations that come with waterfront construction. The result is a design that encompassed all of the clients’ dreams and blends seamlessly into the gorgeous, forested lake-shore, as if the property was meant to have this house all along. The ground floor of the main house is a spacious open concept that flows out to the stone patio area with fire pit. Wood flooring and natural fir bead-board ceilings pay homage to the trees and rugged landscape that surround the home. The gorgeous views are also captured in the upstairs living areas and third floor tower deck. The carriage house structure holds a cozy guest space with additional lake views, so that extended family and friends can all enjoy this vacation retreat together. Photo by Eric Roth
Hathaway Point Lake Cottage
Hathaway Point Lake Cottage
Bickford Construction CorporationBickford Construction Corporation
Lake Cottage Porch, standing seam metal roofing and cedar shakes blend into the Vermont fall foliage. Simple and elegant. Photos by Susan Teare
Design ideas for a country one-storey exterior in Burlington with wood siding, a metal roof and a black roof.
A RESIDENCE for a WOODED SITE
A RESIDENCE for a WOODED SITE
Remington ArchitectureRemington Architecture
photo credit GREGORY M. RICHARD COPYRIGHT © 2013
Photo of an arts and crafts exterior in Other.
Villa Zero
Villa Zero
Oboe 27Oboe 27
El espacio exterior de la vivienda combina a la perfección lujo y naturaleza. Creamos una zona de sofás donde poder relajarse y disfrutar de un cóctel antes de la cena. Para ello elegimos la colección Factory de Vondom en tonos beiges con cojines en terracota. La zona de comedor al aire libre es de la firma Fast, sillas Ria y mesa All size, en materiales como aluminio, cuerda y piedra.
Lake of the Isles
Lake of the Isles
Regarding DesignRegarding Design
Sumptuous spaces are created throughout the house with the use of dark, moody colors, elegant upholstery with bespoke trim details, unique wall coverings, and natural stone with lots of movement. The mix of print, pattern, and artwork creates a modern twist on traditional design.
Historic Craftsman
Historic Craftsman
San Diego Master CraftsmenSan Diego Master Craftsmen
Design ideas for an arts and crafts exterior in San Diego.
East Coast Eden
East Coast Eden
Interiors by HerlongInteriors by Herlong
Design ideas for a beach style exterior in Charleston.
Historic Naglee Park Preservation
Historic Naglee Park Preservation
Brad Cox, Architect, Inc.Brad Cox, Architect, Inc.
This Transitional Craftsman was originally built in 1904 and recently remodeled to replace unpermitted additions that were not to code. The addition is in complete harmony with the rest of the house. To see what the structure looked like prior to the addition, scroll to the "before" photos at the end of the project.
Custom Homes
Custom Homes
CORE Design + Build, LLCCORE Design + Build, LLC
1972 mid-century remodel to extend the design into a contemporary look. Both interior & exterior spaces were renovated to brighten up & maximize space.
Palm Beach Residence (LudoSlate)
Palm Beach Residence (LudoSlate)
Ludowici Roof TileLudowici Roof Tile
Roof Product: LudoSlate Roof Color: Ebony Mist
Transitional two-storey white house exterior in Miami with a gable roof and a tile roof.
Irena by the Sea
Irena by the Sea
Katie Rainey DesignKatie Rainey Design
Bright teals and blues reflect the nearby ocean views.
This is an example of a beach style stucco blue exterior in Los Angeles.
Brennan - Traditions Windows - Trophy Club, TX
Brennan - Traditions Windows - Trophy Club, TX
Brennan EnterprisesBrennan Enterprises
Brennan Traditions windows in bronze installed on a Trophy Club, TX home.
Design ideas for a traditional two-storey brick red house exterior in Dallas with a shingle roof.

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