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17th-Century Parisian Stables Transformed into Small Studio

Local design studio Anne Rolland Architecte took on the ambitious task of converting a 17th-century horse stable into a small studio apartment in Paris, France. The former stables were associated with a townhouse in Paris dating back to the 1600s, and had been left vacant and abandoned for more than 70 years. Show More Summary

Redesigned Eichler Home in California Features Pops of Color

Located in Sunnyvale, California, this mid-century Eichler home was recently redesigned by Klopf Architecture. The owners entrusted the architect to expand and update the original family residence, while still keeping it “classic”. Some...Show More Summary

Modern Japanese Hut Seamlessly Blends With Nature

Its roof and floor plan were inspired by conventional Japanese huts, but its modern interiors are anything but traditional. The post Modern Japanese Hut Seamlessly Blends With Nature appeared first on Freshome.com.

Ukrainian Bachelor Pad Blends Both Light and Dark Interiors

Visualized by S&T architects, this apartment in Odessa, Ukraine blends somber and chic interiors. The project — named 9th Pearl — was imagined as a bachelor pad with plenty of rooms for guests and entertaining. The living area has an...Show More Summary

5 Must-Know Tips for a Hiring Remodeling Contractor

Hiring a remodeling contractor can be intimidating. After all, sometimes it can seem like there are as many options out there as there are horror stories. The question is, how does one sort through everything in order to find the perfect fit for your project. Show More Summary

Isolated Chilean Home Offers Stunning Seaside Views

Getting stranded on a deserted island may seem much more appealing after exploring this seaside three-bedroom, two-bathroom, open-concept home designed by the architects at WHALE! Architecture in the Valparaíso region of Chile. ThisShow More Summary

Mountain Home in Massachusetts Inspired by Fibonacci Spiral

Tsao & McKown Architects recently completed Berkshire Mountain House, a modern residence located in Alford, Massachusetts. The exterior of the residence is inspired by traditional farm houses in the region with a blended array of textures and hues, while glass is used extensively for connection with the outdoors. Show More Summary

Rooftop Terrace Tops Minimalist Family Home in Tokyo

Swedish studio Elding Oscarson completed the design of Nerima House, a private residence located in Tokyo, Japan. Built as a weekend refuge for a couple and their grownup children, this minimalist family home features a surrounding small garden and rooftop terrace for ample opportunities to spend time outdoors. Show More Summary

Family Home Extension in Edinburgh Features Glass Walls

This small semi-detached single-level house in Edinburgh, Scotland was recently renovated by David Blaikie Architects. The 731-square-foot home did not provide enough space, so the focus of the expansion was to increase the size of the living room and a build an additional small bedroom upstairs. Show More Summary

Solar Panels in Seattle

Given its reputation as the rain-and-cloud capital of the US, Seattle may not seem like a place where one could save money via solar energy. And yet, Seattle actually enjoys a considerable amount of sun in the summertime — enough to make switching to solar energy something worth evaluating. Show More Summary

Two-Story Glass Wall Makes Narrow Mexican Home Feel Huge

This modern residence — recently completed by Taller Estilo Arquitectura — is cleverly adapted to its long and narrow site in Yucatán, Mexico. Even though the two-level Raw House is just 19 feet wide, the interiors feel airy and bright. Show More Summary

A Book Lover’s Dream Home in Madrid

Studio Egue Y Seta transformed this 1950s dwelling in Madrid, Spain into a modern book lover’s dream. The residence consists of three rectangular-shaped floors topped by a gable roof and a small garden surrounds the entire house. Inside, books abound. Show More Summary

5 Ideas For Healthy and Green Living

The idea of healthy and green living has entered the mainstream — it impacts our diets, our work places, and now, of course, our homes. If you’ve been wondering how to make the right choices for both your family and the environment, look no further. Show More Summary

Cozy Apartment in Bucharest Optimizes Space and Light

Located in a newly built residential complex in Bucharest, Romania, this 538 square-foot home, named Apartment No. 3, optimizes space and light. Bogdan Ciocodeic? & Diana Ro?u teamed up to design a cozy apartment that offers both aesthetic harmony and functionality. Show More Summary

Nature-Inspired Home in Norway Accessible Only by Boat

Anchored to a rocky landscape in Larvik, Norway, this glass-walled home was especially designed as a weekend retreat for an interior architect, an artist and their two children. Designed by the architects at Lund Hagem, the site, accessible...Show More Summary

Unique UK University Drawing Studio Celebrates Light

The new drawing studio at Arts University Bournemouth in Dorset, United Kingdom comes with a futuristic silhouette. Designed by renowned architect Sir Peter Cook and his office CRAB, the building celebrates “the fundamental nature of drawing and the way in which it stimulates thought”. Show More Summary

Weekend Retreat in Australia Welcomes Climbers and Artists

Imagined as a weekend retreat in the Sydney Blue Mountains, Australia, Little Hartley House by Urban Possible addresses the living needs of two avid climbers — a professor and an art gallery owner. The single level, three-bedroom house features an artists’ studio, plenty of entertaining space and a sauna for after a day of climbing. Show More Summary

Japanese Dwelling is Part Home, Part Art Gallery

Tokyo-based firm APOLLO Architects completed the design for a mixed-use living and art gallery building in Obu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Named Gaze, the 893-square-foot project consists of three stacked floors. The first floor is created...Show More Summary

Pivoting Doors Welcome Nature Inside This Family Retreat in Mexico

Envisioned as a family retreat for a couple’s retirement, Casa Meztitla makes the most of the rocky landscape at the foot of Tepozteco mountain in Mexico. Studio EDAA used volcanic rock and cement blocks to partially camouflage the building walls. Show More Summary

How to Take Stripes Off the Fashion Runways and Into Your Home

The latest fashion runway collections from designers in Europe and the U.S. were awash with stripes — from large, bold stripes to dainty pinstripes to everything in between. Home design collections are never far behind the runway trends,...Show More Summary

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