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Contemporary Houseboat in the Netherlands Offers Both Privacy and Views

Located on a canal in Utrecht, The Netherlands, this houseboat by BYTR Architects is a contemporary dream. The clients wanted the experience of living on water combined with a high level of privacy. At the same time, they requested that their home offer views of the park and woodlands. Show More Summary

Fresh Trend: How to Mix Metals For a Luxe Look

Adding rose gold and copper to brass and silver elevates a room from “Mad Men” vintage to 21st-century chic. The post Fresh Trend: How to Mix Metals For a Luxe Look appeared first on Freshome.com.

Sprawling Home in Scotland Integrates 18th-Century Ruins

The architects advised the clients to preserve the roofless ruins and build the living spaces around them. The post Sprawling Home in Scotland Integrates 18th-Century Ruins appeared first on Freshome.com.

Tiny Concrete Bunker Opens to a 3-Story Home Filled With Light

A concrete house built on a steep hillside hides three light-filled stories behind a surprising façade. The post Tiny Concrete Bunker Opens to a 3-Story Home Filled With Light appeared first on Freshome.com.

Small Apartment in Sweden Has a Charming Bistro Feel

Old wooden doors complement the modern furniture and reflect the building's turn-of-the-century character. The post Small Apartment in Sweden Has a Charming Bistro Feel appeared first on Freshome.com.

This 10-Foot-Wide New Orleans Concept Home Aims to Fix Gentrification

This odd-lot innovation takes advantage of height and light to make a narrow, yet spacious, starter home. The post This 10-Foot-Wide New Orleans Concept Home Aims to Fix Gentrification appeared first on Freshome.com.

A Mind-Bending Coffee Table Straight Out of ‘Inception’

This 3D printed coffee table bends a city in your living room. The post A Mind-Bending Coffee Table Straight Out of ‘Inception’ appeared first on Freshome.com.

Fresh Picks: Best Small Bathroom Vanities

A small bathroom creates some design challenges. You have to be far more thoughtful about how you use every square inch of space. You often can’t do much about the toilet, shower or bathtub, but you can make a big difference in your bathroom’s look by updating your vanity. Show More Summary

‘Great Wall’ of Western Australia Takes Green Living to a New Level

The Great Wall of Western Australia, possibly the longest rammed-earth wall in the southern hemisphere, winds along the edge of a sand dune and encloses 12 earth-formed residences. Created to provide short-term housing for seasonal cattle...Show More Summary

Tiny Modular Home in Colombia Puts the Fun in Functional

Colectivo Creativo completed the design of a small modular home with an appealing contemporary design. The 398-square-foot prototype, dubbed VIMOB, is located in Matapalo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. “VIMOB was born from the notion of...Show More Summary

Australian Home’s Contemporary Interiors, Outdoor Spaces Defy Art Deco Facade

In this renovation of an Art Deco home in the Melbourne suburb of Caulfield, Christopher Megowan Architects reordered the interiors of the house to create a new backbone. The Kumquat Tree House was so named for its view of the fruit tree in the backyard. Show More Summary

The 10 Most Common VOCs: Are They in Your Home?

You probably don’t think twice before lighting some mood candles or polishing the living room floor. Yet, surprisingly, these seemingly innocent household products are full of potentially harmful chemicals that you should be on the lookout for. Show More Summary

Modern Tiny Library Glows in Canada

Promoting literacy and a lifelong love of reading, The Story Pod, a lending library and community gathering space, is a small structure with star power. The pro bono project by architecture firm Atelier Kastelic Buffey (AKB) is the realization...Show More Summary

Vacation Home Spotlights Swedish Sauna Ritual

Wingårdhs Architects converted an old farm in southern Sweden into a vacation home for a family from nearby Malmo. The original farm buildings — cow shed, stables, hay loft and barn — were transformed into bedrooms, a kitchen and a gym. Show More Summary

Toronto Suburb Creates Miniature Lending Library That Glows At Night

Promoting literacy and a lifelong love of reading, The Story Pod, a lending library plus community gathering space, is a small structure with star power. The pro bono project by architecture firm Atelier Kastelic Buffey is the realization...Show More Summary

São Paulo Apartment Loses Walls and Ceiling, Gains Space and Style

Apartment Joaquim was recently upgraded by the creative team at RSRG Architects and displays an intriguing open layout. The project is located in a 1950s-era building in São Paulo, Brazil.  “After the demolition of some walls and placement...Show More Summary

Freshome’s Throw Pillow Buying Guide

More than any other home accent, throw pillows can completely change the look of a space — updating a room for the season, or tying together a disparate color scheme — with little investment of time or money. With thousands of colors,...Show More Summary

Design Initiative Aims to Improve Dutch Red-Light District’s Image

This unconventional building was designed by Bas Termeer in collaboration with Diederendirrix Architects. The project is part of a larger initiative that aims to improve the image of Woensel-West, a neighborhood in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Show More Summary

Green Belt Center in Austria Unites Old and New Construction

A historic European forest turns over a new leaf with the refurbished Green Belt Visitor's Center. The post Green Belt Center in Austria Unites Old and New Construction appeared first on Freshome.com.

Wood and Glass Home in Australia Displays ‘Coastal Modernity’

This modern wood and glass home, designed by InForm, is located on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne, Australia. Dubbed Blairgowrie 2, the house has four bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen, a lounge, dining space and a two-car garage. Show More Summary

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