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Australia’s Glass House Nestled Among Lush Trees and Tropical Plants

Posted on Mar 28, 2011 by in Amazing Homes, International Real Estate

view from glass house

Wall-to-wall windows could never describe it. This glass house in Australia, surrounded by trees and tropical plants, is the very definition of wide open living. With more than 50 percent of its exterior made of glass, the indoor living areas blend seamlessly with the natural environment outside to create a feeling of endless living space....

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Hideaway Kitchen Island is Controlled by iPhone

Posted on Mar 26, 2011 by in Design

automated kitchen island hides in floor

Rising out of the floor like something in a sci-fi spoof, this automated kitchen island  is actually quite real and quite practical. The hideaway island is a DIY project by Tim Thaler who wanted extra storage space without giving up any floor space. The search for a versatile kitchen is universal. In his quest solve...

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Natural Environment Enhance the Design of Casa Grove

Posted on Feb 16, 2011 by in Amazing Homes

modern home in florida

Casa Grove was designed by MATEU Architecture and is a great example of modern architecture that takes advantage of its natural environment. The detached house is probably the most explored, analyzed and experimented with building type. Most architects start their careers designing houses. At the same time, a house can be a complex undertaking, made...

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Mountain Home Mixes Rustic Design with Modern Luxury

Posted on Jan 21, 2011 by in Amazing Homes

modern log home in the moutains

Keuka Studios, a company that specializes in custom stair railings, presented this case study of one of their recent projects. This Montana mountain home received a modern makeover that aimed to blend contemporary design with the rustic features that made this home so unique. Keuka Studios produced curved decks and balconies that adorn the outside...

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The Night Light Table Adds a Sophisticated Punch of Color

Posted on Jan 19, 2011 by in Furniture

night light table side view

If you’re looking for a subtle way to add a punch of color, the Night Light Table may have just the right combination of playfulness and sophistication. Made with oak and black walnut, the nightlight shines from within a colorful cubby hole that’s perfect for illuminating treasures or just making it easy to find your...

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Fantastical Bookcase Apartment is Every Bibliophile’s Dream

Posted on Jan 17, 2011 by in Amazing Homes, Furniture

treme-treme-bookcase by trip

This original apartment designed by Triptyque Studio for Houssein Jarouche, owner of the design boutique Micasa in São Paulo, is a dream home for any bibliophile. The striking element of this uncommon home is a giant curved bookcase that seems to be warped around the main living space of the apartment. The apartment makes (extreme)...

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