Much of this is achieved using a beautiful blend of stone and glass on the outside that marries two contrasting elements in a pleasing fashion. Designed by Vanguard Studio this Spanish Oaks home is as much about the outdoors as it is about the interior!
The open living space of the main building flows into the large deck outside and overlooks the lovely natural pond that sits a stone’s throw away. Even the carport and the guest house enjoy unabated views of the scenery outside as sliding glass doors blur the traditional boundaries.
The structure of the home itself is more casual in its ambiance with Cor-ten steel and Douglas Fir being used to combine strength and durability with inviting warmth and minimal maintenance. A series of walkways around the house built over the pond connect it with both the landscape and the guest quarters.
When it comes to the design of modern homes and retreats maximizing the view is increasingly becoming the primary concern of both homeowners and architects. Even urban apartments packed into contemporary skyscrapers are becoming all about the glittering view of the city skyline outside the window.
Inspired by the traditional earthen houses in the region the structure of the house is deceptively simple and traditional yet it offers all the modern comforts one could wish for. A marriage between contrasting styles and architectural principles life here is all about being close to nature.
Simple and practical design that does away with the unnecessary and focuses firmly on ergonomics is much harder to conjure up and create than it sounds. Nestled in the idyllic town of Pilar in Argentina ventures down this path as it places emphasis on minimal design and an uncomplicated form where functionality precedes form. The small footprint of the house was a conscious choice made by the architects to reduce both construction cost and time even while leaving ample space for a wonderful garden and outdoor living area.
When we talk about contemporary homes the mind automatically conjures up images of sleek interiors clean straight lines cubic forms and a sense of textural monotony. But in Texas moves away from this beaten path as this relaxing and lavish family home tries to combine a healthy dose of rustic elegance with modern comfort and aesthetics.