Carlos and Marisa have recently faced a very special and emotional phase of their lives: their children grew up and left home, and they had a question ‘What do we do next?’. The answer came quickly as they decided to realize the lifelong dream – to move to a cozy country house where they could enjoy nature and careless life. And of course, in their wonderful home, there will always be a place for children, grandchildren, and friends. Amazing!
The story behind this home is not new, but still wonderful: in the picturesque Spanish countryside, there was a lovely but abandoned mountain cottage. But one day a big family have bought it and decided to put a soul into its reconstruction. The first step was to open the interiors to nature – one of the walls was made of glass just to take most of the views. Also, some partitions inside the house were demolished, because the old structure had a large number of small and cramped rooms. And in the end the house was filled with magnificent furniture and a decor of natural materials. So cozy and warm!
This unique residence in Atlanta is not just a beautiful house with a white facade and a well-groomed territory – this is the only Art Deco building in the city. It’s hard to believe, but a few years ago, the mansion was in an unattractive state – the house had grown over with vegetation and was almost in ruins. But the local architect J. Ryan Duffey came to the rescue and managed a magnificent reconstruction of this private estate. Terrific!
We believe that the ideal modern summer house should look something like this! Stunning residence in Los Angeles is designed in such a way that access from a beautiful territory to the house and vice versa is almost unimpeded – huge windows along the entire perimeter of the house not only fill the interiors with natural light but also serve as an entrance to the home. The interior layout is maximally open, the rooms are not overloaded with furniture and decor, only the most necessary and comfortable. What a great dwelling!
Isn’t it just an ideal holiday home! The villa has a form of a large cube where one of the walls is made entirely of glass – to take the most out of its incredible location right on the beach on the island of Mallorca. The house has only one bedroom one on the mezzanine level, all the rest space is given to a huge living room with a fireplace, and a small kitchen with a dining area. Light interiors simply breathe nature: wood, stone, natural textiles – such a great example of modern eco-design!
Modern, open, with large windows and kid-friendly – this house in Israel was built by a family of architects in the place where they used to have a little and dark old home. The house has clean lines and a simple form but its main advantage is glass walls, which, if necessary, open and literally connect the living room with the inner garden. By the way, the house is built of breeze blocks and the owners decided not to hide it, even vice versa, they made it the main feature of the interiors. Great project!
This small apartment of 50 sqm in Odesa, Ukraine, was originally designed for rent, therefore, minimalism and practicality here came to the fore. There are only the most necessary items and almost no decor in this home. But, the main feature is, of course, a glass cube where the private bedroom hid. Simple and great solution!
The lovingit.pl blog founder Jagoda has a great home: comfort and well-organized layout (living room with kitchen on the lower level, bedrooms on the upper), stylish decor (brick wall, textiles), and even private little arden. The project budget was not very big but with a help of Shoko Design studio interiors now feel warm adn cozy. Enjoy!
A large family from Barcelona have been looking for a suitable home for a while, but nothing good was found: either the price was high, or the space was inappropriate. Finally, it was decided to purchase a small land plot in the suburbs and build a house on their own. There are three little but very active boys in the family so the home interiors were designed to meet all their growing needs despite limited floor are. What a warm and child-friendly home!
California… Pacific ocean… This airy modern villa is located just on the beach by the water and is a real gem in the paradise location. High ceiling, white walls, and windows at full height – interiors are designed in a way that nothing could separate you from the ocean. Golden details, modern artists’ paintings, and chic fabrics tell us that this home was created for people with sophisticated taste. It’s just gorgeous!