You will be hungry to have more luxury in your life and your living spaces once you cast eyes on these two exquisite Turkish villas, each visualised by Jasmin Kodzha. Walnut wood and travertine shape bespoke furniture and bathroom features, and seamlessly cover both floors and walls. Golden lustre dances through both of the home designs via high-end designer light fixtures, door hardware and home accessories, as well as a shimmering satin gold kitchen island and a rich patinated brass fireplace design. These homes are set on a large footprint and impressive concepts are employed to fill that space. You’ll find lavish living rooms, magnificent bathrooms, and one simply stunning courtyard that gives the first villa a cherished living heart.

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This unique concept by Sergey Makhno Architects is a 2,280 square metre luxury bunker, which lies buried beneath the Earth’s surface at a depth of 15 metres and below. Outside, the sweeping concrete entranceway of Plan B looks like some sort of a futuristic gallery for art. Inside, the underground home resembles a spacecraft, housing all essential equipment required for long-term isolation. Mysterious low-lit curving corridors lead to indoor gardens and grow rooms. The self-sufficient home has a layer of electrical equipment and a generator, its own well, a water treatment system, and a closed ventilation system. Whatever happens up on the surface, life down here will go on.

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Architecture firm SAOTA have gone about putting a major modern twist on the typical lakehouse aesthetic in a remote Canadian town. In departure from the regional traditional country cabin style, this summer house design is a highly modern concrete marvel with vast expanses of glass. With that said, the architects have endeavoured to make the design respectful to the natural setting on the banks of Lake Huron. The house has been sensitively set back on the plot, situated closer to the street in order to preserve the natural bluff. Surrounding mature fir trees have been preserved to largely conceal the approach to the house, and build magical suspense on arrival.

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A huge leap from the farmhouse settlements of the Ribera Alta’s Muslim & Iberian era, this ultra modern Spanish house design is crisp, linear and minimal. The contemporary population centers have become connected to the big city, and they harbour an aspirational quality of life. Fran Silvestre Arquitectos have achieved simplistic luxury with incredible finesse, despite the limitations of the narrow plot. The house is a clean white volume that interacts with a slim pool terrace and long lawned garden. Interiors are sleek and understated, whispering of luxury and the high life.

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Set in the scenic beauty of Clifton, on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard, this 789 square metre home occupies a position on the hill side. Higher situated residences climb to the right, and lower lying houses to the left, in a neighbourhood shaped by fortress-like boundary walls and building mass. Malan Vorster Architects decided to ring the changes, and placed focus on making this house contribute to the streetscape, a place frequented by joggers, walkers and tourists. Rather than being bound by blank perimeter walls, the design places landscaping level with the sidewalk. Planted gabion walls disguise a large garage, and screen utilities. Components have been organically stacked to break up the building mass.

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