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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Vast, slick, and all round magnificent, these luxury house exteriors stand out as examples of private residential architecture at its finest. We’re looking at everything from clean cut white & wood linear beauties and nature loving modern palaces, to unique sculptural creations and concrete Brutalist style abodes. Whatever your dreams or style aspirations are, there’s a lot here to light a million sparks. Check out amazing swimming pool designs, gravity defying cantilevered decks, sweeping sun terraces, and some truly stunning locations.

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Welcome to a unique home interior, filled with colour and all out splendour. The 58.8 square metre home located in Moscow, Russia, is an all enveloping art piece. Visualised by Artlife 3D, this updated twist on luxury Art Deco is all about a saturated red meets green colour palette, giant leaf motifs, and oodles & oodles of gold. In true Art Deco spirit, this is a vision of wealth and sophistication, luxe marble elements and imposing patterns. Showstopping bespoke decorative commissions come together with velvety furnishings and attention grabbing modern chandeliers to chime the prosperity bell. So pick out a flapper dress or three-piece suit and dance your two toned shoes through this cats meow.

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