|July 20, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Notable Real Estate Sales|
Windows the size of garage doors retract completely in this home so you can walk right out onto huge terraces suspended above the crashing surf. The nearly 12,000-square-foot home took 10 years to design and construct with dozens of amenities including a steam room, theater and a 12-car garage, but the sparkling Emerald Bay is the ultimate amenity. Huge walls of glass put it front and center.
|June 25, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Hotels & Resorts, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Outdoor Design|
Dreaming of a dreamy pool cabana? A place to escape from the sun or nap after a swim in the pool? Have a cool drink and feel like your on vacation at home? We saw the cabana at the Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali and fell in love. The modern open design of the wood cabana keeps things breezy, but without having to sacrifice good design. Gorgeous!
|June 16, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Houses We Love, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Outdoor Design|
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Fawcett House in 1955 and completed it in 1961. The angled architecture is stunning and we love the triangular pool. We want that triangular fire pit at our house too!
Frank Lloyd Wright called the modern style of this house as purely American-style architecture, with all its angles and glass and concrete. The 120-degree angles used by Wright in the walls, windows and roofline help to blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor space, not to mention making for an awe-inspiring experience. The repetition of the angles creates a sense of continuity and flow.
The Fawcett house has been on and off the market. It was listed for as much as $2.7M back in 2009, but then the price apparently was dropped by a million dollars in 2011. As of the date of this post, it was removed from active listing in Feb. 2012 according to Zillow.
|June 9, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Houses We Love, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Outdoor Design, Vacation Homes|
We found this gorgeous slice of modern beach heaven in an article in Homelife Australia discussing how to fit a pool in an irregular space. We think a pool in this triangular shape would be perfect in any space. It has a mid-century vibe channelling the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, and A. Quincy Jones. And, of course, its right on the sand, which makes it even more perfect – swim in ocean or pool overlooking the ocean, yes please!
Photo credit: Adam Jones, Homelife.com.au
Via Naturally Modern’s Pinterest.
|June 2, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Houses We Love, Naturally Modern, Notable Real Estate Sales|
A. James Speyer’s mid century modern glass and steel house has just sold for $1.06 million. The 4-bedroom, 4-bath, 5,300 square feet home was built in 1953 for textile designers Ben and Frances Rose. Later, a complementary glass pavilion was added about 50 feet from the house. The glass walls literally blur the lines between indoor and outdoor and is situated in a wooded area of Chicago, cantilevered over a ravine.
The sleek house was featured in John Hughes’ 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” as the home of Cameron Frye (played Alan Ruck).
The Sotheby’s listing had amazing photos of the home, retrieved from Midcenturia.com:
|November 11, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Houses We Love, Indoor-Outdoor, Interior Design, Naturally Modern, Notable Real Estate Sales, Outdoor Design, Vacation Homes|
Modernist architect Rudolph Schindler used movable concrete forms to create El Pueblo Ribera Court. This concrete, glass and redwood unit is one of six with views of legendary surfing beach Windansea.
Location: Windansea Beach, La Jolla 92037.
Year built: 1923
Architect: Rudolph Schindler
House size: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, attached 2-car garage, ocean-view deck, bonus studio suite. 1,400 square feet.
Features: Redwood-beam ceilings, 1,500-square-foot deck, roof deck soaking tub, San Diego historic site designation, Mills Act property tax reduction. (via In La Jolla, a Schindler with a view – latimes.com.)
We love the way Rudolph Schindler designed this home for indoor-outdoor living. The home is U-shaped around the patio/courtyard with all the doors and windows opening up to truly experience the outdoors as an essential part of living in the home. The polished concrete floors shine with the overhead tech lighting system “floating” in between each of the redwood beams overhead. This house was definitely modern in 1023 and it is still modern by todays standards. The owners did an amazing job of adding their design sensibility with the furnishings (Kenneth Conbonpue) while letting the house itself continue to be the star.
(Photos: Jason Michael Lang Photography)
|November 6, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Home Spa, Interior Design, Naturally Modern|
Here is our pin of the week! The indoor, built in-ground, concrete hot tub. We love how the rim of the tub is seamless with the floor. It looks like you could walk on water. And the horizontal fireplace built into a wall of stone the length of the tub is perfection of design.
|November 6, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Naturally Modern, Vacation Homes|
Love seeing modern architecture and design find its way into mountain homes. SFgate.com just published a story highlighting the trend in modern design architecture in the small community of Martis Camp in Truckee, California.
Contemporary designs are gaining ground in several Tahoe locales, from Incline Village to Alpine Meadows, from Tahoe Donner to Tahoe City, but they are most abundant in Martis Camp, the new gated community near Truckee. Forty to 50 percent of the more than 100 homes under construction or finished at Martis Camp speak the visual language of the early 20th century International Style: flat or low-sloping roofs, short or no overhanging eaves, open floor plans, and long spans of steel. Exterior ornament has disappeared, and plate-glass walls reveal wide vistas. Lightweight, steel-supported roofs seem more related to sky than earth.
Inside, ambience is achieved through the infiltration of light and the arrangements of space and materials, rather than with the applied ornament of wainscoting and trim.
“In our area there has been a preconception that peaked roofs and multiple layers of details were requirements of mountain architecture,” says architect Clare Walton of Walton Architecture and Engineering in Tahoe City. “Recently we have seen success in utilizing clean lines, especially in the roofscapes.”
via Modern architecture gets foothold at Tahoe – SFGate. Photo credit: Vance Fox Photography / SF
|November 4, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under Architecture, Beach Houses, Houses We Love, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Restaurants, Travel, Vacation Homes|
Just came across this amazing historic photo of Nepenthe restaurant in Big Sur, Ca, one of our most favorite places in the world! This amazing place is perched high above the Pacific Ocean, constructed of redwood and glass. It has an amazing front patio with a sculpture of a Phoenix rising from the ashes as you walk up. The windows throughout the structure drown the space with natural light. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in the classic movie “The Sandpiper” which was famously filmed here. ”Nepenthe” means “no sorrow.”
(Photo via www.lokiloos.com)
|October 21, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Decor, Indoor-Outdoor, Interior Design, Naturally Modern|
We will never be able to get enough of architecture and design that brings the outdoors in. The indoor-outdoor lifestyle may not work all year long in some parts of the world, but nothing beats it when the weather is temperate. The rest of the time we settle for just seeing it…. walls of glass do that perfectly.
Here are some of our favorite design examples of how to bring the outdoors in all year long.
Solarium in center of the home – Photo from Homedsgn.com via NModern Pinterest Board
Breezway / Hallway with invisible walls via glass siding. Photo from TheCoolHunterUK via NModern Pinterest Board
Living room interior design incorporates large indoor plant and crossed steel structural beams to mimic and compliment the trees and natural environment outdoors. Photo from Mobile.Bebitalia.com via NModern Pinterest Board.
Living room with retractable wall. Photo via Cococozy.com
Indoor outdoor pool with retractable door/window by CCYArchitects.com
Enclosable deck area keeping flooring the same through indoor and outdoor. Photo from Ccca.co.nz via NModern Pinterest Boards
The good kind of glass ceiling lets the outdoors in. Photo from Archdaily.com via NModern Pinterest Boards