Askew Roof & Outdoor Living in Venice Beach

This week’s custom home spotlight looks at an eclectic contemporary home in Los Angeles’ Venice Beach. Designed by local award-winning Electric Bowery design and architecture studio, this inventive home emphasizes geometric shapes, indoor/outdoor living, and a warm, natural palette. The Amoroso Residence is a unique, modern home that playfully pays homage to the area’s predominantly Arts and Crafts buildings. Continue reading “Askew Roof & Outdoor Living in Venice Beach”

Seneca Road House

This edition of Custom Home Magazine’s ‘Home of the Week’ is another groundbreaking design by Chicago’s award-winning Searl Lamaster Howe Architects. Located in Venice, Florida, this LEED for Homes platinum level residence represents the epitome of practical green home design. Surrounded by nature, this modern, sculptural home is bright and full of light, with a comfortable floor plan and retreat-like atmosphere. Continue reading “Seneca Road House”

Classic Home with a Modern Twist

This edition of Custom Home of the Week showcases a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in Evanston, IL. A rare new build in a historic Chicago suburb, the home blends in despite its modern lines and Mediterranean influences. Designed for newlyweds by the renowned architect Greg Howe, of Chicago’s award-winning Searl Lamaster Howe Architects, this home is traditional in spirit but streamlined in design. The asymmetric home made from a mix of wood, stucco, and metal artfully incorporates treasures the owners have collected throughout the world, while remaining distinctly contemporary with a focus on light, shape, and form. It was recognized with an AIA Chicago Citation of Merit. Continue reading “Classic Home with a Modern Twist”

Remote Mountain House

This edition of Custom Home Magazine’s Home of the Week travels to northern California. Set on a stunning mountainside surrounded by public forestlands filled with evergreens, this project by Walker Warner Architects feels almost a natural part of the powerful landscape. The modern 2,600 square foot compound, which includes a custom-built wood home, a garage, and sauna, pays tribute to life on the western frontier. The cozy mountain retreat is highly efficient, practical, and celebrates its client’s connection and love of nature. Continue reading “Remote Mountain House”

Lakeside Living in Texas

For this week’s custom home spotlight we head south to Marble Falls, Texas on the edge of Blue Lake. This stunning waterfront house in all about the great outdoors. Built into a cliff, the modern metal and glass residence was designed by renowned Lake|Flato Architects. Located in a small town about 50 miles northwest of Austin, it is the perfect vacation home for seclusion, relaxation, and living with nature. Continue reading “Lakeside Living in Texas”

Home of the Week: Living Green in the Hamptons in a Modern Barn

This edition of our ‘Home of the Week’ showcases a modern barn-like home in the exclusive Hamptons town of Amagansett. Not only is this beautiful beach house set in an almost as beautiful location – it abuts a 216-acre nature reserve – but it also represents the peak of eco-luxury and integrated smart home technology. This magnificent home provides its owners with unrivaled privacy and all the comforts of 21st-century living. Continue reading “Home of the Week: Living Green in the Hamptons in a Modern Barn”

Home of the Week: House on a Pond

Living with Nature in the Hills of Oregon’s Wine-Region

For our first ‘Home of the Week,’ we wanted to share this stunning wooden waterfront property. Designed by Cutler Anderson Architects, a premier architectural practice founded in 1977 in Bainbridge Island, WA, this family home is perhaps more appropriately called a ‘water-top’ property, as it is built as a bridge spanning a pond.

Located in the town of Newberg, surrounded by the rolling hills of northern Oregon, this 1,440 square foot residence and 550 square foot guest house were recently recognized with an American Institute of Architects 2016 Housing Award for excellence in housing design. Continue reading “Home of the Week: House on a Pond”