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Acqua Liana, Luxury Home Design with Swimmable Water Gardens by Frank McKinney

August 04, 2009 By: Category: Architecture, Home Design, luxury home design

This Luxury Home Design with Swimmable Water Gardens is designed by Frank McKinney.
Acqua Liana is a house which showed that not only small houses could be green and LEED certificated. This house is an incredible 15,071 square foot mansion that sits on 1.6 acres of oceanfront property near Palm Beach in Manalapan, Florida. Besides having 7 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms it has a lot of other features of luxury home design. Some of these features are: an oversized garage with windows to the pool above, fitness studio, swimmable water gardens, glass office, glass wine cellar, glass staircase, glass elevators, 2,000 gallon aquarium bar, waterfall spa with fireplace, yacht dockage and so on. LEED certificate became possible because the house utilizes enough solar power to run two average-sized homes, energy efficient appliances and air-conditioning, roof design that collects runoff water and several pools and ponds which reduce site’s temperature.

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Modern Home Design with Furniture Around It by Jessica Helgerson

August 04, 2009 By: Category: Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design

This Modern Home design with Furniture Around It is designed by Jessica Helgerson.
This project is a complete remodel of a turn-of-the-century Southeast Portland four-square. The old space become more practical, glamour and cozy. A small kitchen with a back pantry become big and airy space. Several windows and built-in shelves were also added to make the space more practical. Woodwork throughout the house was done in a dark ebony as were the floors on the first floor. The furniture around the house was chose in the way to create eclectic blend of modern and ethnic styles. Some of the pieces were custom made locally: the sofa that fits into the bay window; the living room chairs which are cozily upholstered in sheepskin; the blown glass sculptures; and so on.

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Whale Beach House with Natural and Cosy Interior by Rachel Neeson and Nick Murcutt

August 04, 2009 By: Category: Architecture, Home Design

This Whale Beach House with Natural and Cosy Interior is designed by Rachel Neeson and Nick Murcutt.
It’s just recently wan presitgious Australian award called Wilkinson Award for Residential Architecture. It was given by the Australian Institute of Architects during 2009 NSW Architecture Awards. The house is a three level weekend residence situated on quite problematic site. It took three levels on the slope which all have their own outdoor areas. The coastal panorama and the forest behind it are things that make this house great place to connect owners family and their friends. Even though the house is quite big almost all rooms have natural and cosy interior and are great place for living.

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L-shaped House with Beach View by Nathan Good Architect

August 04, 2009 By: Category: Architecture, Home Design

This L-shaped House with Beach View is designed by by Nathan Good Architect, located in Oregon beach.
Cannon Beach Residence is designed by Nathan Good Architect with sustainability in mind. It provides more energy that it consumes. That is possible because of 5kWh rooftop photovoltaic system and 12-inch-thick concrete walls. There are also solar-thermal tubes that provide hot water and a ground-source heat pump that warms and cools the air. The house is L-shaped and wrapped around Sitka spruce that’s 38 inches in diameter. Recycled materials were used during construction and the house is designed to last multiply generations. It perfectly blends into the forested hillside thanks to its sedum-sprouting green roof. One side of the house has views of Haystack Rock while the other – views of the beach. A lot of windows provide the house with plenty of the natural light.

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Bright Colors and Modern Style Child Bedroom Furniture from Cia International

August 04, 2009 By: Category: Appliances, Furniture, Interior Design

Yume is another great collection of child bedroom furniture from well known Italian manufacturer. As always the collection feautres the furniture as for boys as for girls. There are 4 kids of bedroom designs: fashion, natural, technic and romantic. Fashionable furniture is great for more older childs because of bright colors and modern style. Natural and Technic are great for all kids because its harmonic look and warm colors. Romantic furniture sets are definitely for girls only. All Yume furniture comes with numerous extras in aluminium to furnish the study area: shelves, magazine racks, CD racks, pen holders and various other objects. Any set also could be combined with Display wardrobes. Thanks to Cia’s furniture your child’s bedroom could has unique personality.

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