This house is the result of a husband-and-wife home team: Sven Simon is the Managing Partner of Funf Ventures, which develops design-driven real estate. Sven’s wife, Sara Simon, founder of interior design firm Handsome Salt, created this colorful coastal home which is located on one of the highest ridge lines in all of Malibu, California. Perched at an elevation of 2,400 feet, this home has once-in-a-lifetime 360-degree ocean/city/mountain views.
The Westridge Residence designed by Miró Rivera Architects represents the intersection of inspiring design and exceptional sustainability. Built for a family of four, the design focuses on two compact structures—a main house and detached garage with a guest apartment—linked by a trellis of rebar suspended in a natural catenary curve. Photography by Cris DeWitt and Paul Finkel.
Hackney House is a project designed by LOUD Architecture & Interior Design. This previously run-down family home has been transformed into a bright dwelling with captivating design features for a young, growing family. Years of disrepair had left this house in dire need of modernisation. Photography by Chris Snook
Catalan Farmhouse is a project designed by Ana Engelhorn Interior Design Ltd. Talk about a house with history. This farmhouse comprises two towers dating back to the 16th century and the main house added in the 17th century. Fun fact: the towers once served as watchtowers for a nearby castle to look out for pirates coming in from the sea. Photography by Hector Jensen Pie.
The Argivai House by Raulino Silva Architect, in Póvoa de Varzim, is located on the outskirts of the city, an area with different housing types, some crop fields and small warehouses. Photographs: João Morgado
This project designed by Asquith Architecture began as a simple addition to the rear of a small two storey detached house in the Bedford Park area of North Toronto for an empty-nest couple (and their adorable poodle, Louis). Through the design and construction process the renovation expanded to include a full renovation weaving a new and modern aesthetic into the existing house. The result was a series of rejuvenated spaces large enough for them to entertain their extended family, yet small enough to maintain more intimate spaces for two. Photography by Nanne Springer.
Nims Bezaitis Residence is a project designed by Paul McKean Architecture. This 3,200 square foot home was originally designed by Portland Mid-Century master John Storrs in 1959 for the Holtz family. Our goal for the renovation was simple – to carefully restore existing natural finishes while simultaneously upgrading all functional aspects of the home, including a modernized kitchen, bathrooms, family art studio and media room. Only 80 square feet was added to the home, slightly increasing the size of the kitchen. Photography by Chuck Spin.