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.
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.
This family summer house in Saint Tropez, France designed by SAOTA, is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Mediterranean Riviera architecture. Free from the constraints of the historical vernacular, the project became an opportunity to advance the expression of form, space, and lifestyle associated with the location. Photography by Adam Letch
Sea Front Villa designed by by ARQ TAILOR’S gets its name by being a unique front line luxury property overlooking the sea. It’s located in Quinta da Marinha, a well-known selected resort in the Estoril – Cascais area, considered the Portuguese Riviera for its lovely dune extended beaches, ancient enchanting palaces and refined lifestyle. Photography by Ricardo Oliveira Alves
Laying in a plot of land of 3.050 m2 and built area of 1.068 m2, this twelve room family house was intended to be a showcase for elegant, contemporary architecture and design.
In order to fullfill this expectation, the project would respect the amazing beauty of the sea view and nature surroundings, by using pure, well framed lines, big volume of fenestration and glass, as special feature.
To serve this indoor- outdoor dialectic purpose, we have specifically elaborated extra slim window frames, of almost non-existent expression, to allow huge spans of glass instead of walls but with a dilution in the space that usually frames don’t have.
Also, materials and finishes were sourced from around the world and selected for their quality as for beauty, rarity and sustainability. Warm woods cover the floor, ceilings and wardrobes, unifying and enlarging the rooms while adding a peaceful, natural quality to living spaces.
All sanitary facilities were covered with marble coming from chosen stone blocks (including a Thasssos block) of which all sections were previously defined, then cut and executed to measure, customizing each bathroom.
Some other options and extras reinforce the projects differential aspect, like extended ceiling height or floor-to-ceiling door. Other example is the bathroom equipment with high performance shower and extra-large tubs, stunning range of chrome and nickel bathroom fittings.
Furthermore, the villa contains simple life enhancing technology for people who are not technically aware, yet want to enjoy the benefits of modern live. For instance, light and temperature are balanced by detectors that help ensure the property is constantly comfortable. Light levels, inside and outside the property, are controlled and all the window blinds are automatically corrected, to prevent sunlight damage to decoration and furniture. Also, certain windows are opened or closed, to maintain ventilation and keep the villa cool with minimal environment impact.
The ground floor features the dining room, living room, one toilet, three bedroom, one suite, an office, a fantastic inner garden and a large and modern kitchen with an island. All oriented towards the sea and outdoor deck to provide a true sense of seamless indoor-outdoor living.
A further two bedroom, two bedroom suites, including the fantastic master suite with a generous sized dressing room, are found on the second floor, along with a private terrace over the Atlantic ocean.
Last but not least, there’s the basement, a natural light area that houses an indoor pool & spa, home cinema, guest apartment with two service bedroom, garage and storage facilities.
Arq Tailor’s is glad to have helped create a singular contemporary design house, refined materials based and attentive to environmental issues.
OKHA’s latest interior project, Clifton 301, is a seasonal two-bedroom apartment in a sophisticated contemporary complex designed by SAOTA. Flanked on either side by Table Mountain’s legendary Twelve Apostles, it looks out over breath-taking panoramic views of the Cape Atlantic Ocean and is in equal parts luxurious getaway, relaxed coastal retreat and entertainer’s dream. Photography by Niel Vosloo, Adam Letch, Peter Bruyns, Melissa de Freitas.
The house “Cidade da Maia” designed by by Raulino Silva Architect is located in the corner of Vila Alegre Street and Ferreira de Castro Street, in the city of Maia. The implantation was already defined on the allotment license and that’s determined the backrest to the blind facade of the building on the East side, leaving three facades free to North, South and West side. Photography by João Morgado