Coming off a two-year restoration, the Neutra J.M. Roberts House is looking as fresh as its 1955 debut. The southern California residence retains its signature Richard Neutra features — Texas Shellstone entrance, built-in planters, and double-sided fireplace — while receiving some upgrades to the heating and cooling systems. Internally, the home is comprised of four bedrooms and three baths and is filled with midcentury modern touches, including cork tile, original terrazzo flooring, birch paneling, original fixtures, and stainless steel firewood boxes. Situated on 3.5 acres, a kidney-shaped pool and koi pond are surrounded by rows of eucalyptus, pine, and oak trees, and backed by views of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Created by architect Magnus Ström and meant to provide superyacht-level luxury on land, the Superhouse is a highly customized, highly limited accommodation. Each one will be tailored to the needs of the owner, taking into account both their personal style and the home's location, be it on a beach near their yacht or a city penthouse. Consultants and partners will be brought in to provide bespoke furnishings, storage systems, and lighting, and each home will have its serial number discreetly hidden in the facade, letting other super-rich houseguests know exactly when you got in line. Limited to just 30 worldwide.
Set in a sloping meadow in Pliezhausen, Germany, the E20 House allows its concrete exterior to show through without overwhelming the minimal interior. The home is hexagonal, allowing for a room layout that lends itself to eye-catching reveals. Warm wood floors and cabinets pair with white walls and exposed gray concrete to give the interior a cozy yet distinctly modern feel, while abundant windows let in plenty of natural light while providing views to the outdoors.
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Floating in a grove of cedar and maple trees, the Free Spirit Spheres offers treehouse accommodations in the rainforest of Vancouver Island. Each of the three suspended domes varies in size and comes equipped with sleeping for two, a dining table, built-in speakers, purified drinking water, and a circular window to admire the lush coastal environment. The first two models are hand-craft from Sitka Spruce, while the newest addition is made from a vivid yellow fiberglass with a black walnut interior and more spacious living area. When you're ready to leave your pod, Horne Lake Caves, Parksville Beach, and the Lighthouse Country Regional Trail are all at your disposal.
Set on the edge of the Anglesea coastline, the Dame Of Melba House uses carefully selected materials to overcome its salty seaside environment. The exterior is clad in locally sourced timber, meant to slowly weather over time and expose a gray hue. Its top-heavy design allows for a set of cantilevered overhangs, one acting as a carport and the others as decks. Unlike traditional floor plans, the interior is flipped to have the main living area on the second level, while the sleeping quarters reside on the ground floor. This elevated design allows for premium ocean views from the full-height glazing in the kitchen and living room.
Bigger isn't always better, especially when it's impeccably designed. Minimod Shelters uses this philosophy to make up for its tiny stature. At just 290 square feet, these prefabricated pods are made with steel frames and recycled wood and include a bedroom, bathroom, living and dining room. Whether it be a guest house, studio, or weekend retreat. each model is completely customizable and combinable to meet your needs. Although it's not required, a stellar location is recommended to take advantage of the structure's large glass openings.