Ski Dream Home - luxury mountain retreat, Utah

Photo Courtesy of Resorts West Ski Dream Home

"Nestled atop Little Baldy Peak in the exclusive, private gated community of Deer Crest, the Resorts West Ski Dream Home offers 14,000 square feet of indoor living space. The home features six bedrooms, 10 baths, a gourmet kitchen with separate butler's pantry, a home theater with stadium seating for 16, freshwater trout aquarium, pool table, DJ booth, 2 custom bar areas and Full Swing Golf simulator. Outside, enjoy stunning panoramic views, outdoor fireplaces, heated wrap-around decks, a heated outdoor pool plus oversized hot tub and slope-side ski-in/ski-out access via a private heated ski bridge." Resorts West

Contemporary Glass House by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects, Johannesburg, South Africa


“The house is situated on a 4000 sq.m site, with a total floor area of 2500sq.m. The owner requested a modern, glamorous, open plan, light-filled house with views from all rooms into the garden.

The shape on the south side is a half circle, forming a horseshoe on the north side. Approaching the house form the gate the driveway is elevated to allow glimpses thru’ the house to the garden and raised water feature on the other side of the house.”

Architecture: Nico Van Der Meulen Architects
Photography: Barry Goldman, David Ross

Luxury 5 Star Chalet - Boutique Hotel in Swiss Alps


Situated in one of the world's most desirable locations, Chalet Zermatt Peak is a luxury 5 star chalet / boutique hotel. With uninterrupted views to the iconic Matterhorn and over the village of Zermatt, it is the premier Chalet in the Alps.

Exceptional Luxury


Chalet Zermatt Peak is a landmark chalet in one of the most desirable locations in the world. Set into the side of the mountain, it offers unrivalled panoramic views across the village and to the Matterhorn. No expense has been spared in creating Zermatt's ultimate and most luxurious chalet.

An Exclusive Location


The iconic Matterhorn towers over the picturesque village of Zermatt, which remains one of the leading ski destinations in the world. The appeal of Zermatt lies in the array of exhilarating sport and mountain activities on offer, coupled with the quality of amenities available in the village. Zermatt is as much about rest, relaxation and good times as it is about breathtaking ski runs and snowboarding.

Individual Design


Floor to ceiling windows maximise the views over the village and mountains. Internally, the chalet offers five bedrooms all with en-suite showers / bathrooms and dressing areas, luxury open-plan living and dining areas and a fabulous wellness, boasting a stunning indoor / outdoor jacuzzi, gym, sauna and steam room. There is also an external cooking and dining area, ski room and walk-in wine cellar.

Private tunnel access with electronic security doors and video entry security system, Ski room with feature storage and a walk-in wine cellar with floor to ceiling glass walls.

Main Entrance


• Entrance area and ski room with ambiance lighting, digital surround sound TV, feature storage and heated boot warmers

• Walk-in wine cellar with floor to ceiling glass wall and an extensive collection of fine wines and champagne

• Open plan designer finish with natural, locally sourced Zermatt stone flooring and bamboo feature wall combined with silver birch features

• Designer hand carved Matterhorn waterfall feature

• Nussbaum (walnut) floating wood staircase with designer glass, steel and quartz crystal central column

• Lift with granite stone flooring, wood and mirror clad panelling which provides access to all levels

• Spiral wood and stainless steel staircase to gallery bedroom

Bedrooms


• 5 bedrooms, all with en-suite designer bathrooms

• Nussbaum (walnut) solid wood flooring, Brazilian stone, Italian marble and porcelain flooring

• Digital surround-sound for TV and music

• Seating and dressing areas with high speed wireless internet

• Each bedroom has either a private terrace or balcony with designer seating and bio-fire coffee tables

• Gallery bedroom with glass roof, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, and stars by night

Bathrooms


• En-suite shower rooms and toilets

• Designer bathrobes and luxury linen

• Porcelain floors throughout

• Designer chrome fittings with thermostatically controlled showers

• Chrome, heated towel radiators

• Private Jacuzzi in master bedroom

• Heated mirrors, shaving points and in-built hairdryers

Dining Areas


• Designer feature chrome, glass and nussbaum (walnut) extensive dining table with seating for twelve people

• Sculptured leather and chrome dining chairs

• Feature display side unit with integrated bar

• Extensive handmade Murano crystal chandelier over dining area

• Tree stem champagne buckets

Kitchens


• Spacious, fully fitted luxury kitchen with an extensive range of Gaggenau and Miele appliances

• Designer integrated, glass panelled feature lighting

• Nussbaum (walnut) solid wood features and flooring, Brazilian stone and Italian marble throughout

• Open plan kitchen with integrated feature breakfast bar

• A second outdoor, all weather kitchen for year round al-fresco dining can be found on the external terrace

Living Rooms


• Nussbaum (walnut) solid wood flooring, Brazilian stone and Italian marble

• Digital surround sound for TV / video and music

• Double-height exposed timber ceiling

• Office / Library / Study area with TV computer, Wii and extensive book and DVD library

• Ergonomic De Sede moving sofa to take advantage of all aspects of living area

• Designer feature coffee table with bio-fire and open natural log fireplace

• Extensive balcony and terrace with unrivaled panoramic views over the village of Zermatt and to the Matterhorn

• Ambient lighting design incorporating handmade murano crystal light fittings and floor lighting alongside feature candles

Wellness


• Bespoke internal / external jacuzzi

• Bio steam room with healing crystal and quartz clad walls

• Dry Finnish and wet Swedish sauna options, with horizontal larch timbers

• Fully fitted outdoor entertainment area with al-fresco dining facilities

• Sliding doors expanding the wellness and terrace area

• ESPA products used throughout wellness

• Bose indoor / outdoor surround sound music system

• Self contained kitchen area with Nespresso coffee making facilities and water supplied daily

• Relaxation area with designer chaise-longue seating

• Italian Nero Assoluto granite flooring, black polished spandeck ceiling, beige Italian Gialo natural modular stone work walls

• Designer stone and stainless steel water feature


Wildcat Ranch in Snowmass Village, Colorado


Situated on 500 private acres in Snowmass Village, Colorado, this spectacular Wildcat Ranch is a compound that includes a main house, barn, guest house, ponds, pastures, breathtaking views and heavenly outdoor spaces. The incredibly designed main house features over 23,000 square feet on 3 levels with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, 6 half baths, modern kitchen, formal and informal living rooms, glorious her and his master baths and closets, massage room, large exercise room, indoor spa with sunken hot tub, game room, multiple offices, wet bar, three-tiered theater, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, beautiful outdoor spaces with wood-burning fireplace and fire pit, and a 6 car garage totaling 2,532 square feet.

Photography: Sotheby's

Modern Beautiful Home with Reflecting Ponds


This AIA award winning home resides at the Strand in Dana Point, California. A series of overlapping reflecting ponds within the home’s central courtyard instills a sense of meditation and retreat where one can contemplate the sky and ocean. Outdoor and indoor living is orchestrated by balancing views with privacy, communal space with intimacy. The clear expression of the steel skeleton structure, infilled with wood and glass, allows the structure to sit lightly along the coastal terrain, while limestone walls anchor the structure.

Description from architects:

Several generations of the owner’s family enjoyed seaside vacations in their weathered, wooden cottage in Crystal Cove, just north of Laguna Beach, California. When the lease with the State of California recently expired, the owners purchased a property within the Strand at the Headlands, a few miles south in Dana Point. Seeking to re-establish their familial base, the owners requested a relaxed family beach house accommodating three master suites for parents and grandparents, as well as a suitable environment for children, grandchildren and friends. The parti reflects the program through a composition of three diaphanous pavilions around a central, unifying courtyard. This courtyard is concealed from the street and entered discretely through a pivoting wood door revealing a covered passageway along a stone wall leading to the entry. This sequence of movement from street to inner sanctum creates an atmosphere of mystery and heightens the sense of arrival, while also revealing the ocean view sequentially. A series of overlapping reflecting ponds contained within the central courtyard instill a sense of meditation and retreat where one can contemplate the ocean and sky.

Architecture Horst Architects
Project THE STRAND
Location California, United States
Photography John Ellis

Beautiful luxury mansion in California


This beautiful luxury mansion in California set right on the front row of a beach and greets us with an elegant luxury design and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Spreading over 5,750 square feet, the mansion features five bedrooms, seven baths, expansive outdoor terraces, swimming pool and a spa overlooking the Laguna Beach coast.

Frank Gehry's beautiful architecture - Schnabel House, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California


Built in 1989, Frank Gehry's Schnabel House in Brentwood (Los Angeles) has been called many things: free-form architecture, career watershed, family home, status symbol, sculpture. The house has five bedrooms and five bathrooms and has been described as "a village that looks inward". The half-acre of grounds include a swimming pool, a reflecting pond and an olive orchard. There is a main house, a guesthouse an office and a garage-and-gym building with a breezeway.

Architecture: Frank Gehry
Photography: Nick Springett, LATimes

Bedroom design - waterslide to swimming pool


Amazing idea of bedroom design - waterslide to swimming pool.

Photography: Calvin Marketing

Piano and violin house, China


This piano and violin house is located in the An Hui province of China. The piano shaped building contains city plans to showcase future growth of the region and the violin contains an escalator.

Design: Huainan Fangkai Decoration Project Co.

Cliff house on Mediterranean sea, Alicante, Spain


The living spaces of the Cliff house on Mediterranean sea are spread over four floors to reduce to a minimum adjustments to the topography. The white lime walls stucco recalls the traditional Mediterranean architecture of the area. A swimming pool terrace set on the lowest level and opens to the dramatic sea view. Leading up from the swimming pool, an outdoor stair is attached to the concrete monolithic exterior allowing residents to change levels in different surrounding sceneries. The living room, bedrooms, kitchen and dining are situated at the top level of the house.

Architecture: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Photography: Diego Opazo

Transparent glass house concept


The transparent glass house concept allow inhabitants to be completely immersed in surrounding nature. Every building's detail is composed of structural glass pieces, except for the ground floor. With the touch of a button, the glass panels instantly change transparency for privacy, and hidden sliding curtains allow visually close individual rooms.

Design: Santambrogiomilano

Loft apartment in Manhattan, NYC


The design of the loft apartment in Manhattan, NYC mediates between living space and art gallery. The existing loft was characterized by demanding proportions: the space is wide and long, but also rather low. Curved walls were introduced to divide the main area into proportionally balanced zones. This generated spaces of comfortable proportions for living, while simultaneously creating a large amount of area for the display of art.

Design: UNStudio
Photography: Iwan Baan

Contemporary Cantilever House in Lithuania


Built in 2006, this cantilever house is located in the beautiful countryside of western Lithuania. Parking space is selected under the cantilever, which includes a large part of the house.

The client is a businessman in the agricultural manufacture sector (pigs rearing, chicken eggs). His wife learns design at the art college and a furniture design is a subject of her interest. A three member family cantilever house was built on the slope of Minija valley. The idea for the design was a shape of a huge fireplace logs or an image of Noah‘s ship for the family and all their animals and belongings, for moving from the city.

Architecture G.Natkevicius and partners
Project UTRIAI
Area 424 sqm
Year 2006
Location Vezaiciai, Lithuania

Beautiful House on Azores, Portugal


The clients asked for a home in which they could enjoy the outdoors year around and still be comfortable. Keeping their request in mind, the architect created protected patios and courtyards that are filled with indirect light during the day and offer shelter from the weather, which can be especially severe on this side of the island.

There are private rooms on the upper-floor, that are more protected and enclosed. The architectural typology follows and adheres an almost classical Scamozzi and Palladian central plan design, with two lateral wings enclosing one area for the kitchen and double height space on living room.

Architecture Bernardo Rodrigues Arquitecto
Project Flight of Birds
Location Ribeira Grande, Portugal
Year 2010
Photography Iwan Baan