Split view mountain lodge by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter24. February 2014
Look at this beautiful wood clad mountain lodge designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter. Wood, glass, open spaces, views for days and all beautifully designed into something that would catch your eye a mile away. Imagine driving to this little getaway whenever the fancy took you, I think I would drive there and never drive back.
- The holiday home is located near the village Geilo, a popular skiing destination in the valley Hallingdal. Ski resorts are abundant around the lodge, with a freestyle terrain park right next to the site. Out of winter season, the mountains provide excellent hiking opportunities as well as other sporting activities.
On the same site I found this small prefabricated holiday home called a MINIMOD that looks like a fancy storage container. It has everything that you need all nicely compacted into a small well designed space. I think they should slap some wheels onto these and they should replace caravans. Yes!
Magical house with a magical front yard.19. February 2014
Love this magical home of Mark and Louella Tuckey on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. It’s so bright and light and jam packed full of such magical treasures. And they have such an amazing view from their front gate. I’m not going to lie, a pang of jealously ran through me when looking at this place.
Source – Design Files
Portable houses23. January 2014
Shane and I have always spoken about one day owning a holiday home somewhere beautiful, so when I saw this portable home by Architectural firm ÁBATON, I nearly did a backflip (just by the way, the chances of me ever being able to accomplish one of those is impossible). These guys have come up with a cabin that you can transport from one location to another, which they have called the ÁPH80 series. So if you had a bit of cash and knew how to drive a flatbed truck, you could manoeuvre all over the place with one of the raddest looking cabins I’ve ever seen.
Coming in at just 27 sq. meters they have thought of everything to make this space a perfect little home. From a lounge, to a kitchen, to a bathroom and double bedroom and they have designed it in such a way that it opens up to the outdoors beautifully so that too can act as an outside living space. I think this prefabricated house is amazing and such a cool idea.
- ÁBATON has developed the ÁPH80 series as a dwelling ideal for 2 people, easily transported by road and ready to be placed almost anywhere. It is a simple yet sturdy construction made of materials chosen to provide both comfort and balance. ÁPH80 embodies the principles and objectives of ÁBATON: wellbeing, environmental balance, and simplicity.
Small space08. January 2014
I can’t get enough of looking at other people’s spaces and I love it when you come across something small but so tastefully done that it makes you want to move in immediately, regardless of the size. This one bedroom apartment in Sweden, has 2 levels, the bedroom and bathroom are upstairs and kitchen and lounge downstairs, but it looks like the coolest place on the planet, I would move in there in a Swedish second.
Home sweet home07. January 2014
Design Files always has such pretty homes on it, it’s like they have an endless supply of awesome Australian dwellings to explore. This space is part of a subdivision of the former Bayview Hotel Kensington. It’s an antique inspired, yet modern Kensington home which belongs to Trudy Gould and Seamus McCartney and their two daughters.
I think the vintage haberdashery cabinet used in their dining room for their dishes is my most favourite piece, we tried doing the same thing in our eating area, but our pigeon holes aren’t as big, so we can’t stack plate, but we can still use it quite nicely. Would love to find one just like the one below, maybe one day.
Beautiful house my the lake16. December 2013
If I had nuts, I think I would trade my left one for this beautiful 5 bedroom house in Sweden, which was built in 1896. Even though this Art Nouveau-inspired wooden architectural structure has been renovated, the finishes have been refurbished in a careful way with great respect for the building’s history. Even though I’m not a huge fan of some of the decor that has gone into the house, because I think it’s too modern, I would love to have it completely empty so that I can go to antique town on it.
Now if only I had R12 000 000 lying around, that or an extra nutsack and someone willing to trade me this house for it.