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A Narrow Home With A Small Courtyard

When there’s very little space to work with on a site, most people wouldn’t even think of adding a courtyard to the design of their home. It’s why we were so surprised by this tiny residence from Melbourne, Australia.

The house is very small but, even so, the site still had room for an internal courtyard. The project was designed by Edwards Moore and the residence is constructed in such a way that the courtyard connects all the rooms in the house.

Named Dolls House, the structure is the smallest house on the street. It used to be a workers cottage until it got transformed and converted into this tiny and cozy private home.


Modern Country Villa Featuring A Spacious And Sunny Interior Courtyard

Located in Palma de Mallorca on the Balearic Islands, Spain, this designed country house impresses with its clean and modern design that perfectly matches the surroundings. The house was built on a 17,000 square meter plot in a quiet and tranquil area. The house itself covers an area of 409 square meters and it was completed in 2012.

The modern villa was a project by the architects from EcoDesignFinca. Great emphasis was placed on quality and materials as well as on technology.The villa has an H shape on one level and large windows with views of the interior courtyard.

The interior living space measures 400 square meters and it’s divided into a large entrance hall with piano, a modern kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a master bedroom with dressing room, an en-suite bathroom, a spa with sauna, a Jacuzzi room, an office, a guest bathroom and a utility room.


18th Century Water Mill Restored And Transformed Into A Charming Home

This wonderful 18th century water mill is situated in Corwen, North Wales and it has been recently restored. Designed by The DMD Group, the mill sits amongst 3 acres of woodland and it features beautiful ad peaceful views. On the site, you can find a stunning garden and a series of cascading waterfalls.

The entrance features an oak sliding door that reveals an open plan living area. This space is connected to a balcony overlooking a 4 meter waterfall.The open plan also contains a spacious kitchen and breakfast room.

Sliding doors also reveal a beautiful outdoor deck. A floating oak staircase leads to the first floor with is also an open plan space. Here you can admire views over the waterfall. The exposed beams add depth to the high ceilings and also make the space feel warm and inviting.


Contemporary Single-Family Residence On Lake Austin

Lakefront properties are also beautiful simply because of their location. The landscape here is very nicely balanced. The water features are ever missing and they add charm to the whole design. In the case of this property, the landscape and everything else the site had to offer was used in a modern and creative way.

This single-family lakefront residence can be found in Austin, Texas and it was designed and built by Audino Construction. The design of the house as seen from the outside is quite simple and traditional. The large windows and the glass insertions definitely give it a modern look while the wood gives it a little bit of rustic charm. The house is practically surrounded by trees and water so it was important for the windows to be large in order to let sunlight get inside.


Rustic Country House In Mallorca Featuring British Influences

Located in Mallorca, in the village of Santa Maria del Cami, this beautiful country house is owned by a British couple with two children. They made Mallorca their new home and embraced the landscape and the culture. Still, you can also see some British influences in the interior design of this house.

The residence has large porches from where the owners get to admire the views and the exterior of the house is covered in stone. The arched windows add elegance to the design while the choice of materials and the overall look give this place a rustic charm.

The north side of the house has views of the courtyard while on the left side you can admire Eucalyptus trees and floral arrangements. The cottage has lots of character, especially considering the mix of local and foreign influences.


Narrow Ultra-Modern, Concrete Home Measuring 13 ft. Wide by 115 ft. Deep

Narrow lots definitely make building very difficult, impossible even. But Japanese people are experts in making the most out of every little space.Narrow sites are not exactly a problem for them. This house, for example, sits on a lot that’s 13 feet wide and 115 feet deep. FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects found the perfect design for it: a long and sleek silhouette with a modern allure.

The residence has a minimalist look and it’s surrounded by more conventional buildings which makes it stand out from the rest. It has concrete walls and an upper bridge which is a rather unusual feature. The windows have been strategically placed so that all areas are bright.


Secluded Green Getaway Off The Coast Of Maine

Visiting a spa or a resort can be very invigorating and rejuvenating but having your own little getaway, your own secluded sanctuary can be even better. We found the perfect example. This green cottage can be found on a small island off the coast of Maine. It makes the most out of the site and it takes advantage of the views, the weather and the beautiful surrounding nature.

The owner wanted the cottage to as close to the water as possible so it was built as close as legally allowed. The cottage belongs to a writer who got some help from his daughter when he decided to start the project. Many other possibilities were examined before this cottage became the final project.


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