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The Bold Black Exterior Of This Home Leads To A Bright White Interior

The Bold Black Exterior Of This Home Leads To A Bright White Interior

Architecture and design firm Laney LA has completed a modern home in Hermosa Beach, California, that combines a black exterior with a bright white interior.

The dark and moody black exterior of the home was inspired by Japanese traditions like Shou Sugi Ban, while the design of the home evokes the familiar form of a traditional barn.

The dark and moody black exterior of this modern home was inspired by Japanese traditions like Shou Sugi Ban, while the design of the home evokes the familiar footprint of a traditional barn.
The dark and moody black exterior of this modern home was inspired by Japanese traditions like Shou Sugi Ban, while the design of the home evokes the familiar footprint of a traditional barn.
The dark and moody black exterior of this modern home was inspired by Japanese traditions like Shou Sugi Ban, while the design of the home evokes the familiar footprint of a traditional barn.

The rear of the home shows how the upper floor of the home hangs over the lower half, while a protruding window makes room for a window seat on the interior.

The rear of this home shows how the upper floor of the home hangs over the lower half, while a protruding window makes room for a window seat on the interior.

Inside the home, there’s an open floor plan with the living room, dining room, and kitchen all sharing the same space. Also included are high ceilings, concrete floors, and bright white walls.

Inside this modern home, there's an open floor plan with the living room, dining room, and kitchen all sharing the same space. Also included are high ceilings, concrete floors, and bright white walls.
Inside this modern home, there's an open floor plan with the living room, dining room, and kitchen all sharing the same space. Also included are high ceilings, concrete floors, and bright white walls.

Adjacent to the dining room is the kitchen island with room for seating, while the kitchen has matte black lower cabinets and light wood upper cabinets.

This modern home interior has the dining room next to the kitchen island, which was designed with with room for seating, while the kitchen has matte black lower cabinets and light wood upper cabinets.
This modern home interior has the dining room next to the kitchen island, which was designed with with room for seating, while the kitchen has matte black lower cabinets and light wood upper cabinets.
A modern kitchen with matte black lower cabinets and light wood upper cabinets.
A modern kitchen island with matte black cabinets, and a matching matte black sink and faucet.

Wood stairs connect the open plan lower floor of the home to the upper level, where bedrooms and bathrooms can be found. At the top of the stairs, there’s an open hallway with wood flooring, a tall plant in the corner, artwork, and shelving.

At the top of the stairs in this modern home, there's an open hallway with wood flooring, a tall plant in the corner, artwork, and shelving.
At the top of the stairs in this modern home, there's an open hallway with wood flooring, a tall plant in the corner, artwork, and shelving.

In the primary bedroom, a vaulted ceiling with a skylight makes the room feel large and open, while a wood bed frame and side tables add warmth to the space, and a window seat creates a cozy place to read a book and take in the views of the yard.

In this modern bedroom, a vaulted ceiling with a skylight makes the room feel large and open, while a wood bed frame and side tables add warmth to the space, and a window seat creates a cozy place to read a book and take in the views of the yard.
In this modern bedroom, a vaulted ceiling with a skylight makes the room feel large and open, while a wood bed frame and side tables add warmth to the space, and a window seat creates a cozy place to read a book and take in the views of the yard.
A modern bedroom with a wood bed frame and chunky wood side tables.
In this modern bedroom, a wood bed frame and side tables add warmth to the space, while a window seat creates a cozy place to read a book and take in the views of the yard.
In this modern bedroom, a wood bed frame and side tables add warmth to the space, while a window seat creates a cozy place to read a book and take in the views of the yard.
In this modern bedroom, a wood bed frame and side tables add warmth to the space, while a window seat creates a cozy place to read a book and take in the views of the yard.

In the en-suite bathroom, there’s a freestanding white bathtub, a walk-in shower, and a wood vanity with a waterfall countertop.

In this modern en-suite bathroom, there's a freestanding white bathtub, a walk-in shower, and a wood vanity with a waterfall countertop.
In this modern en-suite bathroom, there's a freestanding white bathtub, a walk-in shower, and a wood vanity with a waterfall countertop.
In this modern en-suite bathroom, there's a freestanding white bathtub, a walk-in shower, and a wood vanity with a waterfall countertop.

The home also has a nursery with large windows and simple yet modern furnishings.

A nursery with large windows and simple yet modern furnishings.
Photographer: Jess Isaac | Architect: Laney LA | Contractor: Cunningham Construction and Development

The Green Roof Covering This House Extension Helps To Minimize Its Visual Impact

The Green Roof Covering This House Extension Helps To Minimize Its Visual Impact

Turner Architects has designed the restoration and extension of a Cubitt-built Georgian terraced house in a conservation area in London, England.

A brick terraced house in London, England.

As part of the remodel, the home received a modern wood extension that opens up to the backyard and is covered in a green roof.

A modern home extension with a green roof, minimalist interior, and warm wood window frames.

The new extension, which has folding glass doors, has a dining room furnished with a black table and chairs, contrasting the white walls and gray floors.

This new extension, which has folding glass doors, has a dining room furnished with a black table and chairs, contrasting the white walls and gray floors.

Adjacent to the dining room is a linear wood kitchen with hardware-free cabinets and a dark gray backsplash.

A linear wood kitchen with hardware free cabinets and a dark gray backsplash.
A linear wood kitchen with hardware free cabinets and a dark gray backsplash.

Separating the dining room/kitchen and the minimalist living room is a small courtyard with a tree that’s accessed by a collection of sliding doors.

Separating the dining room / kitchen and the minimalist living room of this modern home extension is a small courtyard with a tree that's accessed by a collection of sliding doors.

The thick wood window and door frames of the extension add a warmth to the interior.

The thick wood window and door frames of a modern extension add a warmth to the interior.
The thick wood window and door frames of a modern extension add a warmth to the interior.

The original home retains the formal room arrangement over three storeys, stacking studies, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

A traditional terrace house with a new extension.
A remodeled living room with gray and white shelving.
A contemporary gray and white living room with a pop of color.
Photography by Adam Scott Images | Architect: Turner Architects | Structural Engineer: Bini Struct-e Ltd. | Kitchen Supplier: West & Reid

Take A Look Inside This Unique Tiny House In Guatemala

Take A Look Inside This Unique Tiny House In Guatemala

Kaylee of The Nomadic Movement, has made a video of a unique tiny house that she visited in Antigua, a city in the central highlands of Guatemala.

The house has a white exterior that kind of looks like a corrugated metal log.

The interiors features an open bedroom, a bathroom, kitchen, and a small living area with a couch that doubles as a bed.

To learn more about this modern tiny house, watch the video below.

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The Roving Bushtops Camp Sits Proudly In The Heart Of The Central Serengeti

Andy and Claudia Stuart have created a place where visitors to Tanzania and Kenya can enjoy the Serengeti and everything a safari involves. #Safari #Serengeti

Andy and Claudia Stuart have created a place where visitors to Tanzania and Kenya can enjoy the Serengeti and everything a safari involves, while staying in a modern tent.

The Roving Bushtop Camp has all the comforts of home and allows guests to have their own private sanctuary that’s surrounded by the sweeping plains. The tents include a writing desk and a host of decorative touches, including locally-sourced furniture and fittings.

Raised up on a platform, the tents can be combined to create ‘family style’ accommodation, while an en-suite bathroom behind the sleeping area includes a flushing toilet, vanity basin, and shower. The wrap-around deck also features a sunken bath tub.

The Roving Bushtops’ central mess tent combines a restaurant, a lounge, and a covered deck.

Inside the mess tent, the furnishings have been kept to an earthy color palette, with woods and light colored cushions.

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The Lift Treetop Boutique Hotel Recently Opened In Indonesia

The Lift Treetop Boutique Hotel Recently Opened In Indonesia

Designed by Alexis Dornier, the Lift Treetop Boutique Hotel located in Penestanan, Indonesia, started out as a testing ground for ideas on how to lift structures off the ground, to have a less invasive footprint and impact, and be more cost-effective and faster to build.

Alexis mentions, “Many developments here on this island use high quantities of concrete, and the experience is often times the same. We wanted to challenge that and create light architecture while suggesting a surreal mix of industrial impermanent structures embedded into a tropical forest.”

The hotel is surrounded by a park-like setting, has facilities like a sauna, a little pool, a bar, seating areas, and other small recreational areas.

Each of the three treetop cabins has spiral stairs that take you up to your room. By being so high, aspects like passive cooling, passive shading through adjacent trees, and being away from mosquito shrubs, are a welcome benefit.

Each of the three hotel rooms has a different design. The first one has a more traditional design, with a four-post bed, exposed ceiling, and a small narrow bathroom.

The second design has a glass wall separating the bedroom from the bathroom, while windows provide plenty of light and views of the trees.

The third hotel room has floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap around the room, and light curtains can be closed for privacy. This room also has a larger bathroom that features a wood screen, allowing natural light to pass through.

Two of the hotel rooms also have their own outdoor space for relaxing and taking in the scenery.

Photography by kiearch | Architectural design and interior design by Alexis Dornier

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